This should be a dead month of filler films but yet you see something like Robocop and Monuments Men and really hope it can be more than that. It's always so strange to have months devoid of films when the summer season and awards season are always so packed full of films. I'd love to see films more spread out and always have something worth visiting the theater for every few weeks than being bombarded for only a few months out of the year.
February Movie Preview
|1. Justice League: War|
Feb 4th- Despite the inability for Warner Bros. to get any DC film off the ground, other than Batman, these Justice League animated films have been pretty terrific. Maybe assuming your audience doesn't need to know every origin story and get to know every character to enjoy a good film and story. Hopefully this DC franchise can inform the non-animated ones.
|2. The Monuments Men|
Feb. 7th- At first Monuments Men looked like a film made for me. Then they released a newer trailer and the fun history romp of a film, with tones of seriousness around the setting. Now it looks more like a self serious tale with almost no jokes. Who knows if they edited those parts out or if the new trailer intrigued more viewers. Guess I'll really know soon enough.
|3. The Lego Movie|
Feb. 7th- LEGO has seen a recent surge back into popular culture. They have grown beyond just simple blocks and even have a pretty good line of video games too. But can they translate into a movie? It has all the properties you'd hope for something with the LEGO brands you'd expect from a LEGO film. Let's hope this is more than just a children's movie.
|4. Vampire Academy|
Feb. 7th- Twilight and Harry Potter may no longer have fresh films coming to theaters but that doesn't mean those genres will stop. With teenagers as a huge demographic studios are desperately trying to tap films like this one are almost inevitable. Now if only they were any good.
Feb. 12th- Finally we will know. Our fears or hopes will be fulfilled and we may just have a good RoboCop film out in theaters once again. It won't be the hyper violent 80's action film we all remember fondly but it could still be something like Dredd. A well made homage to the original but still doing its own wonderful take on the franchise.
Feb. 21st- Since 2010 director Paul W.S. Anderson has only been making Resident Evil movies. He can do over the top action that's for sure and I don't expect much more from Pompeii. It's a strange subject to choose as his departure of the video game movies but it should provide plenty of moments for his to have fun with.