Coming Soon-Ish: Spiderman, Hercules, and the Wachowskis

Jupiter Ascending

Huh. This looks . . . interesting.

I don’t know a lot about this movie, but from the trailer and the IMDb summary, it looks kind of like an intergalactic fairytale, which could potentially be kind of awesome. Or sucky. I haven’t really made up my mind yet, but I am, at the very least, pretty curious.

Also, I wanna know what’s up with the Wachowskis always throwing brunettes off of tall buildings. Huh? WHAT DID WE DO TO YOU?

The Amazing Spiderman 2

Okay, so, yes, I haven’t actually seen The Amazing Spiderman Numero Uno yet, but maybe I’ll finally get to it! Cause I think this looks pretty cool. More than anything, actually, I’m looking forward to seeing Dane DeHaan as Harry Osbourn. I really liked him in Chronicle a whole lot, and he looks pretty excellent here too.

Here’s a hypothetical question for you: between Gwen Stacy in this movie and Sean Bean in Jupiter Ascending, who do you think has the higher probability of dying?

Edge of Tomorrow

While I’m still annoyed the film’s title changed from All You Need is Kill to Generic Movie Title Vaguely Dealing With Time, I’m really interested in this. It looks kind of epically awesome. Emily Blunt seems badass. There are some serious Groundhog Day shenanigans . . . and with explosions too! I like my explosions.

I could definitely see this in theater. In the meantime, maybe I’ll add All You Need is Kill  to my Goodreads list.

The Legend of Hercules

Well, they can’t all be winners.

I guess I should be happy that no one’s waging war against the gods, or Zeus isn’t sitting up on Olympus being all, ‘Humans must have free will, so let’s not interfere,’ but . . . yeah. This looks bad. And boring, which is worse. Like, there’s a love story, and then it unexpectedly becomes Gladiator, but everyone’s wearing the costumes from 300, and oh yeah, someone should probably remember to mention that Hercules is only half-mortal by the end!

As usual, the Greek mythology movie looks sure to be disappointing. Maybe not surprising, considering Renny Harlin is directing it.

And finally . . . Community


. . . which you can watch here because I’m not allowed to embed it. Bastards.

As far as the trailer goes . . .  oh, I hope. I hope so much.

I still don’t think Season Four was as ridiculously abysmal as everyone else says, but it sure as hell wasn’t good, either, and I so want this season to be good. No, I want it to be excellent. I want it to be “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” and “A Fistful of Paintballs” excellent.

And, you know, the idea of Jeff coming back as a teacher appeals to me. I think there’s definitely potential there, even if Donald Glover will barely be in the season. *cries*

I want to believe; I want to, but I’ve been hurt before.

9 thoughts on “Coming Soon-Ish: Spiderman, Hercules, and the Wachowskis

  1. As a fan of the Spider-Man comics in the 90s, I was so relieved by the first Amazing Spider-Man movie. I’d been so disheartened by Raimi’s Spider-Man movies which, to be quite frank, are NOTHING like the comics I used to read. Webb’s version seemed almost like it was jumping off the page. And interestingly the most common criticism is one of the most appealing elements. People keep on expressing scepticism about Amazing Spider-Man 2 because of the large number of villains, but Spider-Man was ALWAYS fighting multiple villains. That’s yet another way that this is truer to the comics than Raimi’s movies were. That trailer looks brilliant and I really have my hopes up now. 🙂

    • I haven’t seen the first two Spiderman movies in such a long time. I remember feeling like they were pretty decent movies, all in all, but I never needed to watch them again, either, which was a weird reaction for me to have to a superhero film. And the second movie seemed awfully angsty for a Spiderman movie, although it should be said that I’m not very familiar with the source material at all.

      On a side note, I typed the word ‘angstier’ and my spellcheck tried to make it ‘gangster,’ which I thought was pretty hilarious. Nothing more gangster than Spiderman.

  2. I’m not going to see the Spider-Man movie – I hated the first one (partly because that Spider-Man is more John Romita than Steve Ditko). The Raimi Spider-Man movies (the first two) were much more like the comics, with the exception of not having the mechanical web-shooters. That did kind of bother me. Otherwise they’re far superior.

    even if Donald Glover will barely be in the season

    If his reason for leaving was his “music” “career” you’d think that could have waited until they had those six seasons and a movie.

    • I’ve read a couple of reasons that Donald Glover left, both professional and personal. I am also still hoping for my six seasons and a movie, though I’m not entirely sure I get the choice to put the double quote marks around the word ‘career’. Or ‘music,’ for that matter.

      • though I’m not entirely sure I get the choice to put the double quote marks around the word ‘career’. Or ‘music,’ for that matter.

        As you’re fond of saying, Seriously?

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