Movies that pit a kid, or a group of children, against adults fills a certain wish fulfilment in a particular demographic, because what kid didn’t imagine he was one of the Goonies, hunting pirate treasure while the nasty Fratelli family were hot on their heels? And who didn’t want to be Kevin McAllister as he…
Adapting a popular novel is never going to be easy, the difference in mediums is too great for there ever to be a perfect translation from book to screen, but in the case of the 2008 adaptation of Steven Gould’s young adult book Jumper they didn’t even try.
For those of you who wanted to know what a mash-up of King Kong and Apocalypse Now would look like Legendary Pictures has done their best to answer that question with this second installment in their “MonsterVerse” series
“It was Tarantino, in the cabin, with the revolver.” In what is basically a western whodunit Quentin Tarantino collects a group of rather unpleasant characters, plops them in an Agatha Christie And Then There Were None plot line, adds expletives and gore, then stirs occasionally.