This kind of theme is so exciting! Probably because I simply like the body switch concept, and it delivers a lot of laughs when it is a comedy. So here are my three, most of them funny picks for this week.
James Cameron’s fantasy movie is going to have a lot of sequels, and it doesn’t really bother me. I’m one of those people, who actually really enjoyed Avatar. It’s cheap way to distract me from the plot with pretty visuals, works every time. Movie’s body switch aspect is Jake’s (Sam Worthington) entering an avatar of a Pandora’s native. It’s a good film but even though it will have a sequel I’m excited for, I have no idea where the story is heading.
As far as reboots go, they usually don’t work. But despite the bad rep, and the unsuccessful box office results, Welcome to the Jungle was a success! It’s because it didn’t take itself too seriously, it stayed true to the original, and it had a good script! And it has re-watchability! Body switch aspect is the teenagers ending up in the video game avatars, and one of the switches is pure gold (hint-hint Jack Black hint-hint)!
The best body switch movie I could think of is the remake of Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. It’s a double body switch, with mother and daughter switching their bodies after a wish. It delivers two very good performances, but Curtis shines a bit brighter as a teenager stuck in her mother’s body. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this movie, and I’d watch it again and again.
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