Back I swoop after taking the Easter weekend off. I just can’t concentrate on movie trailer with all those delicious little bunnies hopping around! Anyway, now I’ve gorged myself (on chocolate eggs, relax), it’s back to hootenannying and there ain’t no hootenanny like a Superb Owl hootenanny ‘cos a Superb Owl hootenanny don’t stop [except for Easter].
The Meg (UK Release Date: 10 August 2018)
A giant prehistoric shark and The Stath. What more do you need to know? Based on a novel by Steve Alten, this has all the hallmarks of a “Sharknado“-style OTT adventure only, you know, with actual production values and some money spent on it. The only thing that would get me in my cinema seat faster is if they announced “Crank 3”.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (UK Release Date: 24 July 2018)
Although it’s taken its sweet time, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is starting to shake off its troubled production reputation and is starting to look like it might actually be a lot of fun. I’m still not convinced that Han Solo’s backstory is one that ever needed to be told, but there’s more than enough going on here to get me to fork out for a ticket and, if nothing else, its worth seeing just to spot what’s going to make the whiny manbaby fans all pissy this time.
Future World (UK Release Date: TBC)
James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Lui and Snoop Dogg in a post-apocalyptic “Mad Max” knock-off that looks like it would have gone straight to video in the late eighties, sitting on a shelf next to “Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone”? Colour me intrigued, although I’d lay odds that you’ll have to hunt for this on Netflix or Amazon Prime rather than a UK cinema screen.
Until next time, Super Owl out.