Monday, 17 June 2013

Looking Forward: July 2013

Though this is the last month of the summer, movies just keep coming and this July, we will be seeing lots of potentially good ones...

Pacific Rim (July 12-USA, July 12-UK, July 11-Singapore)

           This looks to be a big one...and by big, I really mean big. The movie is about giant alien monsters from beneath the pacific, and mankind must retaliate with huge robots. So it is, really, big! Many have expressed enthusiasm, but I have to admit, I don't feel convinced of the potential existence of a good storyline. I may be wrong...with the trailers showing some massive fight sequences and Guillermo Del Toro at the helm, there may just be something to look forward to.

Links for trailers: (Trailer #1) (WonderCon Trailer) (Trailer #3)

The Lone Ranger (July 3-USA, August 9-UK, July 4-Singapore)

          An action adventure comedy set in the west in a cowboy-ish era, starring Johnny Depp. Yeah, why not? Honestly, I have never been a big fan of Johnny Depp other than his pirates movies. Other characters he played in other movies, are pretty much similarly eccentric characters that rarely went well. Johnny Depp is Jack Sparrow, and vice versa. He is great in that role, but not as good in others. Back to the movie, did I mention that it has a $250m budget? Well, that's a huge number, so yeah, it looks like they did something with this one. The trailers did look great, and it's been a while since we last see these type of western movies, so why not?  

Links for trailers: (Trailer #1) (Trailer #2) (Trailer #3) (Trailer #4)

Despicable Me 2 (July 3-USA, June 28-UK, July 3-Singapore)

          Gru, and his 3 kids, and the minions, are back! Despicable Me was highly successful and was a favourite among movie-goers. Now the sequel is here, and surely we expect something great from it. I loved the first movie a lot, as it was very funny, yet it has a great and creative story too. From the trailers, this one looked just as great as the first, so it is certainly a movie to watch this July. Oh, and kids will definitely love it, too!

Links for trailers: (Trailer #3)

The Wolverine (July 26-USA, July 26-UK, July 25-Singapore)

          I may have mentioned this before, but I am a big fan of Marvel (among them, Wolverine). Granted, X-men Origins: Wolverine pretty much sucks, and I was disappointed. But this one, incorporating the story arc on Japan, looks to bring something new to the character. The trailers didn't really show much apart from the villain, and the characters central to the story, and I wasn't totally convinced that this is going to be great, but I am interested to see what the movie brings to the character, and maybe, Wolverine might just redeem himself.

Links for trailers: (International Trailer) (Exclusive Trailer) (International Trailer #2)

Other Movies:

Turbo (July 17)
-Looks to be another interesting animation movie by Dreamworks animation...

RED 2 (July 19)
-The first movie was fun, so perhaps this one will be too...

R.I.P.D. (July 19)
-A creative idea, and from the trailer, looks fun as well...

The Smurfs 2 (July 31)
-I never liked The Smurfs, but it seems to be a favourite among casual movie-goers...

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