Box Office Fails
A lot of movies come out this time a year, and the competition is always fierce. Just this last year the new addition to the Chipmunks movie was released on the same day as the new Star Wars, and the former was completely destroyed in the box office. The Chipmunks only brought in an estimated $18.4 million while Star Wars brought in $248 million. Sometimes, though, the movies that are crushed at the are not actually that terrible and deserve better recognition. Some of them are even childhood classics.
Peter Pan came out in 2003, and was a live action film based on the 1953 classic. The film had an estimated loss of $69,612,495. Even with that, though, the movie received a 6.9 out of 10 by IMDb, the leader in film ratings.
“That was one of the best movies ever. It was like my childhood. It was really cool to see something from my childhood recreated with real people,” Riplee Lacy ‘16 said.
Treasure Planet is another classic. That movie came out in 2002 and lost an estimated $85,210,943
“I liked it because it was a spin on the original steampunk science fiction, and it was really well executed,” Ethan Lampe ‘17 said.
Both of these films came out in the early 2000’s, though so the students of South were still all youngins who did not completely understand the moving going experience. Both of those childhood classics are filled with adventure and amazing fighting scenes that would capture any child’s attention. Going back and rewatching the films with a completely open state of mind could actually change the viewpoint of them.