April 7, 2014

Upcoming Movies

With my class schedule being what it is, I have not had a chance to sit down and watch Blue is the Warmest Color properly and then bore everyone out there with my thoughts on it. I did get a chance to watch Frozen and am considering writing a review of that film, although it appears that many people beat me to the punch and there now exist claims of it being the first Disney film to feature a gay couple. I wouldn't put it quite that way, as the character(s) in question are subtextually queer at best. However, I always feel like I'm going to get some degree of pushback when I write about subtextually queer characters that it's nice to have things swing in the opposite direction.

In any case, here are some upcoming movies that I'm interested in.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
It really is nice to be able to queer a movie before it even comes out. As it is, it looks like Days of Future Past is going to be about Magneto and Professor X getting back together after their big breakup in X-Men: First Class.

Burning Blue
According to what I've read, this is about an Air-force investigation into a series of mysterious crashes incidentally revealing a romantic relationship between two air-force pilots. Could be interesting provided they don't go the "it was the creepy gay killers sabotaging the planes the whole time" route.

Jupiter Ascending
The Wachowskis return to theaters with Jupiter Ascending and it looks absolutely thrilling. Can they reach the bar they set so high with The Matrix? My fingers are crossed here.