The Mummy was released in 1999. It was directed by Stephen Sommers andstarred Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weis and John Hanna as the three maincharacters. When British librarian Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. With the help of Rick O’Connell, an American ex French foreign legion soldier she saved after he was sentenced to be hanged. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick don’t know is that another group of explorers, lead by Ricks old friend Beni, are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately the group end up unleashing an ancient curse that had been laid upon the dead high priest Imhotep. Now ‘The Mummy’ is awake and preparing to take over the world & bring his dead love back to life, it’s going to take a lot more than guns to send him back where he came from. The Mummy grossed $221,400,000 worldwide in 1999, it’s opening year.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the second instalment of the Indiana Jonesquadrilogy, following Raiders of the Lost Ark, it was released in 1984 and was directedby Steven Spielberg who also directed Raiders of the Lost Ark. Starring Harrison Ford asHenry ‘Indiana’ Jones jnr., Jonathan Ke Quan as Indie’s sidekick Short Round and KateCapshaw as the talented night club singer Willie Scott.When the heroic professor and archaeologist Indiana Jones is askedby a desperate village in India to retrieve a sacred stone that wasstolen. After teaming up with the beautiful night club singer WillieScott and twelve-year old Short Round, they discover the mysteriousand terrifying Temple of Doom where it’s worshippers are trying toraise the horrendous Thuggee who plans to take over the world.Now it’s up to Indiana to defeat Thuggee, win the girl, rescue thelost children and defeat the Temple of Doom.Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom grossed$333,107,271 world wide its opening year, closelyfollowing the success of it’s predecessor Raiders of theLost Ark which grossed $384,140,454.
The 2009 adaptation of the classic stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, it was directedby Guy Ritchie who also directed it’s sequel Game of Shadows. Starring thetalented Robert Downey junior as the abrasive Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as thestalwart Dr. John Watson and Rachel McAdams as the devilish Irene Adler. After finally catching serial killer and occult "sorcerer" Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. But when Lord Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. While contending with his partners new fiancée and the dim-witted head of Scotland Yard, the dauntless detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic - and the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler. Sherlock Holmes grossed $524,028,679 worldwide its opening year.
I like Action and Adventure filmsbecause there is more to them thanjust explosions and fights it’s aboutgood beating evil and overcomingobstacles for the sake offamily, friendship or love. Each of thefilms I have chosen prove this withthe heroes fighting to protect thosethey care about (as well as the wholesaving the world ploy) . With fantasticand incredible special effects makingthe audience believe that it’s real andthat they are a part of it making thefilm exciting. There is always amystery that needs to be solved and ajourney to be made.
One of the main ways I find out about films is by reading Empire magazine and going ontheir website to read about any film news; like what film is being rebooted, who’s starringin what and what director has signed on to the new blockbuster. I also haven asubscription to Film news channels on YouTube, ClevverMovies and VisoTrailers, thatupload new film trailers and teasers from all genres.If the film has an exciting and intriguing trailer it is more likely that I will watchit, and if it has famous actors in it that I know & like. Genre is a big factor of why Iwatch films, even is a horror film is cast will all my favourite actors and has anamazing trailer I still wont watch it because thats a genre I really don’t like.
Intertextuality is when other texts ormedia productions influence a film orTV programme, whether its makingreferences to the original or copyingthe idea into something new slightlychanging it and making it different. Anexample of this being the film ‘Clueless’which is loosely based on the JaneAusten novel Emma another examplebeing a scene from Toy story 2 thatreplicates the famous scene in StarWars when Luke finds out his father isDarth Vader.
In all of the films I have Reception theory is alsochosen star factor was a big a big factor ininfluence to make me watch action/adventure filmsthem. With them starring as they have to connectHarrison Ford, Brendan with the audience, makeFraser, Rachel Weis, RobertDowney Jnr and Jude Law you want to have anthey are a big attraction for adventure, feel like youall types of audience, and are a part of thebecause we’ve already adventure and theycome to love their previous make you think who isfilms I knew that these the good/bad guy ,is itwould be just as good. With as straight forward as itstar factor even if you aren’t seems? It lets thea fan of a certain genre if audience make theirthe film stars an actor oractress you really love own mind up about theyou’re bound to go see it film and lets them makejust to see their character. a connection.