Well, let’s get this out of the way first: The Avengers seems poised to take over the universe in less than a month.
I watch that trailer and I think “Man… if I were 14, I’d be so excited that I’d be audibly vibrating.”
Then it slowly dawns on me that I must not be 14 anymore. In any case, I’ll see it because, hey. There are remnants, somewhere.
There’s Mad Max: Fury Road which looks awesome but part of me can’t help but start thinking anthropologically about the different apocalypses that different cultures have and what our chosen apocalypse says about us. We’ve abandoned the Post-Nuclear Apocalypse for the Zombie one, it seems. It will be nice to revisit the apocalypse of my childhood, though. Apocalypse Nostalgia.
The movie “Spy” has Jason Statham? Lemme at it! Oh, it’s a Melissa McCarthy comedy? Wait, what? This is one of those things where I might have gone to the movie excited to see a Jason Statham movie and then having it slowly sink in that I might have looked at the wrong part of the poster.
Jurassic Park has a sequel, The Transporter has a sequel, Ted (???) has a sequel, Terminator has a sequel, Magic Mike has a sequel, Mission Impossible has a sequel (I think I’m excited for that one, though)… and, I realize as I look above that both Avengers and Mad Max are sequels.
And Spy is the only movie on there that seems to be an original property.
We’ve chosen the Sequel Apocalypse.
So… what are you looking forward to this summer?
So… what are you reading and/or watching?