Thursday, August 11, 2016

TRAILERS: Resident Evil, Jack Reacher

This trailer, from Korea, basically confirms everything I have ever said. Just watch this:
I know they use the word "king" in the trailer, but Korea, still technically in a state of war between the communist north and the capitalist south, are talking about communism; how do we know that? Because they make "State" synonymous with "King." Information is being kept from them. A good king would want and encourage commerce, exploration and discovery (the more valuable raw minerals and materials a government has at their disposal, the richer that government is); think of the Louisiana Purchase and the exploration that happened, the frontier it opened; Korea is not just examining what "Korea" as a physical entity is, but also why South Korea is the Korea it is. The big news this week is the arrival of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, also sub-titled, Bio-Hazard, and this looks good:
According to the official synopsis, the film picks up immediately after the events of Resident Evil: Retribution and finds Alice as "the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse." So, what does this trailer give us? Please tell me you noticed the traffic sign that read RACCOON CITY home of Umbrella behind the three hanging corpses on the road? Remember The Secret Life Of Pets? Remember that strange scene when Snowball the bunny has been out of it, and suddenly comes to and says, out of nowhere, "That raccoon is not the president!" and then falls unconscious again? The last shot of Resident Evil: Retribution was of the White House and Alice unconscious on the floor of the great seal: because the evil forces of Umbrella had taken over the White House, that was where the final battle would have to be, and will be. We can go on about this, but let's look at the new Jack Reacher trailer.
Margot Robbie has confirmed that a stand-alone Harley Quinn film is in the works. The Chronicles of Narnia is coming back; the Silver Chair is back on schedule to be produced with the screenwriter for Life Of Pi doing the script. Man Of Steel 2 is in the works again: at one point, director Zack Snyder said Batman vs Superman was Man Of Steel 2, but the studio has changed its mind and is producing another stand alone Superman film; no word on when it will be released. Wolverine 3 likely last X-Men film for both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart; Jason Momoa is in lead for The Crow remake; Star Trek is getting a new TV series with a female captain and a gay character,... speaking of which, Star Trek Beyond has been in a "free fall" since just not quite meeting opening weekend expectations (the lowest opening of all three films). A remake of Ocean's 11 is in the works with Ocean's 8 starring Rihanna, Sandra  Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett,.. and speaking of all women re-making a film that was originally made with men, Ghostbusters appears to be at about a $70 million loss (even though I found the film to be pro-capitalist) and now the sequel is not likely. One of the two most hated films on my list since I have started this blog may have found an awesome new director for its sequel: Brad Pitt has been courting David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, Gone Girl) for the follow-up film to World War Z starring Brad Pitt; the film has had numerous delays, including losing its director which is why Pitt is courting Fincher to sign on.
I really like this new trailer: why? Because it's the exact opposite of Jason Bourne.
We have seen the scene before of the phone call and the corrupt officer being arrested; the phone call is the "call" for that man to have served and carried out justice, which he didn't do, so the phone call is an indictment of what he was called to do in life and failed to do in reality; him wearing the cuffs that are first on Reacher indicates that those who are being punished now by those who are corrupting their power, will be the ones who face justice and the consequences of their actions. When Coby Smulders character faces Reacher and tells him that her men were killed and some of them were the same ones who had been under him, Reacher reacts and goes to take care of the problem; in Jason Bourne, when Nicky (Julia Stiles) shows up and tells Bourne of the corruption she has evidence now, Bourne replies he doesn't care; late in the film, when Christian asks Bourne to help him bring corruption into the light of day, Bourne says, "I'm not on your side," because Jason Bourne/Matt Damon believes in socialism and corrupt governments.
Opening this week: Anthropoid, Pete's Dragon, and Sausage Party. Pete's Dragon and Sausage Party will most likely do well, targeting kids and adult kids, but I am most interested in Anthropoid. Why? With all the accusations going around about who Hitler is, and liberals obviously having no idea of what happened historically, the truth of the Nazis will have to be established, or it will be a massive brain washing campaign against history. It is coming out this weekend in spite of the trailer saying next month:
I'm going to see Pete's Dragon first tomorrow; we all know what happens when I make plans, but I hope to get a post up on Pete's Dragon Friday night and then go see Anthropoid Saturday night.
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The Fine Art Diner