The 2012 Summer Movie Preview, Part 2

Summer, summer, summertime…
Time to sit back and unwind

Alright people, here we go! The exciting conclusion to the 2012 Summer Movie Preview! Let’s see what July and August have in store for us… 

July 3rd

“The Amazing Spider-Man”

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott

Is it too soon for a new Spider-Man? We’re going to find out this 4th of July!

Spider-Man swings back into action with a new web slinger (Andrew Garfield), a new love interest in Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and a new villain in The Lizard (Rhys Ifans). It’s a huge property, so I’m sure Sony wont fumble the ball, it’s just too huge an asset to release a substandard offering.

The big question is, will people be willing to accept a new Peter Parker so quickly? We shall see, we shall see.

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July 6th

“Savages”

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Demian Bichir

Oliver Stone + Violent Drug Movie + Benicio del Toro + John Travolta = Awesome

Now I need to wait til July 6th to test my hypothesis.

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July 13th

“Ice Age: Continental Drift”

Directed by: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer, Drake, Heather Morris, Joy Behar, Nicki Minaj, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk, Nick Frost, Kunal Nayyar, Alain Chabat

I’m rooting for Darwinism to begin rearing its head and make some of these animals extinct. How many Ice Ages are we gonna get? Ice Age 139: Dennis Leary’s Ghost? Damn, man. Seriously.

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“Ted”

Directed by: Seth MacFarlane

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Patrick Warburton, Jessica Stroup, Laura Vandervoort, Tara Strong

OK. LOL. This has some potential to be really funny. Of course, that all depends on how funny you find the concept of a foul-mouthed teddy bear. Cause if you’re not at least there for a starting point, I think you’re out of luck. LOL

Embedded is the “Red Band” trailer so you can get a taste of it in all its raunchy, profanity laden glory. Probably a little NSFW.

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July 20th

“The Dark Knight Rises”

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman

Ok. So. A new trailer JUST launched for this the other day. It’s scheduled to hit theatres prior to “The Avengers” this weekend. I have to say, until this point I’ve been underwhelmed by “The Dark Knight Rises” promotional material. The title feels like a rehash. The posters haven’t done much for me. Bane mumbled and garbled his way through early trailers… I’ve just been unimpressed. I’m a big fan of the first two films, but the build up for this one hadn’t been getting to me.

This is the first trailer that’s really made me think, hey, this could be an awesome movie.

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July 27th

“Neighborhood Watch”

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Will Forte, Billy Crudup

So Stiller, Vaughn and Hill headline an average-joe neighborhood watch program that uncovers an alien invasion plot. (Per synopsis that I’ve seen, the trailer doesnt hint at that) Hmmm.

Could be funny. The cast alone makes me want to see it, so I’ll give it a shot. Vaughn and Stiller together again should be worth the price of admission alone.

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“Step Up Revolution”

Directed by: Scott Speer

Starring: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Misha Gabriel, Peter Gallagher

I’ll just say it.

This looks like “So bad it’s good” heaven.

“Enough With Performance Art, It’s Time for Protest Art!” LOLLLOLLLOL. :D :D :D Seriously. That cracks me up.

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August 3rd

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”

Directed by: David Bowers

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Devon Bostick, Steve Zahn

I’ve never seen any of these movies. Two other big releases this weekend, so I doubt I’ll see this one. But there’s plenty of people out there with kids in this demographic, so, here’s what you have to look forward to in the first week of August!! :D

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“The Bourne Legacy”

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn

The Bourne franchise continues on with a new lead. I’ll give them this… they have exactly the right loophole to use. Who said Jason Bourne needed to be the only asset “The Program” ever turned out? This can be a renewable series, certainly. Similar to Bond. I’m all for it…

I like Renner. I like the trailer. I LOVE the cast they’ve got around him, and the Bourne trilogy was absolutely awesome. So I’m rooting for this to be a big success. I hope they really knock this out of the park.

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“Total Recall”

Directed by: Len Wiseman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, John Cho

I love the original “Total Recall”. I love Schwarzenegger, I love the story, I love the residual flavor of 80′s cheese (I know it was ’90).

