Monday, April 27, 2009

Summer Blockbusters

Well, the time is upon us again. "What time?" you may be asking. Obviously, it's the time for summer blockbusters. That's right, ridiculously over-budgeted movies with even more ridiculous plots. I live for summer movies and the season officially begins (and when I say officially, I mean according to Mandy) this weekend. So what are the top ten movies I'm most excited for?

  1. Terminator Salvation: This movie is going to kick ass!! How could it not with bad-ass robots and an even badder-ass Christian Bale. There's no need to explain my excitement over this movie. Just watch the trailer and you'll be on the same page. If you're not, stop reading my blog - I don't think we should be friends.

  2. Star Trek: So, I'm not a big Star Trek fan, but when I heard J.J. Abrams was directing this movie, I was intrigued. When I saw the trailer, I was sold. I'm also excited to see Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana in their roles. Should be a good one. I'll just need to take my trekky father with me to help translate.

  3. X-Men Origins : Wolverine: Again, there really should be no explanation. X-Men is the best comic book out there and Wolverine has always been one of the best comic book characters. As a bonus, not only do we get the delectable Hugh Jackman, we also get Liev Schreiber. Sweet. I'm also really excited to finally see the character Gambit in an X-Men movie.

  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Yeah, it's on my list. It's even in the top 5. Although I'm not a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I finally broke down and read the books. This was actually my favorite of all the books so I'm excited to see it.

  5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: I was thoroughly entertained by the first Transformers movie. It fit the two main criteria for a Summer Blockbuster - Ridiculous Budget, Check. Ridiculous Plot, Check. I expect the same out of the sequel.

  6. Year One: So, I had heard about this movie and didn't think I'd see it. That all changed when I saw the preview. I laughed so hard during the trailer, I was crying. I truly, truly hope they didn't put all the funny moments into that 1 minute trailer, but I'm a little skeptical.

  7. Angels and Demons: It's on my list, although I don't have high expectations for this movie. It's hard to get excited for this one when the DaVinci Code was so disappointing. Still, it has some good things going for it. First, the Angels and Demons plot is better than the DaVinci Code's. Second, from the trailers, it looks like Tom Hanks got rid of his ridiculous hair cut. Finally, Ewan McGregor.

  8. Inglorious Basterds: A Tarantino movie about WWII. Did you see what the guy did with Vampires? I can't wait to see what he does with Nazis.

  9. The Time Traveler's Wife: The only reason this movie's on my list is Eric Bana. Hopefully, this is the summer when he finally becomes a full-fledged movie star. He's off to a good start with Star Trek and Funny People. Eric, I hope it's your year.

  10. Taking Woodstock: Well, it has a good cast. Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch, Eugene Levy. But the guy to watch is going to be Demetri Martin. Will Martin be able to play the serious role of the homosexual man who helped save Woodstock? I'm an outward skeptic, but a closeted optimist.


Sansego said...

You serious? About excommunicating friends who disagree with you?

I wish I retained my adolescent excitement about summer movies. The last time I was excited about a summer movie was Star Wars Episode III in 2005.

This year, Angels and Demons is the one I'm most excited to watch. Other than that, I can't wait until summer is over and the real movie season begins. Spielberg's Lincoln movie. A bio-pic about Amelia Earhart. That gets me excited!

Mandalynn said...

Yes, I'm serious. Just like religion, my love of movies is also sacred . . . so yes, you'd be excommunicated for disagreeing with me. Only kidding.

I'm going to see Angels and Demons because I really enjoyed the book, but I'm not that excited about it.

Lincoln should be good, but it doesn't come out for a few years, right?

I usually don't like the Fall movies. That's when the pretentious Oscar race begins. Give me explosions over thinking any day. If I wanted to be inspired by something thought-provoking, I'd read a book.

Sansego said...

I didn't see the third Terminator movie and not interested in this one...except that I do like Christian Bale (even though he cussed out a cinematographer). I may see it if the reviews are good.

I'm with you on Eric Bana. He's cool and deserves superstardom like Hugh Jackman. If the time traveler movie is coming out this summer, I need to read the novel pronto! Its been on my reading list for a couple years now.

The Lincoln movie is due this fall. After all, this is the 200th birthday year of Lincoln.