Sunday 21 July 2013

Looking Forward: August 2013

August marks the end of summer, but there are still some movies to look forward to...

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Aug 7-USA, Aug 7-UK, Aug 29-Singapore)

           Its predecessor, 'The Lightning Thief', is good fun. The movie was, as some would say, a Harry Potter imitation. It may be true, but I have to say the movie was jolly good fun, and its interesting to see the modern analogies of famous historical Greek mythology. And I have read the novels of Percy Jackson, and the stories are interesting. From the trailers, it appears they may have translated the second book into yet another entertaining, action-packed Percy Jackson.

Links for trailers: (Trailer #1) (Trailer #2) (International Trailer)

Elysium (Aug 9-USA, Aug 21-UK, Aug 15-Singapore)

          A science fiction action film where Matt Damon puts on an exoskeleton in a desperate attempt to enter a high tech space station to save his life, and potentially many others. The setting is futuristic, but does seem to resemble human nature, even in the present. The decent casts and action packed trailer convinces me to watch this one when it comes out.

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

Planes (Aug 9-USA, Aug 15-UK, Sept 5-Singapore)

          Despite what the reviews say, I have to say I deeply enjoy Disney's 'Cars' and its sequel, 'Cars 2'. I was kind of expecting a third movie to complete a trilogy, but they decided to move on to this spin-off, 'Planes', which in fact is planned to be a trilogy. Anyway, I find this 'Planes' a really creative idea indeed. You kind of expect, in a world of talking cars, to find talking boats, and planes too. So, the movie is essentially in the same world, but we are now focusing on the planes, albeit in a different setting than Lightning McQueen's. As a Disney project, I have full confidence of the quality of this movie. I may be wrong, but I look forward to this.

Links for trailers:

Other Movies:

Kick-Ass 2 (August 4)
-The sequel to the R-rated superhero action comedy, featuring Jim Carrey!

2 Guns (August 2)
-A big budget action comedy...

We're the Millers (August 7)
-Comedy, comedy, comedy...

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 21)
-The title sounds cool, but not sure about the movie though...

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