Which Will Be The Best Summer Blockbuster?
Posted on Monday February 18, 2008, 17:08 by Olly Richards in Empire States
Help me, dear readers, I’m in a quandary. With the so-long-awaited-I-actually-almost-died release of the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer last week we’ve now seen something of almost all the big films of this summer (only Hulk’s still in hiding). And because it’s entirely possible that someone might come to my office, hold a gun to my head and tell me that I can only see one of these movies otherwise he’ll shoot me and then run over some puppies or something, I have to choose a favourite. And I don’t know which it is.
For a long, long time I thought it was The Dark Knight, no question. It’s got superb credentials, everything shown of it so far is amazing and it features two of the Batman series’ best villains (please put Catwoman in the next one). Heath Ledger’s sad death has made me anticipate a different experience, but I’m no less eager to see what work he’s done, or how Christopher Nolan has built on Batman Begin’s rock solid foundations. It’s just that everything else is looking so good too.
Wall-E looks absolutely mind-blowing. An apparently near-silent movie from the studio known for their peerless scripts? That’s amazing. Amazingly brave and just brilliantly clever. It’s so balls-out confident and, if early footage is to be believed, potentially wonderful that I’m looking into the legalities of marrying Pixar as a collective.
Then there’s Iron Man. It always sounded good, but it was definite runner-up in my anticipatory stakes to The Dark Knight. But has this movie actually put a foot wrong so far? The casting is top-notch and the script appears to be full of wit and actual grown ups. This looks like a superhero movie with adults facing adult situations in an adult way – and, no, none of this relates to porn. And on top of that it has a big rocket suit. There's nothing I've seen so far that I don't love. I’m sold.
And I can’t be the only one who wet themself a little when Indiana Jones was shown in action again for the first time in almost twenty years. The tone has the same easy comedy that we loved in the original films and I had zero qualms about whether a sixty-something Harrison Ford could still cut it as an action hero. I’m hoping this could be really special.
Add to that Hellboy II looking like a quantum leap on from the first film; Hancock shaping up to be the best action-comedy since Men In Black; and Wanted hinting that it might be the blockbuster surprise of the summer. And I haven’t even started on anything after August. It’s just all looking so good. I’m going to put my money where my keyboard is and say that this will be the best summer movie season in at least a decade.
What do you think? Which film are you most excited about?
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Posted on Monday February 18, 2008, 19:01
I try to consider myself a serious film fan. I have Kurosawa, Bergman and Kieslowski, among others in my collection. But dammit I just lose all self-control, start drooling and sometimes even cry a little whenever I see a snippet of any new comic-book movie. For me it has to be The Dark Knight. I think we all just know this is going to be amazing. Iron Man looks the business too but there´s still the sliiiiight possibility of the finished product failing on some level. The same goes for Hellboy 2 (but I have less doubts) and as for...ah what do I know. Bring on the summer already!!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 09:20
Are you serious?
Only one winner! Clue: He wears a hat and has a whip!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 09:27
For me, no film comes close to The Dark Knight for anticipation levels, although the Indy trailer has calmed all the worries that I might have had about it (Harrison too old, too much Shia, etc). Iron Man looks great but for some reason I have niggling doubts that it might be one of those films that turns out a bit average. Wall-E does look amazing as well. So for me: The Dark Knight will be the best overall, Indy will likely be the most fun/exciting experience, and Wall-E will be the most heartwarming. I can't see Hulk doing well, it's in one of the weaker positions (coming off the back of a film which a lot of people dislike) and they've given absolutely zip so far.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 09:28
I must say that I agree with Olly in that the more I see of Iron Man, the more convinced I am that it is going to be great. But again i think it has to be The Dark Knight.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 09:46
I'm sorry, I'm just not getting excited about Indy (don't hit me!). Not keen on the potential alien undertones when the originals were religion based....
Now the Dark Knight on the otherhand...... *drools*
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 10:10
*Hits Kittys_Gremlin about the head and neck*
Bad Kittys_Gremlin! BAD!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 10:42
Gotta be the Dark Knight, I've been waiting for that ever since Begins began. Although everything else looks good especially old Iron Man (Black Sabbath's gotta be the theme tune) I'm trying not to get hyped up becuase it usually ends in tears
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 10:46
For me it has to be Dark Knight, I completely agree that Iron Man looks amazing, Wall-E looks ridiculously cute and it's Indy for god sake so enough said, but with the tragic death of Heath Ledger the movie for me, has taken on more meaning.
I really hope he nails his performance and I am sure he will with someone like Chris Nolan at the helm.
I would like to have a bet that 90% of office desks will have a Wall-E toy on them by the end of the year though!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 10:56
Not wanting to sound mean but Iron Man looks more Fantastic Four than Spider-man in comic book movie terms.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 11:08
For me, Indy is in another league: it's like when the Star Wars films were coming out, even if there was a film that summer that was better, I always enjoyed Star Wars more, because it's Star Wars - it's like coming home to a comfy chair and a cup of coffee. Even if Indy isn't the out-and-out best film of the summer, hopefully at the very least it'll be my favourite.
Of the others, Dark Knight is the best bet - five-star solid-gold classic I reckon. The only thing that worries me is, law of averages tells us at least one of the films mentioned by Olly will end up disappointing. They all look and sound terrific, but surely they can't all hit it out of the park - can they?!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 11:22
Dark Knight, nothing else comes close. Indy and Iron Man could be good fun, but I doubt I'll remember much about them the day after i see them. Which is fine, they're obviously striving to be fun cinema experiences and not a lot else, but The Dark Knight (I hope) will have a story, look, and performances that will stay with me for much longer.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 11:46
Indy - Looks good from the trailer but not sure it is neccesary especially with the perfect riding into the sunset finish of crusade
Iron Man - Initially thought it was going to be a bit crap with 2 hours of downey jr smart arsery but after the trailer who knows it may surprise
the dark knight has to be the biggest film...the trailer already looked awesome (christian bale is absolutely perfect as batman) and heath ledger's sad and untimely passing will only help the film in my opinion
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 11:48
The Dark Knight for me, easily. I'll certainly watch Indy 4 and Iron Man as they're looking pretty good also but I'd take Batman over all the others put together.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 11:52
Indiana Jones hands down for me.
Keenly looking forward to the others, but Indy is head and shoulders above the others in my list.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 12:13
Ever since the tease at the end of Batman Begins my mind has been on little else film wise and everything I've seen and read since has only heightened my enthusiasm. That was until last Thursday!
