Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Five Movies I'm Excited to See This Summer

I love movies. And I'm happy to watch most any of them (except for anything made by, starring and or involving Tyler Perry in any way, shape or form -- BLAH!) so here are five movies that I'm excited to see this summer (and no, these aren't in any order):

#1 Iron Man
I know it is already out in theaters, but I haven't seen it, ergo, I still want to see it.

I know that he isn't one of the "mainstream" superheroes and that many of you out there don't know that much about him, but isn't that MORE incentive to go? I mean, wouldn't the Spider-Man movies have been MORE exciting if you DIDN'T know that the mutant spider was going to bite Peter and it was going to give him super pseudo-spider abilities?

Pointless story: Since I have been excited about this movie, I've been randomly quoting his lines from the Marvel Superheroes video game in my everyday life. . . .and just recently I realized that I was quoting Captain America and NOT Iron Man. Whoops. In my defense, I think the same guy does both voices.

Click here for the trailer

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Yes, we all know George Lucas has gone a little nuts in the last few years. Yes, we all know that Harrison Ford is getting a little old to play these kind of parts (they said the same thing about Sylvester Stallone) and Shia LaBeouf isn't the greatest young actor in America right now, but honestly, if you don't get chills when you hear that classic John Williams theme kick during the trailer, you're not human.

I happen to know more about this movie than I want to, though. I accidentally stumbled upon a spoiler a while back. I won't describe it here, but let's just say that I hope that it's not as corny as I think it's going to be.

Pointless story: I watched Temple of Doom a little while ago and remembered how much fun it really is. It gets a bad rep for the whole Satanic-heart-ripping-out thing, but it's really an entertaining film.

Click here for the trailer

Speed Racer

It looks like I'm going to have to see this one alone. Despite the fact that this film has amazing visuals and is made by the creators of the Matrix trilogy (ONE of which, I might add, was REALLY good), no one in my family wants to go see it because, and I quote, "I never really watched the show." NEITHER DID I!!! In fact, the only thing I remember about the cartoon is that it was bad Japanimation. But the film has a really cool look to it and I do want to see it on the big screen.

Pointless story: My real love for the theme song did NOT come from the television show. It actually stems from a version done by a band called Sponge on an Album called Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits where alternative bands sang (you'll never guess!) Saturday Morning cartoon songs. It's actually a great album.

Click here for an especially cool 3-D version of this poster (just click and drag)

Click here for the trailer

#4 Hancock

This movie was first described to me as "that one movie where Will Smith throws a whale." That got my interest. And, upon watching the trailer, I found myself very interested in a movie about a homeless down-on-his-luck superhero who no one really likes. Plus, having Jason Bateman in it is a plus. And, since my wife thought the trailer was funny, I might not be going to this one all by myself. They need a better poster, though. When I first saw this one I thought it was about Will Smith trapped in a sandstorm or something like that.

Pointless story: My grandma's maiden name was Hancock.

Click here for the trailer

The Dark Knight
With Heath Ledger dying in January and a movie starring Heath Ledger coming out in July, I'll admit that this movie does have a weird feel to it now. And also I think it's nuts how early they started the advertising for this film (I remember watching a teaser trailer over a year ago), but each time I see a new poster or clip, I inevitably get excited. After all, Batman is my favorite superhero (I know. I admitted it at a family gathering last week).

Pointless story: Here are some actual names of things from Batman Comics, movies and TV series with "bat" in their name: Batalarm, Bat-a-rang, Batcave, Batcentrifuge, Batpole, Batcuffs, Bat Blowtorch, Bat earplugs, Batantidote, Batmobile, Batcopter, Batknife, Batzooka, Batcommunicator, Batanalyzer, Batcycle Go-cart, Batparachute, Batmagnet, Batkey, Batphone, Batsignal, Batladder, Batlaser gun and, my favorite, the shark repellent Batspray.

Click here for the trailer

Now, there are more movies that I would like to see this summer (like the new X-files movie! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!), but I'll get to those another time. Right now I need to start working hard and saving up so I can afford the gas it takes to drive to the movie theaters a couple blocks away.


Lobbie said...
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Lobbie said...

The Batman comic link is hilarious.
I forgot that Dark Knight is out soon, too. I'm way excited for that one. And as sad as it is, I really want to see Heath Ledger's performance. It already freaks me out in the previews. So sad someone so talented got destroyed in some ways by their own success (I think.)

I deleted my last post because of some grammatical errors, but you can pretend it was a scathing remark or something that I hastily removed once I was sober

The Shark said...

"Incredible Hulk" > "Speed Racer" in the awesome-looking movies category.

"Speed Racer" is getting HORRIBLE reviews -- I'm glad that "Iron Man" creamed it on "SR"'s first weekend ("IM"'s second).

Also, "Prince Caspian" is this week! Eeeek!

The Former 786 said...

One review I read of Speed Racer said "It's like watching someone else play a video game." I can live with that.

I've actually heard all the bad reviews as well, but everytime I see a clip I just think "Wow. That looks cool." Plus, Indy is starting to get bad reviews as well, sadly.

And while The Hulk may be good, it has to prove itself to me before it can gain my excitement.

One more thing, "Eeeek!" sounds like you're scared of a spider or something. "Eeeeeee!" is the sound of an excited little girl (or Lisel on Sound of Music).