That said, this is a title that’s a good selection to be remade. The name carries a lot of weight, but it’s not a classic that’s going to offend people if it gets remade. It could use a more serious treatment, maybe a touch of a darker tone. It could use a modern special effects upgrade. It could use some serious acting.

Now, there’s absolutely NO guarantee a remake GIVES it any or all of that, in fact, this looks to be taking a CGI actioner bent, but we’ll see. Let’s just say I don’t have a protective, knee jerk resistance to this one up front.

MELINAAAAA!!!

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August 10th

“The Campaign”

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Cox

No trailer yet, sorry.

But Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis facing off against each other? LOL. Hells yes….

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“Hope Springs”

Directed by: David Frankel

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Eilzabeth Shue

Uhmm, yeah, Tommy Lee jones isn’t the only one getting uncomfortable… A geriatric sex comedy, huh? Sweet. (< Sarcasm) Hey, the cast is great, and it could be funny, even if I do have to watch Meryl Streep going down on a banana.

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August 17th

“The Expendables 2″

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Liam Hemsworth

They’re back. The Expendables team survived their last mission remarkably intact, and even welcomed Dolph Lundgren back into the fold, apparently. Now they’re ready for another mission, and again are dealing with Bruce Willis. Not a recipe to avoid danger… but hey, when you’re an Expendable, danger is your business.

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“ParaNorman”

Directed by: Chris Butler and Sam Fell

Starring: Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jodelle Ferland, Elaine Stritch, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Borstein

Creepy kids fare. I dig it. Between this and Frankenweenie, we’re going to get some animated movies with a tinge of the macabre this year. Sweet. (Hotel Transylvania intentionally omitted)  Young people need to know life isn’t all just heroic animals and epic romance, you know? Kids, sometimes there are ghosts and festering zombies, too.

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And you know what? I’m calling it there. There’s two more release weeks in August, but… I don’t get that big summer movie vibe from them. I feel like Summer Movie season ends mid-August. “Expendables 2″ and “Paranorman” are the last movies to me that feel like “Summer Movies”, the rest of the slate seems like it would belong more in the fall.

But hey. That’s enough. Between these and the movies yesterday, this summer is loaded!

What do you think? Any movies in this bunch grab you? Any you wouldn’t watch it you were forced to at gun-point? Which ones are YOU looking forward to?

Let us hear it!!

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84 thoughts on “The 2012 Summer Movie Preview, Part 2

    • Thats for sure. I do have to admit I laughed pretty hard the first time I saw that… Definitely looks like its not going to be toned down one bit. LOL theyre going the full nine.

  1. This batch looks much better than the first half of summer even with a weak section from Step up to Bourne. And regarding Ice Age 4, they almost did kill off Denis Leary’s character back in the first movie, I’m sure there’s many people wishing they had.

    • Ah, you know, it’s nothing specifically against him or his character, I could just as easily have thrown Romano or Leguizamo under the bus there too. I just dont know of anyone who’s clamoring for another one of these, and yet, here it is. Same with Madagascar 3.

      And yeah, I’m legitimately excited for Bourne, and I hope Step Up Revolution is as ridiculous as it promises to be. LOL :D

    • Heh. Well, he seems a little on the tall and gangly side of things to me, but what do I know? :D

      It does look decent, I hope the Lizard is cool, that’s a big weak point… they have to make him credible. It’ll just be nice to have Spidey around, you know? Maguire and Dunst couldnt keep those roles forever.

  2. Now we’re in business!
    My anticipated movies: Spiderman, Dark Knight Rises, Expendables 2…

    Spiderman trailer was pretty attractive when I saw it in the theatres..where the camera trailed him flying building to building and up the walls…quite memorable. I’m wasn’t completely sold though until I saw Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans (but then thats just me).

    Don’t kill me but I fell asleep in Dark Knight..haha..I’m guessing this one hopefully won’t since I’m extremely interested in seeing how Anne Hathaway does as Catwoman but then, can she really be better than Michelle Pffeifer?

    I officially cracked up at Ted. For real, Naughty Bear movie version? ROFL

    Total Recall is definitely interesting though. I loved the original. Definitely consider going to see it.

