We are rapidly approaching summer and that means that we are rapidly approaching summer movie season. While there will probably be a lot of horrible films to come out this summer there are a few that look like they will be fun and worth seeing. So without further adieu I bring you four films that look like they are worth seeing.
Wendy and Lucy
This movie actually came out last year but has had such a small, limited distribution that it is just now getting around to the fine arts theater in Asheville. The story is rather simple. A young woman named Wendy (Michelle Williams) is stranded after her car breaks down. Her dog Lucy runs away and is placed in the pound and her money has all but dried up in her bank account. It deals with the hardships she must go through in order to get her dog out of the pound and how her life is slowly spiraling down the drain. It was well received last year by critics and audiences alike so let’s hope that it will get here soon so that we all can see what everyone else is talking about.
This is the World War II movie that Quentin Tarantino has been trying to get made for the past eight years. It stars Brad Pitt as the leader of a group of soldiers whose mission is to spread fear around Nazi occupied Germany by going around and high ranking officials of the Third Reich. This might sound like heavy handed material but it is Tarantino we’re talking about here, so chances are it’ll be a rather entertaining film with really catchy dialogue.
Okay, maybe the series is past its prime, but I still have high hopes for this movie just because of the fact that John Connor is being played by Christian Bale. Say what you will about the actor and his way of dealing with members of film crews, he is still a great actor and he makes any movie worth seeing. The trailer makes the movie look action-packed and at least we finally get to see what the future looks like in a Terminator film.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Yes, I realize that these picks are turning into geek-fests, but the X-Men movie series has been highly entertaining over the past years so it might be fun to go back and see the movie version of the origin of one of the most popular comic book heroes of all time. Sure this has the same chance of failing like Terminator Salvation, but as long as they don’t dwell too much on the boring parts of the story and keep the action exciting and frequent then there is no reason this should fail to entertain a movie audience.