My mom got us theater gift cards for Christmas, my aunts gave us free movie tickets, and my dad has sent us money to go to the movies. I appreciate all that, but there is nothing fucking playing. The former two sit in my wallet unused and the latter was spent on video games. My wife and I would love to go to the movies, it's an activity we enjoy, but we're not going to go for the sake of going. There has to be something to see.
This summer feels so weak, at least to start. I looked over IMDB for April releases--nothing
I give a shit about. May? Iron Man 3, nothing else. June? Maybe Monsters Inc 2, with my cousins, but I really don't think it's going to be that great. Better that than Despicable Me 2, but still... July has Pacific Rim and maybe The Conjuring. August...
What the fuck? How did I not know there was a prequel to 300
being released? Not that I'm going to see it, but still, I thought we'd have heard of it. I'm sure we would have if Zack Snyder was still the director.
So Red 2, never saw the first, Kick-Ass 2, I don't see as being worth a theater run. Maybe I should just catch up on my rentals.
Okay what. There is a new Riddick movie
coming in September? How am I not hearing of this stuff? I guess because I haven't been to the movies since The Hobbit so I haven't been saturated with trailers.
Woo boy, Sin City 2. It's been eight years. Eight years.
In that time, Frank Miller has proven he should not be behind the camera, ever, and yet he's apparently co-directing with Robert Rodriguez? Or maybe it's just a token title. I hope it is. I have a feeling I'm past the point in my life where I'm going to find this kind of shit enjoyable and worth going to the movies to see, despite my love for the original.
Oldboy remake, Carrie remake. Wow, they finally got Ender's Game off the ground. I don't know if I'll see that. Despite the author's shitheadedness, I really do love that book and I don't know if I want to watch a movie do the story horribly.
Well, at least the year ends high. Thor: The Dark World, Hunger Games: Catching Fire (which will be known as the last good one), a new Disney animated film, and The Hobbit. I guess I should just save my theater gift cards for November and December.