Friday, May 28, 2010
New Movie Friday!
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" - Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley
Based on the video game series of the same name, Gyllenhaal plays a prince in Persia (shocking, I know) who wields a dagger that allows him to control time. He has to save the kingdom or something. Strike one: "based on a video game." Never a good sign. Strike two: Gyllenhaal looks freaking ridiculous. The first time I saw the trailer I turned to my video game nerd buddy and asked, "Is this supposed to be serious or not?" The main reason being, Jake Gyllenhaal looks absurd. Maybe it's supposed to be a bit tongue in cheek and ridiculous. But I just can't get there. This has "Late Night Netflix Instant Queue" written all over it.
"Sex in the City 2" - Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin David, Kim Cattrall
Blah blah blah blah. If there is a plot or point to this thing I'm not interested enough to look for it. I assume it will be about idiotic fashion, sex, and loose morals. Enjoy girls night out, ladies. Oh, by the way, this is getting DESTROYED by critics.
"Survival of the Dead" - Kenneth Walsh, Alan Van Sprang
George A. Romero's latest journey into zombie land, this one about a group of soldiers who take refuge from the zombies only to find themselves caught between two warring families. I'm not into horror stuff though I respect Romero. My real question for this film is how well it will perform in a post-"Zombieland" industry. "Zombieland" potentially changed the landscape for these films and I'm interested to see how that shift from traditional zombie fare will affect this.
Bauer - So packed with awesome I'll probably be there opening day.
Ludacris - I'm excited to see it but also concerned about some red flags, like anytime a rapper is in the cast.
Vote for Pedro - I'll put off seeing it and hope I'll be pleasantly surprised.
Wahlberg - I'll pick up the DVD and for some reason enjoy it.
Gob Bluth - The phrase, "I've made a huge mistake" is likely to be uttered if and when I do see it.
C3-PO - The odds of me seeing it are similar to the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field.
Travolta - No way, no how will I willingly see this; similar to the odds John Travolta has of ever winning an Oscar.