This summer seems to be packed with lots of sci-fi and especially
robotic sci-fi movies! Yea! And this years sci-fi movies have more
colons in their titles than in previous years so you know the sci-fi
franchices are really in rare form this year! So without further adue,
lets talk sci-fi and robot movies!
Videos and swirling comments after the jump...
Yeah, I know, Monsters vs. Aliens came out about a month ago but I
include it anyway because I really liked it and it was a real blast! If you
haven't seen it, find a kid for an excuse and take them to see this
movie. It's a lot
of fun! Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 72% or a ripe tomato so you know it
has to be tasty! Try to ignore all the "I am woman, I can do anything"
nonsense (or I'm sorry not nonsense but actually brilliant stuff if
you're a flaming feminist, are Lifetime addicted and a fan of The View -
kidding - light humor - no feminazis necessary to watch this movie).
Once you get past Helen Redey dejavue it's really a fun
movie. I really loved it and the woman hero thing really worked! Don't
tell my wife but the cgi lady is kind of hot especially in her cool
final blue Tron glitter type costume. It was a fun and a wild ride
adventure for the whole family. Well sort of but I'd give it high
ratings at least and relatively very very few feminazi red stars - much
fewer than expected - no really.
X-Men Wolverine just came out May 1st and is still in theaters. Rotten
tomatoes gave it a 36% or a rotten tomatoe which means it didn't get
rave reviews. I'm still going to go see it probably. Eh, what do the
critics know? So what if there are plot holes the size of Extremely
large fat mutants, I'm going to see it! I love the X-Men movies, even
the second and third. This
one probably has a wolf face that only a mother could love but I think
I'm going to love it. One has to wonder if it would have done better if
it weren't for the the
internet leak? Anyway, rumor has it that they'll
be making more X-Men spinoff movies (Deadpool). Did I mention I
haven't seen it yet. Why haven't I? hmm.
Star Trek will be coming out tomorrow (this Thursday May 7th, 2009)!
If you've been following the trailers, this one looks like a must see
movie! I haven't read spoilers but someone told me rumors that it has
to do with one of the classic original episodes ideas and time travel.
No Star Trek don't try to do another botched up Time Travel movie.
Anyway this one looks like they didn't screw up. Will it be better than
Star Wars? Probably not unless you count episode 1. I can't really
remember if this Star Trek is an even
numbered good movie or an odd numbered bad movie? I don't know which, but
from the trailer it looks entertaining. Of course my wife works at a
and can't get away and is making me wait to watch it until after
Mother's day. Someone call me so I can sneak out and watch it without
her and then act surprised when we go. I'm thinking it might be good
enough to see without the mrs.
Terminator Salvation will be smashing out May 21st and wow who can stand
the robotic acting
anticipation? What's it about? I don't know but from the trailer it
looks like John Conner finally makes it to the future and it's not what
he expected. Hey, the future is never what you expect, expect that!
People get grabbed up, robots think they are humans, dogs and
cats sleeping together, total chaos. Anyway, if you're a Terminator
fan, then you're in luck here lately. Think about it! Sarah Conner Chronicles and
Terminator: Salvation both going concurrently. It's like Terminator up
up down down round and round side to side and every where you turn me
inside out and into a human!
It's great! Rumor has it that Arnold
might be back or at least his face in cgi off in the distance where
you can't tell it's him. Anyway, if you've seen the trailers and you've
seen them this far in advance, you know it's going to be a block buster!
Or so we hope.
I've already started seeing trailers for Astro Boy which will be coming
out October 23rd (very extremely late Summer?). It's a cgi kids movie
about a robot boy! It look
really cool! And again, with trailers this far in advance, well you
know they're putting money on it that it's going to be good! We
probably need to see it!
If you haven't heard about some of these movies, go to Rotten
Coming Soon or IGN and watch the trailers. You'll be glad you did!
Mother's day is coming up, though, so you probably ought to take your
Mom / Wife / Girlfriend / or yourself if you are so inclined to a chick
flick instead! ;-)
Did I miss any upcoming sci-fi or robot goodness? Remind me