Like a post you forgot you had (and I did), we at DestroyTheCyb.org! are back with Part 3 of our Summer Movie Film Checklist of Things We Have Strage Opinions On (or Something Like That, I’m Not Sure). If you recall part 1 and part 2 of this series, we talked about some movies, made some predictions, and generally ranted because we could.

This part is no different.

Tread lightly, dear reader, for this part is our final part and only this part will make parts of you want to… part-y:

Originally should have been posted on July 7.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Mike
Filed under Movies I Know Something About: Oh Johnny Storm… you somehow became Cap. Yeah, I’m being that guy right now… This movie is going to rock the summer box offices, I know it. I just know it. Goodbye Thor, X-Men, Harry Potter… you’re all just a small pebble compared to the illustrious Captain America. Truly, this movie will be the final link in the chain for The Avengers movie and it will be glorious. I’m overly excited for this movie only because Captain America is the quintessential Marvel character, embodying ultimate sacrifice, patriotism, and heroics. Now we get to see a well-funded, well produced, live-action film… it shall be glorious.

Ryan
Filed under Movies I Want To See In Theaters: I’ve never really been a fan of Captain America and I was less than ecstatic to learn that they had to make a Captain America film in order to make the long promised Avengers film (I’m nervous of how all these dynamic characters will get along in one movie after they’ve all already had movies dedicated to each hero. Plus I’ve always been more of a Justice League fan myself) But enough of that tangent. After seeing the trailers I love how this film looks! The art direction, cinematography, and cast has impressed me enough to give Captain America another try this summer.

Expected Rating: 8/10

Dan
Really Want To See: Cap is my favorite Marvel hero, so I can’t wait.

Kevin
This is my most anticipated movie that isn’t called Super 8. Having Cap be the final piece before The Avengers is an added bonus to the hype value, and so far what I have seen from the trailers looks pretty damn good. Additionally, for all those sick and tired of seeing SHIELD in films like Iron Man 2 and Thor, the World War II setting of the film should probably have a lessened presence of the organization, and as a result, less Avengers hype. The cast is awesome, especially the choice of Hugo Weaving as Red Skull and despite most fans’ protests, I kind of like Chris Evans as Cap. My biggest concern with this film is director Joe Johnston. He has done some very awesome things (providing the final designs for Yoda and Boba Fett) and some very awful things (Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo). But the ace up his sleeve is his experience with the WWII genre, as he directed the kick-ass movie The Rocketeer. While Thor might not have made as much money as Marvel had originally anticipated I think Cap will, and this has the potential to be the biggest hit of the summer.
AND THEN HE REVIEWED IT HERE

Nick
I have no reservations about this movie. Great cast, good film-making team and the trailers have given me hope that this is going to be the movie of the summer. This will be the next Iron Man or The Dark Knight. People are going to be talking about this one. Sales of the comics are going to increase. This will set the stage of the next group of comic book movies to come out. Yes, I am putting that much emphasis on this movie. This will be the movie that all other comic book movies will be held up to until Avengers comes out next year.

Cowboys and Aliens

Mike
A birdie told me this movie was based off of a series by Fred Van Lente… which makes me think it can’t be half bad story-wise. Then again, movie studios do like to rape the plots of various comic book movies… we shall see. I’ve seen trailers for this flick and it’s got a decent cast, but I don’t have any feelings toward whether or not I want to see it. It’s kind of just another box office movie to me, despite it’s comic book origins and cast.
Thoughts: Probably won’t see in theatres

Ryan
Filed under Movies I Want To See In Theaters
: My initial reactions to this concept made me think this would be a stinker. However I heard about all the big names attached to this movie and my interest perked up a bit. I honestly don’t have a ton of expectations from this flick, but I think its a step above Transformers in terms of a good old fashioned blockbuster with mindless action-adventure.
Expected Rating 6/10

Dan
Really Want To See: 
Such a delicious genre mash-up, and Harrison Ford looks to be at his crabbiest, so I’m in.

Kevin
Jon Favreau’s movies have a knack of sneaking up on people. Iron Man had this, and now it is Cowboys and Aliens turn. Every time I see a trailer for this film, I realize I forgot it was coming out this year. Just like Iron Man, I think this will work out in Favreau’s favor, as I think this film will be the sleeper hit of the summer. I mean, the cast alone is enough assurance that this film will be great: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and the most underrated actor in the past ten years: Sam Rockwell. Also, while I think the concept of the film may drive some away, but the idea of having cowboys and aliens duking it out is both fantastically ridiculous and has the potential to be a lot of fun. The only huge concern for this movie I have is in a more economic sense, because if Jonah Hex and Priest are any indication, comic book Westerns are NOT selling, and I feel as if this could lead to this film’s demise. Although Cowboys and Aliens does have a lot more going for it and a lot more money behind it, so perhaps these fears are unfounded.

