So, I’ve finally decided to put an end to my movie-less streak with what’s probably a simple animated production.
At first, I thought about having a go at Judge Dredd, Universal Soldier or better yet, Taken 2. There’s Looper too, but I’m waiting on someone for that. Taken 2 really got me interested because the first film really caught my attention because of the thriller elements, and maybe because it was the first time I saw how a well-to-do teenage girl from a developed country could be abducted and turned into a sex slave halfway around the world. I guess it shocked me how real human trafficking is in some ways, that it still exists in our ‘civilised’ world. That’s beside the point really, but I’m just explaining why I liked the first one.
I wanted something of a lighter tone, and well there’s nothing around that suits the bill right now except for the one animation that’s on. While I’ve never really been on for animated monsters (this includes the very adored Monsters Inc. although I thought it was alright), I loved watching the Adams Family cartoon as a kid. This is probably nothing in comparison of course but its not like I’m expecting that anyway.
Writing all this now, I’m thinking someone really needs to put an Adams Family movie out there, and while we’re at it why not make a live-action Flinstones movie (which has been done before and it was totally fun, adorable even). Better yet, why not the Jetsons! Nobody’s ever done a film on the Jetsons right? If the same team that worked on the Incredibles made a Jetsons film, I think it’d be pure gold. I mean for crying out loud, these are the real Cartoon Network classics!
While those won’t be seen for quite a while yet, there are some I want to catch that’ll be released before the year end.
The first one:
I’ve been waiting for this ever since Quantum of Solace, that’s like FOUR YEARS AGO! I absolutely loved it when the Bond franchise was rebooted with Daniel Craig as the new 007 for Casino Royale. I felt he did it really well and put a deeper character on James Bond than previously seen before. The new Bond character has built itself up a bit from the last two films and I really hope that Skyfall will link somewhat with the ending of Quantum of Solace, but even if it doesn’t, that’s fine. I hope the next few Bond movies will release in shorter periods. We shouldn’t have to wait for Bond movies like the world does for the World Cup to arrive.
Other than that, there’re one or two more that I might be interested in. Steampunk concepts have always fascinated me, and I guess that may have to do with watching friends play Final Fantasy, not to mention the Advent Children movie where the graphics and story were absolutely top notch. That’s why I I’ll give War of the Worlds Goliath a chance, even though the characters are all in 2D. The trailer doesn’t seem like much, but it reminded me a bit of Valkyria Chronicles and Macross Frontier graphics-wise, and I liked both, so I think it’ll be worth watching.
Finally, there’s a movie that Pixar’s probably behind which looks to be absolutely fantastic. I won’t say much about it, I think the trailer does it enough justice:
This is probably the better animation movie I’ve been waiting to see all year. It says ‘Disney’, but from watching the trailer, I think everybody knows its the Pixar team behind it. Pixar = win