I'd not been sceptical about Indy 4 (how dare anyone doubt Speilberg, Lucas and Ford) but hadn't been getting hugely excited about it. As soon as the first few notes of that oh so familiar theme tune began though and we saw the shadow of Indy in Fedora on the side of the car I was 9 years old once more. I sat with the trailer on repeat for over an hour and it got better with each viewing. Like 'britesparc' I see this as equivalent to when the Star Wars prequels came out. OK they weren't as good as the originals but if nothing else they gave us that feeling of being a kid again that so many of seek as the scales of middle agedness begin to tip.
Dark Knight will be amazing, I have no doubt, Iron man will be good as will Hulk and Wall-E but frankly no-one else is going to leave me sat in puddle of my urine quite like Indiana Jones. Bring on May 22!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 12:19
It has to be THE DARK KNIGHT no question about it!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 12:27
Im afraid ts all about Indy!!! Granted that all teh other actiosn films will be good but Indiana Jones is a cinema legend. Theres the gear, the music, the chessy lines, the combined experience of two cinematic legends in Spieldberg and Lucas, the ties to ancient historical artefacts and of course theres Harrison Ford in his best ever role. Its sad to say but Indy actually makes history fun!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 12:39
Indiana, is the Event film of the year, no doubt...Batman, doesn't come close, to the Hysteria levels, witnessed all around the world for Indy.
Indy is on the Star Wars level of anticipation, Batman has some way to go yet, but is heading in the right direction. just hope all these films are good over the summer and not just Bantha Fodder.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 12:46
Ok we have some great films coming thats for sure but I think the majority are right here.The Dark Knight will have the right mix of action,tension,great performances and that adult factor that is needed to make a great film.It has the feel just right in the trailer and the prologue that was shown on Imax with the opening bank job was just class.
Ok Ironman does look great,Indy looks ok as well but its "The Dark Knight" all the way.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 12:48
Dark Knight for me, though Indy does look rather good. But Wanted?! The trailer looked a load of wank, sorry.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 13:10
DARK KNIGHT. NUFF SAID
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 13:27
1. Dark Knight
2. Hellboy 2
3. The Incredible Hulk
4. Iron Man
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 13:37
Hollywoods next logical step a Batman Vs Indy movie!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 13:40
The Dark Knight
Indy looks fun from the trailer but the number of 'sidekicks' whiffs of the over-stuffed Lethal Weapon sequels - Indy don't need no entourage. The last two Indy sequels weren't a patch on Raiders.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 13:59
The Darkknight all the way!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 14:13
The Dark Knight is the film I have been looking forward partly because of Heath Ledger's (R.I.P) Joker. But having seen the trailers for Iron Man, I have to admit that I am interested in the film. But if you put a gun to my head then it has to be The Dark Knight.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 14:47
The Dark Knight, baby!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 14:58
It has got to be Indy! My anticipation levels are at a high not reached since Return of the King! Then, with this being the character that I have grown up with, Raiders being released when I was just two years old, I am bordering on hysteria!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 15:12
The Dark Knight. The trailer gave me goosebumps before the tragic death of Heath Ledger and it certainly looks like Nolan has again nailed it. From the footage we've seen, Ledger looks like he really nailed The Joker and made the character his own.
Indy looks like it's going to be great fun, but does it look to anyone else that it's been filmed almost entriely indoors?? I certainly thought so.
Iron Man does indeed look great fun, with inspired casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Mr Stark, but I fear like others that it could fall flat like Fantastic Four did. I hope not.
Wall-E does nothing for me at all. I'm not interested. Mainly because I can't cope with sad movies. I become a gibbering wreck.
So what's left? Hulk could be a pleasant suprise, Edward Norton's involvement a bonus and he wrote the script as well. But I hope they make it a bit more fun, which is the whole point surely of a comic book adaption.
And finally, Hellboy 2. Del Toro could shit on the pavement and still make it entertaining to watch. He'll probably blow us away with Big Red.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 15:19
I think we can all agree that the movie trailer producers have done their job as we all seem quite excited about this years summer blockbuster feast. But instead of sitting around drooling on our favourite one we should just wait to see what the finished product is like. I would class myself as a massive movie fan and get generally excited for a whole lot of movies that are released all year round and seem to get more disapointed in the summertime, more than any other time of the year as the blockbusters are always lacking something. So lets just wait until this time next year and see how many 2008 summer blockbusters got five little red stars form Empire and see if 2008 was a blockbuster or a flop.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 15:29
The Dark Knight will rule the cinema this summer with indy in a close second. Big fan of both but Bale nolan & Ledger have me on the edge of my seat. I'm actually drooling here at the prospect
Running order for the summer
1: the dark knight
2: Indy 4
3: Iron Man
4: Hellboy 2
5: The incredible hulk
And if heath ledger isn't awarded a posthumous oscar next year i will go fecking mental.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:06
No overall preference but I would like to see the Hulk sequel do well. Thought Ang Lee's version was very good and deserved better from audiences and reviewers.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:18
I think i have to agree with livewire. The Dark Knight only just pipping Indy to the post for my most anticipated movie. But am i missing something or does it say we've seen all the trailers, what about The Incredible Hulk..... Could turn out to be the biggest (I doubt it will scale Batman or Indy's haul but you get my point)
Also Wall-E is looking good and also Prince Caspian, then roll on winter for Harry Potter.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:18
It's all about Indy and Batman this summer. These two will be the best. Granted, Hulk, Iron man etc should be great but the big two will shine.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:24
From the trailers i've viewed so far, i'd have to say that The Dark Knight and Ironman are front runners for me this summer...(Robert Downey Jr is genius casting as Tony Stark),but i have to admit that i'm greatly upset with the absence of a good summer tearjerker...yeah sure! I'm kinda hoping that the Hulk is going to deliver a great deal more than it's first offering and that Indy will be cracking his hip...sorry "whip", in the same swashbuckling fashion we grew up with! Everything that matches up to these, or just comes close, will be a bonus!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:26
Pineapple Express might be amazing..
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:32
Oh Oh and i forgot...... Kung Fu Panda, trailer looked very funny
John Mulder Simpson
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:38
what a shame this disrespect for The X Files, the best TV series of the 90s, and with a HUGE fanbase, it should have more consideration....
ok, and of course that Batman will rule this summer and every summer he's in forever!!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:47
The Dark Knight unquestionably, any agonising between any of the contenders would surely have been negated by the untimley passing of Heath Ledger (R.I.P) and even non Batman fans will flock to in anticipation of what will hopefully be a spectacular final performance by Heath.
