Fear and Fun in Films!

July 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM (Uncategorized)


As with usual Fridays, I was at the movie theater!  This week was a thrill because I got to see two films on which I had been waiting.  The previews for each film had been highlighting the theaters and commercials for weeks, and I was ready by the time I got into my regular cinema!

Predators was our first movie!  I was very excited about seeing this film, having followed the sci-fi/horror series since it began during the 1980’s.  This version is set with a team of soldiers lead by Royce (Adrien Brody).  He comes out of unconsciousness, falling into a jungle.  He is found by individuals carrying heavy artillery, all of whom seemed to have experienced a similar falling episode.

They proceed to go after a safe zone, yet they end up falling into traps.  It is during this time when they realize that they are on an alien planet, and that they have set off a series of random traps.  Royce is a Earth drug officer.  He is accompanied by a military sniper named Isabelle (Alice Braga), a drug cartel agent named Chuchillo (Danny Trejo), a doctor named Edwin (Topher Grace), and others.

They learn that the traps have been set by the monstrous, alien hunters, the predators.  They are on a planet that is being used as a game reserve by the predators, whom hunt, capture, and kill a variety of species that have the bad luck of being on that world.  This group of soldiers is in danger of being eliminated one by one until they come across Noland (Laurence Fishburne), who crash-landed on the planet ten years ago, and has learned to survive by out-smarting the predators. 

During the terrifying time, the group finds that there are different levels of predators.  Each level is more intense and terrifying in it’s manners of capturing and killing their prey.  It is Edwin, Isabelle, and Royce whom lead all of the soldiers in attempts to defeat and to escape the alien hunters, yet they are unsuccessful!  Royce and Isabelle are the only survivors, as they awaken one morning to find themselves amidst a collection of more Predators falling from the sky to begin their horrific hunts!

 

 

I was interested in seeing Despicable Me for some months, not really knowing the gist of the film until seeing recent trailers.  A home in an ordinary neighborhood is located above a secret hideaway for a criminal mastermind named Gru (voice of Steve Carell), and his many, mini-minions.  Gru has been gathering his forces for an ultimate plot to steal the moon! 

Gru has a collection of tools and weapons which he and his followers plan to use.  As he has various lasers and vehicles at his disposal, Gru is ready and able to eliminate anyone whom attempts to stop his attempt at capturing the moon.  However, Gru winds up meeting three young sisters named Agnes (voice of Elsie Fisher), Edith (voice of Dana Gaier), and Margo (voice of Miranda Cosgrove), whom curiously idolize him, then begin to refer to him as Dad!   

Gru’s interactions with the girls lead him to rethink his ways.  The newly found affection that he has for the children opens up an unseen side of goodness within Gru.  All of his weaponry, wicked plots, and the team of mini-minions are unable to stand against the goodess that Gru gains from his interactions with the young girls!

 

 

I have been a follower of The X-Men ever since childhood!  I am excited to know that the latest feature film will be released soon!  The movie, X-Men:  First Class, is supposed to go back to when Professor Charles Xavier gathered his first mutant students in an effort to create his school.  Also, it should highlight the beginnings of the friendship – feud between Professor X and Magneto!

I understand that the next and final film for Harry Potter will be divided into two parts!  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One should be released at the end of this year.  The second part will be released during 2011!

Next week, Nicholas Cage will highlight the screen with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice!  Her hotness, Angelina Jolie, will have a film released July 23, Salt!  Cats and Dogs:  The Revenge of Kitty Galore will open the following week.  August will feature films that include The Expendables, The Last Exorcism, Lottery Ticket, Step Up 3D, and Vampires Suck!

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