It is June in Southern California and that means three things. Firstly, PCH is full of damn tourists, secondly, June gloom is in full effect for the foreseeable future and lastly, It is Summer blockbuster season. Can you guess which of the three I am most excited about?
Pacific Rim: Trailer # 3 from del Toro’s soon to be masterpiece. I can see Michael Bay crying in a booth at a TGI Friday’s somewhere, scared about the comparisons people are going to be making about this film and his Transformers films. Order up another batch of loaded potato skins to drown your sorrows Mike. Witness the glory on July 12th.
We’re the Millers: Jennifer Aniston, plays a stripper who does not get naked and Jason Sudeikis is a low level pot dealer that gets in over his head in this “comedy”. None of the jokes in this trailer were remotely funny and you have to look at Aniston for over an hour. Pretty sure most folks will either be going to see Disney’s Planes or the Matt Damon Sci-fi film Elysium when this film crashes into theaters on August 9th.
Blood Ties: I like the cast Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, and Billy Crudup that they assembled for this film. An organized crime period piece set in the 70’s involving two brothers. Word on the street from Cannes is it is a bit complex and long with perhaps too many sub-plots. However, if you are into historic period crime films this might be one to keep on your radar. This film is set for release on June 13th.
Elysium: Mitt Romney and the rest of the 1% have told the rest of us to suck it and moved to space station floating above the earth. Matt Damon and Jodi Foster star in this film from Neill Blomkamp (District 9). While this looks a bit like the plot of a Dr. Who episode I watched a while back, I am willing to give this one a shot based on the director’s pedigree. Look for this film to blow up a bunch of stuff on August 9th.
Machete Kills: Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and many more star in this sequel from director Robert Rodriguez. Machete is recruited by the U.S. government to track down and kill a Mexican drug lord before he launches a weapon into space. The plot sounds at least as plausible as After Earth and if you enjoyed the first film you are probably going to enjoy this one as well. Boob guns will be blasting on September 13th at a theater near you.
Those are my trailer selections for this week. Sorry about skipping last week I required a bit of a mental break from the blogging. Do any of these trailers have you intrigued?
The Duke is ready for the pool.