The Amazing Spiderman
Okay, so setting aside the fact that it’s sort of ridiculous this movie is getting made at all . . . well, I was kind of into the trailer. Yes. A part of my brain just hates itself for that. After all, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man was made, what? Ten years ago? But I’ve never been in love with those movies. I mean, they’re good movies (the first two, anyway) but I never feel the desire to rewatch them, ever. They’re so damn mopey, sometimes. And while I’m nowhere near a Spider-Man expert, I kind of like the superhero best when he’s wisecracking. When Spider-Man briefly showed up in the Runaways series, I completely fell in love with him. So, yeah, I loved the whole, “You seriously think I’m a cop in the skintight red and blue suit” thing.
Also, I have hope for Gwen Stacy, if only because I like Emma Stone so much. Is it really so much to ask that a superhero’s girlfriend not be awful?
I’m not sure why, exactly, but I wholeheartedly expect this movie to suck. I do like Ryan Kwanten, and I want to see him in more things, but I have a feeling this isn’t going to be the movie that shows me his range, you know? I’m almost too distracted by the song to really pay attention to the trailer. I’m all for slow, creepy versions of previously non-creepy songs, but . . . I really don’t think it works for every song out there. The “spooky” version of “Leaving On a Jet Plane” just seems more silly than anything else.
The Bourne Legacy
I know everyone loves the Bourne movies, but I . . . I don’t know, I’ve never really gotten into them. Not like they’re bad. I just don’t care. One of them comes on TV, maybe I’ll have it playing in the background or something. So, really, my only interest in this movie is that Jeremy Renner’s in it. Well, the whole supporting cast is great. But they were also in the previous films, and I still managed to be apathetic.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Oh, Johnny Cash. This is my very favorite Johnny Cash song, although, to be honest, I’ve seen it used more effectively before. (Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead for one, and the first season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for another.)
I’m definitely interested in this one because I can’t help myself (and also because of the supporting cast, I mean, Jesus: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Jimmi Simpson, Rufus Sewell, etc). But I would like to see a longer trailer for it. This one really doesn’t have much to it, other than Lincoln swinging his axe around. (Okay, that’s probably going be the whole movie, too. But come on, guys. Throw me a little dialogue or something.)
Seeking a Friend For the End of the World
I desperately want to see this. I laughed at so many things in this trailer. The cast is just awesome—Steve Carrell, Keira Knightly, Gillian Jacobs, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, William Petersen, etc—and I don’t know, it just looks really neat. But you have to wonder about how they’ll end it. I mean, if the world really does end, well, Jesus, that’s depressing. But if it doesn’t . . . it’d be kind of a cop-out, right?
Maybe I’ll have a Non-Zombie Apocalypse Movie Day sometime and watch this. Make myself watch Melancholia, while I’m at it.
And finally . . . The Three Stooges
Well. This looks like the worst movie on the planet.