This Week in Cinema: June 22nd

It's a day late, but with all the best intentions, check out what's in theatres this week:

Green Lantern (3D)

Directed by: Martin Campbell Written by: Greg Berlanti & Michael Green Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively & Peter Sarsgaard Synopsis: A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. My Thoughts: This movie barely made my Fifteen Most Anticipated Films of the Summer list and now that I look back and am seeing some reviews for certain films I'm disappointed that this movie is even in the list. While I'm not against silly action movies I just feel that this movie may just not deliver at all and I think I'm going to just wait for this movie to hit Blu Ray and give it a rental when I can. Unemployment makes me very selective with my theatre choices.

Cars 2 (3D)

Directed by: John Lasseter & Brad Lewis Written by: Ben Queen & John Lasseter Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy & Michael Caine Synopsis: Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. My Thoughts: So the worst Pixar movie ever made is now going to be a spy movie spoof. "I'm sure that's a great idea!" This movie looks ridiculously worse than the first, and that's saying something. I'm one of the biggest Pixar enthusiasts that you'll find, but when it comes to this property I honestly can't understand why they would ever want to make a sequel, and even worse when I hear that they're looking to do a spinoff (pun probably intended) film callled Planes, this is just the road that I hoped Pixar would never travel and I'm sad to see. Let's just hope that Monsters Inc. 2 turns out great whenever that's released. Dreamworks this is your year to grab the Ocsar, don't waste it.

So What're You Seeing This Week?

  • Rory Walker

    Spot on, Cars was horrid.
    Now i’m hearing about Planes :|

  • thevoid99

    I’ll actually be seeing “Cars 2″  this weekend but it’s really for the short film “Hawaiian Vacation”.  I’m going to keep my expectations low and see it in the morning.  Hopefully, not in 3D.

  • Andrew Robinson

    I want to see the short film too.. but I doubt paying the 3D ticket price is worth it just for the short.

  • Andrew Robinson

    yup… PLANES dude!

  • FrenchToast Sunday

    With all the reviews from friends and critics alike, I think I’ll definitely wait for Green Lantern. I’ve haven’t seen Cars or Cars 2 but from your thoughts on it, that might be a good thing. I’ll probably steer clear. (lame pun intended? yeah, kind of.)