Honestly I don't see what all the fuss is about with Indy 4, I was a massive fan of the originals but they belong to a special place in our childhoods which Indy 4 will never (irrespective of how good it may end up to be) live up to. I loved Back To The Future & Ghostbusters series but would not welcome or paticularly look forward to a sequel.
Personally Ironman has a touch of the unknown about it, which has me really excited. My list...
1. The Dark Knight
3. The Incrdible Hulk
4. Hell Boy 2
5. Indy 4
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:49
It's all terribly simple people. Indiana Jones and his Crystal Skulls will win out.
Harrison Ford still has exactly what it takes to bring back the good doctor.
The main thing about this fabulous creation is the reliance on personality and charm. He's not some spandex-clad 'super' hero. He's an ordinary bloke (who just so happens to carry a bullwhip, a revolver and wear a Fedora at all times) who is rather good at absorbing bone crunching punches and picking himself up, dusting himself down and making it up as he goes. Long may the shadow of Mr Spielberg, Mr Lucas and Mr Ford loom over the arena of high adventure. Who else would have the courage to try a copy of Indy's adventures? Sahara anyone? Who's up for yet another National Treasure? Uh-huh, thought not.
It's a GOOD thing that Indiana's back. Nay-sayers be damned. OK, so Ford is 65 and I don't think he'd REALLY want to be chasing all over the globe taking on all comers, it's JUST A MOVIE.
So, do yourselves a favour this May 22, go and buy your tickets for Indy and co. Forget TinMan and Batman and whoevere else - you can see these movies, sure, they'll be pretty good, but I guarantee you won't be leaving with such a big smile on your face and you also won't immediately want to go and buy another ticket in the lobby for the next showing.
Ooooh, I can hear that Johnny Williams theme coming over the horizon...
Can you tell, I'm quite excited!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:52
I'm sorry Indy! Any other year and you would have easily been crowned the most anticipated movie of the year. But this is 2008 my old leather clad, whip cracker and this year belongs to The Dark Knight!!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 16:58
I think after such a disappointing summer last year (only Harry 5 and Bourne worth mentioning) that we deserve a line up like this.
For what it's worth Indy gets my vote by a VEERRRYY long way. Batman will be great, but in cinematic terms is nowhere near as iconic.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:00
Iron Man all the way, though I will go to see The Dark Knight and Indiana Jone too. Maybe Wall-E. Maybe other films? Who knows. Last year I only went to see The Bourne Ultimatum and The Simpsons Movie.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:02
1. The Dark Knight
2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
3. Iron Man
4. Hell Boy2
5. The Incredible Hulk
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:05
Indy will make more money, and Dark Knight will be a better film. Seeing the recent Indy trailer doesn't change my belief in that.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:11
The Dark Knight will not only be the best blockbuster of the year it will also be one of the best films of the year. No question.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:21
The only reason I became a failed actor (Evil Aliens didn't ignite my career the way I'd hoped) was this.
In 1983 Raiders of the Lost Arc was shown in Manaton (a tiny village on Dartmoor) Parish Hall. I sat in the front row with all my friends. When Indy shot the swordsman my Mum leant forward from the row behind me and whispered in my ear; "thats the man who plays Han Solo. As iconic a character as Han was,he never really had centre stage in that trilogy. Indy was, rather is, Harrison Ford's journey. And as the words sank in, I can't think of anything else that has had such a baring on what I have wanted to do, and the life I have lived. The return of the man in the hat has to be the summer movie of this rather young century, not just this summer. Get your ticket, or the man himself may throw out of you seat! "No ticket"!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:25
THE DARK KNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MOVIE CAN EVEN RANK CLOSE TO IT!!!!!!!!!
INDY LOOKS GOOD BUT THATS ABOUT IT
A SURPRISE MIGHT BE THE NEW PUNISHER MOVIE AS IT HAS GREAT ACTING TALENT AND A WHOLE NEW LOOK
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:47
Definitely between The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Maze for me.
Dark Knight is winning in the Trailer stakes and has a team behind it that has never made a less than classic film - Batman Begins was superb, best Batman film and one of my favourite films of all time... now take the same film and add The Joker and the tragic Two-Face origin story to it? Best Film Ever.
And Indy's Indy. He has his own impeccable credentials.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 17:56
It has to be The Dark Knight...i mean The Joker is the ultimate bad ass,and its looking like Ledgers performance will top that of Nichilsons(sorry about the spelling people),for those of you who have seen the first 6 minutes of the movie,you will know that this movie is going to kick ass!!!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 18:07
don't care. gonna see them all. and drool through them all. and then see them all again. why isn't it summer yet...?
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 18:19
Without question Indy 4.
Although if the man in the hat wasn't an option it would have to be Dark Knight which I've been dying to see since the trailer hit even if recent events mean that it will inevitably be viewed in a different way to that which was intended
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 18:27
does anyone know what the fork is going on with Incredible Hulk? i mean, i'm only a film study student so i don't know much about the business, but isn't it safter to actually promote a film? i mean, where is the teaser trailer? it should've been out 2 months ago.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 18:40
Have to admit, Indy aint doing it for me either. Script looks good and the humour is still there, but God knows Harrisons looking a bit too old for this shit. Wanted and Hellboy 2 are going to be barrels of fun, Wall E and Hancock will just wander by (nobody really cares to be honest. Pixar are getting too grown up and Hancock aint based on a superhero brand any of us have heard. And yes that is important to a comic book fan), so I suppose its gonna be a head to head between the Dark Knight and Iron Man (though Dark Knight will probably just win by a bats ear). Here's hoping the Hulk is awesome too, cos with FIVE (count em) super hero flicks this summer (I'm still not counting Hancock, just cos it feels wrong. Like counting Caravan of Courage as a Star Wars film), the only winners are gonna be us comic book fans!!! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 18:50
THE DARK KNIGHT. It looks amazing, soooo amazing!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 19:40
If you miss 'Movie Magic' ( Like Me ) it has to be Indy 4. All the rest, and I wish it were different, just play to a culture brainwashed by what's hot now and reality TV with effects that look like something off my Xbox. I want Blockbusters like they use to be in the 80's and 90's..pure feelgood escapism with real FX and likeable characters. So Indy 4 is the only real candidate for me.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 20:10
DARK KNIGHT-Straight up!!! I'm sorry i'm not "wet myself" excited about Indy. Never have been and probably never will be! Iron Man looks good but TDK definitely right up there for me.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 20:27
"Your just a freak"
I just had a minor look into the future about seeing the Dark Knight, and imagine the rave reviews and seeing how great it is, and my heart stopped for a minute, it must be shown now!
