The Taller they are, the harder they flop

Movie: Tower Heist(2011)

This is the best joke I've seen in relation to this movie

If you go to this film’s imdb page and look at the “People who liked this also liked…” list, you’ll see such gems as Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Big Momma’s House and Cop Out, but also, for some reason, real comedic gems like Naked Gun 33 1/3 and Rush Hour (well, at least the first one was kinda funny), and also, for some reason Luc Besson’s Taxi movies, which I personally think is a crime. So, where does Tower Heist land on this spectrum of comedic law enforcement shenanigans? Not anywhere, really, because Tower Heist‘s only brush with such shenanigans is a drunken FBI agent (played by Téa Leoni) who’s clearly having a mid-life crisis.

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Initiating Unnecessary Third Sequel

Movie: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

Hollywood never wants a franchise to end, and that’s perfectly understandable from a economic point of view: franchises are brand recognition. The advertising is halfway done before you’ve even started. That’s why we’re getting a Spiderman reboot, and why the Borne Trilogy is getting revamped with a new Borne – incidentally starring Jeremy Renner, who plays a key role in Mission Impossible 4: appealing to the younger generation. He’s not replacing Cruise, but he’s there to make sure everyone has someone to drool over. Let’s face facts, Tom Cruise may still be an A-list actor, but he’s on the same slippery slope Bruce Willis, Stallone and the others have already slid down. He’s not sliding just yet, mind, but it’s clear he could not have carried the male lead alone, even though he tries to steal the show as much as possible.

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