Yeah, I know. I was gone for way too long. Well hold onto your sexy pants, cuz I’m home Bloggies. And come hell or high water, I am gonna speech at ya somethin’ right entertaining.
Clearly, I’ve been doing “Big River” too long. Or I’m way too much of a Browncoat. Probably the latter.
Which brings me to the topic at hand: SUMMER SUPERHERO MOVIES. I have concluded that these movies are certain to blow my brain out the back of my skull. The first of which being Thor.
Now I’ll be honest, as of a year a go, I didn’t give a sh$t about Thor. Fond memories of “Adventures In Babysitting” aside, I had never given him much thought, and I was honestly a little nervous on how a movie based on Thor would go over. Yes, it’s a superhero age ladies and gents, but that doesn’t mean people were gonna run like the dickens to go see a movie involving a comic book character that no one knew even HAD a comic book.
Fast Forward to now, where I am literally COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS until this movie comes out. I may actually be seeing it twice, due to friends’ schedules being all over the place. Chris Hemsworth may not have been my first choice as Thor, (with a real Nordic god like Alex Skarsgard, why bother with anyone else?) I am more than thrilled that if it was Hemsworth that got the part. He shook my foundation in “Star Trek” and nearly stole the movie before it even began. Now that I’ve seen glimpses of the finished product, I am ready to pledge my allegiance to the halls of Isengard.
Next up? (And yes, these are chronological,) is “Priest.” I know very little about this movie except it has several of my boyfriends in it, (Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Stephen Moyer, Brad Dourif for being Chucky’s voice alone,) and it is about priests who are vampire slayers. But all I know is Karl KILLS me in the trailers, Paul Bettany is oh so beautiful when he’s a badass and Cam, oh Cam, my birthday twin…there is no definition for how gorgeous you are. So yes, this movie for me is entirely about eye candy at the moment. Don’t Judge Me.
OBLIGATORY “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” COMMENT HERE: Love Johnny and Geoffery. Hate Penelope’s poster, hence entitled “The Disgustingly Cheap Stare At Her Boobs” Poster. Let’s just not go there.
Ok, “X-Men First Class” has me nearly ready to shriek in ecstasy and it doesn’t come out for a month. I’ve been this way for 2 months already. The only thing that is keeping me from cardiac arrest is the fact that I have to see this movie before I die. The Cuban Missile Crisis, the start of it all, Xavier pre-chair being played by JAMES MCAVOY, the intense love between Charles and Erik…I just can’t stand it. I NEED IT NOW!!! Hands down the best trailer of the summer and I would say best candidate for best movie of the summer, but I feel like this year, it’s gonna be a tight race between a lot of movies.
Which brings me to “Green Lantern.” Once again a comic book character I’ve never cared about, and the only reason it may have even originally turned my head is because it was Ryan Reynolds having a suit CGI’d onto his beautiful, barely clad body. But within the first 30 seconds of the 4 minute preview shown at Wondercon, I was breathless, wide-eyed and ready to pledge my life to the order of the lantern or whatever it is called in the name of intergalactic safety. This movie has the potential to change my life. We shall see. It does have Blake Lively in it, after all.
And last, but certainly not least, the original Avenger. Captain America. I have to admit, I have been learning a lot about the Marvel Universe and especially the original characters over the past few years since “Iron Man” changed my outlook on a character I had absolutely no interest in whatsoever. Now I ravenously collect more information in terms of character, not so much in tech/gadgets, and Captain America has always seemed to be a yawn to me. Little nerdy kid gets super serum, is a goody-two shoes the likes of which the world has ever seen, etc. Basically, the antithesis of Tony Stark, who is my lover and hasn’t achieved world domination yet solely because he puts the brunt of his energy into banging whores.
That being said, I am actually super excited about this movie. Chris Evans was a great pick, and I have been wanting to see something that really “breaks him out” so to speak for a long time. Seriously, if you haven’t seen “London” or “The Losers,” then you are a horrible human being. He’s witty, he’s funny and he’s genuine in every performance he’s given, and it doesn’t hurt that he seems to be an all-around good guy in real life. If there’s anyone that can bring Steve Rogers to life in a fashion that will interest me in him, it’s this man. And hey. The Tucci. How can you go wrong with my man Stanley Tucci up in its shiz.
So that’s my 2 cents in the world of superhero movies. I left off “Transformers” just because I don’t have enough info to really construct an emotion either way on it. There are other movies I’m interested in seeing of course, like “Super 8,” “Deathly Hallow Pt. 2,” the already on-its-way-to-dvd “Rubber,” but those are different stories for different days. Until then, my lovely bloggies, may you all Live Long and Be Geeky Like Me.
Keeping Dreaming In The Stars,