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4 Movies for Geeks and Their Kids To Look Forward To

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source: nouvellenouvelle.wordpress.com

source: nouvellenouvelle.wordpress.com

The trailers have been coming thick and fast. Haven’t they?

Projects that we have heard whispers about, been anticipating or have discussed about at length are now finding their way into being. Over the coming twelve months there will be plenty to keep Geeky Dads, Moms and their Geeklets with hands in popcorn in front of the big screen. Here are four films worth looking forward too.

Where the Wild Things Are
Possibly the most anticipated release for some time. Given the rumors and obvious issues this Spike Jonze film faced in post production with audience testing it is very pleasing to see it make it to release. Evidently, author Maurice Sendak was consulted a lot during the script writing process, which only bodes well for a film that hopefully will capture the essence of the book – all about the challenges of growing up.

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer

Astroboy
A whole new generation will be introduced to this anime robot. It doesn’t quite return to its traditional animation stylings (and how could it in the world of computer generated 3D). While this may itch away at this GeekDad’s nostalgia for what Astroboy once was, whether it will bother the Geeklets or not is yet to be seen. Somehow I doubt it and watch this space for an Astroboy revival.

Astroboy Trailer

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The producers handled the sequel to Ice Age commendably, whether they can match it again in the difficult children’s animation market is yet to be seen. To be honest, the trailer doesn’t look that promising, but have a look and judge for yourself.

Ice Age 3 Trailer

Battle for Terra
A debut animated feature from Canadian production company Snoot Entertainment. This could be the sleeper of 2009. The trailer suggests it is almost an animated Battlestar Galactica. It could be another one of those animations that fits better with adults than children. I’d argue given the moral overtones it is more for a teen audience – where humanity turns brutal for the sake of its own survival.

Battle for Terra Trailer

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10 Geeky Movies That Were Terrible, but We Loved Them Anyway

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I was highly amused and engaged (like many others) by GeekDad Ken’s “10 Geeky Movies That Should Have Been Great, but Weren’t” and GeekDad Matt’s “10 Geeky Movies That Should Have Been Terrible, but Weren’t”.
So, in the interest of good geek movie practice, I present this third article to complete this trilogy – “10 Geeky Movies That Were Terrible, but We Loved Anyway."

So, what would be your top 10 geeky movies that were based on a really bad idea, but which we all loved anyway? What were the movies whose thin plot, or poor acting still won us over because they developed a level of geek credibility through excellent referencing, humor or attention to obscure details.

After a broad canvassing of a large number of GeekDads, here is a list of 10 to argue over.


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