Anticipation is Killing Me!

I'm back. In moderation. I've been abstaining from the internet behemoth because I realized how much real life it was sapping away.
All I've done recently is write. I have also taken up archery practice again now that warmer weather has arrived. I'm working away as fast as I can at the second draft of The Price of a Throne. In addition I have now begun to attempt to work out a new story that depicts what the world will be like in 2070 or so. It is NOT a 1984 rip-off, but has the same idea behind it.
There are too many cool movies coming out this year, and I don't know if I will actually see them all.

42: The story of Jackie Robinson
4-star anticipation because I'm a fan of the Dodgers. But because of the trailblazer story, it deserves 3-star anticipation from every baseball fan who doesn't cheer for San Francisco.

Iron Man 3
3-star anticipation for a simple reason that will make you marvelites mad. I just want to see Stark's stuff blow up on the big screen. Besides that, it's just to find out what made him wind up in a snowbank after dark with a busted suit.

Monster's University
2 stars. I am a hardcore fan of Pixar, but their last two releases were unworthy of the reputation that caused our fandom. Monster's Inc., being one of their two best works, is also the sort of story that works better if you don't try to extend or explain it. I'll be tracking critical reception and it had better be as funny as the original or I will give up on the brand.

Man of Steel
4 stars because Superman has always been my favorite super. Also because the movie simply looks awesome.

Thor: The Dark World
3 stars just because his archaic labels for other people crack me up. Also, Patrick Doyle's score for the original is one of my few 5-star ratings. Not to mention Thor looks and acts just like one of my novel characters, whom I dreamed up before I knew of a Thor movie.

Ender's Game
1 star. I'm interested because I read the book, but probably won't see it in the end because the books they are using are full of middle schoolers spouting gangster slang self-respecting people wouldn't allow in their house. Society being what it is though, every occurrence is sure to be in the script. Ben Kingsley's character is a spoiler and Harrison Ford will be the Battle School commander.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Finally! 5 stars! Nothing will keep me away from this one, but I will be kicking myself for going if it is only so-so like the first installment. They will have to have dreamed up something bigger than epic because they've already used up Smaug's big flashback. On the other side, the "present time" portion of the story promises several long-lasting laughs.


  1. Glad you are back! :) 2070 sounds cool, I always like sci-fi.
    Desolation of Smaug is my most anticipated movie also, hope it won't disappoint like AUJ.
    As a hardcore Marvelnite, I do not see a problem with wanting to see Stark blow stuff up, that is one of the many reasons I can't wait to see it.
    Looking forward to seeing Thor: The Dark World trailer, not sure what to except with the new director. I think Patrick Doyle will be returning to score the movie, so that should be good.
    Hope 42 will not disappoint either, but from the trailer, it should be great.
    Haven't read Ender's Game, however I will just rent.
    I will probably post a "Review Round-Up" of Monsters U, so look for that if you want some critics info.


    1. Sorry, you seem to have misread my comment regarding Stark and his stuff. What I said was "I just want to see Stark's own stuff (i.e. beach villa and supersuits) get blown to bits on the big screen, because i don't like him now.

    2. Sorry about that, now I got it. Well, it will be a great scene regardless. It's kind of funny how a surprising amount of people on Blogger don't really like him, yet he is the most popular mainstream character.


  2. Nice to see you back! :)
    Desolation of Smaug is going to be so cool!!! :D :D There is no way that I am going to miss seeing it at the movies I know you didn't like the first instalment but I thought it was really good. Did I mention I've read the Hobbit now?! I'm so glad I have now!
    I'm hoping that I'll be able to go see Thor: The Dark World at the cinemas for my birthday as well. :)
    As to your comment on 3 star anticipation with Iron Man 3 though I haven't seen any of the IM movies that just cracked me up. :)"I just want to see Stark's own stuff"
    I am not a big fan of Monsters Inc. so I might watch the 2nd when it comes out on DVD but I doubt it will be my favourite. What is your other favourite Pixar? Also did you know that they are going to make a Finding Nemo 2? Its called 'Finding Dory' Anyway, like I said its good to see you back. :)

    1. Thanks. I agree. I think I've reconsidered and I think DoS will be fine. Oh cool now you know exactly what went wrong! :D
      Now that I've seen the trailer for Monster's University I am really excited about it. I was quoting the trailer! :D. Monster's inc. and The incredibles are tied as my favorites. I actually found out about "Finding Dory" yesterday. Not to excited cause "Nemo" was pretty slow in my opinion.
      I haven't seen the first two Iron mans yet either, but the third one is probably the best, I can tell b/c Stark is getting beaten up the whole time... hehehe... Wisecrack your way out of this one, mr. suit.
      I'll post again when I have something to say to people i haven't met. May not be until I watch IM3...