May has been quite a month… to say the least.
It was actually supposed to be, for me, the beginning of a period of prosperity across the board — creatively, fiscally, socially. Instead, life did its thing and, well, setbacks occurred.
There were the back-to-back deaths of my sister and good friend, which set me back emotionally as well as financially. I had to return to my hometown of Memphis for my sister’s funeral, a bittersweet trip that afforded me an opportunity to really reconnect with my other siblings and family but also disrupted any plans I had made for myself. I know this may sound a bit selfish and terrible, but the unexpected time and money costs I incurred during this period really threw off all the little plans I’d made for myself.
Again, such is life.
Slowly, however, things are returning to a place of normalcy… or at least, as close as we can get given recent events.
A few weeks ago, the Hellboy reboot premiered in cinemas across the globe. How did it fare? Well, it’s got a 14% Rotten Tomatoes score and, as of this writing, it’s earned a worldwide gross of about $21.5 million against a $50 million budget.
Why did it do so poorly? The answer’s obvious, no? It’s a reboot that came too soon. One that nobody asked for. I think it’s very safe to say that we, the people, hate reboots, remakes, and sequels.
Hell, one of my mantras is “Not everything needs a sequel or reboot.”
And yet, here we are, in the midst of another reboot. What am I talking about? I’m talking about my blog, of course.