Actually, it’s probably Jerry Bruckheimer who will be laughing all the way to the bank, as The Island marked Bay’s first project away from the uber-producer. You’d have to figure Bay will come crawling right back into the fold. Do I smell a sequel to one of their more successful ventures? Armageddon II: Armageddon Too Old For This Shit.
This, plus thoughts on Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Land of the Dead, Matt Dillon's familial struggles, Christina Ricci's run of bad luck, and a handful of hot new trailers. It's my last Happy Hour column for 411Mania. Read it and weep.