Anything and Everything.

Anything and Everything.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Summer Movie Onslaught

It's inevitable. The perennial influx of summer movies is upon us and I'd like to speculate a little on a few:

I've always enjoyed the Pirates series, as I'm sure many others have as well. Being the 4th installment, however, carries many ramifications. This is usually the point in any long series of movies where it either completely fails or is reborn better. As far as I know, the original director Gore Verbinski wasn't at the helm this time around, and this movie operated on a significantly smaller budget as well, plus the axing of Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley's parts. Nevertheless, it looks like it could be a fun turn into a new direction, and let's face it, Pirates never get old, whether they reach the Fountain of Youth or not.

This one looks like it will probably be funny, but not comedic gold. As far as I can tell, it borrows largely from the original Hangover formula, except new characters and setting. That's all fine, but it doesn't usually warrant the same reception as the first time around. I'll still laugh hard anyway.

I have some serious doubts about this one. Of course the plot and dialogue couldn't be worse than Transformers 2, so what is there to worry about. All you need is plenty of explosions, hot babes, and a lovable lead character. Michael Bay, has budget, will travel. To the dark side of the moon and back.
This will undoubtedly be a good movie. Now that that's aside, all factors point to this being a GREAT movie. Seems like it's only yesterday that the Sorcerer's Stone was released, with Harry being 11 at the same time roughly that I was. I have grown up with the movies, and they will undoubtedly come to represent something better in time to come. Forget the critics, the plots are enchanting, the characters easy to familiarize with, and the dream is there.

Another interesting movie of note is Captain America. However, considering the plethora of superhero movies  already available, I think it goes without saying that everyone knows what to expect.

Cheers, to another summer of popcorn and restroom breaks.

26 comments:

  1. i liked all of those except for harry potter :3

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  2. Cant wait for the Pirates of The Caribbean!

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  3. I'm really hoping Hangover II will end up funny.

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  4. Don't forget Green Lantern and X-Men First Class. And Super 8 might be able to throw some weight around too

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  5. I'll be looking forward all these movies expect transformers 3, the second one was just a big disappointment to me =/.

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  6. All those trailers look like crap to me.

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  7. No all are good, maybe even great!

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  8. ah yes i cant wait for the new one, im a real PotC fan

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  9. I really hope Pirates will be a good movie

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  10. man this looks like epic pictures definately gonna be a burner

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  11. Wow, there are a ton of movies I need to watch this summer.

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  12. I love summer movies! I love summer. I'll be making money without a care.

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  13. can't wait for hangover part 2 !

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  14. don't know what to expect of the new PotC, the previous one could've done with better editing

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  15. hangover looks so good man

    can't wait

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  16. Just can't wait for Hangover 2, high hopes for the sequel.

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  17. Hopefully PotC will be pretty good.

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  18. It's a summer filled with sequels. Looking forward mostly to Hangover 2.

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  19. I think hangover 2 will suck. People are expecting way too much and even though itle be good but its not going to be spectacular

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  20. I'm most likely going to watch two at the movies and one on netflix

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  21. It looks to be a good summer for movies. My hopes for Transformers 3 aren't very high, although I'm interested to see how it turns out, after all, even Bay admitted that Transformers 2 was crap.

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  22. ohh man all these movies look good, but I think I will only see "The Hangover:Part 2" and "Harry Potter & DH:Part 2"

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  23. I'll go and see the last three, for sure. I haven't watched part 1 of deathly hallows yet on purpose.

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  24. Dude, I didn't even know there was going to be a sequel to The Hangover.

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