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Any upcoming movies you are excited about and why-?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26782points) March 24th, 2011

I watched most movies that are out there for entertainment yet sometimes there will be one that for some reason will have a cathartic effect on me, calming, inspiring and gives a jolt of pure joy-!

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syz's avatar

Cowboys and Aliens. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a joke, or a spoof. And then I saw the trailer, which I love! I have high hopes!

SpatzieLover's avatar

The Prequel to The Wizard Of Oz
Our son is a huge “Oz” fan…so anything Woz is a must see.

Disney’s latest Alice movie was anticipated by our family for a year & a half because of his love for all things Alice, too.

ucme's avatar

Yeah Cowboys & Aliens looks like it has potential. Also Cars 2 out in the summer, kerchow ;¬}

mazingerz88's avatar

@syz it’s good that you have high hopes. At my age, 43, I regret I don’t have the same excitement. Of course I could end up loving it. Love is in this case, watching it again in a movie house, thrice before it’s run ends. This is because nothing compares with watching a movie on wide screen and no huge TV would match the experience. The last movie I loved was STAR TREK. I also adored Toy Story 3 and knew it will be nominated for Best Picture not just in animation category. it was not just close, but perfect unto itself.
Back to Cowboys and Aliens, the trailer was tired and Ford looks tired and stretched for this role. It would take a magical script to pull this off. In my humble opinion.

marinelife's avatar

Rango starring Johnny Depp, because it’s supposed to be very good.

mazingerz88's avatar

@marinelife yes Rango was fun…

erichw1504's avatar

Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Green Lantern, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Captain America: The First Avenger, Cowboys & Aliens.

Yeah, I’m kind of a movie guy.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Green Lantern
Captain America
The Dark Knight Rises which is next year, but I’m still stoked
I’ve recently been obsessed with superheroes
Arthur, although I have no idea why
And Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon!!!!!!
Dorothy of Oz
New Year’s Eve

mazingerz88's avatar

@erichw1504 Yess-!!!! Superheroes….!!!!!! :)

erichw1504's avatar

@Aesthetic_Mess The Avengers is next year and Iron Man 3 is 2013 at the earliest, also.

MilkyWay's avatar

@ucme YAY! Cars 2 : )
And Pirates of the Caribbean. : D

SpatzieLover's avatar

@erichw1504 there was no date given in the question

@Aesthetic_Mess We haven’t even told our son about Dorothy of Oz yet…he’d be asking daily when we’d be seeing it otherwise! =)

I want to see the new Jane Eyre movie with Mia as Jane

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@SpatzieLover Dorothy of Oz comes out in 2012 as well.
I’m anticipating more movies next year than this year

blueiiznh's avatar

I am going to see Limitless this weekend. Image using 100% of your brain. Ahhh it’s just a movie.

Sucker Punch looks oddly interesting.

erichw1504's avatar

@SpatzieLover I know, I was just saying.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Oh, and Cars 2!

optimisticpessimist's avatar

Sucker Punch, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and although it is not upcoming I still want to see The Eagle (the baby prevents much theater movie viewing)

coffeenut's avatar

Apollo 18 looks interesting….

mazingerz88's avatar

@optimisticpessimist saw the eagle and I think it’s worth a thorough viewing. For me, the best part was the first 30 minutes. Intense, suspenseful never before seen before inside the barracks situations as far as roman soldiers are concerned. I would not have minded if they explored that throughout the whole film.

cubozoa's avatar

Did I see that they have finally started fiming the Hobbit? Going to have to wait until the tail end of 2012, but if it’s half as good as the Lord of the Rings films, I’m sure it will be worth the wait. Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins? What’s not to like!

optimisticpessimist's avatar

@mazingerz88 Thanks for letting me know:)

I forgot to say why to the films:
Sucker Punch – just looks interesting and I have watched some of the other movies he made
Pirates… – love the character Captain Jack Sparrow
The Eagle – I enjoy most films of this genre

zenvelo's avatar

Cowboys and Aliens is high on my list, too. I really want to see Hanna.

mazingerz88's avatar

@cubozoa Im not exactly happy about jacson taking over del toro in directing. No question jackson will do a great job but hobbit needs fresh injection of talent and del toro has that.

@optimisticpessimist yes guy who launched and directed 300 is amazing not so much because of his filmaking skills but having the vision of executing it that way. When I saw the movie in the making of 300 I thought what is this junk, a cheap lazy digitized joke. But when I saw the finished film, their was awesomeness in it. And he did great with directing the watchmen. But he fumbled on involving himself with the owls of gahool. For it to work I assume he should have been there from the beginning of story creation. Or maybe it’s not his forte to work on child oriented material.

optimisticpessimist's avatar

@mazingerz88 I am so not the movie connoisseur you are :) I will have to ask you the next time I need a recommendation.

mazingerz88's avatar

@optimisticpessimist don’t know if connoisseur is right but sure I’ll be glad to comment on a movie if you give me the chance. Part of the reason I posted the question is to get an idea from others about a movie out there that has something really special.
This will be weird to you but in my mid 20s, after feeling almost euphoric after seeing a good movie, i started thinking about the cinema as sort of my church. Go figure.

