For whatever reason (maybe because I'm working more), I tend not to see nearly as many movies during the fall/winter as I do in the spring/summer. I think also waiting til January to see all the Oscar picks probably contributes to my general malaise about getting to the theater.
But I'm sure there are a few movies that I'll wind up seeing:
The Hobbit 3
Comedies I tend to wait for the reviews to come out before making the firm decision whether to go or wait for Netflix/Redbox. Those would be:
Dumb & Dumber 2
Horrible Bosses 2
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
I'm boycotting Exodus though. That's 1 movie I won't be seeing.
All these "2" movies....has there been a decent one since the Godfather?
There are plenty of decent
sequels. If you only mean ones that have "2" in the title, then I present:X-Men 2
Toy Story 2
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Lethal Weapon 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwC_IaY3BmY
As for why I'm boycotting Exodus, this article gives a brief overview of the "controversy": http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact ... t-20140720
For me personally, I'm a big fan of Ridley Scott. Nearly all of his movies I like on some level. And generally, he does a pretty good job with his casting. You take movies like Body of Lies
and Kingdom of Heaven
, which were well-populated with Arabs, Middle Easterners and other Muslims. Sure, Body of Lies had English actor Mark Strong playing a Jordanian, but Mark Strong was soooo great in that movie, that I'll let it slide.
I don't really have an issue with Christian Bale's casting. It's a simple fact that besides Denzel and Will Smith, every star
of a Hollywood movie is going to be some white guy. I've learned to accept this. And if that isn't the case (as in 12 Years A Slave), we have to make sure we put some white stars (i.e. Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, etc.) in the movie, so we can show white audiences at least in the trailer that they have nothing to fear.
But the Pharaoh? I don't really care whether he's black. All those great Arab actors you've worked with in the past, Mr. Scott and you can't even cast a brown
It'll probably be a good movie, but sometimes you have to stand for something. I refused to watch any of the Spider-Man reboots and should've had made that same stand against Transformers 4. Now that I didn't, Exodus will bear the brunt of my soapbox.