Sunday, April 6, 2008

Movies I Can't Wait to See

I like movies, but don't have to be the first in line to see a movie when it premieres in the theaters. The last movie I saw in the theater was Juno (highly recommend it), and I am pretty sure that anything prior to that was something animated. But I am SO excited that 2008 will debut two movies that I have been waiting for. And yes, my calendar is marked for opening weekend on both.
First, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Ok, who doesn't love a little Indy? This 4th movie has been a long time coming, and I am curious to see how well Harrison Ford does as the quintessential adventurer (it's been more than a few years since he donned that fedora and whip). For a girl who loves historical fiction, mystery and a little adventure, Indy is the ideal protagonist: daring, clever, and educated, with a great sense of humor. Plus he's easy on the eyes.
Next, Quantum of Solace - the next Bond flick. Where do I begin? Sean Connery left some very big shoes to fill when he retired from the Bond role, and I was never thrilled with Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan. But Daniel Craig? Oh Daniel, Daniel, Daniel.... I am close to speechless. Casino Royale was nearly perfect. I loved Dame Judy Dench as 'M', there was a good use of technology without being heavy-handed, the storyline was fast-paced and compelling, and of course there's our boy Daniel. Although he's not classically handsome, he is athletic, a little aloof, a quick thinker, and willing to finish what he starts. Plus he's an international spy. M'mm, M'mm good.


Hi, I'm Robyn! said...

You need to be a movie critic or the one who writes up about the movies! You've got me all curious and excited now!!

Ted and Hilery said...

As soon as Juno comes out we want to rent it. I am excited to see it and you can bet we will be at both the Bond movie and the Indiana Jones movie. I loved the way you described Daniel- totally how I felt when I watched the movie!