1. THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN-2003
I like this flick even if it's full of holes and eye rolls. Sadly, this is Sean Connery’s swan song playing the legendary Alan Quartermaine( not the Alan Quartermaine from General Hospital) who is brought back into service to fight a man who wants to bring about war. He gets help from some young western kid, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, Vampire gal, Nina, Capt. Nemo and Dorian Gray. It's quite the group but I enjoyed the frolic through Venice to a winter's lair. I heard they were planning to make more but it tanked at the box office so just this one flick o poop.
2. THE A TEAM- 2010
Liam Neeson is doing so many action figure guys that I miss his actual acting. He takes over the role of George Peppard in the tv series of the same name from the 1980s. I watched this show all the time because it was fun and...stupid. Yes, stupid but enjoyable. He plays Hannibal Lector..oops, wrong film, he plays Hannibal who, along with Face, Murdock and B. A. Baracus aka Mr. T( not actually Mr. T but an actual actor) must find a way to prove they are innocent. Along for the ride is Jessica Biel who is head of an FBI unit in charge of finding them and so angry with Face by putting her tongue down Face's throat. There were supposed to be more flicks but, alas, it did not make the mulah.
3. GREEN LANTERN-2011
I bet this will be very popular this week because it is infamous for crashing and burning. Ryan Reynolds, the star of the movie, makes sure to make fun of himself and the movie any chance he gets. He plays a loser who is given this green orb or something like that ( who cares) by an alien which makes him one of the guys in charge with keeping the peace. Humans are considered morons when it comes to peace but he learns and proves his metal while wearing this bright green outfit. I heard nothing but horrible reviews so, when I watched it, I expected to hate it, but I found that I didn't mind it. Again, it's dumb but I've seen much worse. This was suppose to be huge but it was just a huge flop so no more films were made. 💩
Any films that you can think of that are supposed to have been the start of long-winded sagas only to fizzle?