What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 05/02/14

Geek-and-proudHey folks! Check out this cinematically focused week in geek:

I was checking out an anticipated list of Summer 2014 movies recently, and it dawned on me (see what I did there?!) that this movie is coming out in a few months. It hasn't gotten a lot of press since X-Men and Spider-Man have been dominating lately, but I am really looking forward to this movie. The first film was a dark horse that surprised everyone and I was a huge fan. I am very eager to see where they take the story further.

Needless to say I am very excited for this movie. I'm a huge Spidey fan and all the stuff I've seen looks pretty great. I do worry that I have seen like all of the movie from all the promo images and trailers but I am sure there is still great stuff I haven't seen yet. I'm going to see it this weekend sometime so check out my tweets to get my immediate thoughts.

So the new cast was announced recently and as I reflected on the reveal, I am still maintaining my initial thoughts on the possibility of this new proposed trilogy; cautiously optimistic. The cast as it stands now had a severe lack of female actors in it and I was never committed to the need for the original trilogy cast to be involved. I'm happy to have them passing the torch but it still feels like they are shoehorned in somehow without knowing exactly the story they want to tell. There is so much potential here but there is also the chance for another prequel trilogy that is divisive and becomes just a cash grab. We'll see what comes from all this as the months go on.

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