WHAT. IS. THIS?
A new series thing, that’s what it is.
As a way to increase content for you lovely people that exist (I’ve checked), I (Milo) will start putting out a little weekly round-up of all the trailers that’ve taken me fancy. So, in the spirit of keeping this intro short and salty, let us begin.
Well seeing that we had Comic-Con in the past week, there have been a lot of superhero film trailers and the like, with DC having an extraordinary output. As well as a trailer for The Lego Batman Movie, which looks pretty funny and just as entertaining as the The Lego Movie, we’ve had trailers for Wonder Woman AND a lil’ sneaky peeky at Justice League. After witnessing the exercise in mediocrity that was Batman v. Superman, my faith has been somewhat shaken in Zack Snyder’s monotone treatment of the DC Universe, and Wonder Woman has only served to reinforce that. The only thing I gathered from the trailer was how much it looks to rip off Captain America: The First Avenger, with it’s wartime setting and overwhelming idea of “freedom” and crap like that. Chris Pine seems to be nothing but a forced comic relief and, while there were some interesting action pieces, I can’t say I’m too excited for this one.
However, the Justice League teaser thing peaked my interest, with it’s White Stripes soundtrack and overall less serious mood than it’s Wonder Woman counterpart. With Batfleck being a great standout of BvS, it’s great to see him throughout the trailer. We also get to see, in more detail, Aquaman and The Flash. While I thought his appearance in this look relatively promising, I can’t help but be reminded of my intial thoughts of Tom Holland’s Spider Man, who turned out to be, in my opinion, incessantly irritating throughout Civil War. On top of that, the whole “recruitment” aesthetic of the entire thing just reminded me of The Avengers and, while that may not be DC’s fault, Marvel just did it first, boi.
Compared to DC, Marvel seemed to be relatively silent during the Comic Con proceedings, at least film-wise, that is until the second trailer for Doctor Strange dropped and we all went “Yeah man, cool”. Though a departure from the more espionagey superhero flicks Marvel have pumped out routinely over the past years, I mean even the Norse mythology of Thor had a bit of S.H.I.E.L.D in there, Doctor Strange looks to be your standard Marvel quality affair, with a nice bit of comedy, great FX and what looks to be a great performance from Cummerbund Benderbitch.
Speaking of Cummerbund Benderbitch, I wouldn’t usually mention TV but, as a huge Sherlock fan, I feel that must, at least passingly, talk about our lovely little Series 4 spot. Ever since The Abominable Bride, Sherlock fans have been anticipating a new series and we’re finally getting it, so I am rather pleased about that shizzle, to say the least.
Another TV special I feel I must talk about and another franchise I’m a devoted fan of, The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot is on it’s way in October, I think, and it looks absolutely God-awful, kill me now. While it seems to make sense to cast an actual Transgender in the role of Frank N Furter, I just can’t help but think that Laverne Cox hasn’t the:
That Tim Curry brought to the role. It seems like we’re gonna have another Ghostbusters on our hands, God help us all.
After an awkward segway into the horror/thriller genre, I’d like to talk about what is probably the most interesting trailer I’ve seen all week, which is that of M. Night Shyamalamalamalan’s Split.
If I haven’t already mentioned it here, I’m a very big fan of James McAvoy and he looks to be in almost Oscar-baiting form on one hand, playing virtually 23 different characters, all in, what looks like, menacing fashion. On the other hand, however, with one actor playing 23 different personalities, there is bound to be a couple of crap ones, if he even does play all of them, that is. On top of that, Mr. Night Shyamalamalamalan hasn’t had the best track record since 2000, with his more recent films, in particular, being absolutely toilet. That being said, right now I’m going on what the trailer’s giving me, and it’s giving me the heebie-jeebies.
Final quickie round-up of the straglers because I can’t be assed to right about them in detail:
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – What I thought to be a bit of a boring medieval fest, turns out to look pretty good, with the always great Guy Ritchie at the helm.
T2: Trainspotting – Much to fans of the original’s relief, the original cast returns to, what is hopefully, a heartwarming heroin fable, with Danny Boyle also returning.
Office Christmas Party – Though the trailer has some admittedly funny bits, as well as having TJ Miller in it’s cast (who has been growing on me since Deadpool), I can only hope for something alright from it, nothing special though.
Kong: Skull Island – An unimpressive, cliche suspense filled trailer hasn’t increased my anticipation for this film, looks to be crap, unless it’s made up of 90% monkey punching.
Blair Witch – All of the rubbish scares and stupidity of the original, without any of the brilliant marketing or originality.
The Great Wall – Matt Damon with a topknot? No thanks.
Nine Lives – SODOMOUS BASTARD SON OF LUCIFER, I DAMN YOU BACK TO WHENCE YOU FIRST CAME.
Lots of hugs, kisses and lacerations