Thursday, July 30, 2009

Upcoming movies - New (or semi-new) movie trailers

Just for kicks, I wanted to share a few trailers for upcoming movies I'm excited about. I've been kind of disillusioned with the movie industry in the past few years, so I'm glad there are at least a few films I'm stoked for. If you can think of any I've missed, please let me know.

G.I. Joe

I'll start with an "old" one...there are a number of trailers out there so I'll just share the teaser from the Super Bowl. I'm hopeful that this movie will be a lot of fun and not bring shame to my nostalgic memories of playing with G.I. Joe figures in the 80s.

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

I've enjoyed most of the stuff I've seen by Tim Burton and I enjoy the Alice stories, so I was excited to hear that he'd be directing a new Alice in Wonderland movie. It looks like a lot of fun and definitely very Burton-esque, which seems very appropriate for Wonderland. (On a related note, I'm hoping for news about The Looking Glass Wars 3 is due out this fall and the author is in discussions with directors/publishers/etc.)

Sherlock Holmes

I was a little nervous to hear that Robert Downey Jr would be playing Holmes...he just doesn't quite fit my vision for the consulting detective. But after watching the trailer, I think I'll enjoy the will likely get panned by Holmes purists, but I think it looks great. I've seen two versions of the trailer now, both fairly similar but both looking like fun.

Toy Story 3

Toy Story has been a great franchise. I've really enjoyed both of the previous movies and the kids love them too. I'm excited to see what they do next. My only hope with Toy Story is that the franchise stays strong and Disney doesn't just turn it into an annoying cash cow that they just pump out for money without caring about the quality. So far I've been happy, and I have faith in Pixar's ownership of the quality, so I'm excited to see what comes of Buzz, Woody & the crew.

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief

I read the first book in the Percy Jackson series a few months ago and found it to be a lot of fun. It wasn't terribly deep, but as a kids book, it was wonderful. I look forward to continuing on in the series and I'm also happy to see it being turned into a movie. I've been following some of the movie progress over on the author's (Rick Riordan) webpages & blog and he is happy with the way things are going, so I'm happy as well.

Tron Legacy

I really enjoyed Tron as a kid. Watching it again, it's funny to see how dated it is. I'm not sure what they're going to do with the story, but the overall Tron concept is interesting. I'm hopeful that they'll keep an engaging storyline rather than just pumping it full of updated special effects. Will have to wait and see.

The Last Airbender

I have to admit that I haven't followed this one too much, but it should be a good adventure and the trailer looks good.

Dorian Gray

I read and enjoyed this book last year. It was thoughtful and provocative. The trailer makes it seem a little more adventuresome than the novel was. It seems to focus more on his "evil deeds" where the novel often alluded to them rather than explicitly portrayed them. Still, I'm hopeful that this will be a fun retelling of the story. Moreover, I hope they don't "sex it up" too much and push it into an R rating, because truly that's not justified.


I really like the look and tone of this one. It seems like it could be right up my alley. Lynette's not as keen on it and I'm sure it's going to be too much for the kids, at least for a while. But I still want to see it. :)

I'm sure there are some movies I'm forgetting and there are sure to be more that will catch my eye. With the amount of movies coming out, I'm actually sad at how short my list is. Most of the stuff that's coming out these days really doesn't appeal to me. Still, it's good that there are at least some good quality films in the pipe. Looking forward to seeing them.


Kevin said...

The Tron trailer is not there. Looks like you put the lightning thief trailer twice.

Okie said...