Listened to the trailer before my Skyfall
showing. (I generally like to skip trailers entirely, but the seats in this theatre didn't allow for easy entrances/exits.)
Sounds like yet another "unlikely stranger becomes phrophesied savior, because young white people are the best
" flick. A stylistically identical remake of Burton's Alice
, except with a guy. Why can't we ever get a story about two
people entering a strange land, but our protagonist is the dude who isn't
the chosen one? He could still have wild adventures; heck, if the actual chosen one becomes more of a general figure than a front-lines fighter, the non-chosen one could actually wind up with the more
interesting story. You could still have Joseph Campbell's Hero formula, but add at least
a little twist for flavor...
... Looks like my beloved Rachel's streak of mediocre bigger-ticket movies continues. Fred Claus
, Dream House
... get a new agent, hon!