Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Blockbusters

Apparently, the American Idol finale must draw quite the audience, because the movie trailers that were shown during commercial break were aplenty.  And I must admit (although I think that trips to the theater will be few and far between these days), I am excited about this summer's movies.

My mom and J often have movie dates, because they want to see crap that I am just not interested in, nor is my father.  For the most part, I inherited my movie viewing preferences from him.

But the nerds must have rubbed off on me, at least a little bit, because the comic book and adventure movies of today?  Me likey.

Here are a few gems that I can't wait to see.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
I resisted seeing the first installment of this series for as long as I could.  But it so happened that my brother was in town during its release, and this was the only movie that was even remotely reasonable for the two of us to see together.  When we left the theater, ready to discuss our thoughts on the film, I could think of only one thing to say: "That was f*@#ing AWESOME!"

The sequel was decent, but not outstanding.  I'm hoping that they've moved away from some of the gimmicks used in the second film, and just get back to good ole' ass kicking Optimus Prime in the third.  I am also looking forward to the new girl...that's right, no more Megan Fox.  Maybe this girl can act, and is more than just a pretty face?  Hey, I didn't say it was likely...just a possibility.

Also, I have a crush on Shia LaBouef.  Even though his last name translates to "the beef."  I love him.  For reals.  That is all.   

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Captain Jack Sparrow is just such an incredible character.  I adore him.  I think he's fun.  And I enjoy his crazy adventures at sea.  I am admittedly a little nervous, now that we're onto the fourth installment of the series.  Typically, I believe series' to fizzle out after three.  But I am willing to give Pirates the chance to prove me wrong.

Also, I have a crush on Orlando Bloom.  I love him.  And I'm very sad that he won't be reprising his role as Will Turner.  That is all.

The Hangover: Part II
Okay, I can't blame this one on J, and definitely not on my mom (who doesn't enjoy ridiculous comedy).  This movie isn't really adventurey, it's just who-larious, if it's anything like the first.  I can't tell you how often I still quote the first movie, and laugh.  The words "she's a nice lady" didn't used to be funny.  Now they are.  Fat Jesus?  Hysterical.  Another Mike Tyson cameo, you say?  One where Stu tattoos his own face to look just like him?  Downright riotous.  I seriously can't wait for this one.

And THE movie of the summer?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
This one I've been waiting for for years.  I just know that it will only be able to be described by the word epic.  I believe the saga of Harry Potter is one of the best stories to ever have been told.  J.K. Rowling is a genius, in my humble opinion.  And the Harry Potter movies are a rare case in which the movies are just as enthralling as the books.

When I finished reading Book 7, I shut the book and said out loud, to no one, "I am so happy."  And I truly was.  The story was just wrapped up so wonderfully.  I am sincerely hoping for that same feeling after seeing this movie. 

Honorable Mentions of the summer?  Kung Fu Panda 2, Cars 2, and X-Men: First Class.** 

**Apparently I do not look forward to seeing original movies, but merely sequels, prequels, and the like.  So I'm unoriginal.  Deal with it.

1 comment:

  1. Is it bad that I laughed when I read "humble opinion"?



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