Didn't you see the first one? It was the most purely fun Superhero movie in ages, maybe ever. RDJ is king of you, but if that's not enough; we have Mickey Rourke doing Russian acting and flailing electro-whippage around, robots smashing the shit out of each other, explosions, a suit-in-a-suitcase, a flame-haired Scarlett Johansson in a skin-tight outfit and Sam Rockwell. And Don Cheadle. And Larry Sanders. And Chris Martin's Mrs being not-as-annoying-as-usual.
Big Russ appears to be doing his best Sean Bean impression in this film, and it certainly seems to be being promoted as "Gladiator 2: Maximus in the Hood", but Ridley Scott directing a historical epic that is attempting to tell the story of Robin Hood properly? Without American accents? Mark Strong as a villain (as usual)? Max Von Sydow as Richard Harris (apparently)? Keamy from LOST as Little John? Danny Huston as Richard the Lionheart? Cate Friggin Blanchett as Marian? Yes, please.
If you haven't read these comics already, you probably shouldn't. Unless you are a fan of video games, anime, comicbooks, films and other nerdy things. Now when I say "unless you're a fan of", I mean "unless your life revolves around" these things. There is, however, a sweet little romance and some drama-type-stuff for non-nerds and girls, so the appeal may be just broad enough for success. It's directed by Edgar Wright, the director responsible for "Spaced", "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" and looks to be manic, flourescent, fit-inducing fun of the highest calibre.
Director of 300 and Watchmen dabbles with animation. Y'know, for kids! Basically, it looks like Lord of the Rings WITH OWLS! AUSTRALIAN OWLS! WITH ARMOUR! It sounds loopy, but the trailer got me thinking of things like "Watership Down" and "The Secret of Nimh", which made me regress instantly to my childhood. And what the hell is a Ga'hoole? Whatever it is, I'm glad it's being guarded. By owls.
This is the guilty pleasure of the list. It just looks like my kind of film. English-accented Donnie Darko bouncing here and there and everywhere, high adventure that's beyond compare, tongue firmly in cheek, solid cast including fledgling-messiah Toby Kebbell (from "Dead Man's Shoes", "Control" and "Rocknrolla"), what could go wrong? Mind you, I did feel almost the same way about "Clash of the Titans", and that's not up to much, from what I've seen.
It's Toy Story 3. Come on.
Movie mega-brain Chris Nolan spits a script from his mind-tank that is apparently actually set in someone's mind-tank. From what little is known about the plot, it's about stealing ideas from inside people's brains or summat. Which looks like an excuse for Nolan to apply all sorts of bizzarro dream-logic to a big-budget action-bonanza. It's got my current favourite acting-face in it, along with Juno, the long-haired kid from "3rd Rock from the Sun", Sir Mickey Caine, the Scarecrow, and more! This is what happens when a cerebral director makes a massive hit superhero movie. He gets a blank cheque to go bonkers. But will it just be a load of self-indulgent toss? Time will tell.
I think these are the same film. Or a series or something. They deserve a special mention simply because I am excited to see which one wins out in the "so-bad-it's-good" stakes, or if any of them could actually turn out to be quality. Plus, I'm looking forward to some "Who'd win in a fight?" nerd debates. Losers vs A-Team vs Expendables. The real Clash of the Titans.
Stay tuned for more films what are coming soon and I have heard of. Still to come: "Upcoming Films I am Curious About" and "Upcoming Films that Fill Me with Dread".