Joe Johnston only made 11 movies to date. His first five films—spanning ‘89-‘99—were, respectively:
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
What a lineup! All of ‘em wins. My entire childhood in a blink. Scores brought to you by instant nostalgia master James Horner save for Sky. The music’s glorious. Soon as the credits began during today’s umpteenth rewatch of The Rocketeer, I got sentimental teary-eyed warm fuzzies overload. Curated comfort food.
Incredibly, The Rocketeer flopped at the box office upon release, which Scott Tobias explains here. Quote:
“It’s clear now that an enthusiastic audience existed for this peculiar twist on superhero mythos, but the multiplex was already becoming an inhospitable place for movies without big…