Welcome to the trailer park! This week: Remakes of childhood classics with The Legend Of Tarzan and Spielberg’s The BFG, Japan’s got its own Godzilla movie and a sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
The Legend Of Tarzan
This isn’t the Disney movie you remember.
“Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.”
Japan is getting back in on the Godzilla action with directors Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi.
“Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster. Godzilla: Resurgence is being co-directed by Japanese filmmaking legends Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (known for his visual effects for the Gamera trilogy). The screenplay is credited to Hideaki Anno. “
Spielberg is here to bring your childhood to life. You’re welcome.
“A girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.”
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
Netflix is making a sequel to the iconic martial arts film some 16 years later. Should they be? Probably not.
“A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.”
And now, for a completely original detective movie plot:
“When a detective starts to investigate his partner’s shocking death, he uncovers disturbing evidence of police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.”
Jane Got A Gun
I’m in it for Ewan McGregor’s moustache.
“After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane (Natalie Portman) reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover (Joel Edgerton) to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job”
The Nice Guys
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are Nice Guys! No, really!
“A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.”