It’s important to note that neither of these films are in 3D. Why? Because I hate 3D. My wife would say it’s because I am cheap. I would say it’s because I think it is an over use of a technology that is polluting the art of cinema.
My wife is probably right.
RANGO’s word of mouth will skew older — many of the reviews I have read as well as the friends who have seen it (i.e. word of mouth), tell me that RANGO is kind of dark for the little kids. Most of the humor is found in film references that will go right over the heads of anyone under 24 — or possibly 34 if they attended Los Angeles School District. Will RANGO grab some of the older folks who do not wish to stand in long lines to see the opening weekend of the next installment in Hollywood’s current fascination with disaster porn?
And by older folks I mean over age 24.
Some of these twentygenarians may have skipped RANGO in the first place avoiding the kiddies on weekend one and instead took a trip on the Phil Dick train and went to see THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU. (All you T.A.B. haters may want to have your IQs tested. I suspect you were not fans of INCEPTION as well.)
And for the record I made up the word twentygenarians and own the copyright.
Or will the old folks still go to see BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, wait a week and then sample RANGO. Thus the lizard pic gets a great 3rd week bounce — especially after we all discover BATTLE LA is a major disappointment.
God I hope it ain’t.