Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hot ticket!

Okay, I have to confess a couple of things.

One, over the years, as I've gotten older, I've found a lot less enjoyment in going to the movies. I have no patience for the nitwit in the row in front of me who is talking on the cell phone. I can't deal with the lunkhead behind me who brought his 2-year-old to a PG-13 movie and the kid is kicking my chair for two hours. I don't like to walk on sticky floors. I hate sitting through 30 minutes of previews. Butter-flavored topping is NOT the same as real butter.

HOWEVER...[two] I have to admit, I'm a bit psyched about this year's crop of summer movies. I'm especially jazzed about the Star Trek movie. [Yes, I'm a Trekkie. I was born a Trekkie.] As much as many die hard members of Trekdom have much to say about how this story BLOWS THE CRAP out of Federation continuity, I will readily agree that the trailers look absolutely awesome. You can bet I will be there some time on opening weekend, letting my geek hang out.

Here's a list of some other movies being released this summer which, in my humble opinion, range from being mildly noteworthy to being MUST SEEs. Which ones will you plunk down your hard earned cash for and which ones will you wait for the DVD?

Battle for Terra [animated coolness]

X-Men Origins [I live with a super-hero fanatic. This is a must see]

Star Trek [I met DH at a Star Trek convention. We can't miss this.]

Angels and Demons [loved the book. loved the controversey]

Terminator: Salvation [it's got to be better than The Sarah Conner Chronicles]

Up [Disney's next toy commercial]

Land of the Lost [who else misses the Sleestak as much as I do?]

Transformers 2 [the first one ROCKED, seriously, it did]

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [shouldn't it be Twilight of the dinosaurs?]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ['nuff said.]

So what's your hot ticket for the summer?


Jen said...

I know I'll see the Star Trek movie (DH is a Trekkie). My mother will be visiting and I've promised her Angels & Demons while she's here (which is actually a huge sacrifice on my part because I really despise Tom Hanks AND I couldn't read The Davinci Code while on an airplane).

The Half-Blood Prince was my favorite book in the series so we might see that one.

I think that while Wolverine has a great cast, the trailers suck, so I'm not holding out much hope for the movie.

I think The Soloist looks interesting, BUT it looks like the kind of film that would be Oscar bait and now is not the time to release Oscar bait, which makes me think that test audiences didn't go for it...

L.K. Campbell said...

I've been struggling with going to see the Star Trek movie ever since I saw the trailer that said, "This isn't your father's Star Trek". I'm afraid they're going overboard to appeal to kids and will get it wrong. Of course, I'm getting to be an old fuddy duddy.