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Musing Review: The Dark Knight

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I think it’s easy to say that The Dark Knight will be the most successful film this summer, and it earns all the praise it’s received…

Heath Ledger’s Joker is absolutely horrifying, and it’s a shame he isn’t around to see his finished product. Ledger’s Jo…(read more) ker makes Jack Nicholson’s look like a Saturday morning cartoon…..there’s no comparison anymore. This is how the Joker was meant to be seen.

Overall, this had a different feel from Batman Begins, and that’s OK. It’s a sequel…there’s no origin story here.

At just over 2.5 hrs, it did seem like there were some opportunities to shave the run-time a little….but, the extra time leaves you looking forward to the next scene that has the Joker in it…..

And I just saw this on another site, and have to say, once you see this, you’ll absolutely never forget the Joker’s magic trick….

Can’t wait to see this in IMAX!  After thinking over it all day, I’m starting to realize how epic, amazing, awesome and fun this movie was to experience.

Now, if if manages to break Spidey 3’s record at the box-office, I’ll be one happy camper…BustedTees would totally have to make a shirt for that occasion, and I’d buy it, no questions asked.

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July 18, 2008 at 11:52 pm

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Future Musings: Leonardo DiCaprio wanted for Captain America?

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FirstShowing.net has fueled the hype for Marvel’s future movie slate by posting about rumors that the studio is gunning to get Leonardo DiCaprio to step into the shoes of Captain America for the still-far-out 2011 tentpole, The First Avenger: Captain America.

Honestly, I think he’s a good fit for the role, if it’s true.  It’s going to be interesting to see who Marvel picks, because the hype is already building after all the hints and winks The Incredible Hulk threw out for the film. There’s even rumors that he was cut out of The Incredible Hulk…or was at least supposed to show up in some capacity.

SPOILER ALERT

He never does show up….they just mention the serum, and a little nod to World War II when they first tested it on a soldier….Heck, they even refer to Tim Roth as a “super soldier”, which is exactly what they called the Captain America prototype before he took the Captain America name.

END SPOILERS

I’m a sucker for comic book movies, and I’m glad Marvel is self-containing and interweaving all of their movies.  It’s a good step toward making them their own films….I just hope Captain America can compare to Iron Man, because no other summer movie has lived up to the hype like it did…

Let the speculation run wild until whenever Marvel finds their next big star….I’m already psyched!

Via FirstShowing.net

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June 13, 2008 at 6:55 pm

This Week’s Musing: The Incredible Hulk

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I’m what seems to be one of a very small portion of people who are eager to see this week’s The Incredible Hulk.  I’m really hoping that it’s a hit for Marvel after the disaster that was Hulk back in 2004.

I guess what’s obvious from this is that this weekend’s box office take for the film could be substantially hampered by the bad taste in everyone’s mouth from Ang Lee’s drama-filled disaster on the first try.

I personally am keeping the bar low, although I’m still getting more excited as the day nears.  I’ve heard rumblings that it’s just as good as Iron Man, which, if true, really is saying something.  Iron Man started off summer right, and has been one of my favorite movies of the year (not just comic book inspired either).

Hopefully word of mouth helps this one out, although it’s got a lot of competition, seeing as there’s a big release every week until the end of the summer movie season in early August.

Fingers crossed that it’s good…Look for reactions here after I see it.

Anyone else planning on seeing The Incredible Hulk this week?  Thoughts?

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June 9, 2008 at 11:07 am

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Transformers 2 Gets an Official Title

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ComingSoon.net has confirmation from a variety of sources confirming the official title for the sequel to Transformers.

Here it is….

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Anyone else notice how studios shy away from sticking to numbers in the title….I guess it doesn’t always work, but I think in some cases it works…others it doesn’t. Spiderman 2 is the most obvious choice….that movie wouldn’t be the same if it had a subtitle.

Still…this sounds cool, and I’m still finding it hard to believe that in just about a year a sequel to Transformers will already be hitting the big screen…..

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June 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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Future Musings: The Green Hornet

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ComingSoon.net has a new entry on the upcoming Green Hornet movie that made me want to sound off.

I remember stumbling onto some episodes of the TV show The Green Hornet many years ago, and remember not enjoying it at all. I know I may have been much younger, but Rogen’s audience primarily consists of the 15-30 year old sector that I’m a part of now, and while he may be able to pique some interest in reviving an old-school TV show into an action movie (action comedy, perhaps?), this one wreaks of “Summer Blockbusters that FLOP”. (It’s currently slated for June 2010)

Suddenly, Seth Rogen has become somewhat of a hot commodity, after hits like Knocked Up and Superbad (not so much for his acting, but he is in it). And the thing is, they’re billing this as an action movie. I highly doubt it’s in a league with action movies that first come to mind, and I’ll need some convincing to buy Seth Rogen as an action hero…..In any sense of the word.

No disrespect toward Rogen, but I don’t think The Green Hornet is as appealing as he thinks (him, and whoever else’s idea it was). After a little more surfaces from this film (it’s not even totally written yet), I might be open to the possibility of Rogen in the role of the Green Hornet and to the film itself.

Until then, I’m not buyin’ it…..

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June 4, 2008 at 5:18 pm

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Trailer Musings: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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Finally….FINALLY there’s a Mummy 3 trailer up to see. It’s considered a teaser, so there may still be more awaiting in the coming weeks. Considering it comes out in just under 3 months, it is really odd to just start promoting this one now.

The trailer has a good preview of Alex O’Connell, the grown up son from the second film. The humor seems right up my alley, and comparable to the first two. Hopefully, this one doesn’t disappoint. I’m keeping expectations as low as possible, because it’s getting absolutely blasted by everyone…..

Check it out HERE

Via Rob Cohen’s Blog and MSN

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May 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

Indy IV Rumblings….

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Reviews are trickling through for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the most part seem to skew to the negative side.

What good could come from this news, you say?  Well, after skimming them to avoid spoilers, I’ve noticed that all the people who went to see this one wanted it to be the next “Raiders”….like it’s the holy grail (no pun intended) of all the Indy films….

The pecking order they have say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the worst, when I easily rank that one as my favorite, with Raiders a close second, and Temple of Doom a very close third.  By that account, I think I may enjoy this more, because if they hate “Last Crusade”, then they clearly have a different Indy movie taste.

Number 2….they say in at least one review that this could be the “Die Hard 4” of the franchise…Well, considering Die Hard 4 was my favorite of the Die Hards…despite it being taken to a PG-13 rating, which was still not the best idea….I think that I could be in for a treat. I had A LOT of fun at Die Hard 4, and now I’m itching to see Indy 4 and see if this trend continues.

So I say bring on even more negative, whiny reviews…..They just make me realize how much I’ll actually enjoy this one…..

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May 9, 2008 at 1:15 am