1. From what I read, 2012 is a big-budget, low-brains remake of Miracle Mile, while completely missing the point of the original. So sad.
2. Meryl Streep was totally wasted in Fantastic Mr. Fox. And I don’t mean she was drunk–well, maybe she was, who knows?–but her talent went largely unused. Seems like a crime to have Meryl Streep in a movie and not make more use of what she can do.
On the other hand, everyone deserves to relax now and then. If Streep is going to be taking a break, there’s no harm in her doing it in the context of a movie.
And, on the plus side, they didn’t let Gilbert Gottfried or anyone who sounds like him get anywhere near the place.