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Thread started 05/18/17 11:09am

Truthhurts666

The big dog summer movies have arrived!! Anyone else excited

We have Aliens: Covenant tomorrow!! Yeah!! Then next week Pirates of the Caribbean and hopefully it returns to the first roots!!! Baywatch too but the Rock movies fall flat when he's the star!!! Then over next few weeks we have Wonder Woman, The Mummy, Cars 3, Transformers 5, Spiderman, and the best I'm sure War of the planet of the apes!! As a movie critic for multiple agencies interesting to see what these movies bring to an already good year!!! Hope everyone excited!!!
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Reply #1 posted 05/18/17 12:09pm

EmmaMcG

I've already seen Alien Covenant and I liked it. Mind you, I liked Prometheus as well but the new Alien is definitely better so don't let that put you off.

There's a few big movies coming out this summer that I have zero interest in like Baywatch, Transformers, and the new Planet of the Apes movie. And the only reason I'm remotely interested in The Mummy is Tom Cruise. I love me some Tom Cruise.

Then there are movies I'm really looking forward to like Wonder Woman and the new Spider-Man. I think the DC movies have been unfairly marginalised by a lot of critics. Batman vs Superman was pretty good (especially the longer cut) and Suicide Squad was decent. They were far from perfect but definitely underrated so my hopes for Wonder Woman are high. As far as Spider-Man goes, I haven't been let down by an MCU movie yet (if we pretend Iron Man 2 doesn't exist) plus Michael Keaton is in it so that's an automatic trip to the cinema for me. I'm less enthused about the new Pirates movie but apparently early reviews are positive so I'll give it a chance. I didn't like either of the Cars movies but it's Pixar, so I'll be seeing Cars 3 and hoping for the best.

Perhaps the movie I'm most looking forward to this summer is Blade Runner. I love the original and I'm (perhaps naively) thinking that the sequel may just do it justice.
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Reply #2 posted 05/18/17 2:14pm

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Wonder Woman, Baywatch and Terminator 2 are the movies I'm looking forward to seeing.

Baywatch looks funnier than hell, it won't flop.

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Reply #3 posted 05/18/17 4:28pm

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Most of which I won't see, but I'll enjoy reading y'all reviews.

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Reply #4 posted 05/18/17 5:30pm

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Pokeno4Money said:

Wonder Woman, Baywatch and Terminator 2 are the movies I'm looking forward to seeing.

Baywatch looks funnier than hell, it won't flop.



Yeah, I really want to see that one.

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Reply #5 posted 05/18/17 6:15pm

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nod looking forward to Pirates, Wonder Woman, Despicable Me 3 and Transformers.

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Reply #6 posted 05/18/17 7:03pm

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CANNOT WAIT for Wonder Woman!!! Wifey is pumped for Baywatch so she can go drool all over The Rock. Other than that...my summer is in December, when Star Wars drops nod

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Reply #7 posted 05/18/17 7:47pm

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Wonder Woman, so far...

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Reply #8 posted 05/19/17 6:50am

Truthhurts666

EmmaMcG said:

I've already seen Alien Covenant and I liked it. Mind you, I liked Prometheus as well but the new Alien is definitely better so don't let that put you off.

There's a few big movies coming out this summer that I have zero interest in like Baywatch, Transformers, and the new Planet of the Apes movie. And the only reason I'm remotely interested in The Mummy is Tom Cruise. I love me some Tom Cruise.

Then there are movies I'm really looking forward to like Wonder Woman and the new Spider-Man. I think the DC movies have been unfairly marginalised by a lot of critics. Batman vs Superman was pretty good (especially the longer cut) and Suicide Squad was decent. They were far from perfect but definitely underrated so my hopes for Wonder Woman are high. As far as Spider-Man goes, I haven't been let down by an MCU movie yet (if we pretend Iron Man 2 doesn't exist) plus Michael Keaton is in it so that's an automatic trip to the cinema for me. I'm less enthused about the new Pirates movie but apparently early reviews are positive so I'll give it a chance. I didn't like either of the Cars movies but it's Pixar, so I'll be seeing Cars 3 and hoping for the best.

Perhaps the movie I'm most looking forward to this summer is Blade Runner. I love the original and I'm (perhaps naively) thinking that the sequel may just do it justice.



Blade Runner??? Hmmmmm didn't hear that yet but I'm sure it will hit my books when time of it's release come closer!!!! Michael Keaton in spiderman does add umffff to the movie so I do look forward to it!!! Transformers have been a huge letdown since first one and this one I picked to see with other critics in 2 weeks!!!!
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Reply #9 posted 05/19/17 6:54am

Truthhurts666

Pokeno4Money said:

Wonder Woman, Baywatch and Terminator 2 are the movies I'm looking forward to seeing.

Baywatch looks funnier than hell, it won't flop.




Terminator 2??? Like I said earlier the Rock movies have falling flat when he is the star!!! Baywatch is something I would skip but can't cause that weekend have to put the column up for pirates of Caribbean and that!!! But hey maybe surprised!! Wonder woman prelude to justice league
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Reply #10 posted 05/19/17 6:56am

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morningsong said:

Most of which I won't see, but I'll enjoy reading y'all reviews.




Well others coming out to like despicable me 3, Annabelle 2, Amityville horror 8 ( I think)!!! Plenty!!
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Reply #11 posted 05/19/17 6:59am

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Goddess4Real said:

nod looking forward to Pirates, Wonder Woman, Despicable Me 3 and Transformers.




