Andrew: Hello readers! It's time again for our weekly preview of the new theatrical releases coming out on Friday. This week brings only two wide release films, but boy are they pretty big ones. The first is Ridley Scott's Prometheus, the highly-anticipated quasi-prequel to his 1979 classic Alien; the second being Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, the third entry in the highly successful Madagascar series (obviously).
Sarah, we're seeing one of these two films TONIGHT at midnight, aren't we?
Sarah: Prometheus, the Kecks have landed! I am so looking forward to this movie tonight. We have been brushing-up on our Alien knowledge this week. After buying the Blu-Ray set, we have been cranking through them. Even after seeing the first one again I notice so many things from that one that are in the trailer for Prometheus! I can't wait to see what else is in store! Will we get to see the elusive Xenomorph in this one as well? We will see!
I think I am most excited to see this ensemble cast though! What do you think?
A: I'm intrigued by the cast for this one because it has a couple of my favorite current actors in Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba. I've heard nothing but glowing remarks on Fassbender's performance (what else is new?) and I'm looking forward to experiencing it firsthand. I'm a bit skeptical about Noomi Rapace in the lead role because I felt she didn't bring much to her role in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, but I'll withhold judgment until tonight.
Another thing I’m personally excited for is to see more of this world that Scott helped create in 1979. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has always been this very shifty company and I’m interested to see where their sinister ways started. This film was co-written by Damon Lindelof, one of the co-writers/producers of Lost, my favorite TV show of all-time, so I'm hoping he comes through here.
Official Trailer for Prometheus
Something I'm excited about for YOU, my dear, is that this will be your first time seeing a movie that was shot IN 3D, not post-converted. I'll be curious to hear what your thoughts are on 3D once you see this film since you weren't able to see Avatar in 3D.
S: Yes, I am really excited to check out the 3D. It's funny that both of the movies coming out this weekend just happen to be in 3D. Soon, will be every movie! Ahhh the future!
Well I’m really excited to see Charlize Theron in Prometheus. She's pretty bad-ass these days so it will be cool to see her in the role of a "Company Gal" for Weyland-Yutani. I have really high hopes for this movie and I really hope it proves worthy of my hopes.
Now, we also have Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted coming out this weekend! I love these movies so I'm pretty stoked for this one too. What about you?
A: I'm looking forward to Madagascar 3 for one reason and one reason only: the penguins. I love them. And by that I mean not just the characters in the films but penguins in general. So the fact that the penguins in these films are like secret agents and are by far the best parts of the movies, yeah. I'm looking forward to it. I guess I’m also looking forward to the additional voice work of Martin Short, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston and Frances McDormand to go along with the return of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, et al.
Official Trailer for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
I generally find the first two Madagascar movies to be funny and I like the trailer for this one, so I go into it with slightly raised expectations. Obviously I'm not expecting it to be the greatest animated film of the year (those expectations would go to Pixar's Brave) but I do think we'll be quite entertained.
S: The Madagascar movies hold a special place in my heart, so I am pretty excited about this one.
While there are only two movies coming out this weekend really worth noting, they both promise to be huge blockbusters! I know I am excited for these to come out and we’ll be seeing both this weekend! We’re seeing Prometheus tonight so our review will be posted tomorrow morning sometime. Be on the lookout for that! And as always, thanks for reading!