 

Nick
I’ve been in love with this movie since the first teaser came out. Another movie with a great cast and a good film-making crew behind the scenes. Not to mention, I hear the source material is brilliant. I think this has just the right amount of “wtf” to garner the attention of the mainstream audiences and plenty of geek cred to win with the fanboys. This is going to be the sleeper hit of the summer, no doubt.

Sin City 2

Mike
Filed under Movies I Have No Idea About: I don’t believe this is real. Frank Miller has crawled into the crawlspace of Jim Lee’s mansion to ramble on in an ghostly voice in the late hours of the night about more All-Star Batman & Robin comics. There’s no way this movie is happening anytime soon.
Mind Spit: Besides, what are they going to do without Brittany Murphy?

Ryan
Filed under Movies I Want to See in Theaters: If heard little to nothing about this project, but if it happens count me in. I was a big fan of the original once I discovered it on DVD. I’d most likely seen it in theaters if it ever gets the green light.
Expected Rating N.A. Too Soon To Tell, but Mildly Interested in seeing it

Dan
Don’t expect to see in my lifetime

Kevin
Robert Rodriguez has always been a director I have had a love/hate relationship with, because for every Sin City, we get what seems like 18 of those terrible Spy Kids movie. In this case, these numbers actually seem fairly accurate, as Rodriguez prepares Spy Kids 32: Kids Like Jessica Alba, Right? for release this year, fans like myself who have been waiting patiently for seven years for Sin City 2 are getting tired of waiting. The first film easily makes my list for my Top 10 favorite comic book films and solidified my love of noir, not to mention the fact that there are still a slew of Sin City stories out there to make a second film, so there is a list a mile high for my hopes of a sequel. But I am getting a growing sense of dread that Sin City 2 is going to follow the route of William Murderface’s Planet Piss and my Shadowland review and is never going to happen.

Nick
I’ll be excited for this movie when I actually believe it will come out. Another one I’m not really sure why it is on the list, as I have heard no word that this will actually be out this summer.

Men In Black 3

Mike
Filed under Movies I Have No Idea About: I… rumors… but… why? Ugh.
Mind Spit: Hasn’t it been like… a decade? (according to IMDb, it’s been 9 years)

Ryan
Filed under Movies That I Want to Avoid at All Costs!: Really…. Reall?. Are you sure this isn’t an April Fool’s Day Joke or something? Oh you’re being serious?! Yeah Men In Black was cool back in 1997. (Which was a good year for me by the way. The Star Wars Trilogy was re-released in theaters which allowed me to see my favorite films in theaters. Also my favorite sports team had a good the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup that year after a 42 year draught, and Michigan football won the national championship.) Ahhh fond memories… You killed the MIB franchise in the second film. Why bother to breathe life into this once great film, 10 plus years later. It can’t be done!
Final Thoughts: I hope this is a cruel joke, I feel people’s time, money, and expertise should be spent doing something more productive.

Dan
Intend To See

Kevin
Does the world really need a third Men In Black movie, especially after the garbage they tried passing off as the second movie? Not really. To exacerbate things further it is a time-travel movie, which the Ninja Turtles clearly showed us (with their third film, I may add) is a TERRIBLE IDEA. I get the sneaking suspicion that this is going to be more like the second than the first film and try to be more ridiculous than serious fun, but for some reason I am mildly interested. I love Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K and while I still can’t stand Will Smith, partnering him up with Josh Brolin as a younger K could be mildly amusing. Then again, this is the same Josh Brolin who thought that Jonah Hex was a good career move, so I could be way off base with this. I may end up seeing this movie, but I will see it at the cheapest price possible, and I get the feeling Columbia Pictures is going to realize the hard way that nobody really wanted to see another Men In Black movie that much.

Nick
I’ll see it, but really? Another MIB movie? I’ll be a geek cliche here and just say: meh.

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Mike is currently the Editor-in-Chief at DestroyTheCyborg! as well as a full time web developer for Comixology in New York. He's a die-hard X-Men fan whose love of Gambit will stand the test of time.

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