    • Lots of good stuff in there. Spidey could be good, I mean, hell, they’ve got some great characters to work with and everyone loves the web swinging scenes, so, its hard to imagine them dropping the ball. The big thing is whether audiences are willing to accept a reboot so readily.

      I’m not gonna kill you, if you feel asleep you feel asleep. Now. If you want to tell me that you circled back afterwards, watched it in its entirety and now you’re saying its not AWESOME, well, then there might be some light torturing involved, easily. LOL

      Yeah… “Ted” is gonna be something else. I hope they can deliver an anjoyable full length version of that. Coming up with a funny 3 minuts is one thing. A full 90 is another, you know?

      We’ll see…!

      • I think it was an obligation that I had to go back and watch dark knight again in a fully awake state and it was definitely beyond awesome. Thats why I`m quite looking forward to this one. Can`t wait! Phew..no torturing :)

        Looking again at the releases…I`m actually quite intrigued by Bourne Legacy. I am totally converted to Renner fan ever since Ghost Protocol. But then I`ve never seen any of the Bourne movies so maybe I should catch up….

        So many movies to choose from this summer! decisions decisions!

      • Yeah, I dont know that the Bourne movies tell any kind of story that you’d need to have entering this new chapter…

        But theyre very good. Highly recommendable. Consistently high quality across the board. Thats an easy recommendation to make.

  3. Wow. The second half of the summer looks like real weak tea compared to the first! Really, the only 2 films I’m jazzed about are Batman and Total Recall.

    Spider-Man… well, I’m not against them casting a new lead, but making it a reboot and retelling the origin is leaving me cold.

    Savages might be very cool, I’ll wait for some word of mouth.

    I didn’t really care that much about Expendables 1, so Expendables 2 isn’t that exciting to me.

    Never really liked the Bourne franchise, so that’s a wash to me.

    Just saw the Tower Heist last night, so the idea of sitting through another Ben Stiller fiasco is quite the turn off, and Vince Vaugn has always been annoying to me, so… sorry neighborhood watch.

    I do like political comedy , so the campaign might be cool, although it’s harder to laugh at our political system while we’re neck deep in it.

    Ted? Seriously? lol. No thanks.

    Ice Age: I saw half the first one and turned it off. Not for me.

    Everything else? Fuggedaboudit.

    • “Just saw the Tower Heist last night, so the idea of sitting through another Ben Stiller fiasco is quite the turn off,”

      Hahh! So bad its ruining OTHER movies for you, huh? LOL. I understand. I’m gonn be gunshy about seeing another Tom Hanks flick after “Larry Crowne”, thats for sure.

      Yeah, see? Thats what I well, “worry”s not the right word exaclty, but worry about with “Ted”. I mean, I’m in, I’ll check it out, it looks funny to me. But its so concept driven I can easily envision legions of people saying that exact same thing.

      Actively “Jazzed” for Total Recall, huh? Ok…

      On Savages, I dont know about the trailer, but it IS Stone, and he is returning to the crazy/half gangster movie genre, so I’m in. It could be cool, we’ll see. Solid cast.

      “it’s harder to laugh at our political system while we’re neck deep in it.” Its harder to anything “entertainment” related with our political system nowadays… I had a hard time sitting through “Ides of March” and that’s a very, very good flick!

      No love for Bourne? For real? Man, those were pretty good flicks, man.

      And then… the origin dilemna. I think comics have taken that reaction right out of me. I’ve been beaten down. They win. One out of every ten stories told in comics is a retelling of an origin. LOL. Isn’t it? :D

      • Ides of March was a pretty good movie, but it certainly made me cringe quite a bit when it cut a little too close to the bone.

        Bourne. I know I’m a bit on my own on these, but I just never liked the character of Bourne. He wasn’t cool. He wasn’t fun. He wasn’t… anything. I know that’s what the whole series was about, but it just didn’t give me anything to become emotionally invested in. And I’m really not all that into car chases as an action set piece, so a lot of the action parts didn’t really do much for me either.

        Total Recall: I dunno man… that looks pretty damn cool, and it’s Phillip K Dick (Yes, I read the book … enough with the 3rd degree already! I’m a reader! ;) ) so maybe they’ll stay a bit closer to the story this time.

