Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Summer Movie Preview

Last year at this time, I was pretty much burned out from superhero movies. Now I'm all in. I guess that's what happens after seeing a couple of excellent superhero movies (Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok) and a couple of very good superhero movies (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming).

This summer I'm excited to see Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Incredibles 2. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Of course, summer movies aren't just about superheroes, they also include explosions caused by regular cops, secret agents, and paleontologist who have never been exposed to gamma radiation or radioactive spiders. Because whether superhero movie or not, what makes a summer movie is a lot of ridiculous, over-the-top action. Just imagine the changes Hollywood would make if it adapted the Book of Mormon* to a big screen summer movie:
  • In 1 Nephi 7, when Nephi prayed for strength to burst his bonds, he would have burst his bonds with one of the shards impaling a disposable son of Ishmael henchman!
  • Ammon's rescue of King Lamoni's sheep would have been filmed in slow-motion and would include a wise cracking Abish by his side (who would have been trained in the martial arts)!
  • Captain Moroni would be pretty much unchanged (and played by the Rock)!
  • Samuel the Lamanite would have to take out an elite force of Nephite guards sent to remove him from the city wall. This would involve him catching numerous arrows in mid-air!
  • Mormon would have single-handedly saved the Nephite nation!
It would probably be a good idea to keep the Book of Mormon out of the hands of movie executives.

*The book not the musical.


  1. I’m Just gonna leave this here...

    1. Wow. I watched the Kickstarter video and was totally shocked that this was a thing. I hope it works out for the guy. It sounds amazing.

  2. What did you think about Infinity War (if you’ve seen it?).

    1. DONT YOU DARE SAY ANYTHING. I have not seen it yet. It broke the worldwide record for most opening weekend ticket sales (and it hasnt even opened in china yet!)! I still need to see civil war, winter soldier, Age of Ultron and Ragnarok. :(

    2. I'm seeing it Wednesday. No spoilers please.