With Iron Man guitar riffing his way into theaters tomorrow I figured I’d better get going on making my 10 movie choices for the summer. Every year it’s the same old story, plenty of great movies coming out and due to budgetary purposes I get to chose 10 that I actually get to see on the big screen. This year is even more crazy with almost 20 movies coming out between now and August that I want to see. After eliminating those that I don’t have to see on a big screen (sorry, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and no I’m not kidding) I managed to cut the list down to 15, meaning I’m still five over my limit. I’ve managed to pick nine but I just can’t cut locate the last one in the six remaining. So here’s the plan. I’ll let you decide. For the next 4 weeks I’ll have a poll up here at rollin’ asking which of the final six movies you think I should catch in all it’s hugeness. I’ll abide by whatever you chose, and the other 5 will just have to wait for DVD glory.
Here in, alphabetical order, are your six choices with some pros and cons as I see them.
Get Smart – (Pros) Should be the funniest movie of the summer. I absolutely love the TV Show and it looks like they are keeping the feel pretty faithful. (Cons) Not sure it’s one that I have to see big. Could dissolve into infantile humor instead of the corny, quirky humor I prefer.
Incredible Hulk – (Pros) Edward Norton is a genius. The effects look incredible. No Hulk Dogs in this one. It’s a comic book movie, ya dig? (Cons) Norton hasn’t really done the action thing before. The first one was dreadful.
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D – (Pros) It’s in 3D. It’s in 3D. It’s in 3D. (Cons) The 3D looks ultra gimmicky which I hate (use it as a tool ,not a gimmick, please! see Beowulf as reference) Brandon Fraser may just be phoning it in.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – (Pros) Love the other Mummy movies (see penchant for corny, quirky humor mentioned above). Lots of eye candy. (Cons) Indiana Jones will probably put it in it’s place. Brandon Fraser may just be phoning it in.
Speed Racer – (Pros) The visuals in the trailer look astonishing. Mind bending racing action. (Cons) I never watched the original cartoon. John Goodman’s character freaks me out.
Star Wars: Clone Wars – (Pros) Uh… IT’S STAR WARS. (Cons) Well, it’s not really Star Wars.
Over the next 9 days I’ll post in order of anticipation the other 9 films I plan on catching in the next 4 months (feel free to guess them in the comments), until then, get to voting, I need to know what number 10 will be!