The mayor of Toronto spent two hours apologizing for unspecified behavior and refused to step down and seek treatment for his substance-abuse issues, and the utterly banal Ender’s Game opened with $28 million, proving that even a bland, totally calculated sci-fi epic can make money if you market the crap out of it.
Or maybe people just wanted to go back into space after a week where Bad Grandpa was on top. Either way, Gavin Hood’s inexplicable gift for making bad movies that sell continues to serve him nicely.
Ah, whatever. Thor: The Dark World will open on Friday, and it’ll wipe the floor with Hood’s banality. Trust me on this one.