Film season is here! Yesterday the log awaiting visual spectacular Star Trek prequel film was released in the UK, also in this long series of expected blockbusters are X-men Origins: Wolverine, Robert Langston in Angels & Demons and Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. This is going to be the first in a summer of awesome films. Enjoy.
1st May – X-men Origins: Wolverine
This was the first film this season, this film chronicles the life of Wolverine before the X-men film Trilogy. There are hundreds of comics detailing the life of Logan, and its not surprising considering he is over a hundred years old! You gotta love mutant powers!
8th May – Star Trek
The original series was set in 2266, 300 years after the first broadcast. This film is set 8 years before the original series in 2258 which would’ve made the original air date of December 2008 250 years before its setting. This is all a little confusing, the prequel is going to happen sooner than the original. Regardless the film has been aimed at wide audience, the trailer on the TV gets you thinking its a slick action film then right at the very end does it say “star trek”, its a cleaver marketing gimmick as I think a lot of people would immediately loose interest at a mere glimpse of the vessel itself. I hope its not going to suffer from what Simon Pegg said in ‘Spaced’: “That every odd numbered Star Trek Movie is crap”.
15th May – Angels & Demons
An adventure with Robert Langdon before the Da Vinci Code, this time hunting down the supposedly defunct Illuminati. Hopefully you should remember the Illuminati from the 2001 Tomb Raider film, they are a secret organisation intent on acquiring power whether it financial, spiritual or physical. They are used frequently in film in subtle and not so subtle ways Buffy the Vampire Slayer, From Hell, Eyes Wide Shut, National Treasure, Anatomie, The Ant Bully… The list goes on, keep an eye out for their symbol the pyramid with an eye on it.
Link to my film review of Angels and Demons
The first film was a great dive into what I imagined actually happened in museums when nobody was looking although as a child I didn’t dream up the conflicts that show showed I just imagine all the exhibits having fun. Hopefully this film will go in some new directions and be just as entertaining as the original and not suffer from ‘sequelitous’ as most part twos do.
Link to my film review of Night at the Museum 2