You know how when one Hollywood film studio makes a Hockey movie, they all make Hockey movies? Well this year it’s ALL THE APOCALYPSES!
Hunger Games: People have called this Battle Royale with children, but I don’t think that’s a fair comparison as the Games themselves are a relatively minor part of the series. It’s more ‘about’ the games than it is a movie about the games. I don’t think that made sense. Anyway: kick-ass female heroine whose weapon of choice matches mine: the bow.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: Giant asteroid heading towards Earth, a comedy. Can’t wait!
Chronicle: Found-footage-style film about boys who get superpowers and one of them (I think) turns evil. Looks okay, but I’m a little annoyed that it’s teenage boy wish fulfillment. Didn’t anyone learn the lesson of ‘Descent’? If you want to change up a drama, change up the genders of your main cast. Women can be deep and complicated too.
Lockout: The premise: Escape from LA in SPACE has promise. A trailer opening with a character ACTUALLY being referred to as ‘a loose cannon’ does not.
Prometheus: OH MY GOD YOU GUYS! IS IT THE ORIGIN OF ALIEN?!? IS IT SOMETHING ORIGINAL?!? I DO NOT CARE I WILL BE THERE WITH SKREEKAGOGS ON MY TOES!!