Coming Attractions

Here’s a trio of forthcoming movie adaptations, based on children’s books. Well…books about children, anyway.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:

I did read the first book in this series but I’ve neglected to read the other two. I need to catch up before this movie is released, I guess. I loved the series, although it started a bit slow, and I don’t normally read books starring children or teenagers. It was very imaginative, a little fun, a little dark, and I liked the characters. I may go see this if I can get my niece interested. This sounds like something she’d adore.

Heck, it sounds like something I would adore!

It stars Eva Green, who is one of my favorite people, even though she has trouble choosing movie projects I want to see her in, and it’s directed by Tim Burton, who is always awesome, no matter how awful a director he can be.

 

 

 

Alice Through the Looking Glass:

I’m getting a little more excited about seeing this movie, even though I’m reticent to spend money on it, because I got burned by the first movie. Not that the first movie was bad, it just got tedious after a while, and like a restless three yr. old, I got bored. It was every bit as imaginative as I expected, so maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it or something, as I genuinely love Tim Burton.

I don’t  think Tim did this movie but it looks fascinating. I’m a sucker for movies about Time and time travel. Johnny Depp is his usual awesome self and the special effects look amazing, although he looks like he’s wearing even more makeup than in the first movie. Of course I thought the first movie looked great too, and nearly fell asleep during it. So, it’s okay to be excited but I do advise a bit of caution.

I’m still uncertain as to why someone thought the first movie merited a sequel, though.

 

 

Here’s another, seemingly, female-centric film, with great special effects and starring Chris somebody. I think he was in another movie somewhere. 😐

Anyway Furiosa…I mean, Charlize Theron, is back in this one. I thought she died in the last one, but I guess she was so good, they decided to bring her back and make a prequel. Or the creators were so jazzed by how she was received in Mad Max, they thought they were looking at a sure thing. Still this movie looks exactly like a live action version of Frozen, but without that creepy snowman thing, and all the singing. (Good! I can go another lifetime without hearing that damn theme song again.)

 

Any of these look interesting to you? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Coming Attractions

  1. I was also surprised Tim Burton is doing Through the Looking Glass. I love Tim Burton, but Alice in Wonderland was a disappointment and I didn’t think it did that well. I will see it because I must see all Tim Burton movies, but my expectations are low. The trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children looks really good. Can’t wait for it to come out.

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    1. I wasn’t sure if Tim was doing the Alice sequel. But you’re right, I’m compelled to see all of his movies, so I’ll probably see this one two, even though I got burned by the first one. I will kick myself for missing it.

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  2. I am not a fan of Tim Burton. He has disappointed me too many times lately. But the trailer for the Peculiars look really, really good. Unless my children make me take them, I’m just gonna read the books and skip the theater.

    Cherlize is the hottest pale-skinned actress right now. I’ll just go to see Cherlize act all bad ass and beautiful on the screen. #girlcrush #swoonworthywhitechicks #allCherlizeallthetime

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    1. I’m totally not a Kristen fan, which is why I was reluctant to watch the first Huntsman movie, but it turned out to be not bad. It wasn’t great but it had some good moments and I got into the story after a while.

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      1. I like to call that “trauma”. She was pretty bad in Twilight. But I’ve since seen her in a couple of things where she’s not bad, so I’m starting to forgive her for Twilight.

        Maybe.

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