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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Summer Movie goodness (and the new Indiana Jones Trailer)

Ok, first things first: If you haven't seen the new trailer for the fourth Indiana Jones movie, watch it now. Here. Immediately.

(if the embed isn't working - try here)

Ok, now that we have that out of the way...

My thoughts: I don't like that they open with a re-hashing of the original movies. For those of us who have seen the first movies, i think we know who Indiana Jones is. If they had just shown the clip of the fedora on the ground and the silhouette...that would have been more than enough and a great intro. For those that haven't seen the previous movies (all two of you) you just had them all spoiled for you.

Anyway...once the trailer gets going, it looks good. It looks like they'll use a bit of a comedy (i just hope not too much) to address the fact that he's old.

One thing that i am very disappointed by though: from numerous shots in the trailer, Spielberg and Lucas have obviously recanted their promise to keep computer generated effects to a minimum. I know this is a very short trailer, and those shots could be the extent of the CG in the whole movie - that would certainly be minimal - but i don't have my hopes up. I guess i'd rather be disappointed now than while watching the movie though.

I am definitely pumped about the movie though. The trailer had a good feel and in terms of cinematography, it looked very similar to Last Crusade. Good stuff.

In other movie news...
It is time for an updated list of movies i'm interested in seeing:

Planning on seeing:
Feb 14th - Jumper (scratch...heard it sucked)
April 18 - The Forbidden Kingdom
May 2 - Iron Man
May 9 - Speed Racer
May 16 - Chronicles of Narnia: Price Caspian
May 22 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
June 20 - Get Smart
June 27 - WALL-E
July 2 - Hancock
July 11 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
July 18 - The Dark Knight
Aug 1 - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Nov 21 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Dec 25 May 8, 2009 - Star Trek XI - just got bumped :-(

Might checking out (or wait for video):
March 14 - Horton Hears a Who!
June 6 - Kung Fu Panda
June 13 - The Incredible Hulk
June 13 - The Happening
July 11 - Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
Oct 3 - Valkyrie
Dec 10 - X-Files 2

So...looks like i'll be dropping somewhere in the area of $300 in movie tickets this year. Could be worse i guess. Maybe i'll hit some matinées.


PhragMunkee said...

Another Hulk?! Man, the first one was pretty bad. It could only get better with a 2nd one.

However, I am really looking forward to Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr should make the perfect Tony Stark.

Speed Racer looks kinda like the Spy Kids movies.

I'll be interested to hear about Jumper. The trailers look pretty good, but it also looks like one that could go way south way quick.

I'm looking forward to the Dark Knight to see how well Ledger plays a really twisted Joker. I still think Jack Nicholson making another Joker appearance would have been better. But, I'd like to be proven wrong.

WALL-E looks like it's going to be my among the best of this year. It's the one I'm most excited about.

Keep us posted with some reviews as you see them. I rarely get to make it out to see a movie, but maybe your reviews in Google Reader will help. :)

Paul Nicholson said...

Yeah. I never saw the first Hulk, but this one is supposed to be throwing that one out the window and starting over. Unfortunately the Hulk is still going to be all CG, so i'm not thrilled about that. We'll see...

I'll make sure to post as many reviews as possible.

Rob Robinson said...

Thanks, Paul. I'm nervous about this one and really hoping we see a lot more Spielberg than Lucas. If there were no Star Wars prequels, this teaser would have me excited. Instead it just leaves me nervous.

The little-or-no CGI rumor had me optimistic, and I'll try to stay that way.

I have such fond memories of Indy, and the thought of seeing him again on the big screen is fun. I just hope it can do the original movies justice. It doesn't have to outdo them--just not tarnish them.

Paul Nicholson said...

Rob- Agreed. Just hoping for something akin to Temple of Doom. Doesn't need to be the new "best"...though if it is i won't complain.

The Musician said...

Wasn't there just a hulk? Wasn't that one crap? Sheesh.
Can't wait for the new Indiana movie. Senior citizens kick a@*!