Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Crazy, Crazy Movie Scheduling

Check out the Australian cinema releases for June 12 (the Thursday following the Greg's Birthday Long Weekend):

The Incredible Hulk, starring Edward Norton, written by Edward Norton, hopefully setting right the appalling wrongs done to the Emerald Avenger by Ang Lee.

Speed Racer, directed by the Wachowski brothers, their first venture behind the camera since Matrix Revolutions, bringing the anime classic to hyperreal life.

The Happening, a story of plague-themed apocalypse in which M. Knight Shyamalan attempts to make up for the appallingness of Lady In The Water.

WTF? Who runs three genre movies against each other? Three of the - what, maybe seven movies left this year I actually want to see at the cinema, and they're all coming out in the same window? What kind of God would allow that? Serbian mothers demand justice.


Juffles said...

Serbian mothers demand justice.

...and they're going to punch nuns until they get it.

Phrancq said...

You want to see Speed Racer?

You've seen the trailer, right? It may actually be the worst trailer ever produced. EVER. I would rather sit through a Uwe Boll marathon than watch any film like Speed Racer.

In God's name, man! That trailer actually made me retch! We don't always see eye to eye on films which is usually a good thing, but holy hell! You WANT to see Speed Racer? I cannot in all good conscience listen to your film opinions now knowing this sordid little fact.

Greg Tannahill said...

I don't know what the hell you're talking about, Phrancq. Did you see the trailer on the big screen? It's neither wonderful not terrible, but does manage to convince that this is going to be a visually interesting film that I'll want to see if only to rip it to pieces.

Phrancq said...

If by visually interesting, you mean awful, awful, cheesy CG that is made even more jarring by the actors who have no idea of what to do without a real set behind them. Sin City kinda worked because the actors didn't end up looking so out of place, but here it's frustrating.