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 20:32
YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS. THE ONLY FILM WORTH WATCHING THIS YEAR IS THAT ONE WITH THE GUY IN THE FEDORA AND THE WHIP, HIS NAME IS INDIANA JONES.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 20:40
Am I the only one who remembers Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express? Knocked Up and Superbad were two of the best summer flicks last year, Judd Apatow might own 2008's summer as well.
Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2008, 20:53
I think it's silly when folk say "This film will be the BEST summer blockbuster!" as if they're stating a fact. No-one knows how good these films will be until you can actually see them!
Anyway. I'm looking forward most to The Dark Knight and Indy IV, though I have to say that quite a few of the rest are shaping up nicely.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 00:01
I'm a loyal Narnia fan, and am looking forward to Prince Caspian way more than any of those, it looks amazing.
Besides, I missed Batman Begins (just can't get that excited about a man with no actual superpowers dressing up as a bat for no reason) and have never seen an Indiana Jones movie in my life (which always shocks people, because I work in an archaeology department!). Getting kinda fed up of hearing about both of them, I have to say...
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 00:29
Dark Knight, Dark Knight, OH DEAR GOD, THE DARK KNIGHT.
"And how do you top Batman Begins?", you might ask. Well, the point is, you don't really need to top it. Nolan could make a film half as good, and be rest assured that it'll still be better than 90% of the blockbuster offerings out there - he's that good, and he's consistently proven so.
Also looking forward to Crystal Skull after that cracker of a teaser.
Providing the flag waving and Lucas's input is kept to a minimum, I'm sure Spielberg's got something special in store. I thought the effects looked epic, but no one else does. Still not sure about that title though.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 00:39
Who cares? Summer blockbusters are always rubbish
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 00:42
How the hell was that a cracker of a teaser? the first third of it was clips from the other 3 movies & the rest could just have easily been aswell!?
Mark my words, Crystal Skull will be to Indy what Phantom Menace was is to Star Wars...Ahmed Best isnt it, is he?
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 02:27
The Dark Knight will rule all; Indy 'should' be fun but the amount of script rewrites may have spawned a bloated forced comedy fiasco (fingers pointing at you Shia), the first Hellboy was lame but the definite Pan's influence looks intriguing; Hulk reboot might be good (no trailer yet), Wall-E will probably push the boundaries of children's animation as only Pixar can and the trailers for iron man fail to catch my attention ditto wanted
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 04:10
My 2008 Summer Blockbuster Top 5
1. Dark Knight
From the hint at the End of 'Begins' - to the marketing campaign - to Ledgers death.... The one to watch. (Plus I've been a massive Batman fan since my infancy)
Something truely experimental from what I've seen and heard so far. Maybe this will finally be the first animated film to be nominated for a best picture Oscar?
3. Indiana/Iron Man
Previously not a massive Indie fan to be honest but, from the trailer, this looks like a lot of fun and "The 'berg" has been on top form lately.
4. Indiana/Iron Man
Love Favreau, love Downey Jr. and love the trailers, but it feels like something just isn't adding up. If Iron Man delivers then number 3 but most my cautious nature says number 4.
5. Hellboy II
Sorry Guillermo but this is English Language and although Blade 2 was good nothing compares to Devil's Backbone or your masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth. Can't say I'm overly looking forward to this one.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 05:03
How anyone can look forard to Hellboy 2 and the new Hulk film is beyond me, its not as if the first ones were any good....
Ironman looks as though it will be worth a watch.
The Dark Night which would have done well will now be even more popular, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
There is only one winner and that is the man in the hat, those nuggets out there who arnt looking forward to it want there bumps feeling, they are probably the type of people who went for HD DVD instead of Blue Ray, no clue then and no clue now!!!
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 07:28
Well, the first time I got wind of the sequel The Dark Knight, I got excited, and even more so when they said the Joker would be the villain which of course would be logical seeing the end of Batman Begins, and I thought about who could play the Joker and then they announced it would be Heath Ledger (may he rest in peace), I was sceptical, isn´t he a bit young to play him since Jack Nicholson was like about 50 years old in the first proper Batman movie. He had played it a bit camp, and just a shade of twisted but when I saw the trailer for The Dark Knight, my doubt was cleared, here was a sick, twisted, demented ( you get the picture) Joker which is a better representation than ole Jack´s (sorry old mate), nowhere is the fine tailored suit, the screamingly green well-cut hair, instead just a grimy and dirty bumlike creature. Of course The Dark Knight is the big blockbuster I am waiting for, I am almost inhumanly excited about this. Leading us to my second choice, Indy 4, could the old magic be renewed? By evidence if Spielberg still has it is evidenced in Munich three years back, which perhaps isn´t in the same kind of blockbuster category, but still very much Spielberg at his best. Plus I am excited about the notion of Cate Blanchett as a russian vixen-like villainess. Choice number three is probably a dark horse, Iron Man, it looks stunning and Robert Downey Jr will surely make it fresh and fun, but I am still unsure about Jon Favreau, hardly one of my favorite directors, but this might be his Citizen Kane, who knows (sheepishly snickering). Number 4 is Hellboy 2, although I am a bit sceptical about the whole "Golden Army" thing, it might run out to be cheesy, but then this is Del Toro so cheese should be out of the question. Fifth choice is The Incredible Hulk, so what if Louis Leterrier directs it, he has a knack for action, and with such good actors, I cannot see how he could fail too much, see, plus the movie will rise or fall on the The Hulk CG itself.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 09:51
Well so many big films out this year: Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Indy 4, Speed Racer, Wall-E, Hellboy 2, Wanted and Mummy 3. For me it will be between Iron Man and The Dark Knight. I think they will steal the limelight come summer time. Indy 4 will certainly have an impact since we all love Indiana Jones. Wachowski's Speed Racer looks very colourful but I think that will do well. Wall-E will make some grown men cry never mind the kids. Hellboy 2...well I dont think I need to say anymore on the epic that is being done by Mr Del Toro, the guy is a legend and should definitely do The Hobbit. Wanted looks interesting and of course the Mummy 3 with Jet Li, well that should be something.
