Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trailers before Solo: A Star Wars Story




Prior to Solo coming on, we were treated to the following trailers.


Venom


















Sony continues on its path to ruin all characters related to the Spider-verse.  First up, we get Tom Hardy as Venom/Eddie Brock.  Honestly, the trailer does not look that horrible; although the final reveal of Venom looks like a bad Mexican Pinata.  Beyond that, making a movie with Venom and no Spider-Man is risky and I cannot see me spending my money on watching it.


Adrift

















Adrift seems like a book that was turned into a movie about people who survived something that they should not have survived.  And those movies of inspiration can be fun, but I always find myself asking, "why the hell you in the ocean sailing like that anyway when planes exist".  I cannot see myself watching this one either and if I do, at some point I will be cheering for the ocean like I did in the Perfect Storm.

Mission Impossible: Fallout


















Let me just state up front, I do not mess with Tom Cruise.  He is a Scientology weirdo and that may be his best quality.  That being said, I do enjoy the Mission Impossible movies and him as Ethan Hunt.  Each one gets more and more ridiculous, but like Fast and the Furious, people suspend their beliefs in gravity and physics to enjoy a movie.  I am actually looking forward to this.  I truly hope that Superman( Henry Cavill) kills Ethan Hunt and their moms don't share the same first name.


Skyscraper




Look, even the Rock cannot keep up the pace he was running out with movies.  And its funny, he went through a similar downturn of making movies that sucked early in his movie career.  He is on that slide right now after Rampage.  Now we get this Die Hard rip-off Skyscraper.  You can keep all of this, man.  Id rather watch a sequel to Rampage.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindenwald



Truth be told, I have only seen like 3 of the Harry Potter movies.  They seem interesting, but its something I never really got into.  So the idea of a prequel series didn't do anything for me either, plus since I am not that familiar with the source material, I was not gonna get all the inside jokes from the Harry Potter movies.  I did see the first Fantastic Beasts.... and I fell asleep.  The sequel is a no go for me and even if I was down, it would be a hard pass because of wife beater Johnny Depp.


Bohemian Rhapsody



I was never really a big Queen music fan beyond the standards like we are the champions.  I am familiar with his story of dying of AIDS tho and from what I hear, this movie skips over that portion of his life which seems like a cop out of not dealing with his sexuality.  This is a soft pass for me, but I am sure I will see it eventually.


Ant-Man and Wasp



The trailers for this movie is proof that Marvel has a great handle on what works for each of its characters.  There is no thought of changing the tone or straying too far from what made the first movie successful.  Plus they add a character in the Wasp who people already know and love and we get this team up that looks like its pulled from the pages of the comics.  Great trailer and the real question is will Bill Foster die


The Incredibles 2



We waited a long time for this sequel and I kinda wonder if they waited too long.  Are these characters still Pixar's First Family?  Are the jokes gonna seem fresh or like they were from the early 2000's?  I was so excited about this movie at first, but as we get closer, I am getting some Cars 2 vibes and Pixar sequels have been mostly miss( Cars 2,  Cars 3, Finding Dory, ) outside of the Toy Story movies.  Hopefully its fun, but I have some doubts.


The Producer