cubozoa's avatar

@mazingerz88 Was del toro down to direct? I didn’t know that. I’m sure Peter Jackson is a safe pair of hands, but I agree that DT would have been a more interesting choice.

optimisticpessimist's avatar

@mazingerz88 It is great that you have that. I am the type who will watch a movie over and over again if I like it; however, I hardly ever am aware of the director, producer or anything specific like that. I am the same way with music. I could not even tell you who sings most of my favorite songs… my husband has to remind me.

jballzz's avatar

The Dark Knight Rises and Transformers: Dark of the Moon are the two I’m most excited for. I’d also like to see Super 8, Sucker Punch, Limitless, Xmen: First Class, Hanna, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Cowboys and Aliens looks a little wierd but I’m still probably going to see it. The number one movie of 2011 I was totally excited for was Battle LA, and it was totally worth it. I completely recommend it, it’s like a mix of District 9, War of the Worlds, and Independence Day.

mazingerz88's avatar

@cubozoa oh yes DT is out. He did commit and I guess because of scheduling delays due to budget approval debacle he opted out and only Jackson can take over of course. Did you see del toros early movie with a ghost child in it-? Nice. And then when he directed Blade 2, whoa that was kick-ass-! Knew then he would be big in Hollywood.
The Blade franchise made a mistake allowing that terrific writer who wrote Blade 2 to direct the next one. He’s a formidable scribe but no director. Plus the actor choice who played Dracula, sad, very sad. Wesley Snipes would have continued earning big money if that did not bomb and maybe ended up paying his taxes-!

@optimisticpessimist the thing is after years of being too aware on a movie’s production ways, I can’t extract real pleasure from it anymore. You have something good going on not knowing. In the 80s when the ” movie in the making ” and the ” behind the scenes ” features proliferated I got engrossed so much that I ended up taking a communication
course in college. Little did i know that somehow it, if not actually kill, will change and dilute the way i watch and enjoy a film. While watching one I cant help analyzing the cinematography, the score, the everything. It was nuts. To put it simply, I lost the magical essence of movie watching.

mazingerz88's avatar

@jballzz oh yeah battle la did not disappoint. But I wish you would see and hopefully like the way this movie tackled this gritty realistic alien invasion fave genre of the moment thing. The movie is titled, SKYLINE. It’s more downplayed but has new way of doing things to show…

YARNLADY's avatar

The final installment of Harry Potter is probably the only one I will actually go out to see.

jballzz's avatar

I forgot to mention Paul. That looks funny, too.

mazingerz88's avatar

@YARNLADY yes it’s worth going out to see that one…

@jballzz in case you see Paul and like it, maybe you will be interested to see two other movies featuring the duo of Simon pegg and his chubby co-actor. In case you don’t know, they are, HOT FUZZ and that zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead…

jballzz's avatar

@mazingerz88 Haha yeah I’ve already seen both of them and liked them, which is half the reason I want to see Paul

mazingerz88's avatar

Here is an idea for a movie for their team-up that if I have the money will invest in it. It’s no original but will surely have smashing laughs…they should do the “THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS” movie directed and starred by Roman Polanski in 1967. Great visuals, funny and scary too. If you are here in the US it’s in Netflix.

As an original idea ( maybe ) that I could muster up right now…maybe they could be these two bumbling backpackers who went as tourists in the middle east and ending up causing all those revolution all accidentally. For example, they were drunk and arguing in the streets in Cairo and ended up being followed by Egyptians who thought they were marching against Mubarak or something like that. Ok, I’m quite sure there is a movie like that already but this will be current events oriented.

optimisticpessimist's avatar

@mazingerz88 That could be quite a funny comedy depending upon how it is written.

mazingerz88's avatar

@optimisticpessimist yes it’s never easy I guess if you’re a producer to weigh which writer in hollywood or anywhere for that matter would fit this material…

filmfann's avatar

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

I really am jazzed that it’s only a couple months away!

mazingerz88's avatar

@filmfann right on…How did you like the first part-?

filmfann's avatar

I thought it was great, though there were changes made that made me bristle.

mazingerz88's avatar

@filmfann that’s exactly why I don’t read the books before I see the movie. One of the few films I saw after reading it’s book and did not get disappointed ( you could just be a toddler then ) was Patriot Games with Harrison Ford. The writer and the director did a great job squeezing what mattered most in the book.

filmfann's avatar

@mazingerz88 Yeah, I read The Hunt For Red October before the movie came out, and was disappointed in the many ways they squeezed things together.

hey, that means I must be a lot older than you think!

mazingerz88's avatar

Your profile photo and excitement over Deathly Hallows kinda threw me off @filmfann as to your age. With regards to red October, I did not read the book at all so I was quite satisfied with it. Except for that single shot when a Russian supposed to have surfaced blasting out of the water. I knew it was already existing footage probably from a docu.
Anyways now I don’t mind getting a copy of the book and relive the excitement of that story.

beyonceboy's avatar

Men in black two so I can see will smiths big butt.

filmfann's avatar

@beyonceboy Would you mean MIB 3?

mazingerz88's avatar

Right now I’m excited about Green Lantern and Captain America. After watching Thor, I can’t wait for The Avengers. : )

TheIntern55's avatar

The last Harry Potter film so I can stop feeling the urge to spend money on seeing them…..

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