At the beginning of each month, I’ll be telling you all which movies I’m anticipating, and which ones I’m not. The list will go from least anticipated to most anticipated. Here’s the list for June’s thirteen theatrical releases (for this list, I consulted IMDb.com, and these are all of the June releases they had posted on June 2nd). Here we go…
The DVD Rentals or Skip Altogether’s
Plot: When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. My thoughts: It doesn’t sound very intriguing to me, so I might either just skip it altogether, or wait for the DVD. Suffice to say, I’m really not excited for this.
Plot: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity — transforming into an avenging angel in the process. My thoughts: It’s just a Jason Statham action vehicle, so my only expectation is formulaic action. This sounds like a DVD rental to me.
The ones that make me fairly excited, but I wouldn’t count the days until I see it
Plot: While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. My thoughts: I like Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum. I’m not crazy excited about this, mostly because I feel like I’ve already seen this earlier in the year. It does look good, and I just want a fun movie that’s an improvement on Olympus Has Fallen.
Plot: United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. My thoughts: This could be good, but I’m not expecting a lot. I haven’t read the book (even thought I’ve heard the only similarity is the title), but I like Brad Pitt. I’m hoping for good action sequences. I do like a good zombie flick, so hopefully this is good.
Plot: Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. My thoughts: I like the cast, even though I haven’t seen Saoirse Ronan or Gemma Arterton in any movie yet. I like a good vampire movie. I’m just expecting a good overall tone and some cool vampire mythology. This intrigues me.
The ones I can’t wait for
Plot: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. My thoughts: I love Emma Watson. She makes me excited for this. I’ve really liked the style of the trailers, so I’m just expecting a stylish movie. And an interesting story. I might check out some of Sofia Coppola’s other movies before I see this…
Plot: Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner — or a friend for that matter. My thoughts: I love Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. This looks really funny, so I’m just expecting a funny movie. I also enjoy buddy comedies, so this could be really good. Maybe it’ll be as funny as The Other Guys.
Plot: A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. My thoughts: This sounds great. I’m really just expecting good laughs and clever dialogue, which I’ll get since it’s Shakespeare. I like Joss Whedon. Maybe this will be as good as 10 Things I Hate About You?
The ones I really, really can’t wait for
Plot: Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. My thoughts: I love Wedding Crashers. I’m excited for this Wilson/Vaughn comedy vehicle. It looks very funny. Though, I am admittedly more excited to watch the Unrated Version (R-rated version; the PG-13 version is the one going to theatres) that will hopefully come with the Blu-Ray.
Plot: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. My expectations: I love the cast and the idea of it. It looks like a real laugh-riot, certainly best comedy of the year material. I’m expecting non-stop laughter.
Plot: A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. My thoughts: This movie has intrigued me ever since I’ve first heard about it. I love the concept. I’m really just expecting a terrifying story, some good scares, and pure awesomeness. I’m ready to be creeped the hell out.
Plot: A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. My thoughts: Frankly, I’m not the biggest fan of the superhero sub-genre, but I do enjoy a lot of the super hero movies. I haven’t seen any Superman movies yet, so this will be my first experience with Superman. I’m really just expecting awesome action and Michael Shannon being an excellent villain. I know what you’re thinking, if this is only my second most-anticipated movie of June 2013; what’s my first?
Plot: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. My thoughts: Monsters, Inc. is one of my favourite Pixar movies, so of course its prequel is my most anticipated movie of June, and one of my most anticipated movies of the entire summer. I just really hope this is awesome. I love a good animated flick. Can it just be June 21st?
There you have it, the movies I’m anticipating, and the ones I’m not particularly excited about. Answer my poll, and leave a comment, if you’d like. I want to know YOUR most anticipated movie of June 2013.