In this update there are musicals, dancing based cinema, fairy tales and a Johnny Depp as a vampire! It almost sounds like the listings of children’s morning television but bear with me. Believe it or not three of these films have amazing casts that on paper would appear like a definite smash but life as we know is not so simple. I predict three of these films will do well in terms of box office success and one out of that three will actually be of any good. Take a look and judge for yourself.
Summer Releases Part 5
Rock of Ages
This is an 80s pop metal mash up of Glee and High School Musical. Prepare yourself for a HUGE fromage fest. As far as musicals go don’t expect anything like Grease, but not from the want of trying.
The only thing it has going for them it that it has an epic cast. But that doesn’t stop it being a bit of an insult to real rock and roll movies.
Step Up Revolution
So a group of very talented dancers stage random flash mob performances to say ‘we are here’. Right okay then. It is basically one massive dance video, it’s a shame the plot and the acting don’t measure up against the dance skills.
The basic story is these guys use dance to protest a rich tycoon buying up property ‘taking our jobs’ and taking ‘our way of life’ rubbish. Because we all know that if you want to stop a multimillionaire buying up land and developing it and making billions…you dance for him.
Snow White and the Huntsman
A very interesting take in the fairy tale front which seem to be very popular at this moment in time. This looks like it could be the best adaptation so far with Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and pale face from twilight.
Visually stunning and full of action, though maybe a bit predictable it looks like it will be very entertaining. A fitting epic for this summer.
Jonny Depp along with an amazing cast take on this Tim Burton Munsters meets Brady Bunch story. Kind of proof Burton’s ego out stripped his talent years ago.
Predictable ‘from a different time’ jokes, and even though I very much like Depp I am not convinced with his character, he just looks like he’s in a Halloween costume trying to sound posh.