When a bunch big names form together for an ensemble film, sometimes we're left with a great film (For Colored Girls) and sometimes we're left with.... well, not. (Valentine's Day, He's Just Not That Into You).
This movie seems to be leaning more towards the "He's Just Not That Into Valentine's Day" column, but here's why we have hope:
1. Off the bat, there's more people in the cast we legitimately enjoy than in those other movies. Sure, the other two have a bunch of actors we KNOW, but ones that we LIKE as much as Zefron and Lea Michele? Nada.
2. We love New York. And movies that take place in New York in the winter time warm our hearts more than being in LA in the winter time. In fact, we'll be more than pleased if they just take all of Sarah Jessica Parker's New Year's Eve scenes from the "Sex and the City" movie and use them as her scenes in this movie.
3. While this movie will NO DOUBT be corny, cliched and predictable, the trailer looks more promising than "Valentine's Day" did. Plot-wise, we seem to have more of a "plot" than the 2 minute vignettes V-Day offered... vignettes that resulted in NO character development and no real story, either. At least we have Zac Efron driving Michelle Pfeifer around NYC to make her dreams come true. Or something. We wish he was making our dreams come true by riding us... We mean...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!