Posted by: Jonathan Barron | December 15, 2009

Most Anticipated Films This Holiday…Part Two

The anticipation continues this week with holiday film releases that focus more on commercial box office.  The previous weekend we discussed “Invictus” and “The Lovely Bones”.  That week was about two films that were anticipated due to awards they could garner.  This week we will focus on two films that will certainly rake in the money.

Coming out in two weeks is “Sherlock Holmes” starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law.  The film is directed by Guy Ritchie (the former Mr. Madonna) of “Snatch” fame.  From the looks of it this is a film that presents Sherlock in an entirely different light.  For those of you who remember the classic stories, Sherlock Holmes was a low key, mellow, gentleman of sorts.  This film version seems to present the character in a more bumbling light.  He appears to be a sloppy, womanizing version of the character with very little nobility.  However, it has been highly hyped and anticipated for the better part of the year.  Robert Downey, Jr. is now a very hot commodity since the release of Iron Man and it’s sequal being released next summer.  This film will prove to be a crowd pleaser that will garner lots of money this Holiday Season.  I, for one, will be there to enjoy it.

Perhaps the most anticipated film of the year is James Cameron’s “Avatar”.  According to what I’ve seen from the trailer, and those who’ve had the privilege of screening the film, this will reign in a whole new method of filmmaking (sorry George Lucas).  The critical praise has been phenomal thus far.  The story line seems traditional as far as Hollywood goes.  A native race on a certain terrain is fighting against relocating because of a valuable element that is abundant to their homeland.  It is a classic archetype of fighting for a way of life.  The film, supported by 3-D technology, is sure to be an entertaining ride.  I will definitely see you there.

Happy Holidays, go to the movies, buy some popcorn and nachos and enjoy the show this season.  I know I will.

Jonathan Barron

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