There’s a large list of potential great flicks coming out this year and here are top 5 picks that the viewers want to see.
5. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Sue me but I love The Mummy films. They’re are the perfect “turn off your brain and have a blast” kind of flicks. I’ve been longing for a new Mummy film since The Mummy Returns came out in 2001. 7 long years later and we finally get more of Brandan Fraser kicking mummy ass.
Stephen Sommers isn’t returning as director (he’s producing instead) but “The Fast of the Furious” director Rob Cohen is taking over and I couldn’t imagine any person more perfect for this mindless mix of thrills and action.
Sure Rachel Weisz isn’t returning but Maria Bello is a damn fine replacement IMO. Plus Jet Li as the newest mummy bad guy? Count me in!
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor comes to theaters August 1st.
4. Lost Boys: The Tribe
This will be the only Direct to DVD flick on my list but I can’t help but be excited for it. I’ve been a fan of the original film since I was a wee one and been awaiting a sequel for ages.
Sure it’s going straight to DVD and it doesn’t look as slick as the original but who cares! Corey Feldman is returning as vampire killer Edgar Frog with small roles by returning actors Corey Haim and Jamison Newlander. Judging by the trailer this looks like it could be an entertaining little vampire romp with some messy gore and cool action bits.
I can see why some fans are worried but I’m not expecting a superior sequel in any way but something that is at least good and entertaining. Plus Edgar Frog with a holy water balloon launcher? Awesomeness.
Lost Boys: The Tribe comes to DVD and Blu-Ray July 29th.
Note: I have seen the film (R -rated cut anyways) and it was disappointing but still an OK watch. Corey Feldman was the best thing in the film, though. I’d give it a 6/10
3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
I never read a Hellboy comic book before the first film came out in 2004 but after Guillermo Del Toro introduced me to Hellboy and his world I fell in love. Hellboy was cool beans!
Even though I loved Hellboy, the entire Hellboy II trailer was 1,000 times cooler than the first movie and then some. Hellboy vs. a group of mystical creatures? AWESOME. It’s like they took the first movie and raised the coolness level to a million.
The action and FX look spectacular and Del Toro is at his stylish best. Seeing Ron Perlman back in action will be a blast that should ony been seen on the big screen.
Hellboy II comes to theaters July 11th.
Note: Seen this one too and so far it’s my favorite movie of the summer. Brillant and imaginitive with top notch action, visuals and performances. 9/10
2. Saw V
Every year I look forward to going to the theater to see a Saw film. Why? because I feel Saw is the best horror franchise of the 21st century.
Saw IV delivered some new twists and ideas in the series and I can’t wait to see what Saw V does with those ideas. First time director but production designer on Saw II-IV David Hackl is taking over from Darren Lynn Bousman and I can’t wait to see how does with his Saw entry. This is the guy who helped design the infamous Jigsaw traps, so I can guarantee he will do a top notch job.
I hear the traps are much worse this time around and the blood flows like rivers, count me in. He might be dead but Jigsaw still lives in the hearts of fans. Bring it on.
Saw V comes to theaters October 24th.
1. The Dark Knight
Seriously who is not excited for this movie!? You have to be either living in a cave or be brain dead not to be excited for the latest Batman flick.
The main attraction of the film has to be Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Batman’s most popular bad guy, The Joker. The actor, who passed away in January 2008, is giving the best performance yet as The Joker and this is just judging on the trailers and TV spots. I don’t actually see anyone ever living up to his performance as The Joker. It will be a hard one to beat.
Of course there’s Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne and all the other returning actors. Plus explosive action and Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face in the finale. This will be the summer movie of the year.
The Dark Knight comes to theaters July 18th.