Wednesday, week #9 of 2020 (2/27-2/29/2020), is the third weekend with only one wide screen release of the year so far. The first was week #1 with The Grudge, followed by the beginning of this month week #5 with Birds of Prey.
These one movie only weekends feel strange to me. Why aren’t studios releasing more movies? Of all the studios making movies, how/why can there only be one movie being wide released? And yet if you look at the streaming world, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Would be lying if I wrote that I’m looking that forward to see what Blumhouse has done with …
The Invisible Man (2020)
The original The Invisible Man ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(1933) is one of my favorite Universal Monsters movies. Black and white, Claude Rains, it’s more than just a classic, read my review by clicking the title. So, how do you remake a movie that was essentially perfect? You can’t.
I suspect what will be done is to tell a similar story, taking the essence of the original and spinning it a new way. This is the formula that Blumhouse has done with other familiar IP. In some cases it’s sort of worked and most others, at least for me, it hasn’t. Their formula appears to be business savvy in the current moviegoer climate: lower budget (single digit millions), remake/reboot familiar IP, often incorporating social themes.
This leaves my anticipation for this film pretty low overall. I’m not close-minded to it being entertaining, I hope that every film I see — regardless of the director, producers, actors involved, trailer or story info — is something I’ll enjoy.
Are you looking forward to seeing The Invisible Man (2020)? Let’s discuss in the comments below.
There is one other bonus movie screening, LIMITED release, that I haven’t profiled here yet, Impractical Jokers: The Movie. I’m planning on seeing this, although i really know nothing about it. It’s from TruTV and Funny or Die and sort of just dropped in. It’s only showing in two local Regal Cinemas theaters near us. Anybody else reading seen this movie? What do you know about it?
Next week, there are three movies according to Box Office Mojo being wide released: Onward [FIRST LOOK], The Way Back [FIRST LOOK] and First Cow from A24. We will be in Las Vegas and screening Onward, hopefully, in 4DX.