Pirates for sure definitely, wonder woman a kickoff to justice league yes, despicable me 3 yes, and transformers just to see if it can rebound from horrid sequels!!!
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Reply #12 posted 05/19/17 7:00am

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UncleJam said:

CANNOT WAIT for Wonder Woman!!! Wifey is pumped for Baywatch so she can go drool all over The Rock. Other than that...my summer is in December, when Star Wars drops nod




What about Thor movie fighting the hulk or jumanji with the Rock and Kevin Hart in December????
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Reply #13 posted 05/19/17 7:01am

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Wonder Woman, so far...

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I hope it's a good one!! Being the kickoff movie to justice league later this year hopefully won't disappoint!!
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Reply #14 posted 05/19/17 7:14am

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Truthhurts666 said:

Pokeno4Money said:

Wonder Woman, Baywatch and Terminator 2 are the movies I'm looking forward to seeing.

Baywatch looks funnier than hell, it won't flop.




Terminator 2??? Like I said earlier the Rock movies have falling flat when he is the star!!! Baywatch is something I would skip but can't cause that weekend have to put the column up for pirates of Caribbean and that!!! But hey maybe surprised!! Wonder woman prelude to justice league


Terminator 2 is being rereleased in 3D. I'm actually really looking forward to that too.
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Reply #15 posted 05/19/17 12:29pm

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Wonder Woman, Aliens, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Mummy. Planet of the Apes

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Reply #16 posted 05/19/17 12:37pm

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kpowers said:

Wonder Woman, Aliens, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Mummy. Planet of the Apes



I really liked the James Franco Planet of the Apes but I was thoroughly bored by the sequel.

If you haven't seen Guardians yet I'd recommend it. It's pretty good but not great. Batista is good in it.

I already have my ticket booked for Wonder Woman smile
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Reply #17 posted 05/19/17 1:40pm

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EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said:

Wonder Woman, Aliens, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Mummy. Planet of the Apes

I really liked the James Franco Planet of the Apes but I was thoroughly bored by the sequel. If you haven't seen Guardians yet I'd recommend it. It's pretty good but not great. Batista is good in it. I already have my ticket booked for Wonder Woman smile

Agreed, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was kind of a long movie to watch. But been a fan of all the original 5 movies/TV Show/Cartoon. Need to see how this plays out. Have a feeling if they make alot of movies some will be better than others.

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Reply #18 posted 05/19/17 1:54pm

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kpowers said:

EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said: I really liked the James Franco Planet of the Apes but I was thoroughly bored by the sequel. If you haven't seen Guardians yet I'd recommend it. It's pretty good but not great. Batista is good in it. I already have my ticket booked for Wonder Woman smile

Agreed, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was kind of a long movie to watch. But been a fan of all the original 5 movies/TV Show/Cartoon. Need to see how this plays out. Have a feeling if they make alot of movies some will be better than others.

I saw the James Franco Planet of the Apes also and really liked it. Haven't seen the sequel. Of course, at the time I revisited the original Planet of the Apes and enjoyed it just as much as when I was a kid. But, when I watched the sequel to the original 60s version, I was floored at how bad it was--I laughed my ass off. Terrible movie. But, I did like the later sequels with Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) rising up from slavery and then the last one where he tried to lead the apes in the future and ape committed murder against ape and he found out they were no better than humans. The TV series wasn't too bad either although it was pretty limited to the expected plot devises.

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Reply #19 posted 05/19/17 3:04pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

kpowers said:

Agreed, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was kind of a long movie to watch. But been a fan of all the original 5 movies/TV Show/Cartoon. Need to see how this plays out. Have a feeling if they make alot of movies some will be better than others.

I saw the James Franco Planet of the Apes also and really liked it. Haven't seen the sequel. Of course, at the time I revisited the original Planet of the Apes and enjoyed it just as much as when I was a kid. But, when I watched the sequel to the original 60s version, I was floored at how bad it was--I laughed my ass off. Terrible movie. But, I did like the later sequels with Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) rising up from slavery and then the last one where he tried to lead the apes in the future and ape committed murder against ape and he found out they were no better than humans. The TV series wasn't too bad either although it was pretty limited to the expected plot devises.

Planet of the Apes has a really cool back story to it. It basically help save the studio (think it was 20th century FOX) from bankruptcy after Cleopatra got the studio in debt. There was no plan to make sequels (not like today) but the movie was such a hit the studio asked for another film. Charlton Heston was not interested in doing it and thought the movie was perfect and did not need a sequel. The studio pushed him into and agree to have a small part (you see him in the beginning and the end) so for Beneath the Planet of the Apes they hired James Francisus (a Heston look alike) in the lead. So that movie also does very well. Thus the studio ask for another film. The creators of the film said we blew up planet Earth, how do we do another movie??? So they did Escape from the Planet of the Apes and did a time warp so 3 apes survived the explosion, which in hind sight lead to how the Apes took over the planet. So the studio ended up asking for 2 more movies thus Conquest and Battle for the planet of the Apes were made. How ever the studio kept giving them a smaller budget. The apes in the background are wearing really bad masks. So after 5 movies they decided on a TV show. Was a good tv show and was nice to see Roddy McDowall in it. The 2 lead actors in the show were also very likeable. Then they finished with a cartoon series called return to the planet of the apes. I really liked the cartoon, and yes I love the 70's retro drawings (better animation than Samurai Jack, Teen Titans, Star Wars clone wars IMO). Like the Star Trek cartoon the planet of the apes cartoon was written for adults, and some very good stories considering it's a Saturday morning cartoon. Not bad 5 movies, TV show, Cartoon in a 8 year span.

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Reply #20 posted 05/19/17 10:46pm

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There are no movies in the near future that come near my excitement for American Gods, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

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