It’s that time of year when the movie landscape is dotted with fantasy and sci-fi—the summer. Somehow, every summer the science fiction movies dominate the big screen and pull us in from the good weather to be frightened and fascinated.
Last week I went to see Prometheus, a prequel to Alien, a movie that seriously frightened me when it came out a few years ago. I was disappointed. So not scary. SO predictable. So I am looking at the other offerings (I don’t get out a lot to movies so some of these have been out a bit) and this is what caught my eye.
Another Snow White story – Snow White and the Huntsman, looks like an urban fantasy except set in the past. I’d like to watch that, but maybe on my TV.
Piranha 3DD – because people just love stupid B monster flicks. Forget it.
Extraterrestrial – A story of a guy who wakes up with missing memory, a one night stand, and aliens floating over his city. Interesting, but probably a see at home on the TV flick (see how picky I am about the big screen?).
Seeking Friend For The End of the World – much as I like the premise, I hate Steve Carroll. Skip.
The Amazing Spider Man – Nope, this has just been done to death and I am tired of spider guys. Skip.
Red Lights – A spooky paranormal investigation. This one has Sigourney Weaver, and definite possibilities. Maybe.
The Dark Knight Rises – nope, had enough of the bat guys too. Skip.
The Watch – okay, maybe a little funny sci-fi spoof would be a good thing. Who can’t imagine Ben Stiller in a group of ‘protector’ watchmen who run into the real thing – aliens? Maybe!
I’m sure I am missing a bunch of titles, these are just a few that come to mind. What are you planning on seeing this summer?
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