I don’t believe I’ve ever done a list of upcoming movies I’m interested in seeing in theaters. The following are films I can’t stand to wait for. I have to actually go to the theater to enjoy them or I may burst from excitement. Okay, maybe it’s not that extreme, but I’m genuinely intrigued by what these films have to offer. On with the list.
I’m a total sucker for adaptations of Frank Herbert’s Dune. For all its flaws, the original 1984 version has a special place in my heart. I first saw it back when I didn’t know anything, so I thought it was great. But then I discovered that it was almost universally hated, and I could see why. It cuts out a lot of great material in favor of some odd David Lynchian choices. Still, I enjoy it for the music and the many famous actors giving their all.
I especially like the 2000 Dune miniseries. That left almost nothing out from the book, and it is an incredibly satisfying experience to watch. Its sequel miniseries Children of Dune was equally excellent. I have no idea if the latest iteration of Dune will be better or worse than what’s come before. But I can’t help being excited for it because I just love the book it’s based on.
Ladybug & Cat Noir: Awakening
I’m a sucker for romances, and as soon as my wife introduced me to a TV show called Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, I was instantly hooked. It’s got me dangling on its every episode at this point as I yearn for catharsis. It actually pains me that the two lead characters still haven’t discovered each other’s true identities and realized that they have been in love with each other for almost four seasons. Even The Office didn’t drag its love story out that long.
I don’t expect the movie to hold the answers I seek, but at least it promises to be something new and interesting.
That’s right, I’m only interested in seeing two movies in the foreseeable future. I don’t care about Avatar 2, even though I’ll have to watch it opening night. Long story. I also don’t care to see the latest sequels to Ghostbusters, Spider-Man, Hocus-Pocus, and whatever other franchises Hollywood keeps conjuring up for the sake of nostalgia.
In fact, I can’t even muster any feeling about the Super Mario animated movie. I love Nintendo and Super Mario video games, but I despise Illumination movies, so I doubt their adaptation of Mario games will have anything for me.
Comic-book movies are played out, so even if there’s still some genuine creativity to mine from them, I don’t care. Boy, I’ve said “I don’t care” quite a lot in this section. I think that’s what’s wrong. Very few movies have the power to inspire any feelings in me. Dune and the Miraculous movie are the only ones I feel anything about. So that’s why I can’t wait to see them. They’re like flowers in a desert. They promise hope in a desolate landscape that is otherwise barren of life.
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