The Pilver’s Summer 2009 Movie Preview

Memorial Day passed.  The school year has nearly expired.  My car’s heater is stuck on the hottest setting.  Summer is here!  I glorify attending movies any time of the year, but it is most rewarding in the summer.  There’s  always a slew of excitement-packed/CGI-filled/action-figure-inducing films that are sure to be available for sale on DVD just as the Christmas shopping season begins.  I embrace the commercialism of this American tradition.  I love it.

I already saw Star Trek.  Did I mention I saw it twice?  Thumbs up.  I also took The Max to Night at the Museum last weekend.  I wasn’t disappointed, but I expected Ben Stiller and his cronies to be poor to fair, which I think it was.

Here’s some other movies I will be viewing while drinking Cherry Coke:



I don’t think this looks as promising as many previous Pixar movies.  I hope to be pleasantly surprised when I watch it.

*I went an saw Up since writing this…not bad at all.  Better than I presumed.

Transformers 2

transformers 2

Stop sniveling haters. True, the first one was 1 1/2 stars for the story.  But surely the 4 star worthy robots made the film, at minimum, entertaining for a couple hours.   I long to watch the robots in transformation and follow it up by  killing other robots.  If I desired an epic story, I’d go rent Slumdog Millionaire.  Someday there will be a robot killing movie with an Oscar worthy plot.  I accept that it will not be in this series.

Year One


I’m hoping to laugh.  The kid from Juno is in it.  He’s a fun time.  I’m not expecting a killer plot, just laughs.

Terminator 4

(or whatever they’re calling it)

terminator salvation

This sequel, twenty-five years after the original is a maybe.  I’ll go if  I get around to renting part 3.    It will not be superior to T2.  Why? If Linda Hamilton is not making voice overs as Sarah Connor, it’s not entertainment.    Also, can you imagine if the casting director got all comical and re-cast Edward Furlong as John Connor?

Because, this is what he looks like today.

edward furlong

Imagine this guy trying to save the world.

I’m going to skip over summer now and head straight into fall.  This October brings about the most anticipated children’s movie of my long, long life.

Watch that video, for real.  Here’s why I am drooling for this film:

A)  It’s Where the Wild Things Are!  It’s a classic.  Kids read it today…my generation read it…and the generation before read it to their kids.  Most are acquainted with the story.

B)  There’s a lack of computer animated hooey.   We have come to expect amazing visuals in childeren’s films, but often this is the focus of the movie, which leads to less than decent story.

C)  This is a guess, and a hopefully correct one: There doesn’t seem to be a lot of times where adults are on film.  I think an ample number of live action kids movies could be helped with cutting out the time adults are on screen.

There’s a bunch more movies I did not review, because I don’t necessarily want to see them.  Especially Ice Age 3.   Why must every animated movie now come in  groups of at least three?


I changed the look here, yes.  I might change it back or at least make it similar to what it was as this light background is annoying me.  For now, you get the mannequin from the surplus store staring into your soul…

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16 Responses to The Pilver’s Summer 2009 Movie Preview

  1. Already saw Up, and it was great. I’m looking forward to Revenge of The Fallen. There were only 13 robots in the first (with at least 5 killed), and hears that the robot cast is upped to 30, including the 6 that form Devastator.

    Contrary to belief, Unicron will NOT be in the movie, but it’s confirmed that besides Devastator, Megatron, Barricade, Starscream and Blackout will return, along with Soundwave(!!), Jetfire, Arcee, Sideswipe, Tracks, Wheelie and The Fallen, along with various unnamed drones destined to become cannon fodder. The Fallen is NOT Unicron, he was one of the Original 13 transformers created by Primus (who’s alt mode is Cybertron itself), and he was the one that went rogue and joined up with Unicron, essentially becoming the Silver Surfer to his Galactus. It basically implies that Unicron will be in #3, although I’ll wait for the movie before making that prediction. In this continuity, it seems that Jetfire is one of the originals as well, but it’s been long established that in every other, he isn’t.

    This has been your brief Transformers history lesson. 🙂

  2. Hazard says:

    Whoa, that’s Edward Furlong?! What happened to him? lol

  3. kittymao says:

    Yeah, that bastard’s a wreck, huh?
    Besides,all the flicks that he’s done since display he doesn’t really have a range… so Casting him- which would have gotten continuity points from me- would have destroyed the flick.

