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My son got another good report card (I’m so glad he takes after his mother), so on Sunday I’m taking him and some of his friends to see Iron Man 2. He’s sixteen, which means I’m not allowed to go in with him. I’m the chauffer not the chaperone, so I’ll have to wait until it comes out on DVD before I get to see it, but it looks good:

 

I'd also like to see the new Robin Hood movie, but what I’m really looking forward to is the return of some old friends:


How about you?

Which movies are you looking forward to this Summer?



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kmarkhoover
May. 12th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
I was looking forward to the Jonah Hex movie until I saw the trailer.

Not anything else, really. I'm of the school that no good movies were made by Hollywood since 1939. :P
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
There are usually a few good ones, just not so many as I'd like.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, no fair! Spoiler alert next time, please :P
vaughan_stanger
May. 12th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
I found Iron Man 2 rather underwhelming.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
The trouble with most superhero sequels (for me) is they too often rely on special effects instead of the character growth which happened in the first one.
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txtriffidranch
May. 12th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
I don't go crazy about summer movies the way I used to, but I have to admit that I'm looking forward to George Romero's Survival of the Dead. Then again, I celebrated my birthday a quarter-century ago by catching Day of the Dead on its opening night in my area, so it's practically a tradition.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
A nice, cheery, summer flick, I've no doubt :)
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krylyr
May. 12th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Inception. That's the big one for me.

Also very interested in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've heard of either of those. What are they about?
temporus
May. 12th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
We were considering taking my older son to see Iron Man 2, since he was awed with the trailer. But now we're not so sure it might not be too overwhelming for him, so we might watch that one on DVD with him instead. He'll be closer to 4 by the time it comes out, and all the big fights and explosions might be less scary on the TV.

We've decided that Toy Story 3 will be a good first feature film for him to see at the theater. Of course, the problem with that is that my son will probably ask to see it again and again, and I don't know when THAT will come out on DVD. He will happily watch the Pixar movies every day if we let him.

As to Robin Hood...I'm skeptical. After Kevin Costner butchered the story, I no longer trust Hollywood to give me a good interpretation on one of my absolute favorites. Of course, odds are never good I'll get to see it on the big screen anyway with the two youngsters in the house. But...you never know. Once in a while I get lucky.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
You can't go wrong with Pixar. Up is one of my all-time favorite movies.

As for Robin (Costner) Hood, sure it was total tosh, but it was also great fun. I specially liked Alan Rickman's over-the-top performance as the Sherriff :)
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debikm
May. 12th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
Robin Hood!
Rbin Hood was my first fictional love and I have seen almost every cinematic incarnation, including that awful Kevin Costner portrayal (but everyone else was great in Prince Of Thieves) and the recent BBC monstrosity. The 80's BBC Robin of Sherwood was and is my favorite, but the new movie looks promising.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Robin Hood!
Was that the one with the music from Claanad?
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coneycat
May. 12th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Robin Hood!

Mostly because Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea is playing Alan A Dale, but it looks like fun overall.

Despite the fact Robin and Marian are not being played by foxes. A pox on the phony King of England!
sandy_williams
May. 12th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love your icon! I watched the animated Robin Hood half a bazillion times!
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wordsrmylife
May. 12th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
You've got them nailed. The new Robin Hood, which we'll probably wait to see with BD after she's home from the Emerald Isle, and Toy Story 3. The Iron Man movie is something I want to see, but not as badly as these two. I've got a good feeling about Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, although whether I'll be able to keep certain scenes from "RH: Men in Tights" out of my mind is a matter of anyone's guess. I'm a sucker for a good parody.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
I didn't enjoy the Mel Brooks spoof as much as I'd have liked, but I did laugh when they all got out their scripts after it looked like Robin had lost the archery contest :)
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peadarog
May. 12th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
I've no idea what's coming up! I still haven't even seen Kick Ass :-(
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Kick Ass looks like a good movie too.
catephoenix
May. 12th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Robin Hood + Russell Crowe - I can't wait.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
I went off him after that phone-flinging incident (the latest in a long line of unpleasant things he did), but he seems to have sorted himself out now. Did you see him in Master and Commander The man can certainly do a good British accent.
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mylefteye
May. 12th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Pixar can do no wrong.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
It's strange, even though The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Cars, Wall:E and Up were nothing like I expected, I still love those movies.

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sandrawickham
May. 12th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I AM....IRONMAN!! ;)

We'll probably go soon. Today, my mom and I are going to see How to Train Your Dragon. Yay! :P
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
That seems to have had a lot of staying power at the box office, so I imagine it's a pretty good movie. Have fun :)
sandy_williams
May. 12th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I guess Iron Man. Robin Hood might be good, but I have an unhealthy love for Prince of Thieves - I highly doubt any future Robin Hood will come close to its awesomeness.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
I like the Costner version, though his English accent is about as convincing as any of Sean Connery's non-Scottish ones :P
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maryjdal
May. 12th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
Robin Hood.
I also thought the trailer for Prince of Persia looked fun.
jongibbs
May. 12th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I forgot about that one :)
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