Cynical sequel — you know, for kids! — doubles down on the nihilistic money-grubbing of the original. Thinks that being clever and meta about its own disenchantment will win us over. It does not.
It was not a decision I made easily or lightly, to go back to movie theaters again, and to start reviewing only-in-cinemas movies again. And it’s a decision that I may yet rescind, if our curse of a pandemic decides to get really ugly again.
Tosses out the very sentiments that make Beatrix Potter’s work so beloved and so enduring in favor of the sullen bratty championing of cruelty and disenchantment. Nihilistic money-grubbing garbage.
A quick look at last week’s box office as we head into the new weekend (this is where losing a day early in the week leaves me — late late late): 1. Alice in Wonderland: $62.7 million (2nd week; drops 46%) 2. Green Zone: $14.3 million (NEW) 3. She’s Out of My League: $9.8 million … more…