Inspired by the past superbowl, herein, I shall post movie trailers of the movies that will turn out to be totally worth watching.
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I gotta be honest, this is the movie I'm most looking forward to, and it was the trailer that did it.
On the surface, it seems like pretty standard fare: Aliens invade, the military retaliates, hilarity ensues. The presentation is what sets it apart. Independence Day meets the best parts of District 9. It looks absolutely amazing. I think this movie will absolutely destroy people in the theater, and be moderately highly praised as an absolute gut-punch of a movie, setting a very high bar for the rest of the summer.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Another one I am seriously looking forward to.
No Kira Knightly, no Orlando Bloom, no stupid forced melodrama, no cliffhanger sequel bullshit, just Jack Sparrow doing what Jack Sparrow does best. How Johnny Depp hasn't won an Oscar for his portrayal of Mr. Sparrow, I will never know. He's always the best part of what he's in, and if he's the majority of it (Like in the first movie), it will be fantastic. This movie will do spectacularly at the box office, and be praised for being an absolute blast to watch, and maybe even, like the first movie, somewhat smarter than anyone expected. Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.
Transformers 3: Dark Of the Moon
First one was fun, if a little dumb. Second one was just dumb. With this one, there's no writer's strike bullshit, so there's absolutely no reason why this can't be at the very least, competently written, right?
I'm a huge Transformers nerd, and it's interesting to see the franchise being taken in different directions than it has been, during it's storied history. The bit about the lunar landings, and how they were motivated by a transformers crash site on the moon is interesting, as is the idea of an all out Decepticon invasion. Nothing like that ever happened in the cartoon; the closest we got was in the comics, and that was pretty darned cool, even if it was completely undercut by horrible writing.
At the very least, this movie certainly has more story to it than the previous two, and wether or not it will be any good remains to be seen, but I'll be watching it closely, regardless. Even if it's bad, I'll be in the theater. Being a Transformers geek, I am forever doomed to this fate.