Friday, July 15, 2011

2012: The Greatest Year in the History of Awesome Stuff

So I know that this year is barely halfway over, and we've still got plenty of awesome entertainment coming up (Captain America, Cowboys & Aliens, Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3 etc), but I was thinking about next year...and the plethora of awesome shiz that will be invading our wallets and brain cells.

The most prevalent is in the movie front:
John Carter
The Hunger Games
Wrath of the Titans (I'm willing to the franchise another shot)
The Avengers
Rock of Ages
Snow White and the Huntsmen
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Just started the book..pretty rad)
Star Trek 2 (If they start filming this Fall)
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Dark Knight Rises (Enough to make year the greatest year....ever)
The Bourne Legacy (Without Jason Bourne..but I'm still pumped)
Total Recall
GI Joe 2 (I enjoyed the first one enough to warrant a return)
The Expendables 2
Resident Evil: Retribution (Wasn't a huge fan of the fourth, but again I'll give it another shot)
Bond 23
47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves + Samurai=Sweetness)
The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey
The Lone Ranger
Django Unchained

Batman, Lord of the Rings, James Bond, Spider-Man, Star Trek, The Avengers..all in one year??

I must also mention that two of my most anticipated games come out next year: Mass Effect 3 and Bioshock Infinite.  I'm already calling Bioshock Infinite as Game of the Century when it arrives next fall.

Next year may very well be one of the highest-grossing years in cinema history...and I'll definitely be doing my part to contribute!!

What say you, Internet?  Anything that you're excited for that I missed?  Let me know!

The Bearded Bullet

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Michael Bay Reuses Footage...Big Deal!

So if you haven't seen, it seems that Michael Bay has reused some footage from his movie, The Island, in Transformers 3.  It involves a high-speed highway chase between three Decepticons and a handful of Autobots.  The scene is awesome.  One of the best in the film.  And I don't care.  You can find comparison videos on youtube if you want to see for yourself.  Honestly, its probably not even more than ten total seconds of footage that was reused.  Guess what?  He did it in Transformers 2 with a shot of naval aircraft carriers from Pearl Harbor.  Big deal!  If the man wants to destroy a couple fewer cars by taking a few shots from a previous movie (that he directed!) then let him.  I understand why people are making a big deal out of this but seriously?  That's just what I think.

Did anyone actually see The Island anyway?  It made less than $70 million domestically.  Again, what's the big deal?