Saturday, April 24, 2010

Summer Movies

It's that time of year. Next Friday Iron Man 2 will unofficially kick off the summer movie season. Not to sound like a disenchanted cynic, but there isn't really a whole lot that I'm looking forward to.

Certainly Christopher Nolan's Inception is the highlight of the season, as are Jon Favreau's aforementioned Iron Man 2 and Nimrod Antal's Predators.

Phillip Noyce's Salt, Joe Carnahan's The A-Team and James Mangold's Knight and Day are all mild curiosities, George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau sounds seductive but it hardly fits the summer mold and Mike Newell's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time looks terrible, but I'll see it anyway because I have fond memories of playing the video game in the winter months of '03.

What is everyone looking forward to?


  1. Christopher Nolan made good films once upon a time, but he's now reprocessed Hollywood cheese. I love Nimrod Antal's first film but again, he came to America to be anesthetized. I'm curious about IRON MAN II: the first one took me by surprise because it was character driven, not soley propelled by SPFX. Otherwise, looks like I'll just stay home and catch a few when they're released on BD.

  2. I agree with you that there really isn't much. Nothing can even compare to the hype surrounding "Inception" that everything else seems like a bit of a bore. Even "Iron Man 2" to an extent.