Apparently there are a number of science fiction and superhero movies out this year, a number of them purportedly even good. I say apparently since – with the exception of Iron Man 3 – I haven’t seen any of them. I don’t get to the theater often. When I do it is usually to a second-run theater that serves food and beer. My wife enjoys animated films, the sort marketed to children but with sly winks and nods to the adults in the audience. And I like the well-written ones too. So that’s what we usually see when we do get to the second-run theaters.
I tend not to see the big-budget releases until they get released as rentals. And, honestly, a big screen television and a Blu-ray player doesn’t badly diminish the film watching experience. Plus I can watch in the comfort of my own home, pause when I need to see a man about a horse, and I don’t have to pay through the nose if I want a snack.
But these big films don’t hit the rental market quickly, except for the box-office duds. So, I’m going to have to wait. And that means avoiding spoilers. I understand there was some sort of kerfluffle regarding Superman. I’m scrupulously avoiding details, I want to experience it without any preconceived notions.
So what shall I look forward to? What did you enjoy at the cinema this year?