Hey it’s summer! It’s happening so fast. I feel like I was only just whining about the cold. But that’s totally okay, especially since it seems there’s something for everyone this time around at the theater. Read on…!
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
Yes, there are folks whining about story, structure, all of that. Really, who cares about that, when we have… the spectacle! This is one of those rare instances when I recommend you suppress thoughts about errors of logic, and so on, because the monsters are amazing. Really, just get the popcorn and sit down in your seat already, because you won’t be disappointed by the creatures about to roar and thunder towards you from the screen.
For those of you curious about the story—Monarch, the agency keeping an eye on the monsters, has an invention called the Orca, used to help humans communicate with the monsters (‘Skull Island’ and the previous installments). Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) may be the expert, but her daughter (Milly Bobby Brown) thinks she’s nuts. Meanwhile, there’s a war brewing between the factions (Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins) who want humans coexisting with monsters, and those (Charles Dance) that believe the monsters should be wiped out. As for you, you won’t care about any of that once you’re face to face with the true stars of summer: Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Ghidorah, and… maybe… a peek at… King Kong? Well, he’ll be here next year—hopefully. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on this:
Isn’t surprise the best thing ever in a horror flick? I think you’ll like it so much in this movie you’ll forgive the overall predictability. Octavia Spencer’s portrayal here as lonely vet assistant Sue Ann is absolutely worth the theater ticket. Things start off nicely enough when she eschews buying booze for fun-seeking teens (Diana Silvers, Corey Fogelmanis) in favor of inviting them to her house, so they can get drunk in a safe environment. Happily for us, the situation that ensues is anything but.
If you’re an Elton John fan, get tickets to see this immediately – you’ll love it. Taron Egerton stars as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, the lonely young man who was estranged from his parents and later transformed himself into Sir Elton John. It’s definitely a music lover’s movie—it focuses on the memorable times in the legend’s life, and is revealed as a series of memories an exhausted Elton John recounts in rehab. Featuring Jaime Bell as Bernie Taupin (his partner), the flick shows us the amazing events at Dodgers’ Stadium, the Troubadour, and so on. It’s not all flash, though, and the lows are very depressing. Still, a theater ticket would be worth it for something like this, which is always better on a big screen and viewed alongside a bunch of similar-minded people. Enjoy!
And there you have it, the highlights of this weekend’s crop of new flicks at the theater. Which one will you see? Tweet me, let me know! And I’ll see you lovelies right back here next time!