Movies to come (summer ’22)

Luckily there is hope for cinema, we can expect some real blockbusters to finally grace our screens. It feels like a bit of a scam having to wait for movies which were delayed, when they could have released direct to home video. That could of been Prime video, Netflix and the multitude of channels and apps available. Take No Time To Die (2021) which was delayed over 2 years. A bit of a joke.

But then again the movie industry has also gotten into the ridiculous groove of advertising movies up to 2 years before planned release, sometimes 3. Yes you read that correctly. I remember when movies were advertised about a month or to before they were due to hit cinema screens. Honestly this is so pathetic of the movie makers and companies, desperate to build interest because they know they are pumping out either remakes or reboots. I have yet to see something original from them.

Jurassic World Dominion was something I’d looked forward to for some time, yet it’s been delayed for 2 years. Come on! I finally saw a trailer which stated it is coming to cinemas in June. About time!

Oh wait, can you hear that? It’s the sound of Tom Cruises bones breaking as he shifts his wrinkled ass into the cockpit of a fighter jet for Top Gun, Maverick. Yes, he’s not only continued in Mission Impossible, but decided to engage in the Top Gun series once again. Talk about reboot and sequels from hell. What is going on? Tom, you will probably see this, please for the sake of your dignity stick with Mission Impossible. Heck I loved The Mummy (2017) after having the initial reaction in the first 5 mins that it would be rubbish, it turned out to be a great film.

Prepare for the ego trip that will be Avatar 2. And wait, we’ll have a 3rd and 4th film too in a few years. Don’t you love originality? If you didn’t know, Avatar was the highest grossing movie of all time. Followed by Avengers Endgame (not seen this) and then Titanic (who doesn’t want to see that one scene?). I was hoping to see Ghostbusters Afterlife, but didn’t have a chance to.

There is a little hope, with Lightyear. Based on Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. I am glad this is going to be a film. Expected to release in June. I watched Buzz in smaller shorter movies as a kid, but I think this will be worth it. I never watched all of Toy Story 4 as I just never went back to watch it after starting. I was happy saying goodbye after the 3rd movie.

And if you hadn’t got your fix of awful acting from Keanu Reeves, well brace for him to return in John Wick, chapter 4. As usual overhyped and coming out March 2023. What a joke. If the movie is complete, then release it. I wish people would stop paying to see this tripe.

One more which I think looked original. Ready? Bullet Train, expected to release in August! Starring sexy Brad Pitt (fight club, once upon a time in hollywood, world war z). “Five assassins aboard a fast moving bullet train find out their missions have something in common.” The most interesting looking movie! Based on the book.

What do you want to see this year? I’ve already watched The Batman in March. I honestly forgot I watched it, although I did appreciate the darker, more gothic tones than previous movies. Thinking about it, I’ve missed watching a few new movies.

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