Yesterday we saw a preview for the Mad Max reboot coming to theatres this summer. I’ve been meaning to get around to, but never seemed to have the time, thanking Australia for giving us a franchise that was not only a pioneer in the post-apocalyptic/wasteland genre, but also a quirky, funny, outrageously violent film that also embodied a kind of minimal artistry that had a lasting effect. So thanks, Australia.
Today we are having “Bad Movie Night” and our selection is Left Behind, starring the king of all that is crap cinema, Nicolas Cage. I can’t think of a better way to usher in the new year than howling at a premise that is a fundamentalist Christian revenge fantasy starring the hairy and over earnest, over acting Nicolas Cage. It will be tough to beat After Earth but I’m confident Left Behind is up to the task.
Happy New Year, people.