Well, that’s it, in the last couple of months we have seen the biggest films of the year. Ready Player One, Avengers, and Star Wars have all happened before we have even reached the summer known for blockbusters. It kind of changes the whole dynamic of the movie calendar. I mean, this feels like the first year that we are not counting down to a Star Wars or Tolkien inspired film in December. The biggest superhero films of the year have come and gone- though Ant Man and The Wasp still looks brilliant. As we enter into the summer months, what do we have left? Well, there are still some major events to go down, and June features another superhero film that has potential to outdo many of the MCU’s biggest hitters.
Tommy Wiseau managed to entertain audiences, in a roundabout way, with the 2003 cult classic The Room, dubbed the ‘worst movie ever made’. Last year, Wiseau’s fame skyrocketed with the help of James Franco, and his interpretation of the real-life events that occurred to make the original film in Disaster Artist. Well, Wiseau is a smart man to cash in on the popularity right now, and he has brought his pal Greg Sestero back for another go at the movies. Based on true events, can Wiseau finally accomplish his dream of making a viable Hollywood film, or is he doomed to repeat his same mistakes? Either way, that sounds like pure entertainment.
This film is also based on a true story, which is kind of the only reason it intrigues me so. Five friends have become invested in a life-long, no-holds-barred, highly competitive game of tag. Yeah, like the playground game from your childhood. The cast is impressive with names such as Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner and Isla Fisher. However, Jack Black and Will Ferrell were both connected to this film at one point and mysteriously dropped out. Which does mean, that this film will never be as brilliant as it probably could have been. Despite that, I am interested to learn a bit more about the world’s longest game of tag.
Say what you will about the Ocean’s franchise, Ocean’s Eleven was a fantastic movie for its time. Rebooting this dead series may be a bit of a risk. Especially, considering the all-female Ghostbusters reboot did not hit as hard as they had hoped. Either way, a good heist film is a good heist film, and as long as there is a lot of thought put into this, it should be a winner.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
I am a long-standing fan of Jurassic Park. It was one of the first novels that I had ever read, one of my most memorable movie moments, and my son has adopted an equal fascination with the series. Jurassic World, while entertaining, was not what I hoped it would be. News of a sequel did not thrill me as much as it should have. That first trailer was nothing to write home (or on the blog) about. But, after seeing the latest trailer in 3D Imax, colour me impressed. This looks to be a rekindling of what Jurassic Park was meant to be, to begin with, a commentary on humanity and civilization. Add Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum, which should totally happen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and we have the potential for something amazing.
The Incredibles 2
Disney invests in another form of superhero content. Delivering us the long-anticipated return of the second greatest superfamily in history- sorry, you cannot dethrone Fantastic Four. The original Incredibles still stands as one of the best superhero films ever made. Pixar/Disney have a serious chance of bringing back some glory. However, I hope that they can move past sequels after this and get back to making original films that blow our minds. Don’t get me wrong I love me some Toy Story and Finding Dory was great. But, when they were dropping things we hadn’t seen before it really set them above all the other production companies.
While I have your attention, I was hoping to talk to my friends and followers for a moment. I am going through a bit of a hard time, and while I will be okay I am in a bit of a pickle-jam sandwich. I am looking for a little help from the blogging/writing community as I am about to be without a decent computer. I explain much further in this GoFundMe page. If you would be willing to read it, share it, and help the Green Onion out, I would be ever so grateful. I don’t enjoy this pandering on my blog and I hate that it has come to this. I just need a little good luck right now, to get me back on my feet.
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