So that young viewers, most likely, many are not familiar with the once phenomenal film. In fact, some argue, the recycled version of Ben-Hur has ruined the taste of the classic film version. Starring Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston.
In addition, the emphasis on marketing and promotion of the latest version of the Ben-Hur film is also considered to be misdirected. Because it is too based on religion. Instead of highlighting exciting battles and chariot races, MGM actually sells the spiritual and biblical side of this film. As a result, the audience’s market share became narrow.
In Mexico and Brazil, the attention is quite crowded. Likewise in the United States, Ben-Hur is more watched in the southwest and south. Which is known to be religious. On the other hand, on the northeast and west coast of America, which is notoriously secular, Ben-Hur is falling apart. Alias is not able to attract many viewers.
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A number of critics and review sites also gave a negative rating for Ben-Hur. The film released by Paramount Pictures is considered to complete the failure of the sequel/remake of other big-budget films in 2016. Such as Allegiant, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Tim Burton is a well-known director who often produces fantasy films that are liked by many audiences. Call it: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). This year, the director of Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) is again involved in two fantasy film projects. The first is Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). Then, the second, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Which will start showing in Indonesian cinemas on September 30, 2016.
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In Alice Through the Looking Glass, Tim Burton acts only as a producer. Not the director. However, after being released, the results that were inscribed by the sequel to the Alice in Wonderland film, it turned out, were quite disappointing. In addition to receiving negative criticism from observers, the Disney-released film also failed in the market. Alias is not able to repeat the success of its predecessor. Which is able to reap revenues above USD 1 billion globally.
Tim Burton’s magical power in captivating the hearts of the audience began to be questioned. Through his second fantasy film this year, entitled Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which he directs as director, the 58-year-old’s big name will be at stake.
By adapting the best-selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, Tim Burton made the film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with a darker look. Especially, when compared to other fantasy films he has produced. According to Ransom Riggs, the story in his book is indeed dark, but there is also an element of fun. Therefore, there is no more fitting director to direct it than Tim Burton.
To write the script, Tim Burton then took Jane Goldman. The 46-year-old woman with jumbo breast size is experienced in producing screenplays for famous films. Kind of Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Woman in Black (2012), and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015).