Bad movie titles = bad movies

Well, I wouldn’t even say bad… not even uncreative.  Movie guys lately just aren’t even trying to think of titles it seems.  Ever since “Snakes on a Plane” busted things wide open for how little effort you can put into a movie title (and a movie itself) and still make a big profit, everybody else is jumping on the no-effort bandwagon.

Coming soon, we have the surefire hit of “Let’s Go to Prison.”  I think this was a title consideration for OJ’s book, along with “How I Killed the Bitch.”

Somewhat under the radar for most folks… Snoop Dogg is putting out his new epic film “Hood of Horror.”  Which is just a slightly updated black version of “Tales from the Crypt.”

When in doubt, “The” titles are an easy winner.  Throw “the” in front of a commonplace noun and you can get that pesky title thing out of the way.  Works especially well when you do it with a noun that is normally a verb.  I think Stephen King did this same thing about the time people stopped reading his books.  There’s a bunch of these movies out right now: “The Aura” “The Abandoned” “The Gravedancers” “The Hamiltons” “The Santa Clause (3)” “The Departed” “The Prestige” “The Return”… “The Prestige” is probably the only movie of the bunch worth watching.  “The History Boys” and “The Fountain” are coming soon.  I can’t wait.

Around Christmas time we can go see “Dreamgirls” with Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy.  Hmm, not what I had in mind when I thought of dream girls… but whatever.

The first major Mel Gibson comeback attempt will bring us “Apocalyto”.  I’ve seen the trailers and it looked interesting.  However, I’m almost certain they left out the part where one great man leads a charge of a large army into battle against seemingly impossible odds (ala Braveheart/Braveheart American Revolution edition).  What bugs me more is I was really hoping that this would be a story of the Incan Empire when I first heard about it.  I guess I don’t care as much about Mayans, sorry folks.

Jay

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1 thought on “Bad movie titles = bad movies”

  1. well i wouldnt say its a bad name i mean it is going to take place in the Hood son. thats not even the point. we should all go out and watch this flick as soon as it comes out. I just heard about it from a friend and they got to go to a privte showing of this movie last week. they said it was funny as hell. not that hell is funny but i think we all know what i mean when i say it. so there it is you should all go out and see this movie. its going to blow ur head off. well maybe not but its going to work.

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