Thursday, June 2, 2022

Thursday Movie Picks #65: Failure to Launch

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Failure to Launch!

Hey everyone!  Sorry I haven't been active when it came to TMP.  I've been pretty busy these last few weeks.  Anyway, this week's theme is "Failure to Launch," which I will be listing movies that were meant to be launch into movie franchises, but ended up failing to become franchises.

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

This movie was an attempt to bring Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials book series as a movie franchise.  But, the movie bombed and there were no more movies made after this movie.  I've seen this movie and I thought that it was okay.  The only scene I really liked in this movie was the polar bear fight scene and I'm glad that it's getting a new TV series instead.

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.
Yes, yes...we all know about this trainwreck of a DC movie that was supposed to jumpstart the DCEU (but it failed).  So, because of this movie, it's hard to say if we will ever see another Green Lantern movie again in future DC movies or if Ryan Reynolds is willing to come back to the role.  Let's hope that if they make another Green Lantern movie in the future, it will be much better than this movie.

3. The Last Airbender

Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Okay, so as someone who is a massive fan of the Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series, this movie really disappointed me.  For one thing, they rushed through all the storylines in the series and tried to cram it in one movie (which is always a bad idea) and secondly, they made the characters meaner for some reason whereas in the TV series, they were very likable.  So, I was glad that this movie bombed and we didn't have to see anymore of this movie franchise.




  1. Yeah, those were some serious bombs. The Last Airbender... wow... that was a massive piece of shit. I only saw some of it and it was enough for me to just not watch the whole thing.

  2. Oh man the Last Airbender. I'm glad I never watched that!

  3. I have the Avatar film on my list as well, though I have never seen it. The show was brilliant, and when I came across the trailer for the movie I immediately went "nope!"