Monday, December 14, 2015

SABOTAGE: Star Trek Beyond Trailer #1 & Childhood's End (TV Series) & Sherlock Abominable Bride

I love this series. They have really done a great job with this, and this will be the best of the bunch. Period. No disputation. Just watch this:
What's the first thing you notice? Probably the music. The music is Sabotage by The Beastie Boys. Sabotage, by the way, has been rated as one of the greatest videos ever made. Why is it in this trailer? Because, literally, there has been sabotage committed. It's not just that music is playing, but that Scottie (Simon Pegg) draws our attention to the music with Kirk (Chris Pine) chiming in, "Nice choice," because the song is reflecting a greater plot detail. The plot is not known at this time, however, we can speculate that, given next year is the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Star Trek saga to the world, it's going to revisit some roots, like, as in, especially, highlighting,... Klingons. Who are the Klingons? The symbol of communism which the 1960s TV show used to discuss fears of the Soviet Union during the long, tense Cold War. Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim) and Sofia Boutella (Gazelle in The Kingsman Secret Service) are top billing yet their characters are not named. The USS Enterprise being destroyed (again) and all these people being assembled, with the ominous words (by Elba's character?) "This is where the frontier pushes back!" suggests the destruction of the government (the Enterprise symbolizing the "ship of state") but also the population. Tonight, premiering on Syfy, is Childhood's End, and the tagline is pretty impressive: "No war. No disease. No poverty. But at what cost?" sounds like the Democratic party.
The latest Tom Hiddleston film has just released its first trailer, and this is quite tempting in and of itself:
Just released a few hours ago, a new trailer for the Sherlock Victorian Christmas special, The Abominable Bride, featuring a bit more of the villain this time around:
MacBeth, with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, will have limited release; if you are one of the lucky ones, I would definitely go and see this; here is a clip of a battle scene:
Oh, and the first trailer for Independence Day 2 has arrived. I don't know. There is something about this I don't like. Maybe it's the UN troops being the first thing I see on American soil.
Now, we all know--myself first and foremost--that I can be wrong, and I always try to admit it when I am, and I know I could be exceedingly wrong in this case; given that disclaimer, this seems like it's going to be pro-socialist. How is this trailer different from the one above for Childhood's End? Well, it seems like this is from a socialist's perspective, and the "aliens" who are returning are conservatives planning on retaking the White House in the next election, and the socialists are going to fight with everything they have to defeat us, but they really don't have a chance. Whenever there is a film about aliens, it means one of two things. First, that there is something "alien" in ourselves, some characteristic or trait which we have developed that is not consistent with who we are or what we have typically identified with; the second possibility is that there is something "alien" in our midst, an idea, or new concept, but it's something which is ultimately going to threaten our survival. I hope I am wrong about this, but I think this is going to go pro-socialist.
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