However, since the shocking death of Heath Ledger, watching The Dark Knight will have a different tone to what we wanted. That being said, I have no doubt that Heath did a fantastic job playing the Joker and I reckon if he was still around, even Jack Nicholson will have praised him for such an excellent work. But since the story is more about the beginning of Two Face, I would like to see how Aaron Eckhart does. His turnout as a baddie in Paycheck wasnt really convincing for me so I hope this one changes my mind about him.
Iron Man. Well, what more can I say? Just watching the trailers alone and I wet myself over and over. When they announced this film was being made, I would never have considered Robert Downy Jr to play Tony Stark/Iron Man. I mean alot of people were saying Mel Gibson and I honestly he would do it. But when Robert Downy Jr was announced, it was a surprise but after watching the trailers, so far he has impressed me.
So if I was to list my top 5 films for the Summer here they are:
1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
4. Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of the Crystal Skulls
5. Wall-E/Mummy 3 (depends which I decide to watch in the cinema)
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 10:25
1.Indy 4 everyday. Absolute legend of cinema and you just KNOW itl deliver.
2/3. Dark Knight will hopefully be as good or better than BB- its looking that way.
2/3. Wall-E Following ratatouille will not be an easy prospect, but this looks adorable. And an arty 3D animation film is what the genre sorely needs- I just hope people go and watch it!
4- Hellboy- loved the first, 2nd looks even better
5- Ironman, not a huge fan of comic book movies so dont get excited by them til I actually see them. Hoping itl be a good romp tho!
6. KUNG FU PANDA!!!! It is Jack Black encompassing a panda! Genius
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 11:15
OMG! Haven't realised how great this summer will be until reading everyone's comments. There is a lot of love for Batman and i'm gonna throw in my part and say i totally agree. For me though, it's gotta be IronMan. I could watch Robert Downey Jr all day and am gutted he didn't get nominated for Zodiac...
Think i might live in the cinema this year...
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 15:55
Surely no other film comes close in the anticipation stakes to The Dark Knight. Sure, Indiana Jones looks like it will rock, but I don't think it'll be much of a leap from the previous 3 - and that's no bad thing. Iron Man looks fun and nothing more, and Wall-E could be Pixar's boldest project yet...but the idea of a pissed-off, border-line deranged yuppie dressing up as a Bat to fight crime is pure cinematic nirvana. And when he goes toe-to-toe with The Joker, Two-Face and possibly The Scarecrow, you know you're going to get more than just fancy SFX, costumes and make-up to keep you watching.
Comic-book adaption? Gangster flick? Film noir? Summer blockbuster? Character drama? Detective thriller? It looks like TDK will be all that and more. Now, does any other film on the list look anywhere near as versatile as that? Didn't think so.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 16:35
John Mulder Simpson
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 17:07
sonoflibery? how can you that about wall-e when nobody has seen it?? anyway,it will bea ges before pixar does something better than The Incredibles, and I'm sure, it'd be another Brad Bird film... anywyay, Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film nominated in Best Picture
Sorry for that, and I repeat that there is no competition against the Dark Knight who rules the entire comic kingdom. Period.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 18:15
I don't think this summer will offer an overall favourite for me, but I believe it will be a good one.
The Dark Knight will be interesting and sadly due to the death of Heath Ledger a more solemn experience. He should be great going by the trailers and other internet gubbins - he has seemed to perfectly copy the look of Jack Nicholson and the voice of Mark Hamill fantastic take in the animated series, and bring something of pure gold himself.
Indy should be entertaining, hopefully it won't look as cheap as it does in the trailer, but just that entertaing and not a classic or a five starrer. I wouldn't be surprized though as Empire did give The Phantom Menace 4 stars.
Wall-E will be amazing given by what I've read and seen, but I do hold judgement till I see the movie and see that it's bravery holds out for the duration.
Iron Man will be thoroughly enjoyable, as will Hancock.
But I have the feeling that the best movie of thew summer will be a sleeper that has come from nowhere.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 18:52
It'll be AMAZING
But... is no-one else a little scared by Indy IV?
I compulsively watch them every year, know them like the back of my hand- they are incredible after all- but anytime a franchise is revisited it has tended to be a bit pants! Ok so this is one is being made by the same genius etc etc etc but is no-one else mildly afraid it'll be either:
a) waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to American and overly soppy- in a creepy way (the originals were pefectly pitched thank you ver much!)
b) young'un replacing old'un scenario or at least a sidekick that is neither little, chinese and short nor tall blonde and shouty nor quippy dad nor blondie turned Nazi nor girl archeologist who reckons she's kick ass but is pretty screamy anyway
c) sentimental to the extreme
d) too.... glorifyingly heroically icky- yes he IS Indiana Jones, yes I KNOW that and while the heroic stuff can be awesome, too much and you just want to ram it back down their throats, don'tcha think???
So, while I'm all for the best movie summer in a while, and one of the best movies EVER ought to be comin out very very soon, is no-one else just a little... scared?
Though tis all part of the fun I spose
On a sidenote, which intelligent move masterminds plan to release what are the most exciting films at exam time? Having started reading empire the year before my GCSEs, I was constantly frustrated that the majority of films I wanted to see were either in the middle of exams, or study leave- now I am at Uni and my exams are at the same time as Indy IV!!
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 21:26
1) Well, I pretty much watch the TDK trailer at least once a week to drool over Heath Ledger's Joker.
2) WALL-E is without doubt the CUTEST thing I've seen in AGES!!!
3) Whip + fedora + Harrison = Legend!
4) All I had to hear was "Aw, crap!" muttered from around a cigar. The uber-awesomeness that made up the rest of the trailer was a bonus and the Rammstein was just the icing on the cake.
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 22:26
I actually have to say where the wild things are. I absolutely loved being john malkovich and think the choice of source material is fantastic. But then again, i can name 20 movies coming out this summer that will be better than any movie realesed last summer(barring, of course, the bourne ultimatum)
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2008, 22:48
As much as i'm looking forward to the Dark knight, its Indiana Jones for God's sake! it makes me grin insanely just thinking about it - it may not be the best film of the summer, but come on, who cares?!
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 01:04
Iron Man looks to have some appalling CGI!
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 01:39
The Dark Knight is by far the most anticipated film of the summer!!!!!!!! Everything they have released so far has blown me away. Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale have rebooted the Batman franchise by making extraordinary films that are grounded in realism while still staying very faithful to the source material. The clips of Iron Man look pretty nice so far, but some Marvel movies tend to put spectacle over substance( the Fantastic Four Movies, X3, and Spiderman 3 anyone), so I will have to reserve my judgments. I am excited about seeing Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/ The Hulk but footage has yet to been released. Indiana Jones and Hellboy II should also be great.
