For some time now Ive been pretty dissapointed with movies, apart from a very select few that have been classy and really good movies, the last couple of years has seen (in my opinion) a slight decline in quality cinema. Whether youre talking brilliant drama, truly funny comedy or great blockbuster worth the ticket price, we’ve seen some pretty lame attempts by movie studios – in bollywood definately and now in hollywood as well.
But now it seems good things are coming on a wind of change.
First up we have the summer kicking off with the AWESOME war flick ‘300‘ based on the graphic novel by Sin City creator Frank Miller which I cant wait to see when it releases here in India on the 16th. From all samples, it should be a total blast and looks like a mad rush for action freaks!
Then there Gwoemul(The Host), directed by Joon-ho Bong which is a chinese language film, but if the buzz is any indicator, is set to be one of the most “watch out for this” movies of the summer. Dont know if its coming to India though…
Well, I dont know how many of you are comic type people, but I am (have been since I was a little kid, and well, like most men I dont think I ever really grew up)…
In any case, after the not so scorching Ghost Rider (i did like the flaming skull effect and his bike though) the 3rd Spiderman movie is finally on its way into the theatres! Not only were the first 2 flicks great fun, but the 3rd has the mega added bonus of featuring 2 of my favourite villains of all time: Venom and the Sandman!
And then theres the likes of The Number 23 starring Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen and directed by Joel Shumacher which should be a good fix for pure drama buffs. In this flick, a man (Carrey) becomes obsessed with a book that appears to be based on his life but ends with a murder that has yet to happen in real life.