Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Upcoming Movie Report

Three upcoming movies rate some mention here.

First is John Carter of Mars, the long-awaited adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs saga.

This one has been with more than one director and studio, but finally Disney committed and the movie is slated for release on March 9, 2012. This could not be better as it's my mom's 78th birthday and I cannot think of a better present! I think that's very thoughtful of Disney to give me the perfect gift. I know my mom will love sitting in the theater with her bucket of popcorn, a large root beer and a couple of hours of great fantasy adventure in space. What joy!

James Purefoy of Solomon Kane -- the hit movie to which the morons in Hollywood will not give a US distribution contract -- stars as an airship captain. For those not familiar with John Carter, get the books!

Then there is 47 Ronin, another fantasy adventure.

In this one, Keanu Reeves teams up with 46 other samurai on the revenge trail after being betrayed by their master. based on the true story, this telling has the samurai facing many challenges in a world of giants and witches. I imagine there will be a lot of CGI gaming imagery for two hours. Oh yeah, it's 3D.

The third film I want to mention is Journey 2:The Mysterious Island the sequel to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. In this one, the kid et al go in search of his grandfather lost on an expedition. Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine are in this one. Contemporary adventure usually bores me, but I didn't hate the first one, so we'll see...

I'm looking most forward to John Carter of Mars, for obvious reasons. I thank the gods that it wasn't also 'updated' into some annoying contemporary mess featuring a damned kid. Hopefully they've done Burroughs justice...

More to follow...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with u mate 47 ronin has an interesting premise.I was waiting for an actioner from keanu after all those so-called aristic dramas he acted in.