This week on The Movie Breakdown we are loading up on reviews on movie adaptations. The big one is the Alicia Vikander starring action-adventure based on a popular video game series in Tomb Raider, which also has the distinction of being a remake. We also have an adaptation of a popular novel in a movie that is a coming of age and coming out of the closet teenage romantic comedy in Love, Simon (based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda). We also have a live-action adaptation of what I assume is a very popular manga and anime series in the Fullmetal Alchemist. Then we have an original Korean movie though it reminded me of some classic thrillers in Forgotten. After we review movies, we discuss the box office success of movies like The Greatest Showman and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
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The Movie Breakdown Outline:
00:46 Fullmetal Alchemist review
16:47 Fun fact about Roman Holiday
18:46 Tomb Raider review
32:50 Forgotten review
43:51 Love, Simon review
57:23 What can studios learn from the box office
1:10:53 Rating Rundown
Fullmetal Alchemist ** (CS & SM)
Tomb Raider ** (CS)
Forgotten **½ (CS & SM)
Love, Simon ***½ (CS)