Friday, May 1, 2009


Well...the summer movie season officially begins this weekend with the arrival of Gavin Hood's critically slammed Wolverine. Not that the critical reaction will prevent it from becoming the first blockbuster of the season. I'm expecting at least $75 million opening weekend, with the tally potentially reaching as high as $90 million. I plan on seeing it at some point, but I'm in no rush. The trailers have been decent, but some of the F/X work looks dodgy, and the advance buzz has been pretty bad the last few months. I'd like to hope that it's better than X3, but we'll have to wait and see. Maybe I'll get to it this weekend...maybe next week one night...or maybe in a few weeks.

Also opening is Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, which in all honesty, looks like dog-shit that has been left out to rot in the hot sun.

I still have Nothing but the Truth from Netflix; plan on watching it tonight. Really looking forward.


Joel said...

Saw Wolverine tonight. Truly excellent stuff. Not perfect, but the action is awesome and the story is surprisingly well-developed.

Actionman said...

why did it get killed, then? i mean, glad you liked it...I hope to enjoy it as well...but it got fucking killed. even ebert panned it.

Joel said...

I have no idea, really. There isn't as much action this time around, but what there is--is amazing and way better than in the mess that was Last Stand. And the finale is just freaking perfect. Biggest surprise of the year, so far. Tied with maybe Knowing.