I feel with the Unbreakable trilogy, Shyamalan created a what if product based on Charles Darwin’s work, On the Origin of Species.
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Although M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable trilogy took nearly twenty years to finish, the wait was certainly worth it. Ever since I saw the first film, I could not help but think of the line from Snow White, “Mirror, mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all?” Instead of considering the response from the Disney movie, I feel another meaning can be pulled from it. Anyone who has looked upon this reflective surface is asking to themselves, “Who am I, really?”
Not everybody will like what they see of themselves reflected back. With titles in part two and three suggestive of different mental states, I have enough theories going on in my head wanting to break down what this auteur’s films are about. The bonus material which comes in the home video release of Glass, however brief they are, offer more than a few teasing answers and confirmations in what I already believe. Upon seeing all three films again, back-to-back, I have a few theories.
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars is an official continuation of the adventure, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering it come next year — June 2017 to be specific. As most viewers know, Korra and Asami entered the spirit world in the finale to start a new part of their journey. Their experiences may well get recounted through flashbacks. Much of the story will take place upon their return to Republic City.
This three-part graphic novel series is written by Nickelodeon TV series co-creator and executive producer Michael Dante DiMartino, drawn by Irene Koh (Batgirl, 1602, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with covers by Heather Campbell (Free Comic Book Day 2016: The Legend of Korra), colored by Jane Bak and executive produced by series co-creator and executive producer Bryan Konietzko. He functions as creative consultant.
Turf Wars begins with Korra and Asami leaving the spirit world and coming home only to find political hijinks and human vs. spirit conflict, as a pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. In addition, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal brawl at the city’s borders where hundreds of evacuees have relocated. In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other—but first, they’ve got to get better at being a team.
Dark Horse’s award-winning Avatar: The Last Airbender program has seen multiple number-one New York Times bestsellers and continues to grow with the current North and South series written by Gene Luen Yang, an Eisner Award winner and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Turf Wars is the latest release in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring fans the very best in graphic novels.
Fans of the Night at the Museum films will finally learn about the kind of magic instilled into Akhmenrah’s tablet. This Ancient Egyptian artifact brings exhibits to life and opens doorways to mysterious worlds. It also nicely plays into all three films in different ways. The first showed that living history is important, the second explored with how legacies are created and the third revelled in how change must happen. Secret of the Tomb revealed to Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) that now is the time to let his son Nick (Skyler Gisondo) make important decisions in his life. That’s tough to do when he catches him throwing a party when he comes home early after a tough evening at work.
When a gala event unveiling new exhibits goes awry, Daley is at a loss when he witnesses chaotic behaviour from Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams) and the various displays. When one of them includes the star constellations coming to life and attacking people, perhaps nobody read their horoscope for that day. The only person who realizes what’s going on is Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) himself, when he sees the tablet is turning green. He believes the magic that brings them to life is fading and he looks to Daley for help.
The third Night at the Museum movie is definitely going to explain the origins of the golden tablet that animates the exhibits and wrap up this series at the same time. Titled Secrets of the Tomb, this film might include some Indiana Jones moments too.
The fun is in reuniting the ol’ gang and taking them to London to find the means of re-energizing the said item so life everlasting will not stop. The trailer is an amusing watch, and for Egyptian enthusiasts like me, this is the movie I’ve been waiting for! It seems a part of what I’ve conjectured may well come true if the cast listing for this film and the trailer is any indication.
As for how much of the ancient world will prevail throughout the movie, perhaps only 15-20 minutes will be spent revealing what the tablet is meant for and how it came into possession of Ahkmenrah.
But as for how much of the humour is being rehashed, yes a few jokes are looking like it can run thin with Dexter the monkey up to his usual tricks and a new dinosaur chasing the team around needing to be tamed. That will not stop fans of this movie trilogy from going to see this film come Christmas week, when this film is set to screen Dec 19.