Iron Man 2
The first Iron Man was more along the lines of a 4/5 by critics standards, which is pretty good for a comic book movie. There are actually already some reviews in, suggesting it will go this way. However I think it won't stand up to its original, and certainly won't surpass it. Comic book movie sequels have been known to surpass there predecessors in most cases, SpiderMan 2, Incredible Hulk. The second time is when they are usually suppost to get it right. Faverau seems like the kind of director who would get cocky off his first one and try to repeat a similar kind of movie. Which could be good overall. I don't expect any miracles from this one however.
Looks like a typical romantic comedy, and there is no reason why i should be much more, however the concept seems semi-original with a physical therapist falling in love with a basketball player. We will see how this one plays out.
Letters to Juliet
No. Amanda Seyfred is a really good actress, but she picks bad movies, with bad screenplays, this just looks another When in Rome. Plus it's PG so it's trying to appeal to a more pre teen audience, that will just annoy adults.
I have high hopes for this film, I trust Gladiator director Ridley Scott, and I trust the actors in this film. However i'm afraid this is going to pull a Public Enemies, last year Public Enemeis was on EVERYONE including my own Oscar prediction list, then it got mixed reviews. Ridley Scott fails sometimes and succeeds too. Its truly 50 50 between it getting mixed reviews and positive reviews.
So far critics love it, not like insane love like 3/5 love. Supposebly it's the best comedy based on a SNL skit yet....yeah. However there will be those strict, dont-laugh-at-anything critics who completely disapprove.
Shrek Forever After
So far, bad reviews. Shrek the Third was a completely forgettably annoying picture. Shrek 2 wasn't that good either. This one I can't see it being any better, oh and it's in 3d so the annoyance is in three dimmensions. yeah. However critics will watch this and be glad to be reminded of the exceptional first Shrek movie, and will give it a decent review. They need to grow some balls.
Sex and the City 2
I'm a mild fan of the HBO series, and the thing that was always good about Sex and the City was that it was an R-rated chick flick, didn't get all gooey with its romantics. It was more realistic then that. The first movie was about 3/5 to with mixed reviews, I have a feeling this one will be either similar or worse, because it looks more like a cliche chick flick with all the traveling and shit.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
I'm a big fan of the video game series. Which pisses me off because this is a Disney movie, the first game was harmless, great story and everything. From what I hear this story is nothing like the game, it might as well not be based off it. As an action film this will surprise people, the effect stunning and such, it'll play out like Pirates of the Carribean probably. I'm expecting mixed reviews stating that it is a fun movie but not really a good one.
Get Him To The Greek
Why does this look so horrible, is that just my opinon? It really looks bad. Plus I hate whoever the fuck that actor is playing the musician, he is unfunny and annoying. It is the producers of one of the best comedies of all time however Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so that gives it hope. That's about it, i'm expecting moderately mixed reviews. Some will find it hysterical, others annoying.
There are better action films to see this year. More than likely, The A-Team doesn't look special at all, the effects remind me of generic Mission Impossible shit. It looks like it is hsowing off effects repetitvely i'm not wow'd by, this will probably be drowned out if Prince of Persia does well, and by this time Iron Man 2 will still be ripping up the box office. (probably)
The Karate Kid
Critics will be pissed that it isn't the original....well they can't just make the original again, can they? This is someone elses take on the original Karate Kid, it might be interesting to open minded critics, but most critics have closed minds when it comes to 80's classics.
Chick flick, with a little action on the side. Sounds like they are trying to be original, but it has been done before, this looks like it will fall flat. There is hope though after the disaster that is Duplicity got rave reviews last year, somehow. I'm imagining that is just the critics getting paid off though.
Depends really. The CGI doesn't look that impressive on the dog, that will throw it off, like other animal CGI movies like Cats and Dogs, I think there is no way I will like this movie, the only thing that can save it is that if it doesn't take itself to seriously and the comedy in it is actually funny and not lame dog jokes and crude animal humor.
Haven't seen much on this, looks like a sci-fi geeks dream however. But sci-fi these days isn't looked at seriously.
Have no idea what this is...I probably don't care and won't see it.
Toy Story 3
Critics love Pixar, they can make Toy Story 7 and they will still love them, so critically this film is already covered, I doubt it will be able to beat How to Train Your Dragon when it comes to Oscar time, for once I think Dreamworks has this.
A fairly funny cast, a weird thing about these actors (Sandler, Rock, James, Spade, Schneider) is that they are all really funny sometimes, but fail often to be funny and ruin movies, if this movies has them all at there best, then great. I seriously doubt that will happen though.
Knight and Day
I'm done with Tom Cruise and action movies. All the explosions, gun fights in the trailer and I beat this film is still boring as hell. Looks like it will have a simple premise behind it, however critics love action, they will take it in any way shape or form.
Twilight Saga: Ecplipse
It will probably be the best yet. That doesn't say much though, the romance and action needs to properly wrap up the saga, there are so many ways this can go wrong, but the directors behind the Twilight series I think know what they are doing, despite there bad screenplays based on horrible books.
