If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Enjoyable, but forgettable...yep.
Get Him To the Greek
I love Judd Apatow, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a comedy classic in my eyes, so a spin-off adventure starring the eccentric Aldous Snow had me excited since the film was announced. While the finished product wasn't quite Sarah Marshall good, I laughed my ass off. Also worth mentioning is a surprise turnout by none other than...Diddy? Never thought I'd say that. Another solid film to add to the Apatow list. Now if only I could erase Year One from existence...
Toy Story 3 (!!!!!!!!!!!)
I'm a Pixar freak, as I'm sure most movie watchers are, and I love love love Toy Story, largely in part to me growing up close to exactly with the toys' owner, Andy. However, I wasn't without doubt going in to the theater. The term "threequel" usually brings despair, but Pixar is so far without fault, even though Cars is bordering on it. So did it live up? FUCK YES. In fact, it has taken its throne as my favorite Toy Story, and next to Up as the top of Pixar (which is pretty much the best of the best). I've seen the film 3 times so far, and I plan on doing so a couple more times over the next few weeks.
I've made a genuine effort to avoid the shitty movies over the years, but I had to see this mess for myself. As a fan of the show, I was very interested in this film over its development and very VERY confused as to why it was given to M. Night. The movie ended up being laughably terrible with some of the worst acting and oddest acting choices, dull action, awful dialogue, fast-forward story, and complete lack of any real character.
also, pronunciations like AHng, AHvatar, and sOHkka make me want to punch random people in the theater. There is not a single thing in this trainwreck that doesn't fail, so it receives an appropriate...
So those are the few movies of the summer that I saw that are worth talking about. Get Him To the Greek and Toy Story 3 remain the two saving graces of an uninteresting summer so far. So what about the rest of the summer? Anything else? well, there is some hope actually.
You are one ugly motherfu- wait. Where's those alien fellahs you've been hangin round with for a couple movies? Just you vs. humans this time? Sweet! (hopefully)
Anticipation level: 4.5/5
Despicable Me: Early reviews are showing good things, but non-Pixar/Dreamworks animation always has me weary. But if Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is any indicator that it can be done, then I'm on board
Anticipation level 3.5/5
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Anticipation level: 5/5
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Looks interesting, but most likely uninteresting. After Kick-Ass, Nick Cage is on my radar again.
Anticipation level: 3/5
Salt: I hate Angelina Jolie, I don't care about this movie in the slightest.
Anticipation level: 1/5
The Other Guys: I love what I've seen so far. Will Ferrell is still relevant to me, which seems to be untrue for alot of others nowadays. Also, Mark Wahlberg working his comedic chops looks hilarious.
Anticipation Level: 4/5
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:
Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, awesome comic, rave early reviews
Anticipation level: 5/5
The Expendables: The manliest movie ever made. An action movie with every action star ever, I'm interested.
Anticipation level: 3.5/5
So that's the summer, past and future. Did I miss anything that you've seen/ really want to see? Don't think May counts as summer (well fuck you)? Anything else you wish to add?