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 02:28
The Dark Knight gets my vote. Come to think of it, where the hell is The HULK? we've seen practically sod all, and it'll be in cinemas soon?
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 15:13
I think Indy will be awesome and be a great nostalgia trip, I enjoyed the trailer and adding Shia LaBoeuf will just make it better. With Spielberg at the helm, not a lot can go wrong.
As with Hulk, the cast is great: Ed Norton, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Liv Tyler. I do fear for the direction though. I mean Louis Leterrier, the Transporter films were pretty bad so despite the great cast, I think this one will be average, could be wrong though.
I still have hope for Iron Man, again a great cast but I agree with an above poster, from the special effects in the trailer they look really shoddy! I know its probably not be finished but it needs to get sorted out and quick. Other than that I think it'll be really good.
As for The Dark Knight, it's definitely the one I'm looking forward to most. Ledger's joker is gonna be great as will the rest of the cast. Eckhart will be another one to look out for as Harvey Dent. Christopher Nolan is one of the best directors about and he'll make a great job of this.
Everyone should be wary though, remember last summer there was nothing but positive buzz for Spider-Man 3 and look how it was recieved. Also like The Dark Knight it had the same director (who made a great job of the first two) and original cast, with Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church and Bryce Dallas Howard only amping up the quality. Somehow they didn't quite get it right, so you never know, it's unlikely but even TDK could flop.
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 16:37
Films I'm looking forward to:
Dark Knight - this is going to be awesome
Wall-E - lone robot with a grasshopper as his friend - priceless
Wanted - McAvoy training to be an assassin - brilliant
Iron Man - Robert Downey Jnr in a tux and then a kick ass metal suit - sold
Indy IV - haven't seen the trailer yet (don't shoot me!) yet I know this is going to be a fun romp
Blockbuster - DK hands down.
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 18:05
Gotta be Indy IV for me! Loved Batman Begins and The Dark Knight looks like its going to be just as good if not even better but you've just got to love the whip wielding, fedora wearing force of nature that is Indiana Jones!!
Iron Man looks pretty awesome too though! Gonna be a great summer!!
Posted on Thursday February 21, 2008, 22:03
Though I am eagerly anticipating Indy for me it as to be TDK! Maybe its because I was not yet kicking it when Indy first doned the infamous hat and whip I'm not as enthusiastic as a certain Mr Richards... but the Nolan/Bale double-punch with a sprinkling of Ledger fantastic, it just gets me going....
Posted on Friday February 22, 2008, 16:49
Indy 4 without question ... because the rest have the usual 'bland look' that is common in today's movie. I don't get the new Batman, Christian Bale is not heroic and he always reminds me of the Joker. Tim Burton/ Micheal Keaton' s Batman was wonderfully dark and heroic with a stunning comic book feel ( and perfect Danny Elfman music ) I don't want a Batman based in reality and 'Begins' was boring. Thank God for 'The Man in the Hat' because the last 10 years or so of 'Blockbusters' have been a let down and completely souless.
Posted on Friday February 22, 2008, 18:23
By now everyone must be really bored of reading this but I have to say, Indy all the way. I love me some comic book movies, I really do and Iron Man trailer had me giggling like a giddy schoolgirl, it was so badass but have you people no souls?!? Indy was the man that introduced so many of our generation to the magic of film. They should declare May 22nd a national holiday but on the condition that everyone in the country go and see it (just not when I'm there, I like a nice empty cinema).
Other than Indy, there's too much good stuff to choose from, Iron Man, Dark Knight all the other ones everyone's already mentioned... I am really looking forward to Pineapple Express as well after seeing the trailer. THe windscreen bit was genius.
What we should be wary of though is 2008 falling foul of 2007's plague of over-excitement. Just look at last summer's selection of big films. On paper it looked amazing but then you had...
Spider-Man 3 - bad
Pirates of the Carribean 3 - badder
Transformers - baddest
And I don't mean in the Michael Jackson sense of the word bad. Only really Bourne and 300 managed to shine in the year of dross. Looking forward I find it unlikely that 2008 will suffer the same fate but keep those fingers crossed.
Posted on Saturday February 23, 2008, 00:11
Hands Down, The Dark Knight!!!
Posted on Saturday February 23, 2008, 09:32
Iron Man will be forgettable fun (but I love the Nick Fury/Hulk crossover rumours).
Not seen anything from Wanted that actually makes me want to watch it.
Hancock: Will Smith playing...Will Smith. But flying. No thanks
The Mummy 3: From the director stealth? No thanks
Speed Racer: No thanks, I don't care if the Wachowski's are involved. They haven't made a good film since the first Matrix (and no I don't count V for Vendetta here because they only scripted it)
As a fan of Ang Lee's Hulk film I'm not exactly looking forward to The Incredible Hulk. However I'll end up seeing it because I'm a fan of the character and Ed Norton and Tim Roth are the sh*t.
Indy 4: I've said this on the forum as well but I think this film is a bad idea. 15 years ago it would have been great and I'm sure that by now we would have seen a 5th one as well. But because "they" took so long dicking about with it (and don't give me that "they were nailing the story" crap) I think it will be an enjoyable romp but nothing else. And after the great, great trilogy I expect something more. Plus I can't get it out of my cynical mind that it has something to do with Rocky Balboa and Rambo being brought back to the screen. The trailer looked "meh" and I'm just going to ignore the film.
Wall-E: Looks fantastic but I won't get to see it unless its a late show and no kids are about because I refuse to watch it surrounded by those wailing cabbages.
The Dark Knight wins it for me. Loved Batman Begins and been very excited by the footage/trailer releases so far. Plus the Joker's back and if rumours are true then we might get Two-Face presented as a real character instead of the bs in Forever. The sad passing of Heath Ledger will make it an odd viewing experience but hasn't dampened my excitement. If anything I'm more interested now to see Ledger's last completed work, expecially when all the buzz about his performance states that he was incredible in the role
Posted on Saturday February 23, 2008, 10:29
Indiana Jones, along with Star Wars, is the reason I fell in love with films. I've been anxious as hell for the best part of a year thinking, the original Indy trilogy is untouchable, it can't be beaten - why make another?
But when I saw the trailer last week I became instantly convinced - these are guys who know what they're doing and I'm sure they'll deliver. That theme tune, that hat...films these days don't give you goosebumps like this legendary character gives us and I can't flippin wait.
