Last month went as predicted, and I didn't see any new releases. Instead I spent the whole month eagerly anticipating a certain comic book movie, and now, the time has finally come to see it! Are you going to see Guardians of the Galaxy? And is there anything else interesting to you that August has to offer? Here are my thoughts, and some trailers:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug. 1st; PG-13
I already wrote an entire post on my excitement for this movie, so really the only thing left to say now is that all that still applies, plus, now the critics are backing up what I was hoping and predicting: that this movie is gonna knock our socks off with its zany characters, gleeful action and visuals, and a big Marvel heart -- to the tune of 70's classics. I'm already planning on my cheeks hurting after the movie from all the smiling I will be doing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Aug. 8th; PG-13
I was a little out of it as a kid, and never watched the TMNT show. Though I can recall the theme song from the commercials very well. So while being not at all biased based on nostalgic love for these guys, I watched the trailer... *goes and watches trailer* ...and... well... I got bored. It looks like it'll end up in the same category as the Transformers franchise, and I'm not just saying that because of Megan Fox. So it'll be okay movies (I'm assuming sequels will exist soon) for the already existing fans, and make more money than it probably deserves, and hopefully I'll never feel like bothering with it.
Into the Storm
Aug. 8th; PG-13
My brothers and I have started a kind of tradition where we watch fictional disaster movies that come on TV and make fun of them. The Day After Tomorrow was the best. And it looks like this movie will fit the bill perfectly. Giant tornadoes picking up debris, and people, and airplanes... and a determined father sets out with a group of storm chasers to rescue his son and his son's girlfriend from the terrible weather. The only thing is that we'll have to wait a while for it to air on TV. Also, I'd seen the TV spot for this several times before I noticed that Richard Armitage is the main character. So that's a cool bonus. This trailer has captions in a foreign language because I couldn't find this particular trailer on YouTube without it...
Aug. 15th; PG-13
Besides Guardians, this is the most interesting August movie for me. I read the children's classic novel after hearing of the movie, and it was... very interesting, although definitely a children's book. The movie ages the main character by about ten years, and I imagine makes several more changes, none of which I feel predisposed to disapprove of. I liked the book just enough to want to see the film version, but not enough to wish the film version exactly like the book. It's a nice medium. Anyway, this was apparently the first dystopian teen novel, and has quite a few cool and original ideas and aspects that haven't been borrowed yet. I don't expect it'll be fantastic or anything, but I do expect to continue wanting to see it until I do.