Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Getting Excited About Upcoming Summer Movies

So May is just around the corner and the summer blockbuster movie schedule is about to descend. I love summer action/adventure/escapist movies! There's something about mindless action with awesome leading men that just screams summer fun to me. Hmmm. That last sentence should probably be re-written lest somebody misinterprets it.

Anyway … quiet and introspective just doesn't cut it for me during the summer. Fun, silliness and big blow ups all the way! With some nice slip-on sandals and a great pedicure thrown in there too.

Here are some of the movies you'll catch me in line ups for at the Cineplex.
X -Men: Origins
I've seen all the X-Men movies. Loved the first one! Was very disappointed by the last one. Have high hopes for this one. Hugh Jackman used to be my movie star crush but I'm kinda over him now. But he's still looking good and this movie promises some interesting character development for him as we trace Wolverine's past (okay, who'm I kidding? Hugh's in awesome shape and there will be more than one shirtless shot I'm sure). Not sure if there's a love interest in it or not. Hope so. That's always a nice bonus to break up the mayhem.

Star Trek
I've been a fan of Star Trek from the cheesiness of the original TV show (Trouble with Tribbles anyone?) and the movies. Not all the movies hit the mark but they did have some excellent story lines. Loved Ricardo Montalban in his Khan role. Fabulous. I wasn't as fanish over the recent TV series but only because I never had the time to really follow the new characters. So this movie is a return to the old characters but in a new way. Back to their beginnings. The trailer looks amazing. The two actors they've cast to play Kirk and Spock look fabulous. And J.J. Abrams is brilliant (I'm a huge Lost fan and even though he's not involved in a day to day way in the show as before he thought it up and the first season was all him. Like I said, brilliant man)

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
I am SO looking forward to this one. This will have more Snape (I ADORE Alan Rickman!) and will introduce the love story for Harry. Not everyone is excited about that. I've heard internet grumblings about test audiences being disappointed that there was too much love interest and not enough of the main plot in it. Don't know if they've redone anything since those grumblings but I really hope they don't screw up the Ginny/Harry pairing. Can't wait for July!

And even though this is already out I haven't seen it yet and really want to
17 Again
Zac Efron is so cute in the trailers and I love movies where you see the main character experience their life either as a child or adult. I loved Big with Tom Hanks when he was a 13 year old who woke up in his 30 year old self and 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner in the same premise from a girl's point of view.

Actually, now that I think about it, I need to add some Romantic Comedies to this list. I'm all for action and mayhem but there's nothing like a chick flick a la Sleepless in Seattle or 27 Dresses. Mindless, fluffy and, most importantly, fun! Hope there's some coming down the Hollywood pipe.

See you all at the movies!


  1. Don't forget Transformers and GI Joe!!! Or are those Fall?? Summer movies are the best!

  2. All ones I can't wait to see, too. I'm thinking of taking in The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (romantic comedy starts tonight I believe)

  3. Martha: OMG, those are awesome. And Terminator - isn't that coming out this summer as well? Bring on the machines!

    julia: My daughter is dying to see that one too! I really like Jennifer Garner so hoping it's a fun one.