I need *TIME*. That’s the number one thing that I am able to take away from waking up on Sunday morning and realizing “I haven’t watched any television since last Sunday… and it’s not like I’ve read anything that isn’t that danged CISSP book.”
Now, I *DID* go to a movie a couple of weeks ago and saw a number of trailers including a trailer where Optimus Prime was riding on the back of Grimlock which was surprisingly awesome for a few seconds but then I realized that as much as I’d like the Transformers to be the Transformers, Michael Bay remains Michael Bay.
I can’t believe that they made The Giver into a movie. Wait, it’s starring Jeff Bridges? GET OUT OF MY WAY!
How to Train Your Dragon 2 appears to be worth the DVD price. My main complaint about the first movie was that it was a “everything grownups know is wrong and backwards” movie which struck me as about as subtle as “In the Danimals Kingdom, Kids Rule!” when it comes to catering to the audience but… still. It was a pleasant couple of hours. How bad could the follow-up be?
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For might be as good as Sin City. Some say that’s a high bar, some say that’s a low bar, I say: “Barkeep, Another Round!”
Earth to Echo seems like it will finally be the ET remake we’ve been waiting for since Mac and Me turned out to be such a disappointment.
The trailer for “Let’s Be Cops” had me yelling at the movie screen for reasons related to (no politics) so I’ll just say that I will not see this movie even though I hope that “I didn’t know they were really cops” becomes a reasonable thing to say. Also, no politics.
Jupiter Ascending looks awesome, even if it’s not as awesome as The Matrix.
Lucy looks like it’s going to be an interesting movie, if only because I get to compare it to The Expendables 3. Seriously, the number one mistake that Female Protagonist Superhero movies consistently make is the whole “let’s not be happy” mistake. Even in the Expendables movies where they have Mickey Rourke give a speech and you find yourself crying along with him, they still go out of their way to have lots of fun in the third act. I worry that Lucy will forget that the audience likes to have fun. I know that Expendables 3 won’t forget this.
And the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will be awful.
So… what are you reading and/or watching? Or, heck, just looking forward to seeing this summer?