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It gets worse. The sequel has already been green-lighted [green-lit?]:
I heard this the day *before* the movie was released, but today's the first day I've seen it in print, suggesting last week's news was simply the studio's official pump-priming rumor.
Quote that says it all: "The biggest question mark will likely be directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who are currently working on the Lego movie, and will no doubt be flooded by offers as "Jump Street" continues to rake in cash."
The Lego movie. Really?
Monday, March 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Careful. You'll offend Brad DeLong, who's related to one of "Jump Street's" producers/directors/something.
Monday, March 19, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I would never hold that against Brad DeLong.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Phil Lord (Brad's cousin) and Chris Miller now have made two fun movies the greatest crime of which is that have very little relationship to their alleged source material (names are the same, but characters are different).
I can list many people who have done much worse.
And three stars from Ebert isn't exactly "this will live on with Chinatown, Z00, and The Conversation"; more "you'll get good value if you just want to have fun."
We need a Mannion essay on Sources and Uses; e.g., why 21 Jump Street works and the Uma Thurman/Sean Connery Avengers didn't, though looking at casts, that wouldn't have been the Way to Bet.
Ken Houghton |
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM
I saw it. I thought it was funny, though of course it won't be to everyone's tastes.
I'm surprised that you're surprised that this got made, considering that 90% of what Hollywood releases is a sequel, prequel, spin-off, remake, re-imagining, or adaptation of a book or tv series.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Yes, I know. I had the exact same thought when I heard the news.
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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