by Sumner Strickland | staff writer
The dark days of cinema are still here but there are a few notable movies that are going to come out this spring, bringing with them a light at the end of the fall-movie tunnel.
Evil Dead (April 12)
If there was any movie that needed re-hashing it would have to be The Evil Dead. While the first horror film is considered widely a cult classic, it’s due for an update and surprisingly it might turn out good. And with Diablo Cody, the academy award winning screenwriter for Juno, writing and Bruce Campbell producing something like last years Cabin in the Woods, the turnout is highly possible to be a good one.
Iron Man 3 (May 3)
It’s a guilty pleasure, but I will watch Robert Downey Jr. in anything and still be highly entertained by him. So it’d be hard to imagine Iron Man 3 being truly bad, because no matter how ludicrous a storyline, Robert Downey Jr. can make it work. Tropic Thunder is a prime example of a good movie being great because of him. And as far as the Iron Man trilogy goes the first was great, second was alright, but the way they’re going about it in the trailer, is that this is a real delving into who Tony Stark is and what he can do, which pushes it up as the most anticipated movie of the spring.
The Great Gatsby ( May 10)
As Leonardo DiCaprio shows us time and time again he’s always willing to challenge himself as an actor and as an artist (Calvin Candie for example.) So to me this is Leo giving everything he possibly can for The Great Gatsby. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, director of Romeo + Juliet, (Another one starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and Moulin Rouge, who is great at turning classic literature into something of his own making. But not for Gatsby, from the look of the trailer he’s doing the movie very much the way it’s written, and as his reputation dictates he’s very keen on being true to the original text (Romeo + Juliet is a prime example.) And with performances by Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan this could add up to eventually being a future oscar contender.