Thursday, April 16, 2009

2009 Summer Blockbuster Preview

This is James and I will be posting a bit more often here on this site as opposed to my older 88 mph blog.

Last years blockbusters were a good crop and here's to hoping that this year does not disappoint either. There seems to be a number of action movies that are combating for the top spot. Last year seemed to be the year of the comedy while this year is a little thin in that category. This years top 5 Summer Blockbusters are:

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - June 26

Directed by Michael Bay or king of action movies. It was actually hard to pick a flat out winner this year, but there are going to be alot of great movies. There just wasn't one that was a stand out, so kind of by default this is the winner. Mainly because the last one was pretty good and had eye candy for both sexes in S. LeBouf and M. Fox. Also, this is going to be coming out the friday before the 4th of July, so that plays in its favor. Check out the trailer and if you didn't like the first movie than number two on this list can be your number one!

2. Angels & Demons - May 15

There are heaps of good movies coming out in May, but this is the one that I am most excited about. I remember watching the first one in Grand Forks and having to go to the older theatre in town because someone stole the projectors from the big theatre in protest of the film. I really enjoyed both of the books and although the movies are never as good, I did like the movie and the different ideas. Opie directs the follow up to DaVinci Code and Tom Hanks stars again and does a convincing job in whatever he chooses, so this should not disappoint.

3. Funny People - July 31

The next movie from Judd Apatow, but looks to have a little less gross out and a little more grown up. This stars Adam Sandler as a comic that finds out he has a terminal condition and his friends are there to help him through the ordeal. Doesn't sound particularly funny right? Just watch the trailer and see for yourself, there are definitely going to be some absolutely hilarious, laugh out loud parts.

4. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 - June 12

One of my all time favorite movies is Man on Fire. So when I see a Scott/Free movie with Denzel Washington in it I am as gitty as a girl that attends school. The only problem is that this doesn't look like it is going to be that great. I really thought about putting this number one, but the trailer doesn't make it look as awesome as I want the movie to be. It almost seems like half the movie is just going to be them yelling at each other over the radios. Oh well, hopefully it is better than the trailer teases.

5. G. I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra - August 7

The first trailer I saw for this was when I was watching the Super Bowl over at the Rushton's house. They had already seen it and were so excited to show me on the DVR, needless to say I was just as excited. It looked like an awesome movie trailer and then at the end it simply put on the screen G I JOE! My jaw dropped and it was instantly the highlight of my night (until the game turned out to be good). We have to wait all summer to see it and I hope my anticipation does nothing but increase.

It should be an action packed summer and hopefully it will keep us on the edge of our collective seats. Of course, these are not the only movies that I will be attending over the course of the next few months. Here are a few honorable mentions that should be good as well.

May 22 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Liked the first one and the trailer made me laugh.

May 29 - UP
Animated from Disney, so it has got to be good.

June 5 -Land of the Lost
Will Ferrell's summer movie, so there will be some comedy that will surely make it into my daily dialogue.

June 5 - Away We Go
Jim from The Office and Maya from SNL in a serious coming of age comedy. Not to mention Alexi Murdoch music in the trailer. Nuff said.

July 1 - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
One of my favorite animated movies of all time comes out with a third installment.

September 4 - Extract
Speaks for itself, going to be funny.

Enjoy the summer everyone!!



daniel vincent john said...

is 88mph done for?

thank you for the previews.

lakers versus jazz.....

Christine said...

What about "Where the Wild Things Are" I thought for sure that would be a James' pick:)


I have to say, with the miss on that one I am questioning your movie taste.