Upcoming Movies

I went and watched Star Trek: Into Darkness last Friday. It was amazing, other than being only seen by me and a bunch of old people…and I mean old people. Like 70+. Weird, but that’s not what I’m here for today.

Simon Pegg at a Star Trek premiere in London.
Simon Pegg at a Star Trek première in London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was emotionally attached to this film before it even started. This probably had something to do with the fact that it was a sequel, to another great movie, but I also think it was because of the trailers that were shown before hand.

It started out with a teaser of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. They didn’t show any scenes from the movie, which is a bit different. They just had the four main guys standing there – making funny. It was okay. I’m not that excited about that movie.

Next we had The Lone Ranger. I’ve seen this trailer a few times already this year. The film looks nice. I won’t be going to the theater to watch it…but it still looks nice. I like that they have a less familiar guy in the lead role. Personally, I would have picked Gabriel Macht, but that’s just me. Johnny Depp seems to have another great portrayal.

English: Gabriel Macht in March 2009.
English: Gabriel Macht in March 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Man of Steel. Oh boy. I can’t wait for this one. Until this trailer I wasn’t really sure what was going on. Now I could see that it is going to be a complete reboot like Batman Begins or Star Trek (2009). Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne. What can go wrong?

The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman seems to bring it again. This movie takes place in modern-day Japan…with a bunch of Japanese new comers (that are probably not really new comers…I just don’t know them.) This will be the sixth time he’s portrayed Wolverine, including a bit part in X-Men: First Class. He is also scheduled to appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, making it an even seven.

Wolverine: The End #1 cover
Wolverine: The End #1 cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Finally, the last trailer started. There was a voice over that sounded very familiar – it took me a few seconds to place it. As soon as I saw him standing there in his gray military suit I knew who it was…and what movie this was for. Harrison Ford is portraying Colonel Hyrum Graff in Ender’s Game. I think I may be a little more excited than others for this one. I’ve read the book, which is great…and can see that they had to make a few changes to bring this to the big screen.

First shot of Indiana Jones on the set of part 4
First shot of Indiana Jones on the set of part 4 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watching these trailers brought about an emotional response, that lead straight into the beginning of Star Trek – and throughout the entire movie. There’s an art to choosing which trailers go where. You don’t have to take my word for it, go see it.

What movies are you excited for this summer?

20 thoughts on “Upcoming Movies

  1. When I saw Iron Man 3 the other day (which was AWESOME!) there was a trailer for Thor 2, which looks to be infinitely better than the first. I also saw the trailer for The Lone Ranger, which looks like it could be good. I haven’t seen Star Trek yet, and that one is on my list, as well.

  2. I am rather excited for the next in the Percy Jackson series. Despicable Me 2 is also slotted for this summer I do believe (Shortbus is chomping at the bit for that one.) Ender Games is up there on the ‘Must see’ list.

  3. I’m actually really excited for Armie Hammer to play the lone ranger. Did you ever see him as the twins in Social Network? He was awesome. Hopefully he’ll be good in that.
    I’m also excited for Wolverine as well as Star Trek (no one will go with me!). Glad to hear it was good.
    There’s a new Cohen Bros movie called Inside Llewyn Davis that looks really good. I don’t know when it’s coming out though :/

    1. I do remember him from the Social Network. Yeah, that should be good. (I still prefer Grabriel Macht….for everything.) Hmm….need to check out that Cohen Bros movie…thanks!

  4. I’m excited about all these movies. Except world war z. I admit the trailer is really good, but since I like to sleep at night, I don’t do scary or zombies. Especially not zombies.

  5. I think that Armie Hammer was a good choice for The Lone Ranger, but I also have no idea who Gabriel Macht is so he might be a good alternate choice. I really, really want to see Stat Trek, but nothing makes me more excited than Anchorman.

    1. He was in The Spirit..and in a Mandy Moore movie, I think it was called Because I said so. I was also in American Outlaws I think. I just think he’s super handsome is all.

  6. BroJo,
    For me this year, it was Evil Dead, as the original means so much to me, and is a favourite. Tackling a classic is usually a messy affair, but they’ve done justice to it. It was one of the best horrors I have seen in a very long time.
    Le Clown

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