So here are a couple of movies that I’m looking forward to in the next year or so. Check out the trailers and let me know which of these you’d like me to review, though I’ll happily review all of them.
PS: there is a little sidenote at the bottom of this post, if you’re interested in extinct species (even just slightly, doesn’t have to be a morbid fascination), please read it.
Pete’s Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhv5Kc8dmv8. This one is a reboot, sad to see that the younger generations aren’t familiar with the original; and the time gap is no excuse, this movie originally came out in the 1970s and it was a big part of my childhood.
Ben-Hur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df2VrzS1HCs. Reboot, if you don’t know the original then that’s just sad.
Independence Day: Resurgence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQIJcWajCVo. Sequel. Not sure this will be good but it’s got Jeff Goldblum so it can’t be that bad.
Finding Dory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkLUap7oGQ. Sequel. Don’t bring your little kids to watch this, I’ve been waiting for this movie for too long, if they get in my way I will crush them underfoot to get to my seat.
Sing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPgK_u4vX8. Original. It seems a lot of animal-based films are coming out in response to Zootopia. This one is about a singing competition. By the way, anyone remember Kingsman? The gorilla (main character) is voiced by the guy who played Eggsy.
Ice Age: Collision Course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WeigVBTdhk. Sequel. This franchise is dead, it should have ended at Dawn of the Dinosaurs. But I’m not gonna lie, after the dinos, I had a feeling they’d follow along with the whole asteroid idea.
The Secret Life of Pets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD5nxTgOQ8Q. Original. This one is already looking to be a great movie, it’s all about what our pets do when we’re not home; basically: Toy Story with animals.
Disney’s The BFG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1fZg0hhBX8. Reboot. They’re finally doing it!!! I remember reading the book and watching the originals, this looks amazing.
Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwEq3kaSU6E. Not sure what this is, actually. Looks like a mashup of Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Wicked Witch of the West. Anyway, looks like it will make for an interesting review on my blog.
The Seventh Dwarf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI0A8CSEUPM. Reboot? Original? I can’t tell. All I have to say is: “Yzma, is that you?”
Now, for some adult oriented films.
Central Intelligence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUMZviyljUI. Original. Features a few scenes with a young, fat Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, what more could you ask for?
Assassins Creed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6bbvf4nI4M. Video game movie. Michael Fassbender plays an as yet unknown Assassin (by that I mean an Assassin we haven’t heard of up until now). This will likely bring some new AC facts to the forefront and create a whole bunch of Assassin themed conspiracy theories.
Now You See Me 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1KXFU2Zp0c. Sequel. This is happening!!!!
The Man Who Knew Infinity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXGm9Vlfx4w. Original, based on a true story (apparently). This makes me think of The Theory of Everything. Can’t wait, looks like this is going to be amazing.
Genius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCvcD3IBSlc. Original. Oh the joys of being a writer.
The Magnificent Seven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jhSj_wG-sM. Original. This is exactly what we’ve been looking for in a Wild West themed film, I’m dying for this to come out, gonna be amazing.
A Hologram for the King: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW4OE1egbHs. Original. I’m not even going to explain this one. Tom Hanks = good movie. I missed Bridge of Spies, I’m not missing this one.
Did I miss anything? (note that these are films coming out either this year or next year, if there is one I missed it may be because there isn’t a trailer out yet).
Side note: So I’ve decided that I’m going to start a palaeontology blog. I’ve noticed that a lot of dinosaur blogs these days contain vast amounts of complicated information with words many amateurs (and most kids) don’t understand, I’ve decided that I’m going to break it all down and simplify it. I’ll probably also use the palaeontology blog for archaeology (ancient human history) as well but I’ll start off with dinosaurs and their prehistoric counterparts. https://prehistoricearthblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/palaeontology-made-easy-dinosaurs-made-understandable/