Wednesday, January 6, 2010

upcoming movies...

I was having a look the other day at the Movies coming out in 2010. There might be some good movies coming out, but there are some movies, that on paper, sound pretty average, or even worse, there are some absolutely terrible sounding movies coming out. Here are my top picks and terrible picks for 2010.

Firstly, We have run out of ideas, so lets do a remake a movie, modernise a classic or make a film of a classic TV show.

  • A-Team A lot of people love the idea that they are making a film version of the classic TV show. I am not one of them. However as with all my terrible picks i am prepared to be surprised, if the studio can turn out a reasonable version.
  • The Green Hornet This TV series made Bruce Lee famous playing Kato, and it may do the same for Jay Chou
  • Karate Kid I am a big fan of Jackie Chan moviers, and this one i will go and see as it has him playing the Mr Miyagi role (but he is called Mr Han in this one).
  • Edge of Darkness This movie is based on a 6 or 8 part British mini series made in the 80s. Stars and directed by Mel Gibson.
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Footloose "The updated story of a leper"
  • The Wolfman
  • Nightmare of Elm Street I have not seen this movie, and i will not be watching this remake.
  • Gullivers Travels
  • Alice in Wonderland This version is being made by Tim Burton who is promising a darker film, that is more akin to the book, rather then the sanitised "Disney" version that we have all grown up with. it may be an ok movie, or it may fizzle.

Lets make a Film version of a cartoon, Manga or video game: As a game or manga, these titles developed a fan base, now watch a movie studio ruin them by trying to compress a the plot into a 90 to 120 minute film, with a story line that has been dumbed down for a mass audience.

And finally when all else fails in showbiz, lets make a sequel. The films have already preformed, and made money for us. They have a fan base, so lets milk them for another movies.

I saw these in the list of upcoming films. They are also on my to see list as they have a great cast list.

  • The Sorcerers Apprentice What can i say, i am a fan of Nick Cage. but will they be able to expand an animated, Mickey Mouse animated short at that, into a feature film? well we will have to go see it and find out.
  • The Expendables Sly Stalone, Jet Li and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. TOGETHER. IN A FILM. I expect lots of action and explosions and not much dialogue. This is not Hamlet, this a couple hours of "put your brain in neutral and don't mention the gaps in the plot".
  • The Fantastic Mr Fox An animated film with George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe and others.

And finally how many different Vampire / Zombie / End of the World movies can we take.

With all these quality movies coming out, i will definatly be avoiding most of these.

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