May 2012: DIG Now
Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 19:08
DIG Later (this summer):
June 8th Prometheus
Ridley Scott is responsible for creating some of the most memorable visions of science fiction in film history. His films “Blade Runner” and “Alien” practically defined the genre. Now he is back with “Prometheus,” a mysterious film that promises to call back to “Alien” while also being something completely new. Not much is known about the actual plot of the film, other than it involves a group of scientists on a mission through space to find the possible origins of mankind. This is an exciting release because unlike other summer blockbusters, we know very little about this one. It is rare these days to actually be surprised by a film and not have it ruined by mass marketing.
July 3rd The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-man fans know that 2007’s “Spider-man 3” was a disappointing end to an otherwise enjoyable series, but it is still strange that they are already doing a reboot of something so recent. The new film promises to be darker and grittier like the Batman reboot, so hopefully this film will be new and innovative enough to make us forget the old series while watching it. The villain in this one is The Lizard, a mutated monster who Peter Parker himself accidentally helps create.
July 20th The Dark Knight Rises
This is the one that everybody is waiting for. Christopher Nolan’s game-changing Batman series comes to a close. How will Nolan choose to end his Batman trilogy? Some people think he might actually kill off the caped crusader. “Bane”, the villain played by Tom Hardy in the film, is notorious for being one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes. No matter what happens, this will undoubtedly be the movie event of the summer, and possibly the year. If it lives up to all the hype, maybe the Academy Awards will finally recognize Nolan’s efforts with this series and give him a nomination.
August 3rd The Bourne Legacy
When it was announced that Matt Damon would not return for another film, it was assumed that the Bourne series was done. Apparently not, because this August the series returns without Damon. Jason Bourne is nowhere to be seen, and instead the film focuses on a new agent, played by Jeremy Renner. It is unclear what this movie even has to do with Bourne, but it is assumed that his actions in the previous films may have an impact on the plot. Jeremy Renner did a good job in last summer’s “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, so it will be interesting to see how he does in another established action series.