Wouldm't it be fantastic if they had actually sneaked Sean Connery in for a days filming (which they somwehow got away with keeping it a secret...) and he appears in one scene, even a teeny, tiny scene at the beginning or end - that would top off what I'm sure will be an at least, very decent fourth Indy installment.
Never been a huge Batman fan (although I always loved DeVito's creep turn in Returns) but Begins was class and I'm extremely excited about the Dark Knight - albeit knowing it'll be one weird (but I'm sure a brilliant) moment when Heath Ledger first appears on screen.
Posted on Saturday February 23, 2008, 23:08
For me, it's down to Iron Man, TDK, and Indy.
While I'm psyched about the first two, the last Batman was less than 3 years ago, and Iron Man is the first.
It's been 18 years since Indy was on the big screen; I can't wait to see it.
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 01:10
I'm completely playing the role of Devil's advocate here but I wonder if anyone will admit it if Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker is completely off... You never know, despite the fact that the trailer looks fantastic, he might be like Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns. It all made sense, the trailer was amazing, he had the requisite amount of bad guy menace... and then it turned out he was just kind of, well, there. Whilst not awful, he should have been so much more. He should have made us forget Gene Hackman but instead he had a couple of good scenes and then he was just kind of wasted in it.
Of course that won't happen with the Dark Knight. Heath Ledger was one of the best actors of his time (my personal favourite performance of his is Lords of Dogtown) but I wonder how we'll react if his take on the character is just wrong. Personally, I think I'll just deny it and keep trying to convince myself it was awesome until I actually believe it. It worked for Episode 1. But not Episode 2 though... Maybe my powers of denial are leaving me...
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 11:17
Here are my guesses on what EMPIRE (Not what I would give them) will give them...
Iron man- **
I think Empire will give this because some of these films may be lacking an engaging plot and good characterization to them which is what Empire likes in films.
I personally think some of these films such as Helly boy, Iron man and Hulk will be fun to watch while the mummy and wanted may drag on a bit. No doubt about it that Indy, Quantum of solace and the dark knight will be great.
Posted on Sunday February 24, 2008, 21:15
As far as Mr Richards predition of a great summer for cinema goes, I have to agree - all of those films look to be contenders.
Indy Vs Batman in the box office will certainly be a close call; the former an iconic and dearly-loved character returning from an overlong vacation, the latter a continuation of form from one of the greatest directors of the last decade, combined with a tinge of morbid fascination about a hugely underrated actor's swansong.
I have every faith that The Dark Knight will be nothing but an absolute triumph. While the masses originally guffawed at the idea of Ledger stepping into the Joker's oversized shoes, we quickly saw just how massively capable he would be. His death will lend the role all the more pathos and with Nolan the master-craftsman in charge the only thing that can capsize The Dark Knight is even more repeated dialogue than his previous outing - my only qualm with Batman Begins ('Why do we fall?' 'Didn't you get the memo?' 'Its what we do that defines us'... and many more.
Dr Jones, on the other hand, has so much more expectaion and with it so much more to lose. Harrison ford looks every inch the hero once again - but with other returning (and ageing) actors there may be shades of Star Trek V with its bulging waistlines and drooping jowls. Anticipation will drive the box office receipts - i just hope it delivers on its promises.
As for Iron Man, I just don't think it will muster enough interest - critical acclaim or not. And Hellboy 2 may just suffer from comic-book exhaustion. It also has everything going for it - bigger and redder with an acclaimed helmer... helming. But this is cult territory and Del Toro's throwaway comment of Golden Army having '35 monsters to Hellboy's 4' smacks of overkill
Wall-E seems to be the only real contender for family film of the summer and will no doubt trash the competition (pun intended)
Whatever the outcome, the summer's looking just peachy.
Posted on Thursday February 28, 2008, 17:14
I'm a Yank, so forgive the American-osity of this comment/post.
I'm completely stoked about the films coming out this summer.
1. The Dark Knight
Foremost, the only preview that has seriously given me the chills is the one for The Dark Knight. Chris Nolan has not made a bad step, and trusting that he learned some lessons about shooting action scenes, I expect this film to surpass the original. And Heath Ledger, I never doubted him. After seeing him in Brokeback Mountain, I knew I could take him seriously as a man that wanted to improve his craft. I trust his last performance will be his best.
2. Indiana Jones
I've been a fan of the Doctor in the Fedora since I was a child. I was him for Halloween three times in a row during the 80's. Harrison has fallen off over the last few years, but him stepping into that character should be as natural as breathing. As long as they keep it light, fun, and full of real stunts, we'll be in for something truly special.
The more I read about this film, the more I realize how important its going to be. Keep your Shrek, I've got Pixar. And they've never let me down. This is going to be the biggest moneymaker of the summer stateside, because it is the only one that the whole family can go to.
4. Iron Man
There's a lot of latent Robert Downey Jr. love out in the world. Finally, he's going to be a headliner in a movie that can use all his quirky acting tics to full advantage. No one can deliver a line like Downey Jr, and following the success of the truly inspired, Zathura (a truly underrated and underseen film), Jon Favreau proves that he has what it takes to make a well paced movie. He's like a young Steven Speilberg in many ways.
Posted on Thursday February 28, 2008, 17:24
5. Speed Racer
The ads might be deceptive, the saccarine eye candy is a bit much, but this is a film aiming for a PG rating, and it completely retains the feel of the ultra low-budget cartoon that was the single biggest Japanese import in its time, and one of the father's of modern Anime. Plus, it's got Christina Ricci and a monkey! They've really hit all the bases.
6. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Any fan of the comic has to be a fan of the original. Trimming the excess from the first movie, adding more action, and focusing on Big Red, we should have a memorable action pic. And don't forget, Del Toro's last movie was last years best movie, Pan's Labrynth, and that whole gang is coming over to make this movie. It's geek love, but it's love. And Perlman is finally getting all the adoration he deserves.
7. Get Smart
Don't kill me. But I just saw the trailer (sans sound because I'm at work), but it's really shaping up. The action looks top notch, and I wasn't even expecting any action! The casting was absolutely spot on. I think this is the Dark Horse for the summer, and a lot of older fans might be willing to come to it, just to check it out.
Although the changes from the comic are rather abundant, they've kept a lot of the feel. The Director (Timur: the guy who did Night Watch) is sometimes too clever and strange, but if he is restrained, we will have some incredible visuals. And, has Angelina ever looked hotter? Plus, James McAvoy, a real burgeoning star who will win an oscar in the next five years, for sure.
