DIRECTOR: Peter Berg
FLICKCHART FUTURE: Maybe the worst big-budget trailer of all time? I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt because there is some strong talent behind it but it really seems like this will end up being to the Transformers series as Pearl Harbor was to Titanic. Only worse, because the Transformers movies kinda already suck.
I watched Dragnet with Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd a few days ago, and once I was done trying to figure out why Christopher Plummer would so thoroughly humiliate himself in a nothing role, I began to really think; What TV shows from my conscious lifetime (I am 23, so let’s stick to 90′s and 00′s) will most likely be remade into movies 20 or so years from now? It’s a strange thought. I can completely accept the Dragnet, Get Smart, or upcoming A-Team movies because the only knowledge of the shows I really have is what’s been passed down into pop culture. That ignorance, due to not existing, is actually a huge help in limiting the mental baggage I take into the movie with me. I don’t fully understand what life was life back then, and how each show’s little eccentricities reflected that. They are essentially just ported to fit into the way today’s culture runs.