One of the upcoming movies highlighted in today’s post is supposed to be a comedy, but the trailer looks like it has a serious tone underneath. The other is probably meant to be a serious sci-fi actioner, but the preview makes it seem unintentionally comedic. I doubt I’ll see either one in the theater, but which will be worth watching at home on Blu-ray?
‘Here Comes the Boom’
Kevin James abandons his post as a zookeeper and jumps in the octagon in the latest comedy from Frank Coraci. As an MMA fan, I’m actually willing to give this dud a chance. Sick, isn’t it? The trailer makes the premise and the movie as a whole seem overtly sappy, but the idea of a comedic twist to last year’s ‘Warrior’ sounds oddly amusing. James was able to muster a few chuckles out of me when he worked as a mall cop, so I’m hoping he can do the same here. At least, one or two hearty guffaws would be nice.
With many comic-book heroes getting the reboot treatment lately, including rumors of another ‘Spawn’ movie sometime next year, why not revisit a cheese-tacular sci-fi lawman? What I find most surprising about this new Judge Dredd flick from ‘Vantage Point’ director Pete Travis is that it features Dr. Bones as the titular character. The preview doesn’t look half-bad, but neither does it make the movie look all that exciting, aside from some cool camera techniques. The original movie with Stallone is actually a guilty pleasure of mine, so I’ll definitely be watching this. But only on Blu-ray, just to play it safe.
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