Summer Movies: Unknownson May 5, 2011 at 5:05 am
This last list of the week is about the movies that I just don’t know enough about to make a judgment on way or another. These are the unknowns…
4. Super 8
This isn’t a very unknown unknown. Here’s what I do know: this movie will be GREAT. Here’s the problem. What genre is it? Every time I see a trailer I get more and more confused. At first I thought it was a horror movie. Then it was a sci-fi movie. Then a family / coming of age type film, then horror again. Now I think it must be some kind of mesh but that presents it’s own problem. As badly as I want to see this movie for the sci-fi and buddy film aspect (I’m thinking a new age ET) I’m also not at all interested in seeing a horror movie. I never watch horror and monster films. Especially a monster film chasing a bunch of kids around a rural town. That just doesn’t sit well with me. So the problem is I don’t know what I’m paying twelve bucks to see… and since the line here makes all the difference I probably won’t see a movie I know is going to be great in a lot of other ways.
3. Conan the Barbarian
Um… I guess it’s about the barbarian and not the comedian? Who knows. It’s almost impossible to find anything about this movie. The teaser is just some smoke and a logo really. Title does say “the Barbarian” so that’s what I’m going with. I’ve never really heard of the guy playing Conan and that worries me a bit, and while the director has made some other movies none of them (that I know of) are any good so that makes me nervous. In the end, this is a movie I’d love to be great but I don’t have ANYTHING to make that kind of bold guess – yet.
2. X-Men: The First Class
Let me start off by saying the X-Men movies are some of the worst hero movies ever made. Not “the” worst but up there. This movie is written by the same guy that messed all those movies up, so we’re already off to a bad start. However, if you watch the trailer you’ll see that this movie is a fresh start. New actors, new timeline (it’s a prequel) and a cool concept. I’ve always like the story of Magneto and Professor X being both friends, rivals, and enemies. The final verdict for me is that I will pay to see this movie, but I’ll be ready to scream in pain the entire time. Still, if they do this movie right… well, it could be a first class film. (Ayuckyuckyuck.)
1. Green Lantern
Originally, I was going to have this movie on both my good and evil list. I thought the idea was funny, but it’s best fit is the top of the unknown list. I’ll run down the pros and cons real fast for you. Good: It’s Green Lantern, it’s got Ryan Reynolds, it’s directed by the guy that did the recent Bond movies, and its (mostly) the story of Hal Jordan. Evil: Have you seen a trailer? This looks soooooo bad. And that is what makes this the ultimate unknown movie. How can a movie with so many great components in it end up so terrible looking?! And it’s not just bad CG I’m talking about – and make no qualms about it – that suit looks stupid. I’ve never seen a picture, an article, or a video that made me think this movie had any chance of being any good. I have reserved myself to the fact that I will see this movie expecting it to be amazing and I will end up ashamed of myself down to the depths of my soul. Nothing good will come from this movie, and there’s nothing I can do to stop myself from suffering it.