      • I hear ya on Bourne even though I dont agree… kind of felt that way with TinTin. Damn guy was so bland I couldnt get into it.

        And for the record, I dont care if YOU read the books, thats awesome. I read… stuff… occasionally. LOL. Just when people try to impose books due to their connection to a film. There should be no prerequisites to watching a movie except tickets and potentially, previous movies (in the case of sequels/series).

        Plus PKD rules. His stories make for great movies even when theyre crappy movies. But Scanner Darkly? TR? Blade Runner? Damn man… awesomeness!

  4. I feel like there’s a lot left to be desired in this section of the summer; I’ll see TDKR for sure, and I think that’ll at least be interesting no matter how it turns out, but man is this chunk just arid. Paranorman looks fantastic, Savages has a lot of promise, and I think there’s potential in Campaign– not to mention a new Bourne film– but most of this is disposable.

    Spider-Man is the only other thing on here that really gives me much pause; I think it could end up being a sleeper hit, or it could just be fated to serve as a textbook example of how ugly studio franchising can get when left unchecked. I love the hell out of the cast, but I don’t much care for Webb and I’m generally jaded by the entire “reboot” trend in the first place, so this is something I might be predisposed to dislike. I’ll give it a fair shake though. Of course.

    • Yeah, you’re solidly on the record about questioning Amazing Spider-Man from EARLY in its life cycle. I distinctly recall that post you wrote about it.

      I think “Most of this is Disposable” is a comment that can be applied to movies most of the time anyways. This Summer’s crop is a little less “watered down” than most though, IMO.

      I hope Paranorman hits it big, I picked it up for a song in the AM Fantasy Draft LOL. :D $3!!

      • I don’t know– the summer season is when studios try to maximize their profits. Most of everything is disposable, sure, but there’s something about summer that invites that kind of release attitude moreso than other seasons. Maybe it’s just me.

        Trust me that I want to end up liking Spider-Man; I just think it reads as very hackish. “Destiny” is increasingly becoming a hackish, cliche.

        Hope Paranorman wins big too! Looks like a winner from here…

  5. All the obvious choices are there but what about Beasts of the Southern Wild? I saw the trailer yesterday and was totally blown away! It’s definitely up there as my most anticipated of the summer :D

    • I dunno. I’m all about the Obvious choices. :D

      If the trailer just came out, it may have missed me due to timing. I know Amazing Spider-Man launches a new trailer today I think. LOL. THANKS SPIDEY.

      I’ll have to check that flick out, you have good taste in the indies, you seem to like the good ones and not just the indies cause theyre indies, you know?

    • I think a lot of people feel that way. They did pretty much rush this one out even before people’s memories of the first trilogy had a chance to dim at all…

      But hey, its a business. I hate to tell you – and I’m sure you know – its only gonna get worse. :(

  6. “Ted”. I work on the premise that even the worst comedy shows the movie’s biggest laughs in the previews to lure customers in. But no yuks in this trailer! “Hope Springs”. Meryl Streep has marital problems. No wonder. Her husband saw the “Iron Lady” and how has permanent E.D. “Neighborhood Watch” Northeast Zimmerman branch? No way! Ben Stiller still owes me for seeing “Greenberg! All the other fliks are more viewable simply by comparison to these three!

    • Wow, this is turning in to a “Bash Ben Stiller” post. :D Thats ok, I dont mind. LOL.

      And yeah, you have to think the timing of “Neighborhood Watch” is poor, certainly.

      But on “Ted” no laughs? No? It’s cool. I can see it… its going to fall flat with a lot of people, it really is.

  7. Why is that Neighborhood Watch trailer so bizarrely edited? I thought the video was messing up. I got the humor, but good lord. Fire the guy who put that together.

    I will not see Total Recall, and I do not endorse its existence. It is an affront to common decency.

    • Yeah, I can see that with Total Recall. In fact, the fact that I DONT feel that way is a little odd, to me. Thats why I brought it up. I mean, wait’ll they try to remake Rocky, I’ll %#$&ing Firebomb something. You know? Total Recall though… for whatever reason… I’m like, go for it.

      Its probably gonna suck and then we can forget all about it.