The Last Airbender
Never could get into the animated Nickelodeon series, this trailer has a really cool look to it though, I'm glad Shymalan is stopping the whole horror phase. He was done anyways. the only thing that could hurt this movie will be its storyline, if it becomes prisoner of cheesy one-liners and a cliche' plot then this film is doomed. I think it'll do fine though.
Looks like one of those animated films that will fail. They will advertise it, kids will drag there parents to it, and it turns out to be mildly entertaining to adults. The animation doesn't look special at all, and the plot looks...well...despicable.
Ok, how random is it that Adrien Brody is starring in this? He is not an action, horror, star. This is another take at the Predator series, maybe with todays technology they will get this one right, if it is anything like the Alien vs. Predator movies, it will be horrible. Since it is low key, and not overly advertising (yet) I have hope in it.
Christopher Nolan can't go wrong, I seriously can't say I haven't seen a Nolan film short of the word Perfect. This looks like one the Oscar won't avoid either, since it's not about a superhero. Oscar though? Doubtful since it's coming out in July. I really don't think this movie can go wrong.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
It will do about as well as Percy Jackson did, it will be forgettable. Bruckheimer is behind it so you can expect some top notch effects, but i'm not for the whole magic, effects things. fireballs and electric rays never look that good, even with great effects. It will be a blockbuster wannabe, that falls short to films like The Last Airbender.
Dinner for Schmucks
I haven't checked to see the MPAA rating on this yet, but if it's R this film will be much better than predicted, the trailer is kind of funny, looks like another Date Night scenario, actors you love in a bad movie. I have hopes on this one though.
Romona and Beezus
I hated Mr. and Mrs. Smith, one of the worst action movies i've EVER seen. Critics loved it. Critics like Angelina Jolie, she's irresistable. I think she will get Salt any good reviews it deserves. the story and premise...look cliche
Looks interesting and creepy. Don't know much about it yet though.
Cats and Dogs: Revenge of the Kitty in 3D
Didn't I mention the original earlier? Oh yeah I did, it and its bad CGI, well add bad CGI to bad 3D and they will also probably add a screenplay that is designed just to make money from children dragging there parents to see it. Parents should convince a second viewing of Toy Story 3 to there kids.
The Other Guys
Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg in a buddy cop film. This will be good if they don't fall to buddy cop film cliche's critics will end up comparing this to the extraordinary buddy cop comedy Hot Fuzz. We will have Will Ferrels yelling, but at least we have Mark Wahlberg, normally you'd think Wahlberg would knock the shit out of him, it might happen in this film...that will be funny. There is also a neat ensemble behind this project. We will see.
Step Up 3-D
Can someone say "I'm going to make money off the few fans of the dance film genre by making it in 3-d" blah that's actually a mouth full to say.
Eat, Pray, Love
Haven't heard anything, but it has Julia Roberts in it...can't be to bad.
3/5 or 3.5/5
Critics will hit the realization while writing there reviews that the story and premise of this movie don't matter. With the bad-ass ensemble cast, this film is about pure testosterone ass-kicking and nothing else. Critics will notice this and give it positive reviews. However, what if the ass-kicking turns out not as good? What if the action is lame? Rare chance, but wouldn't that really suck.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Some critics will complain they are trying to hard with the comic styles and the "WHAM"s and "SPLASH" things. I find this original, and I bet it's funny and entertaining. We have Edgar Wright behind this from two of the greatest comedies of last decade Hot fuzz and Shaun of the Dead so it should be entertaining. Plus critics love Michael Cera, despite his typecast.
Going the Distance
What is this? lol
The Last Exorcism
Another no- idea film, there isn't even a movie poster yet, but it will probably be like Exorcism of Emily Rose, and be bland to other better horror films.
I have no idea what this is, but if it is what it sounds then....cool? haha
An african american comedy, that looks like at his a fresh idea behind it where a winning lottery ticket can't be cashed in for another 2 days and he has to survive with it, looks funny, should be interesting, it might blend in with every other small comedy that is coming out this summer though.
Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang
Fuck Nanny McPhee, first one was annoying and bad, this one will be worse. They have the same mindset as the people who made Garfield 2.
Looks similar to a Four Brothers type movie, I doubt it will be anywhere close to that good though.
all I know is that Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are in it...They are ok I guess.
OTHER MOVIES MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE
Iron Man 4/5
Spider-Man 2 5/5
The Incredible Hulk 4/5
Public Enemies 3/5
Shrek 2 2.5/5
Shrek the Third 1/5
Sex and the City: The Movie 2.5/5
Pirates of the Carribean 3.5/5
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 4.5/5
Mission Impossible 3/5
The Karate Kid 4/5
Cats and Dogs 2.5/5
How to Train Your Dragon 4.5/5
Alien vs. Predator 2/5
Date Night 2.5/5
Mr. and Mrs. Smith 1/5
Hot Fuzz 4.5/5
Shaun of the Dead 4.5/5
Garfield 2 2/5
Four Brothers 3.5/5