So it's a new year and I'm surfing the Net looking at coming attractions. Here's what got me excited today.
300: Rise of an Empire
Did you know this was coming out? I didn't know this was coming out. Now that I know this is coming out, I'm lining up for it. The first 300 was insanely awesome so this story about Themistocles vs. Xerxes is going a shoe in for a spot on my list. I'm a little concerned that it's no longer directed by Zack Snyder, but I'll be interested to see if the style still works with another person at the helm.
Keanu Reeves in a fantasy samurai movie. Questionable, but at least the rest of the cast seems to be of the right ethnicity. Until Hollywood picks up the Blade of the Immortal license, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with this.
M. Night Shymalan’s new movie about life after the apocalypse. This time he didn't write the thing, so I’m hoping it doesn't totally suck. To be fair to him, though, I was a fan all the way up to Lady in the Water. Here’s hoping this new one will take away some of the WTF that was The Last Airbender.
I've got some misgivings about this one. Before Sunset was no where near as good as Before Sunrise, but Richard Linklater's story about Jesse and Celine was one of the my favorites, so it is hard to say no to another installment. Still, since it's been about two decades since the first one, I doubt there are many who are eager to jump into this trilogy.