      I can understand your stance though, buddy, I really can.

      • I never really thought Schwatzenegger’s Total Recall was all that great. I mean, sure it was fun in that 80s Arnie type of way… but it was taking some pretty big liberties with it’s source material to begin with. So there’s no sacrilege to taking another pass at the story.

      • Naw, I dunno… Ahnuhld’s Total Recall is a classic, as far as I’m concerned. Great sci fi actioner. Little bit of cheese due to Arnie, but tons of Star power from him too. Love that flick. Still surprises me a little I’m not wigging out in protest.

        Aside from that, you’re right on the whole taking another shot at the material

      • Oh man…. What? Ahnuhld was the consumate thespian.

        [Ahnuhld] To be or noght to be that is the qvestiohn. Whether ’tis nobler in the mingdt to zuffer the slings and arrohws of outrageous fortin or to take ahrms against a sea of troubles angt by opposing engt them? [/Ahnuhld]

        I’d pay like $250 for a ticket to that play. Easy.

      • Look, there’s an easy way to settle this. It’s not hard to find a way in which the same film would have been better with a different actor. You know it as well as I do.

        [Jimmy Stewart]Now look here, this is the p-plan. Get your- get your ass to Mars, and go to the H-Hilton Hotel and flash the… flash the fake Brubaker I.D. at the fr-front desk. That’s all there is to it. Just- just do as I t-tell you. You ca-can nail that son of a b-b that son of a bitch that fucked you and me. I’m-I’m counting on you, old buddy. Don’t let me down![/Jimmy Stewart]

      • That would be a wicked Jimmy Stewart movie.

        But my problem isn’t that anyone is taking liberties from whatever source material. The Arnold movie is a sci-fi classic, and there’s not a lot of cheese going on. Most of it is just really bizarre, violent, and dark. The biggest piece of cheese that comes to mind is SCREW YOUUUUUU BENNYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I’ll give you that one.

        The remake just looks generic and shitty. The part where he takes out all the guards for the first time looked AWFUL. Like, really, really awful. And nothing stands out from a visual standpoint, whereas the Arnold one looks unique even now.

  8. Ohhhweee, good lookin’. This summer is going to be EPIC! I never been this excited for a Summer movie line up in a long time. I can’t wait!!!!!!!!

    OH, on a random note, for this point on, I’m saving your podcasts for the long plane ride to Amsterdam in a couple of weeks. I hope I’m not one of those idiots laughing out loud while everyone on the plane is sleeping.

  9. Where did that guy learn how to grill? That is way too much flame up, he is going to burn the outside of those bratwurst. damn amatures Stop Grill on Meat Crime!

      • I thought the same thing about the grilling! haha Reminded me of the time I almost caught my house on fire because of my novice grilling skills. I thought it was a good idea to put tin foil on the grill (so it would stay clean) then cook hamburgers.
        #1) Cheap tin foil burns on the grill
        #2) hamburgers produce grease
        #3) when grease spills through a hole in the tin foil…no less than 8 ft. flames are produced.
        #4) when you are grilling on a porch under a metal awning (because it is raining), and 8 ft. flames burst out…..they actually hit the top of the awning and then circle back

        Yeah, really happened………you just can’t make that sh*t up.
        (Sorry for the deviation from movie talk….just brought back memories…quite honestly, it would have been a perfect scene in any action/comedy) LOL

      • NOOOOO… hell, dont be sorry for that.

        I need like a comment of the week award or something. LOL. That was hysterical! And I could totally picture it!

        Kind of like a mini movie script! :D

        Funnnnn stuff Debbie. Glad your house didnt burn down. :D

  10. This batch looks much better than the first. Count me in for The Dark Knight Rises, and maybe Savages, Bourne and The Campaign.

  11. OK… my thoughts.

    On Amazing Spider-Man, I think Emma Stone looks great as Gwen Stacy. And that’s about all I’m giving it so far. So far it hasn’t been winning me over, and the more I’ve seen, the less I’ve really liked. “His past was kept hidden from him…” You know, the “Peter’s parents were secret agents” thing was done in a 70s era annual, so it’s canon, but I kind of felt like it was stupid canon. Just too much of a contrivance. And the Lizard… I’ll give them credit for taking a gamble there, but unless he comes off a lot better in the film than in the promos, I don’t think they’ve pulled it off. And I think it’s entirely possible for them to drop the ball here… mainly because I remember a film called Spider-Man 3 where they dropped it so hard the floorboards broke. I hope I’m wrong and that this turns out excellent. But that’s a hope, not an expectation.

