I was looking through a movie blog recently and started to get excited. This is going to be a great year for movies
Breaking Dawn Part I
After Eclipse, Iíll admit Iím excited to check out the first of the final installments of Twilight. The third book and (and currently the third movie) was my favorite of the four, but there are so many interesting things in the fourth book, Iím beside myself with curiosity just to see how they put it all together. Donít want to spoil it for anyone, but Iím especially looking forward to some feathers flying, some imprinting and Bellaís transformation. Of course you probably already know that it wonít be finished until 2012, but at least this bit should make things interesting. Breaking Dawn I is released on November 18.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Sadly Orlando Bloom
wonít be returning, but Johnny Depp
will be along with Geoffey Rush. Captain Jack Sparrow and Barbossa are searching for the fountain of eternal youth, but so are Blackbeard and his daughter Ė the ever delightful Penelope Cruz. Iíll certainly miss Orlando, but this promises to be an interesting experience in its own right. Pirates comes out on May 11.
X-Men: First Class
Itís another X-Men prequel! This one should be a bit more engaging than the last - at least I hope it will be. So far we know that thereís a great director, the movie is set in the 1960ís and Kevin Bacon is the bad guy. I donít see Hugh Jackman in the lineup, which is always depressing for me since heís so dreamy, but Iíll survive without him throughout this one at least. It comes out on June 3.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Ė Part II
Itís time to finish the most impressive movie series of all time. Even if you didnít care much for the books early on, at this point you have to at least be curious to see how it all ends. I spend the last thirty minutes of part one waiting for it to cut off, and Iím very anxious to finish this once and for all. Itís rumored that the final fight between Voldemort and Harry is actually expanded from whatís in the book, which will certainly be fun to watch as well.
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon
Itís another Transformers! The third installment of the popular series is due out on the first of July this coming summer and itís going to be interesting. Megan Fox had a beef with the director so she was not-so-graciously fired from the movie. This time the love interest is a new girl named Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and critics are hoping this one will be more about the Transformers and less about Shia LaBeoufís personal drama, although Iím okay either way.
Iím admittedly a total geek, and I love the combination of mythology and superhero that Thor represents. With a nicely star-studded cast, Thor promises to be an interesting watch. Of course, for those of you who are in the know on this Avengers stuff, Thor is one of the Avengers who will (hopefully) be showing up in a movie featuring all of the heroes someday, so a big fingers crossed that this one is awesome for that purpose, too. Thor comes out at the end of July on the 28th.
Hey look, another Avenger! Captain America is another super hero guy, although this time heís not a Norse god like Thor, heís a super soldier created by the American government. Captain America is a big studly thing dedicated to protecting the American way of life. Originally designed in the 1940ís, Captainís specialized body is able to survive being frozen for decades before heís reborn/defrosted as the very first Avenger who will hopefully also join forces with the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and a few others some day in movie by that name. Captain American is released on July 22.