10 July 2006

Films of 2007 - A Sneak Peek - Part I

Now that most of the big films have debuted for 2006, I thought I could whet your appetites with what next year holds. Here is a list of the films in which I have the most interest. Next year looks to be a big one, especially May with 3 third installments in the biggest franchises around. I will save my box office predictions for next year, but with fierce competition, there has to be both winners and losers. Just ask Superman.

Ghost Rider - February 16

A motorcycle stuntman, Johnny Blaze, makes a pact with a dark force, known as Mephisto, selling his soul to save his adopted father. When the bargain goes sour and the man isn't saved, Blaze is transformed into "the spirit of vengeance," Ghost Rider.

Check out the trailer for this one, it looks pretty hot. We shall see if Marvel can continue its streak of success. Methinks yes.

Stardust - March 09

Based on a Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, Stardust concerns the adventures of Tristran Thorn, a young man who lives in the village of Wall, located on the borders of Faerie. In order to win her love, Tristran makes a promise to the girl of his dreams, to retrieve a star that fell in to Faerie. But he is not the only one looking for the star.

I have this book in my ever growing queue of "to read," but the premise sounds good. Also, with Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and even Ricky Gervais, this film should be worth checking out.

Meet the Robinsons - March 30

Disney's latest animated entry is based on William Joyce's book A Day with Wilbur Robinson. Lewis' latest and most ambitious project is the Memory Scanner, which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother and maybe even reveal why she put him up for adoption. But before he can get his answer, his invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy.

Lewis has all but given up hope in his future when a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson whisks him away in a time machine and travels forward in time to spend a day with Wilbur's eccentric family. In a world filled with flying cars and floating cities, they hunt down Bowler Hat Guy, save the future and uncover the amazing secret of the Robinson family.

Sure, Chicken Little was sorta forgettable, but it was not as bad as people said either. This film looks like something different from Disney, and looks like it could be worth checking out.

Spider-Man 3 - May 04

Peter Parker returns, gets a new costume, and battles the sandman. Gwen Stacy and Eddie Brock also show up further complicating things for the old web-head.

This is probably the one I am looking forward to the most. Its got the black costume, and what looks like tons of action. I will be disappointed if this isn't the best Spider-Man yet.

Shrek the Third - May 18

With the heir to the Far Far Away throne missing, Shrek and Fiona are forced to stand in as rulers. In order to return home to their swamp, it is up to Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots to find the true heir. During their absence, Princess Fiona finds herself faced with a coup attempt by Prince Charming.

Am I all Shreked out? I'm not sure. I liked the first two, but I don't think this series needs to go on forever. Besides any movie with Justin Timberlake just might suck. But, I haven't seen any previews or anything yet, so I won't pass judgment yet. And no matter what I say, this one is gonna be big.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - May 25

As the age of piracy comes to a close, Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle. Our heroes must face Lord Cutler Beckett, Davy Jones and Admiral James Norrington in a titanic showdown that could eliminate the freedom-loving pirates from the seven seas -- forever.

Yo ho, with Pirates 2 breaking all sorts of records, and ending with a cliffhanger, I am sure this one can't come soon enough. Should be fun seeing Chow Yun Fat as a pirate. Hopefully this film wraps everything up and justifies the trilogy.

Stay tuned for Part II coming soon.


j said...

Thanks for the look ahead. Looks to be a great summer.

Chip Chief said...

yeah, and this is just through may, i still have 2 more editions!

j said...