    On The Dark Knight Rises, you know what? I’m actually with you on the promotion for this thing. The title wasn’t well-chosen; maybe if the whole trilogy had used “The Dark Knight” as part of the film titles, OK, but they inadvertently made it sound like “The Dark Knight, Part 2″, like it’s a two-part trilogy. I know it’s not, you know it’s not, but that’s how the title comes across. And the trailers haven’t been getting me as excited as they should. But… I have to admit, I was very skeptical of both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight before seeing them. So I’m willing to give Nolan the benefit of the doubt here.

    Savages looks like it’s probably kind of dumb, but kind of fun. The Expendables 2 is automatically in that category.

    Not really interested in The Bourne Legacy… novel idea for extending the series, but I have to be honest: I can’t separate the existing Bourne movies in my mind. They’re fun, but they’re indistinct. I feel like I’ve seen all the franchise has to offer, three times over.

    Total Recall is looking like it might be good. Could still flub it, of course, but I’m pretty likely to be watching this.

    I gave up on the Ice Age franchise when they did Dawn of the DInosaurs. I know it’s a totally unrealistic kiddie movie anyway, but that concept just catapulted right over the stupidity limit.

    Still don’t have much interest in a Will Ferrell comedy… he’s shown to me that he has a few decent films, but I still have trouble even wanting to try most of his stuff. Even less interest in watching a Ben Stiller film. I’ve seen a few of his films in full, and he is simply painful to watch; unfunny, and untalented as an actor.

    Of course, I’d watch a Stiller-Ferrell-Sandler marathon before I watched a movie from Seth MacFarlane. I did smirk once at the Ted trailer (“Bambi Lynn”), but it was wearing out its welcome with me before it finished. I’m willing to make a bet right now that the novelty of “vulgar teddy bear” will wear off with the audience about 30 minutes in, and then there won’t be anything to laugh at.

    • “Emma Stone looks great as Gwen Stacy.” Yeah, she does.

      If the Lizard sucks though I’m always going to resent not getting Malkovich as the Vulture.

      On TDKR Oh, yeah, I was never not going to give Nolan the benefit of the doubt. But if it were its OWN movie with no prequels, I doubt people would be as psyched for it as they are, cause this campaign hasnt earned that.

      Yeah, see? Ted’s getting more thumbs down here than thumbs up. Its a ballsy play, they took a really high concept risk. Not scoring well here in early returns…

      • Yeah, Malkovich as the Vulture could have been great. Still not necessarily too late, though; sequel fodder, perhaps?

        And you’re definitely right about people being amped up for DKR solely because it’s the conclusion. The campaign hasn’t come close to earning a “this looks really cool”, let alone the fervor that people have been getting into.

      • Thank you! Always nice to have at least someone agree with you… that way you know youre not crazy!

        I’m just hoping that they figure everyone is going anyways, so they want to save all the good stuff for the movie :D

  12. great job man, part 2 was as way awesome than part 1 , and now i cant wait for all the movies of part 1 and part 2 to release , just need to order alot of pepsi and pop corn .

  13. I’m taking a position of extreme cynicism and pessimism regarding Total Recall. It’s quite simple, this remake has Len Wiseman at the helm and Kurt Wimmer as the scribe. It would therefore be a straight-up miracle if the result is not a steaming heap of shit. From the director that brought you the awful Underworld movies and the shittest Die Hard movie…no thanks.

    I’m also out for Expendables 2. The first one was a complete mess and totally failed at what it was trying to accomplish (other than the scene with the plane attacking the dock). Plus, fuck Chuck Norris. Internet jokes should be seen and not heard.

    • Ohhh cmon, The Expendables was fun enough for what it was trying to be… what were you expecting of it? I was actually surprised it was as good as it was.

      You could be right about Total Recall though. Unfortunately.

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