Thursday, January 29, 2015

Trailers & Super Bowl & News

This is to get caught up on somethings that have been going around. To begin with, you have to watch this new IMAX trailer from Fast & Furious 7: it's almost exactly like the first one, but watch it to the very end:
Yea, I'm going to love that movie. New footage is going to be released during the Super Bowl this Sunday. Jupiter Ascending was shown to a selective Sundance audience,... oh, you don't remember Jupiter Ascending? Don't feel bad, neither does anyone else. About 300 invitations were sent out to Sundance attendees, and only a handful of them accepted (no film critics were invited); people were walking out of the film, and that even smaller handful left at the end were sneering and jeering. That's not a good sign. So, here is the bad news, as far as I am concerned,...
So, maybe you have heard of the Wachowski Brothers, you know, the ones who released a film called The Matrix that made a ton of  money for Warner Brothers? Well, now, they are the "Wachowski siblings," because Larry is now Lana, after what is being described as a "sex-re-assignment surgery." In short, since the Wachowskis' last bomb, Cloud Atlas, they have been under stress to produce a big hit: so they take some sci-fi, the "sexiest man alive," (Channing Tatum) and the "sexiest woman alive" (Mila Kunis) and try to pull off a huge blockbuster,... that absolutely no one has shown any interest in for a year. 
It appears to be official now that the first trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice is attached to Jupiter Ascending opening February 6. That's bad because B v S is going to automatically be associated with a bomb and, die-hard fans like myself will be faced with the dilemma of going to see Jupiter Ascending just to catch the teaser (so like 30-60 seconds, rather than 1-2 minutes of a regular trailer) for B v S, and then sit through the film or walk out after the trailers; I don't have that dilemma, I'm just not going, I have better things to waste money on, and the trailers are usually released within a day or two anyway. Why would Warner Brothers do this? As the production company of both films, they have the right to do whatever they want, but I think it's going to fare incredibly bad for B v S, which will also be attached to bigger films like Fast and Furious 7, The Avengers 2, In the Heart Of the Sea, etc.  
How about some good news?
Instead of having to wait until Dec 25 for Mission Impossible 5, we get to see it July 31. It's being speculated that the first teaser will air pre-game or during the game. 
From the Divergent series, this teaser below for Insurgent will be screening pre-game; it appears the second installment will be even more sophisticated with a constant shifting of reality and more dream sequences scattered throughout the narrative. If you will notice, Shailene Wooley's character has "eye problems," and we have seen this before in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with President Coin (Julianne Moore):
While The Avengers: Age Of Ultron hasn't confirmed they are airing new material this Sunday, Marvel Studios has a history of using the Super Bowl as a platform, so there is hope that some new footage will be released (it is also possible that the first B v S trailer/teaser will be released Sunday, but because the air time is so expensive, it doesn't make as much sense given the film is still a year away from being released; it also doesn't make sense to attach it to a bomb, either).
Jurassic World is releasing a new trailer this Sunday which has promised footage of the new dinosaur, Indominus Rex. This picture has been released ahead of the trailer to showcase some of the features of the new dinosaur, including teeth that, like a shark's, re-grow themselves. According to Cinemablend, the new dinosaur in the film was created because "of a corporate mandate for something new, bigger, and with way more teeth to help the struggling Jurassic World stay open for business." So, yea, we were right, this is definitely going to be anti-capitalist (not that this type of business decision making doesn't happen in capitalism, because this is the kind of thing that drives the free market, but in the real world, there would probably be laws, even international laws, regulating experiments with dino-DNA, especially after the events of the first three films). 
There is a new spot for the George Clooney film Tomorrowland that I am not interested in but Terminator: Genisys will have a spot, and it's being speculated that Marvel may also release a new trailer to promote Ant Man. It's being speculated that Mad Max: Fury Road might be getting a booster from Warner Brothers to help its troubled May 15 opening: none of the original cast members are coming back, and it's been 30 years since the release of the original. One huge, big, loud, trailer has released, but Charlize Theron is hardly recognizable, as is Nicholas Hoult (who isn't that big of a star anyway), and this is kind of Tom Hardy's first leading man film. Sunday would be a great time to drop a new trailer. Everyone in the film world has also been shocked to learn that, not only is a remake of the Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze Point Break happening, it's coming out in July. And then, there is this Ted 2 trailer, that is certainly touching on the contemporary nerves of plenty of issues:
Well, that's it for the moment, but I will keep you posted on anything else that turns up!
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