    As far as I am concerned, my Summer Flick has already reared it’s head.
    I actually plan on taking my Dad to See Star Trek for Father’s Day.

    I haven’t heard enough about Where the Wild Things are, but I want to see it- The artwork inspired me to become an artist so the idea of seeing it come alive would be mega-cool..

  4. Saint says:

    Is it just me or does Year One kinda look like a dumbed down version of Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part 1? That one will have to wait to be watched on DVD.

  5. kittymao says:

    OMG- You may very well be right.

    However, the idea of having to dumb-down a mel brooks film for the masses is an amazing testament to the idiocy of our nation.

  6. tg says:

    I feel morally obligated to comment on a couple of things in this blog:


    The legion of people who despise Michael Bay in general and the “Transformers” movie in particular (of which I would include myself) don’t hate the movie because of it’s ridiculous story (though it was). It’s a summer action movie, I get it…”Star Trek” also had a gag-inducingly bad plot, but like you I thoroughly enjoyed that. The problems with “Transformers” go much deeper, including but not limited to: Laughably uncompelling characters, silly unnecessary comic bits (see: Optimus Prime tip-toeing through a rose garden) and, most damningly, given that this is an action movie, Michael Bay’s complete inability to film a coherent action scene where I can tell what the crud is happening (such as, who is shooting/punching/chasing who), but rather all I can see is GIANT ROBOTS ARE FIGHTING AND THE SCREEN IS SHAKING AND IT’S VERY LOUD!!!

    Bleh, on the other hand, I acknowledge I am fighting a losing battle…the movie will make 80 bazillion dollars and “Transformers 3: The Super Final Battle” is already penciled in to theaters for 2011.


    I actually read that “Terminator: Salvation” ignores some of the weird plot inconsistencies that sprung up in T3. You might be better off not seeing it (T3, I mean). Plus, Salvation has CHRISTIAN BALE! And he’s YELLING! Because he’s trying to save the human race and he’s ANGRY! I ❤ Christian Bale.

    And finally, that picture of Edward Furlong is the most depressing thing I have ever seen, ever. How does that happen? Cocaine's a hell of a drug, I guess…

    • kristiane says:

      I have no idea why you were spammed…has that happened before?

      Also, The robots may tip-toe through the tulips, but they still kill other robots.

      • tg says:

        I don’t think so. I was wondering why when I hit “submit” it just disappeared.

        Also, I didn’t mean for my last paragraph to be italicized, and the stuff in between the “<>” was quotes from your blog that I was responding to, but I forgot that makes things disappear for some reason. All around, a big “fail” post for me… 😛

  7. Hazard says:

    Transformers was okay, but it was a little less than I expected. 3 out of 5. lol

  8. Thom says:

    Terminator 4 was the best Terminator movie. Christian Bale is awesome, but his American accent is funny because he always sounds like he does in batman. My friend Abe can do it pretty well.

    I don’t know if you’ll be taking Max with you but it is fairly violent and the aquabots scared the crap out of me (I think there are some in Blue Lake, because when I swim in that lake I have this eerie feeling that something is lurking in the depths waiting to attack me, and it’s probably the aquabots). But if he’s hip to robot violence then it will be awesome. A lot of great actors in that movie (e.g. Helena Bonham-Carter, the aforementioned Christian Bale, Bryce Dallas Howard). But the other terminator flicks pale in comparison to this one…

    How about Harry Potter Six? I thought the book was pretty good so the movie has a lot to work with, it should be good, eh?

  9. kristiane says:

    Thom- No, Max will not be seing this with me (if I see it). And I have never done the Harry Potter thing. Maybe someday.

  10. Phil says:

    yo im gonna see transformers 4 tomorrow. Is it better to see it in Imax or not

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  12. Jonny says:

    Furlong, I haven’t seen this guy in a while like since 1998 he had a drastic lifestyle change from drugs and alcohol so I say he’s physically adjusting.

    I’m rather comfy with an ordinary looking guy saving the world than a guy who looks like a model of t-shirt company, if you got great abs you’re fighting for Skynet.

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