Seven years ago, Michael Bay dropped the first Transformers on us, and it made a stupid amount of money. I haven’t seen it since the weekend it opened, but I can still tell you with reasonable confidence a) who it starred, b) who directed it and c) its basic plot. Why? Because that movie, while not exactly brilliant, was really freakin memorable. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for an overwhelming majority of the films released in 2007.
At the time, the studios spent hundreds of millions of dollars marketing these vehicles to us, but most of them just never made that much of an impact. So, let’s play a game. I’ve compiled 15 random films from ’07. Some of them are good. Some of them are bad. All of them had real budgets and were seen by at least a fair number of people. I’ll give you a plot description, a picture, a release date and a cast list. You search through your brain and try to see if you can come up with the film’s title.
Are you ready? Then forget 2004, 2008 and 2010, here are 15 widely released 2007 movies we bet you won’t recognize…
Round #1Release Date: March 16, 2007
Worldwide Box Office: $84,146,832
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Nia Long, Amber Valletta
Plot: I’m pretty sure it would take longer to explain this movie’s plot than it would to actually sit down and watch it. I’ll do my best, though. Sandra Bullock is a wife and mother who has started living her days out of order for some reason. She soon discovers some horrible things including but not limited to an affair and a death are about to happen to her family and must try and figure out how to prevent them.
Excerpt From CB’s Review: I can deal with time travel movies that don’t make any sense, it’s time travel after all and you’re probably better off not thinking about it. But it would be nice if _____________ at least made an effort to put together some sort of cohesive narrative. Or maybe it would help if the film had a purpose, a point… anything.
Our Cinema Blend review also talks about how Sandra Bullock might never break out of her funk. WHOOPS. That’s our bad, Sandra. Keep doing you, girl.