Thursday, May 1, 2014

Upcoming Movie Roundup - May

Look out: here come the first round of the summer blockbusters!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
May 2nd: PG-13
I admit: I'm a little worried about the villain count in this movie. Did no one learn anything from Maguire's Spider-Man 3? Well, hopefully they learned a lot, and the overwhelming amount of baddies is the only thing being repeated. This one has so much more potential anyway because I actually like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Plus more bad guys and other characters means more cool actors to play them, like Jamie Foxx, who appears to be the main villain, and Paul Giamatti, and Dane DeHaan, who I've never watched before, but already love his version of Harry, and Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, and Celeborn; Marton Csokas. Yep, by the reviews I've seen so far this doesn't live up to what we've come to expect from our superhero movies, but I doubt I'll have a hard time finding a few things to enjoy.

May 16th; PG-13
I feel like I've seen this before... Well, the monster looks impressive, but it doesn't look like there's a guarantee of anything more than that that the version with Matthew Broderick didn't give besides being newer and therefore cooler and more expensive. Or maybe I'm missing the appeal. The main appeal for me is that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are starring -- it's kinda like a preview for Age of Ultron!

X-Men: Days of Future Past
May 23rd; PG-13
Well obviously this is a must-see. X-Men and the young X-Men "reboot" come together in a complicated, the-fate-of-the-earth-in-the-balance plot? Sounds a lot like Doctor Who meets superheroes, so count me in! Plus, with the best of the two casts added together, I don't think I've ever seen the likes of these huge names together before: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy AND Patrick Stewart, and Michael Fassbender AND Ian McKellen. And then of course Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and lots and lots of recognizable faces. And I did mention Jennifer Lawrence, right? Yeah. It would take a lot to makes this not be an awesome success.

May 30th; PG-13
Sleeping Beauty gets the "Wicked" treatment? The trailer implies that the baddie, played by Anelina Jolie, isn't so bad after all, which isn't exactly something I'm super interested to see. It looks epic and pretty (or awesome) and promises a deeper plot with conspiracies, and lots at steak. And they obviously had a great time updating the possibly-not-evil-after-all lady. But in too many ways I'm reminded of Snow White and the Hunstman. Will this be the new take on a classic fairytale that finally meets with success? The most drawing thing for me is the talented Elle Fanning as Aurora.

The summer movie season begins! So what is first on your to-see list?


  1. The only one of these movies that I'm seeing for certain is Days of Future Past because I love X Men First Class :) That film was so much fun and with Wolverine in it as well... Yay! :D

    I'm really not sure whether I'll see Amazing Spiderman 2 or not. I had really mixed feelings on the first movie. Even though I really like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone - far more than I like Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst - that movie felt really repetitive to me. I didn't feel like I was seeing anything in a Spiderman movie that I hadn't seen before. Well, apart from the backstory about Peter's parents but that was nowhere near as interesting as the screenwriters seemed to think.

    I'm not sold on Maleficent. I love fairytale retellings when they're done well but Sleeping Beauty has never been one of my favourite fairytales. And that trailer looks so much like Snow White and the Huntsman! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks this!

    There's a lot of buzz about Godzilla but I'm not interested in that movie either. I'm sure it will be better than the last movie - although that won't be hard! - but a big reptile smashing up buildings is... not my thing.

    1. Yes! X-Men First Class plus Wolverine sounds like perfection to me. :D

      It is considerably more popular with the fans than the critics, but it does seem like it'll be very repetitive, and that seems to be the critics' biggest beef with it. I'm still going to see it, it's just a matter of when... and making sure I keep my expectations low. ;)

      Me either. I kinda feel like I would be more interested if it was a straight re-telling in live-action, since the Disney animation was never big with me either, but from what I remember it seems like it could be fleshed out really well and interestingly -- without having to over-complicate the villain!

      Haha, yeah, and since I saw the other one, I feel like I might as well see this one too, since the only reason I ever saw the other one was the cast and this cast is just as interesting to me. Once it comes out I'll decide if it worth spending money on for the theater... but I kinda doubt it. :P

      I'm glad we have roughly the same opinions. :D

  2. I'm psyched for X-Men, and the others... not so much. Nothing about the new Spidey movies grabs me, I guess. And Maleficent really doesn't intrigue me much either. Which means I can go to X-Men more often :-D

    1. X-Men is the most exciting for me too. Although I do want to see Spider-Man as well. Haha, already planning multiple trips to see X-Men? I really hope it turn out that good! :D

  3. Three cheers for X-Men, Spider-Man (*sniff* despite the sad spoilers - and ditto on the "villain happy" plot) and Maleficent! Cannot wait to see all of those. The only one I will likely see is the last. Hope you enjoy, Sarah!

    1. Yep, this month is off to a good start! So hopefully it'll keep getting better, and my reservations for some of the movies will go unfounded. Thanks, I have enjoyed Spidey so far! I hope you enjoy your choices as well Rissi! :)