The wife and I watched Bruce Almighty. It’s an OK film. Not brilliant. Watchable.
Anyway, we got to talking about how shit Evan Almighty was.
“It was a flop, too,” my wife said.
“I’ll check that out now,” I said. I jumped immediately on wikipedia and looked it up.
Evan Almighty cost $175,000,000
It made $173,000,000
So a flop.
“I can’t believe that pile of shit cost that much,” I said. “Somebody sat in a boardroom and gave that the green light.”
I had a look at how much Prometheus cost.
It cost $130,000,000.
I was gob-smacked. If you put my minor criticisms of the film (in my post yesterday) aside, what Scott achieved with that $130mill is mind blowing. Evan Almighty had $40-50mill MORE and it was complete and utter shit.
Just goes to show. Sometimes with these big budget movies you need a big name director to come in and make sure a studio is getting bang for its buck. Also, it shows how much crap gets the green light in Hollywood these days.
You know, Wrath of the Titans anyone?