Monday, June 29, 2009

Second Verse, Same as the First!

Much in the same way that the fabled "I'm Henry the VIII, I am" verse ends with the above title, so is that how I felt when I finished the recent entry in the Fate of the Jedi series, Omen.

But more about that when I finish writing up my review.

Sadly, that's not the only sad bit about SF I have from this weekend. I went to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and was utterly underwhelmed. It's an eighth of the plot of the first one, and half again longer.

Frankly, that's two major genre releases that have been rather dismal failures at the movie theater. That leaves us with the following to pull out a decent summer movie season:

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • 9
There's just nothing else on the list until James Cameron's Avatar that interests me.

That said, there was one thing of interest from going to see Transformers, and that was the The Last Airbender teaser. Now, I have seen it on the computer already, but these things just have a better feel when they're projected in forty feet of light. I just hope that it has at least half of the awesome from its source material, and that the director in question will be able to channel at least half of the awesome from Unbreakable.

Big note to M. Night--there doesn't have to be a trick reveal. Please, just don't.

Alas, that's my SF geekery recap, now, I'm off to get ready for work...

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