Will It Bomb? 1/11/08

Good evening, guys! What would the weekend be without the latest film releases coming to you and a little blurb from yours truly as to how they are going to stack up?!

That’s right! It’s time for another sparkling installment of WIB?! We have a bunch of new flicks to discuss, so let’s roll!

First Sunday: Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan are a little hard up for cash, so what is a responsible person in need of funds to do? Well, the two aren’t really savvy to that notion, so they decide to rob a church, of all places. While I think the entire premise of this film is foolish, I did laugh at one little part of the trailer. Basically, these two are fairly decent comedic actors who are wasting their talents on this fluff. Sad…
Will It Bomb? It’s a movie that goes way beyond normal levels of stupidity, but it’ll bring in a tiny bit of money. Absolute bottom of the 10, if not a total bomb.

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale: All of us here at MovieSnobs have a deep respect for and fascination with the body of work that is Jason Statham. Somehow our beloved British badass is now in a film that isn’t really floating my boat. As a medieval warrior battling for his king, Statham doesn’t have much support, casting-wise and with the script. While the trailer shows him sword-fighting and doing what he does best, that will not be enough for most of his fans.
Will It Bomb? I hate to say this, but it’s not looking good. Personally, I am quite disappointed! Low end of the 10, financially, but I smell a bomb.

The Orphanage: Guillermo Del Toro dazzled us with his visually stunning Pan’s Labyrinth last year, and now he follows Quentin Tarantino’s example by presenting a new filmmaker to the masses. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, the trailer doesn’t give too much insight into the whole plot line. From what I can gather, there’s a woman holed up in some dark scary house, and she has a reason to be very, very afraid.
Will It Bomb? Well-respected directors have much clout, which is good for the new breed they take under their wing. It means more publicity, more curiosity, and more revenue! I think this will have a decent turnout, but I doubt that it will get a spot in the 10 for its opening weekend.

The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie: Yes, cute little vegetables star in this homage to the Pirates movies, where they help out a princess to rescue her missing brother. While I’m not really up to speed on the popularity of VeggieTales, this is one that the kids will like.
Will It Bomb? I vote that the young ones and fans of the Veggies will make up the revenue. This will have a decent take, and it could possibly set up shop in the middle of the Top 10. My guess is when it goes to DVD, more people will see it.

There you have it for this week, kids! I’ll have the official results next week over at DIB?, as always! WIB? returns next week with a whole new crop of movies to get you all riled up! I hope you all have a great weekend, and Happy Moviegoing!

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