June 10, 2013
I’m finally starting to feel like I’m making progress and lifting that box. What this means is I can now move on to all the chores and things that I had to put aside while working on the more critical chores and things. You see how this gets out of control?
I’m kind of amazed at the movies I haven’t seen, and don’t even want to see, this summer. Used to be I’d go see anything with a whiff of science fiction. A shiny skinsuit or a cyborg monster? Totally there! Dystopian future? Totally there! But this summer I haven’t seen, and really have no interest in: Oblivion, After Earth, or The Purge. It’s like the lesson I learned with Terminator Salvation was brought home last year by Prometheus and Total Recall. I don’t have time for thoughtless, overblown monstrosities of films. (Though I suppose I should give the previous ones a chance for being original monstrosities rather than tired, unnecessary sequels. But…no, I don’t think I should.)
So what am I going to see this summer?
Much Ado About Nothing. Because I love concept Shakespeare. And Nathan Fillion!
Man of Steel. My interest is purely academic. Zach Snyder runs about 50/50 — Watchmen, yay! Sucker Punch, no! But it’s a superhero movie and yet another reboot, and I want to see how they do.
The Lone Ranger. I will confess, my brain is yelling “no!” on this one. But my id is yelling “yes!” (Scruffy men in leather, please!) So I guess I’m still a sucker for some thoughtless, overblown monstrosities.
Elysium. Maybe. Because Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It actually has a really interesting look to it. I’ll probably wait to hear the buzz before deciding.
Pacific Rim. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHOLY CRAP YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!! Kaiju and mechawarriors! YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I mean LOOK AT THIS TRAILER! Just look at it!!!!
So, it’s nice to see I can still get excited about summer blockbuster movies.