9. Sarah Marshall/Pineapple Express/Drillbit Taylor
Apatow. He's ruled the last few years, these films will come close to a hundred mill, or more. I don't doubt it.
10. The Incredible Hulk
I've put it on the list last, because there's no trailer. If done well, it might just be the upset of the summer. Go Ed Norton!
Posted on Monday March 3, 2008, 01:13
I would like to say Indy, but having seen the trailer and the amount of CGI it included, I'm getting a bit worried that Mr. Lucas is gonna mess things up like he did with Star Wars 1-3. Has to be The Dark Knight, followed closely by Ironman. Speed Racer ? Go to hell, wasted enough money on the Wacko-skis. Wall-E, sure only if my kid sees the trailer and drags me. Dont get me started on the Hulk, you wouldnt like to see me angry
Posted on Monday March 3, 2008, 12:59
Going by the trailers Iron Man hands down. But I'm not dumb enough to go by the trailers. Not really bothered bout Dark Knight (wasn't bothered about Begins, let down) I'm now a bit worried about Indy (poorly cut trailer) and I don't know how to feel about the Hulk reboot (I really, really loved Ang Lee's Hulk, easily the most accurate characterisation of a Marvel character yet) cos I would be happy to watch anything with the big green in it. I cannot wait to watch Iron Man though, I think that the fact that Marvel are pulling the strings themselves is going to make a BIG difference.
Posted on Tuesday March 4, 2008, 12:37
Why is everyone so amazied by the dark knight? The trailer was very average with no mind blowing set pieces i can think of, a definite step down in terms of bat-transportation, terrible lines: "a little fight in you, i like that..."- "then your gonna love me" - i can't be the only one who cringed a little at that, and the main villain doesn't look that incredible ot me (RIP Heath Ledger btw) i'd take Nicholson hammy-ness anyday. All this and i loved BB.
No no no, the best movie WILL BE Indy IV, with maybe Ironman and Dark Knight below it. BTw has anyone mentioned the new bond? what about that??- ps: i'm secretly really excited about Hellboy 2....
Posted on Tuesday March 4, 2008, 12:39
it's the Iron man
i waited so long
Posted on Tuesday March 4, 2008, 12:44
but the box office gross is going to be:
1.Dark Knight 320million
2.Indy 4 290million
3.Iron Man 275million
4.Narnia 2 260million
Posted on Tuesday March 4, 2008, 13:31
Right now it's neck and neck between Indy 4 and The Dark Knight. I agree the latter will be different in the light of Heath Ledger's death now, but I saw the trailer for the first time on the big screen before Be Kind Rewind at the weekend and it genuinely looks awesome, and not just because of his performance. As for Indy 4, I'm not sure I'm quite ready to take back my "Oh dear God" reaction to the casting of Shia LaBeouf yet (still need to see Disturbia before I can pass judgement on him), but the prospect of a new Indiana Jones movie is just too exciting for words. (Literally: I can't think of a way to word it that doesn't make me sound like a giggly teenage girl.)
Ask me the same question again after July, and then you can have a definite answer. Is that OK?
Posted on Saturday March 15, 2008, 23:36
INDIANA JONES. There is no arguing with this, it is simple fact.
Posted on Sunday March 23, 2008, 02:35
This is a toughy. For me its Indiana Jones 4, since I still remember how good it was seeing The Last Crusade at the cinema first time round in '89 (plus all 3 at the cinema thanks to Picture Houses cinemas screening them again as one-offs). Badly hoping this won't disappoint due to too high expectations of it.
The Dark Knight is a close second.
I have high hopes for The Incredible Hulk (loved the first), Hellboy 2, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Mummy 3, The X-Files 2, Prince Caspian and Iron Man.
Posted on Friday March 28, 2008, 10:35
As good as I'm sure Indy will be cant get past The Dark Knight for number one slot. The first film was an absolute triumph and one of the few films I can watch again and again and it never bores. Looking forward to Iron Man, inspired casting.
Posted on Sunday March 30, 2008, 15:09
Posted on Sunday March 30, 2008, 18:47
For me it has to be Indy - brings back the memories of absolute enjoyment from seeing the others for the first time.
Iron Man and Hulk both look interesting - I'm a massive Marvel fan but only the first two Spider-Man's and the first X-Men have reached anywhere near the potential.
Marvel are 100% in control of these two features for the first time so here's hoping....
Posted on Wednesday April 2, 2008, 14:56
I live to see The Dark Knight.
GAHHH, I wanna see it so much :/
Posted on Saturday April 5, 2008, 18:18
Hmm...... definitely looking foward to Indy 4 and the dark knight but come on, there are bound to be a few dissapoints still in what is hopefully going to be a good summer blockbuster season( I'm looking in the direction of the generic looking Wanted incredible hulk and maybe Speed Racer.....) I think Wall E will be great as will Hellboy 2. Indy 4 will surely be a lot of fun but I don't think it'll be mindblowing... it could fall a little flat. Iron man is looking ood and could be the dark horse of the summer with a lot of people favouring Indy and the dark knight.
Posted on Sunday April 6, 2008, 13:08
i think the movies tht i want to see this year are:
2. Indiana jones
3.harry potter 6
4.the dark knight
Posted on Thursday April 10, 2008, 23:51
1. Indy 4
2. The Dark Knight.
Two reasons alone as to why I am very excited about this years haul of blockbusters. These are proper "Event Movies" - I am 29, the last one I remember, as being as such was Star Wars Ep 1 (sniff).
Indy 4 simply has to deliver. If a team consisting of Spielberg, Lucas and Ford cannot pull off an Indy flick - something is wrong. I am confident that this will be fantastic. I only ever heard the theme in a cinema once, 1989 (Grail) 10 years old,...I want to hear it again...and appreciate it.
TDK - You know.
Posted on Saturday April 26, 2008, 01:37
BATMAN BATMAN ALL THE WAY *drools and salivates uncontrollably*
seriously guys it's the dark knight all the way.
my love for Indy makes me worry for it
1) too many sidekicks?
2) how many different ways can you chase a mcguffin around the globe for?
but if anyone can crack it then indy can.
now back on topic *stares at dark knight poster* mmmmm *head explodes*
Rated R Superstar
Posted on Saturday April 26, 2008, 01:49
The Dark Knight- its going to own this year, thats that.