Son of Rambow vs Iron Man? Director is confident - but how about the industry and the future?
Posted at 5:18 PM on May 5, 2008
by Euan Kerr
Garth Jennings says he isn't worried about the competition from Iron man for his film "Son of Rambow." Of course he said what he said before Robert Downey and friends pulled in $100 million over the weekend.
There is some interesting discussion going on in the industry about how this years box office is down. The LA Times puts an optimistic spin on it as does the London Times. But Backstage sees bleaker times ahead for Hollywood.
This is by far, one of the best films I have seen in a long time. It is badly publicised in the ads, as a comedy, when in fact, it is far much more. It is a delightful film looking at the story of two young misfits who land up making a film together and I defy anyone to come out after watching it, not to feel touched by the sentiment . It is a great combination of gentle humour aimed at the 1980's, the pecking order of school, and the great achievement of what friendship can do. Lovely!