Midweek Mumbling – The Lull before the Summer Blockbuster STORM
We are firmly coming out of Award season but what can we do until the Summer Blockbusters arrive? Scott takes a look…
I am starting to sound like a right moaning minny. I mean I wasn’t happy last summer by how bad the blockbusters were, then came award season and I started to get bored and began to long for it all to end.
Last weekend we saw The Artist sweep the board at the Oscars signaling the start of 2012 officially, and now I am moaning about nothing to see in the LIMBO months of March to May.
Just this week I was planning to go to the cinema with my good lady wife as we had some tickets to use up, but I couldn’t find anything on that I hadn’t seen or wanted to see. I ended up on Ghost Rider, which I know has a shocking rating on both IMDb and RT but it was the only thing that I had a slight inkling towards. However through an over sight by yours truly we couldn’t actually see that because it was a 3D only showing and I had 2D tickets. We ended up seeing A Dangerous Method, which was very very dull. At least I had some Twirl Mini’s and diet coke to drown my sorrows.
But when was I ever happy?
Well, there was one month recently. One month that I remember being over run with great films to see. September last year. In that month alone we had DRIVE, Tinker Tailor, Warrior, A Lonely Place to Die, Crazy Stupid Love. All in the space of a couple of weeks. It was amazing. I remember being on an absolute high with it all. Then we got stuck into winter and the releases became a bit of a drought. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some cracking films released this year so far. RAMPART is one I have firmly on my list for this year, Woody Harrelson is stunning as the dirty cop trying to make the best of a bad situation. But we haven’t had a lot to get our teeth into yet.
Now The Oscars have done their thing I am looking forward to it all getting started. I am standing here at the side lines waiting for the first racer to come along, but I am seemingly in for a long wait. I have had a little look through and it looks like we are going to have to wait until the end of April for any of the Blockbusters to arrive. It is only the 29th Feb people!
I guess there is only one thing for it. DIY. I am going to have to tile the bathroom floor I have been threatening to do for about a year. I am going to have to build that brick BBQ I have always wanted. I may have to even decorate the our bedroom so it doesn’t look like we have just moved into our 4 year olds bedroom (which technically we have as we all switch bedrooms around). I guess I am just going to have to man up and wait for May. AND STOP MOANING!
As many of you know, this will not happen. I am not very handy, unless someone puts a trowel in my hand and forces me to do tiling I am not going to do it. I am the worlds best procrastinator.
So I guess I will just have to learn a lesson in patience. I will sit quietly and await something to come and light the flame inside. I will re-watch some films at home and be a good boy.
But is it really going to be a good Summer of films?
Yes I really think it may. We have some crackers, here are the ones I am looking forward to most…
The Dark Knight Rises – 20th July
The Amazing Spider-Man – 7th July
The Avengers – 27th April
Men In Black 3 – 25th May
Prometheus – 1st June
Brave – 13th August
Snow White and The Huntsman – 1st June
G.I. Joe Retaliation – 22nd June
The Bourne Legacy – 17th August
Total Recall – 22nd August
Seems a pretty strong line up for the hot and balmy months right? I wonder if I will be posting up a moaning mumble in September about how poor the films actually were?? Knowing me, I would guarantee it.
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer.
What are you looking forward to the most? What are you going to do with your time in the Spring lull / limbo? Comment below