Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I promise this post is not going to be about Jennifer Aniston. Yes, I know her publicity people want it to be about her which is why the damn story came out, but instead I am going to make it about how no one in Hollywood wants to take any kind of chance anymore. There are stories floating around courtesy of the Aniston camp that there is a script and plans for a sequel to The Break Up. The first film which was a disaster critically and in the money making pile like all of Jennifer's films obviously was not torture enough for the audiences of the world.
One question. Why? If you need to make some stupid comedy, there has to be a better script out there somewhere. I mean writers all over the world are just cranking stuff out everyday and this is all that managed to rise to the top? Is there really nothing else left that you are going to make a sequel to a film which no one managed to see the first time around. Oh, and you know what Jen's salary for the film is going to be? $20M with Vince Vaughn due to make much less. Why? At least Vince has been in some successful films. What the hell has Jen ever done except annoy the hell out of me.
Of course they threw this story out there to show that Jen can get the big bucks, they ran out of guys to pretend she was dating so this would get tongues wagging again and to show that she is a bigger star than Vince. Umm, yeah. Right. It also shows her team has no creativity. Why didn't they just say she was going to make a comedy with Vince instead of trying to sell us this. What it shows me is there is nothing out there for her and so they said pick a sequel. Well, then if there is going to be a sequel to one of her films, then why couldn't they pick Office Space to tease us with? At least people would go see that and we would talk about it. Of course if we did that, she would be overshadowed by the fact it was a good film and she didn't sleep with a co-star in that one. Nope, it always has to be about her, and definitely nothing else.