Movie Monday: Percy Jackson Trailer, The Purge Trailer, Finding Dory, Hannibal, Robert Ebert

I made something as Chef Juck for an About Me Monday post, but there’s a good deal of movie stuff I want to show you guys. Here we go.

The trailer for the next Percy Jackson movie has been released. I read the whole Percy Jackson series and loved it, but I think that it’s universally agreed that the movie wasn’t very good. I enjoyed it, but not because it resembled the book, or because of the acting. I enjoyed it for the mythology.

Another interesting trailer has hit the web. It’s titled: The Purge. The movie’s premise is simple: The US has unemployment at 1% (clearly not the result of any modern president of our time), crime is low, and life is good. But for one day out of the year, the government makes crime legal in an effort to allow people to release their inner stress and violence. It’s a screwed up world, similar to the one portrayed in Huxley’s Brave New World.

It seems like a twisted thriller/horror, and the masks are a whole other level of creepy. Sorry Anonymous, these guys have you beaten.

The title of the next Finding Nemo film has been unveiled. Finding Dori is the name of it.

I honestly have no idea what it could be about, but maybe you know. The title doesn’t give away much.

Hannibal, the TV series starring asthmatic Le Chiffre of Casino Royale as Hannibal Lecter, has gotten great critical response, but I wasn’t able to catch it this week. For those who have seen it, put in your two cents in the comments below.

This week, I watched K-PAX, The Sixth Sense, A Beautiful Mind, Red Dawn, and Hotel Transylvania. (Yep, that’s what I do on Spring Break.) That’s what life’s about. Filling up your head with movies.

To conclude, Roger Ebert, the pioneer of movie reviews, has passed. I was never familiar with him until the news of his passing, but from what I am told, he made movie reviews a thing. I suppose without him, I wouldn’t be doing this right now. From the Youtube videos I’ve seen featuring his reviews, he is able to review a movie in a way that’s cohesive and honest, never fearing backlash. We could learn a thing or two from him.

~Ddog

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2 comments on “Movie Monday: Percy Jackson Trailer, The Purge Trailer, Finding Dory, Hannibal, Robert Ebert

  1. I’m so excited for Sea of Monsters! I liked the first movie, even if it strayed from the book. I think it did well to have a more grown up vibe to it.

    Holy crap. That movie, Purge, looks intense. I hadn’t heard of it before, and even though I’m not usually one for thrillers, it looks super interesting. What a concept.

    Did you watch The Sixth Sense for the first time? What did you think of it?

    • I actually got my dad to read the whole Percy Jackson series. He’s breezed through the Iliad and the Odyssey, so these books were like nothing, but he enjoys Greek mythology. We enjoyed the first movie even though it wasn’t a really great one. I forgot about Sea of Monsters and its plot, so I’ll be able to go into it fresh!
      Many people are repulsed by the Purge and its concept, but I think it’s a great idea. It’s all about the execution though, so we’ll see!

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