08 August 2008

Looking to Summer '09

With Iron Man, Wall-E, The Dark Knight, Hellboy 2, The Incredible Hulk, and even Kung Fu Panda, Summer 2008 was one of the best in a long time. It surely topped last year loaded with disappointing 3quels. So, what about '09? Can it match this year? Maybe not, but there are some films worth looking forward to.

27 March - Monsters Vs Aliens

Dreamworks kicks things off early next summer with human bred monsters fighting off alien invaders. As long as Shrek isn't one of said monsters, I think Dreamworks may have a hit on their hands.

10 April - Dragonball

Next years Speed Racer. I do not know much about Dragonball Z. I think its something like an anime Street Fighter, but with more "mystical powers." Still, it may turn out to good, and really, comparing it to Speed Racer was a low blow.

01 May - X-Men Origins: Wolverine

This year, Superheroes were in style. Next year, Wolvy has the whole summer to himself. Not sure why Gambit is in a Wolverine movie, but seeing some New Mutants should be fun - and better Gambit than more Storm. Though early buzz is not great on this one, its opening weekend alone should be big enough to make it a success.

08 May - Star Trek

I have high hopes for this movie as does Paramount. JJ Abrahms brought us Alias, Lost, and a good Mission Impossible movie (MI3), so hopefully he can usher in a new age for Trek. Having said that, this is Trek 11 and only one Trek has broken $100 million. Hopefully going back to its roots will be a recipe for success.

29 May - Up

This movie is about an old guy and a boy scout floating around in a house attached to balloons... Ok. But any film from Pixar has my attention. I don't know if it will have mass apeal (say like a movie about aliens and monsters for example), but it appeals to me.

29 June - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Lets face it. Though Transformers was cool, it wasn't really good. This sequel was churned out pretty fast and I am afraid that it may fall flat. No matter what, this will be huge, likely the biggest of the summer. But, if the Transformers get some dialogue this time, it might even be good.

07 August - G.I. Joe: Rise of COBRA

The second feature length toy commercial of the summer is even less likely to be good, but who knows. Cool is what I am hoping for you know, more like the Mortal Kombat movie and less like Street Fighter. Speaking of SF, the legend of Chun Li also somes out next year, in Feb, and so far... YIKES!

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