Monday, September 9, 2019
Summer 2019, A retrospect
The last few summer movie seasons have been really good and I do wonder what kids and teenagers have been thinking, because its got to be a ball growing up in these movie summer seasons of late.
The summer 2019 was full of surprises. I didn't think I'd have a fun time with the "Child's Play" remake, but I did. I didn't think I'd like the third "Annabelle" movie, but I did. I had reservations on "Brightburn" and didn't think I'd care much, but I did. I wasn't sure how "Midsommar" would live up to the script, but it did. I wasn't sure if a third "John Wick" would live up to the first two, but it did. The summer 2019 defied all expectations.
Which isn't to say that there weren't a few disappointments. I wish I could have liked "Men In Black: International," "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" and I wish "The Lion King" made me forget about the animated movie. But we can't win them all and even the disappointments added to the flavor of what made this season a keeper.
It didn't matter if something came from the mainstream world or the independent world, it seemed like everything was playing at high pitch. Things like "Godzilla: King of Monsters" dazzled just as much as things like "Blinded By The Light" did. You could almost go to your movie house, choose something at random, and you'd be delighted.
Some quick comments on some movies that I didn't review...I wish I could say that "Tolkien," the movie about how J.R.R. Tolkien came to write "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" was something special. It ended up just being another biopic movie. Not much surprising and very much ordinary. A movie that didn't feel like a typical biopic? "Rocketman." This movie did something that I wish more music biopics would do, they turned the life of Elton John into a full fledged musical, and it works. The movie is so much fun and I think everything missing from "Bohemian Rhapsody" was in "Rocketman." "The Secret Life of Pets 2" was just a sequel and not much more. I never got around to seeing "Aladdin."
What was your favorite movie of the summer?
Bring on fall!