Saturday, July 23, 2016

TRAILERS: Arthur, XXX, Dr. Strange #2, Blair Witch Project, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Snowden, Kong Skull Island

The Blair Witch Project. I don't really know what I could compare it to, but it's rather like Evil Dead. I don't want to assume this is going to be a pro-capitalist film, but there are elements which we are used to seeing which would make it difficult to turn socialist. For example, in the very act of these kids going into the woods searching for the lost sister, they are, in essence, "conjuring her," and whether it was The Conjuring, Ouija, Evil Dead, The Huntsman: Winter's War (Frida summoning her sister Ravenna from the dead through the mirror) or the likes, we know that summoning the dead is dangerous business. Why do bound and broken twigs play such an important and creepy role in The Blair Witch Project? During His Passion, Jesus said to the weeping Daughters Of Jerusalem, If they do this to the green wood, what will they do to the dry (Luke 23:31)?" The bound sticks are the dry wood, the wood that does not have the life of God in them, and they symbolize the sins to which each member of the "search party" has bound themselves to and will not give up, so they have bound themselves to death through their own free will. This is, basically, what all good horror films are about and why the moral universe in horror films are so tight and rigid: they actually believe what they preach and they are desperate for us to believe as well.
So, I have the flu; I don't know about you, I get in a really bad mood when I am sick; Comi-Con is going on, and a multitude of trailers have been released. We'll start with the good news, and then suffer through the bad news together, eh? Good news comes in two words: Guy Ritchie.
So, what do we have?
One man, who has been chosen above others to do a great task and lead others. This is not what socialists want. We are all equals, say the socialists; no one is better than anyone else, and what one person can do, anyone can do; the story of Excalibur, who could only be drawn by one man, is not a socialist fairy tale, is it? On another level, even as Arthur fulfills his destiny, he exercises his free will. Going in, Ritchie knows every member of his audience "knows" the story of King Arthur, to a greater or lesser degree, and so he has to introduce the elements of the story we have forgotten, the elements which are relevant to us today and now. This film is going to absolutely rock (yes, that was Jude Law you saw in that trailer). In a very similar--if not total copy of--vein of Arthur is Vin Diesel's newest film that will met the same basic criteria above:
Xander Cage probably wouldn't be good as a prom date, but when it comes to doing what he does and no one else can do, he's the only one there is. This is the theme of the individual, and socialism hates the individual. Socialism embraces the mob, the herd, the horde, not the individual. Another film that will be absolutely excellent is has released the second trailer: Dr. Strange:
Why is Marvel going into all this "mysticism" and intangible worlds and things that are "real" but can't be seen? Because, again, that is the opposite of what socialism propounds. Socialists do not believe in anything you can't shake a stick at, including God or anything else which the State can't control and legislate. So, to have a Marvel film which shows multiple realities, that is a socialist nightmare. Okay, if you weren't alive in 1999, or you weren't old enough to be cognizant of what was happening in popular culture, than listen to this little story: a film came out, and the makers of this film marketed that it was real "found footage" from three would-be documentary film makers about a legendary witch, and the three disappeared; the film scared the hell out of everyone who went to see it the opening weekend; it terrified us. I didn't go in the backyard for two weeks.
Even though no one knew they were making this film, a few people have all ready seen it and said that it's a better "remake" than sequel, and I can understand that. So, it opens in September, and before it comes out, we'll do Blair Witch Project, because I actually intended to do it last year, so I have it, and then we'll compare it to the new one. Forests are interesting symbols because they stand for sin: the wood of the cross is virtue, so when you go into a tangled woods, it's the multiplication of sin and the absence of virtue (not being able to find your way out or, as the case in the film, going around in circles, is the refusal to repent of sin, or not knowing what you have to do to repent of your sin). Here is an extended, new trailer for Suicide Squad (yea, I still just don't know about this):
If you are wondering how they control the "bad guys," you see some of them getting something shot into their necks; Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, provided the government with neck injections to control the Suicide Squad, so, if they do something wrong, the explosion goes off in their neck and they die a slow, painful, gross death. I don't know how Suicide Squad is going to go, but before it comes out August 5, we are going to go deeper into things, especially the character of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). What we can say is, The Enchantress, who possesses Dr. June Moon (Cara Delvigne, or however she spells her name) is the main villain of Suicide Squad,... or so we were led to believe until we saw this clip:
Here is where I think the bad news begins. I hope it doesn't, but when I am sick, I'm in a bad mood all ready and the whole world is doomed. My medicine isn't working very well.
Okay, so even in my bad mood, I can't really say anything against what we see in the trailer: it's a multi-millionaire assembling a team of uniquely talented and gifted individuals to do what the rest of us can't. What has me upset is what happens in this trailer, and wait until what happens after we see the WW logo on the screen, because that is the real,....mmmm,.... that is the real,.... bad news.
What I am hoping for from the film is the date of the photograph we saw linking Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice to Wonder Woman. Now, if "Guy Ritchie" was good news, "Oliver Stone" is bad news, I mean, the guy is high most of the time and doesn't even know what he believes, and when he does believe something, he's apt to drop it the next day just because, so I don't know what to make of this, and I might still not know even after I have seen the film:
Last and least, Kong: Skull Island will make you think of the Vietnam war and movies about the Vietnam war; why? Because the film makers thought it was wrong that the US fought Vietnam and stopped the spread of communism; had the US given up, the world would have become communist much faster.
Okay, so that is that, but there is a constant stream of trailers coming out,... I also wouldn't be surprised to see a trailer/teaser for Sherlock Season 4, since they did have a panel, but don't listen to me, I have to go to sleep now. What? You want to see Arthur Legend Of the Sword again? What a coincidence, so do I, so here it is!!!!!
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