Need for Speed
It’s a pretty bad week for new releases as three out of the four I’m highlighting here are films I never wish to see again, starting with Need for Speed. Despite how bad it is, grossed over $203 million worldwide. However, nearly $160 million of that came from international territories and it seems the studio isn’t ready to bank on that market again as a sequel has yet to be announced. From a business perspective it seems they’d do well to look at the success of the Resident Evil franchise as precedent for how to make basically nothing domestically and haul in all the cash globally.
Divergent didn’t do all that bad and it too is an awful movie and the studio is wasting no time in moving forward with Insurgent, which will be in theaters next March. My only suggestion is to never get started so you never feel like you’re missing out on anything. It’s always nicer to say, “I’ve never seen any of them.”
I guess if you’re going to watch any of this week’s new releases it would be Oculus, which is decent and does give you a look at Karen Gillan before she got all blue for Guardians of the Galaxy.
God’s Not Dead