There’s so much I could be blogging on—and yet, nothing at all. (That’s deep, yesno?)
There are a lot of movies out I want to see. There’s 1408, for instance. I recently read the short story it’s based on, and I have to say it was one of the least-scary things I’ve ever read, to say nothing of the least-scary thing I’ve read by Stephen King. “The Body” (the source of Stand By Me) was scarier. But the film looks more interesting, and I always enjoy John Cusack and I usually enjoy Samuel L.
Then there’s Live Free or Die Hard, which I’m planning on seeing tomorrow. I love the original Die Hard as well as the second sequel, Die Hard With a Vengeance. I’ve only seen Die Harder once or twice, and for some reason I don’t find it as appealing—maybe because Vengeance has something of a plausible explanation for why McClane gets involved in yet another terrorist incident. I was initially skeptical of Live Free or Die Hard—the title is pretty lame, and I’m wary of this whole better-late-than-never sequel trend (Rocky Balboa, John Rambo, Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods). But I’ve heard good things about LFoDH, and I can’t really think of a Bruce Willis movie I haven’t liked (though I’ve never seen Hudson Hawk), so I’m giving it a shot.
Then there’s Transformers. Fifteen years ago, I would have been the first person in line to see that movie. At the age of fourteen I wrote a gigantic Transformers pastiche (fanfic) that was over 200 pages when printed. From about age six to fourteen, I loved the Transformers. They were a huge part of much childhood. And yet, I’m just not really excited about the movie. One would think the movie would have re-awakened my Transformers obsession; after all, I spent years collecting the revamped Masters of the Universe line back in 2002-04. But for whatever reason, it hasn’t taken hold.
Oh, I’ll see the movie. Soon. But in terms of movies I’m really looking forward to, I’m all about The Dark Knight and Hellboy 2 (and the aforementioned City of the Gods). 30 Days of Night might be good, too. And I have high hopes for I Am Legend. Oh, and The Bourne Ultimatum.
The trick is actually getting out to the theater, gritting your teeth and laying down a ten spot for the privilege of watching pre-presentation commercials and getting gouged at the concession stand.