Coming soon

I think it’s safe to say that there are many people who openly dislike “Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen.”  And, after sitting with him for a half-hour yesterday to talk about the third chapter in the giant robots franchise, I’d say Michael Bay is one of those people.

So opens Drew McWeeny’s sneak preview of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon…I’m probably not in the ‘openly dislike’ proportion of Revenge of the Fallen fans but certainly I think it could have been a lot more than Transformers Do Night At The Museum And Then Wreck Egypt (like it needs help from massive robot aliens…Facebook seems to have done the job quite nicely, thank you very much) so, yes, I am expecting great things from Michael Bay’s ‘apology’…the guy who brought us Armageddon – one of my all time top 10 movies (bring it on, doubters!!) has set a high standard that he has yet to surpass…

Also in the works as a possible redemption effort for the first remake movie is Rise of the Planet of the Apes

“Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” will be in US theatres 5 August 2011.

I actually quite enjoyed the Mark Wahlberg remake of Planet of the Apes and prefer it to the Charlton Heston original, while taking nothing away from the original status as a true classic. I enjoyed it right up until the final scene which, although straight out of Pierre Boulle’s original novel, totally kills off the story-line with a cheap and meaningless twist – unless you are one of the three people who have actually read the book…I’ll be interested to see how this prequel wangles its way out of the narrative quagmire that final scene created…maybe there’ll be a director’s cut version that simply deletes it…?

It looks like a Hobbit…

I saw the first footage from The Hobbit on the news last night – as expected impressive…with more comment at hitflix – less impressive perhaps is that Peter Jackson seems to have caught Lucasitis and has inserted a two year gap between Parts 1 and 2 of The HobbitThe Hobbit Part 1 opens December 19, 2012, and The Hobbit Part 2 opens in December of 2013.” C’mon, folks…sure, we’ll all wait AGAIN for the final part to be released but does the chain have to be dragged so?

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