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A Summer Movie I’m Actually Excited About

I’ll be the first to admit, I can be a bit of a movie snob. Most of the films that come out in the Summer, I’m not super-excited about. They tend to be CGI-fueled, riddled with poor characters and have even worse plots. But that’s not to say I don’t have my guilty pleasures. I don’t feel too much remorse admitting I like “Pirates of the Caribbean” which lives up to the ride at Disney World, however both sequels are about as fun as watching the animatronic presidents at the Magic Kingdom. And it’s those types of movies that make me shake my head and think it’s amazing how much Hollywood spends on these terrible, terrible projects. And yet most are sadly, profitable. Look no further than the horrendous “Transformers” franchise. Talk about a waste of a good concept. Why do people keep spending money on these flicks? I have no idea. An obsession with eye candy is the only thing I can come up with because it barely passes for entertainment.

“Iron Man 2” comes out next weekend and I would be willing to wager that’s the film most people are clamoring to see in the Summer of 2010. Not me. I’ll probably wait for DVD or Blu-Ray for those in Hi-Def Nation. I thought the first “Iron Man” was decent. At the very least, it kept my interest and wasn’t a plot-less mess. I think the only problem was it never really grabbed me conceptually. I’m not a comic book guy, but I’ve really enjoyed what they’ve done with the “Spiderman” and “Batman” franchises in recent years.

So what Summer movie are you excited about seeing Seth? You’ve written two meaningless paragraphs without getting to the point! Oh right, my point.


“Inception.” I want to see “Inception.” Little has been released about the plot, but it’s being called a mind-bending mystery that centers around dreams and a technology that allows people to enter other people’s dreams. The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Caine. It’s directed by Christopher Nolan who was behind the camera for “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight”, “Memento”, “The Prestige” and “Insomnia.” I think the only one I was on the fence about in that group was “Insomnia.” He’s definitely a man who makes art-house films on Hollywood budgets. Something that should happen way more than it does.

Check out the trailer below, is it July 16th yet?

Now, that’s good use of CGI. I only hope that it’s not too much like “The Matrix.” I hate that movie.



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