movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Sun May 29 2016, 06:17pm | 5 comments
My review: Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Some stories are clearly set up for sequels, like most of the superhero franchises, which come from a place where no story ever really ends. Some… aren’t.
So how many flops does that make it for Depp? This is clearly the end for him. He’ll never work in this town ag–
Lewis Carroll’s book Through the Looking Glass was a sequel. If only they’d based the movie on that.
I get what you’re saying, but, well, look at his career: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Actor&id=johnnydepp.htm
He became a movie star with only one film, “Sleepy Hollow”, clearing $100M. The PotC rocketed him to superstar, yes, and the last “Alice” movie made way too much money, but his real successes have been with smaller films. “Black Mass” was a success for him. As were “Public Enemies” and “Sweeney Todd”. And “The Tourist” is a great example of how movies don’t have to rely on US box office. We’ll see if the magic has finally gone out of the Pirates movies, but if all that means is that Depp has to scale back down, we’ll all be better for it.
I’ve noticed that most of the current movies are less interesting than the biographies of the people who directed them:
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