Movies I Won’t Be Seeing This Summer

Summer 2011 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome time for movies, especially if you love all things nerdy. Who ever thought we’d see Thor, X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, Harry Potter  and Captain America movies all in one summer? It’s a great time to be a geek. Sadly, though, into every summer falls a few garbage family movies. As I’ve stated before, I’m the father of two young boys, and am bombarded with advertisements for things people are trying to sell them. Lately, it’s been movie ads.

These are worst I’ve seen this year:

Mr Popper’s Penguins

What a piece of crap this looks like. I can hear the Hollywood brain trust coming up with this one:

“They’re penguins, What should we call them?”

“Well, what do they do?”

“One is kind of loud.”

“Loudy!”

“One bites Jim Carrey a lot.”

“Bitey!”

And so on… My 5-year old could have come up with more imaginative names. Yeahbsolutely.

The Zoo Keeper, or Night at the Museum at the Zoo:

“Hey, kids like the King of Queens guy, right? …and funny animals? …and T.G.I. Fridays?”

The girl won’t marry him because he’s a zookeeper? Really? Don’t you have to have a degree to do that?

I’m going to make a bold prediction about this one. He realizes the blonde girl is a bitch and ends up with Rosario Dawson. Credits.

I will not be taking my family to either of these CGI animal turds. Luckily, they haven’t shown interest in either, I guess I’m raising them right.

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About Dennis Burdziak

Nerd, comic book enthusiast, toy collector, friend to people more talented than himself. Follow him on twitter @dburdziak

Posted on June 19, 2011, in Movie Madness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Sadly, both of our boys actually ARE interested in seeing these movies. The trailers ran before Kung Fu Panda 2 and they both love the zoo & penguins, they laughed and looked really excitedly at me during each one. On the plus side, due to the wonderful invention which is the DVR and being a teacher with the summer off, I can pretty much limit their possible exposure to reminders about said stinky movies and get us out of having to go and see them.

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