I’ve lost my way when it comes to films since the pandemic. I just lost the enthusiasm for them during lockdown and never got it back. This is why I’ve not been putting the best effort into getting my reviews out. Part of the problem is that I’m reading more, which is a great change of pace. Another is that I just can’t be bothered. Films are so long these days and I can’t think about sitting down for over 2 hours to watch one. Seven half hour episodes of a TV show on the other hand…
Throwback Thursday – The Addams Family (1991)films, reviews, TBT
I must have seen Addams Family Values quite a while before I saw the first film. It was kind of disappointing after watching the sequel. It’s one of the few franchises where the second film is better than the first. Looking at the behind the scenes information, it’s clear to see why. The Addams Family was a troubled film. It went massively over-budget; to the sum of $5 million. This was mostly due to rewrites of the script. Many of which were being done as it was being filmed. There were other stressful issues such as health problems and difficulties for director Barry Sonnenfeld. To try and recoup their losses, Orion Pictures sold the film to Paramount. Despite all of this, the film was a commercial success and made way more than it cost to make. Something we should be really thankful for because it’s the only reason that we got the sequel.