It’s my birthday today, but by the time you read this it will have actually been yesterday. For me, my birthday isn’t about getting presents anymore. Actually it isn’t about getting older either. For me, my birthday is about one thing:?the summer movie season is just around the corner. This is the birthday gift from Hollywood that just keeps on giving.
It’s my birthday today, but by the time you read this it will have actually been yesterday.
For me, my birthday isn’t about getting presents anymore. Actually it isn’t about getting older either. For me, my birthday is about one thing:?the summer movie season is just around the corner. This is the birthday gift from Hollywood that just keeps on giving.
I don’t know why, but I just can’t help but get excited. To me this is bigger than football or baseball. This is bigger than the Olympics or presidential elections.
Maybe it is the fact that I have been seeing movie trailers for the upcoming season for the last 12-plus months, or maybe it is because there is going to be another Tolkien film released this year (though that isn’t actually a summer-released movie).
What I do know is that I am probably more excited about these coming films than I have been in a long time.
For one, the newest and final chapter of the Christopher Nolan Batman series is coming out, "The Dark Knight Rises." I can’t wait to see what Nolen has in store for us with this final film. I?do know that he is including the underappreciated villain Bane in this installment. I am excited to see a director give this great character his due justice.
Then, of course, we will finally be rewarded with the superhero team-up to end all superhero team-ups: "The Avengers." I am very curious to see how each character is going to be incorporated into this massive lineup. I just hope this won’t turn into an Iron Man/Captain America film with the other superheros ending up being just window dressing.
But if anyone is up to the challenge it would be geek-tastic director Joss Whedon. I have full faith in his abilities to turn this franchise into gold.
Rounding out the geek-tastic summer will be the re-booting of the Spider-Man series with "The Amazing Spider-Man." Gone is Tobey Maguire and entering in to the lead role is Andrew Garfield.
This bit of casting is extremely exciting to me. I?love Andrew Garfield and I can’t really think of anyone I would rather see in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
PLUS they are bringing out a Spider-Man with man-made webshooters!?AWESOME!
But I digress.
Other films that will also be released this geek-tastic summer season are:
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" - with a name like that, how could you not be excited?
Pixar’s latest film, "Brave."
"G.I. Joe:?Retaliation" - Yo Joe!
"Jack the Giant Killer"
"The Hunger Games" - Everyone keeps talking about it, and the more I?hear, the more excited I?get.
"Prometheus" - Ridley Scott’s venture back into the horror/thriller genre.
Tim Burton’s "Dark Shadows." So you know Johnny Depp will be in it.
"Battleship" - yes, this is a silly-looking movie, but for some reason I just have to see it.
The final film I want to see this summer session is the new Bourne film "The Bourne Legacy." I?just want to see if they can pull off a successful chapter to this series without Jason Bourne, aka Matt Damon.
There you have it. My summer to-do list. You keep your Super Bowls and World Series, I will take my blockbusters any day. Unless of course the Eagles and Royals are playing, respectively, then I?am sooooo there!