It’s still early in the year, but a few movies are standing out as entertainers. Sure there’s the regular crop of super hero action movies, but everyone’s going to see those, not that the two movies I’m going to highlight below will be under the radar films to any extent. Anyways…
Say what you want about Michael Bay, 9 times out of 10, his movies are entertaining. They might be low on plot, but I don’t exactly expect plot when I go to see a Michael Bay film. Oh well, I’ll never win over some people so let’s just get to it:
This summer Bay returns to The Transformers universe with Transformers: Age of Extinction. And, I must say, this movie looks head and shoulders better then the previous Transformers entries. Most of that is due to the removal of Shia Labeouf’s character, and replacing him with a new character, played by Mark Wahlberg.
This doesn’t look like a full reboot, more like as Andrew over at Filmonic says, of something happening in parallel. It looks good, and honestly, I thought the 3rd Transformers film was pretty decent, better then the 2nd one (but that’s not saying much really)
This next film though is in a class far outside of Transformers, or Michael Bay. Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s next release, and while the trailer doesn’t really give much (it is a teaser after all):
Matthew McConaughey is in this, and I don’t remember where I read it, but someone claimed we were in the midst of a McConassance, (or some form of that spelling). What with his recent Academy Award for what looked like a great performance (I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to see Dallas Buyers Club), but his narration on that teaser alone makes me want to see this film. Forget about Nolan.
Oh well, Transformers is a regular summer blockbuster, while Interstellar is currently a November release, maybe an awards movie attempt?