Friday, March 31, 2017

Trailers & News

This, is one awesome poster. So, what do we have? The face is the seat of our identity, when something sees our face, maybe even just a portion of our face, they can tell who we are. The language we see "written" on her face (and it maybe "burned" or tattooed, or even glued onto her, I'm not sure) is NOT Egyptian hieroglyphs, I know because I studied hieroglyphs for two years when I was in high school (there are examples of Egyptian hieroglyphs here). This language is more "runic" and was (probably) created for the film (or borrowed from some other ancient culture to stand in for the traditional hieroglyphs). Why is this important? The traditional language of a culture is the language that has been approved, used and is recognized, it's the canon and the identity of that culture itself. With a "counter-language" being used by someone we know was not a ruler, even though she wanted to be, it becomes subversive to the culture, society and values. There is also, however, another important aspect: there has to be a "new" language to say what cannot be said. In other words, "who" this woman is, who has been denied the right to rule, can only be told in a language that not everyone can read. For example, in Zootopia, Judy Hops, a bunny, meets Chester Cheetah, and Chester tells her what a cute bunny she is, to which Judy replies that one bunny can call another bunny cute, but another animal cannot call a bunny cute (rather the way blacks can call each other "nigger," but if a white, like Paula Deen uses the term, she's going to lose everything she has). There is also Baywatch, when Zac Efron's character says, "You people," and Dwayne Johnson's character corrects him and says, "You can't say that, you're just tan." SO, there has been a most regrettable assault on Americans' 1st Amendment right to free speech, that saying some things is a social crime if you are not of a specific gender or ethnic background. It's possible that the film makers have gone with this current and have created their own language to talk about Hillary Clinton and liberals.
In some other news, Joss Whedon (who did the Hillary Clinton PSAs) is directing The Batgirl film. Jeremy Renner is not returning to Mission Impossible 6 due to conflicts with Marvel filming, but Rebecca Ferguson has confirmed she is returning. Christopher Nolan has gone on record stating that Dunkirk has been filmed to the full capacity of IMAX cameras; heretofore, only certain scenes would be shot in IMAX, or aspects of the IMAX cameras used, but Nolan has stated that the film will be released to maximize its presence on the screen. There is also a highly reliable report that the sequel to The Kingsman The Secret Service is totally amazing. The full details of the synopsis can be found here, and it looks like everyone is back except for Michael Caine's character (who died, but Harry, portrayed by Colin Firth, is back, and he "died").  I cannot wait to see that trailer! 
While some people (bloggers and reporters) will complain about "trailers for trailers" announcing when a trailer is coming out, I think it's a brilliant idea on two levels: first, we reporters and bloggers know what to expect and when (instead of anxiously checking all the time to see IF something has been released when we weren't checking) and two, it helps us to get ready for it, to gear our thoughts and prepare for it. Most others don't do anything for a trailer drop besides regurgitate information they have all ready reported or facts, instead of studying, analyzing and decoding like I try to do (and grated, I don't get nearly as much time for trailers as I would like, like for many of the trailers here, but you know what I mean). Announcing when trailers are coming out--especially for highly anticipated films--is a sign of respect from the studios to those reporting and, in exchange, those reporting give the studios double the free publicity (the first bout of publicity is stating that, "Hey, a trailer for The Mummy is coming Sunday, and then the second bout is, "Hey, here is a new trailer for The Mummy). Anyway, we have two trailer announcements, including the one for The Mummy, the second trailer coming on Sunday:
Oh, I can't wait!
The second announcement comes for Annabelle: Creation, which the first trailer is being released tomorrow:
Even though we have the same writer for Annabelle: Creation that we did for Annabelle (which was a great, pro-capitalist film) I am concerned about the information released in this teaser, which is exceptionally well-done. We know, in our culture today, that limited editions are rare and therefore valuable, and the first of a limited edition is even more valuable, so from the very start, the idea of "valuable" is attached to Annabelle's creation, meaning, she's a material object created for investment, and the monetary value attached to her IS the symbolic attachment. Now, this may go in a highly different direction, we have seen like 30 seconds of a two hour film, so I am just pointing out what is probably obvious to you all ready. But, speaking of writer Gary Dauberman, let's take a look at the trailer which has made a lot of noise this week, It:
Again, the good news is that Dauberman wrote the screenplay, the bad news is, the director also did Mama, a definitely pro-socialist film, so which of these two men will win and put their stamp on the film? Let's ask, why clowns? Why take something nice, like a clown, and turn it into a horror? Well, a toy clown played an important role in the remake of Poltergeist, whereas the firm Poltergeist was decidedly about women, the remake was definitely about the guys, and the young boy in the film, who was haunted by a toy clown in his closet, as basically being haunted about becoming a clown himself, becoming a clown instead of a man, the way the original Poltergeist was about Carol Ann turning into a whore like her mother (and older sister) instead of becoming a respectable woman. Given the film is called "It" instead of "Him," (after the clown, Pennywise) we might assume there is a problem with gender identification--which seems to be, literally, plaguing America right now, even as judges have begun awarding "gender neutral" status to people wanting to be as free of their birth right as possible--and the kids in the trailer (which appear to be all male) might be coming to grips with being male in a country that doesn't want white, heterosexual males any more. Possibly. Our next trailer is for A Ghost Story, and it's rather unique:
David Lowery, who wrote and directs the film, also did Pete's Dragon (I did not see Pete's Dragon, so I might be wrong, but I am thinking that was pro-socialist; but I might be wrong, I have certainly been wrong in the past) but this looks like a good film and I am interested in seeing this. We also have a new little clip for Pirates Of the Caribbean 5:
It's been awhile, so let me just repeat that Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is the father of Henry Turner (Brandon Thwaites) and part of the film is Will trying to save Henry, as Henry tries saving Corina and Sparrow tries saving himself. Pirates 5 is also considered a "reboot" of the franchise, which means the film makers are wanting to get back to the core and roots of the Pirates story, meaning Henry is really the "main character," with Johnny Depp's Sparrow as an important supporting character. Now, some new clips released from Fast and Furious 8. This is the prison break scene:
This is the ice scene with the submarine; the quality, for some reason, isn't great on this, so I apologize:
Now, this is a clip that has been released with Cypher talking to Dom about what "freedom" is to him, and this is a rather fascinating discussion which will undoubtedly have far larger consequences for this film:
This is a fascinating discussion, but without the context of the rest of the film, I'm not going to go into it here and now (and I need to get back to work on the King Arthur post). Here is the second trailer for Spider Man: Homecoming:
The ship being sliced in two? That's what has happened to the "ship of state," in the United States with how we have been divided. I don't know, but when Stark says, "There are people who handle things like that," or whatever he says, it's like, "Yea, you mean like The Avengers that you arrested and had locked away?" Stark might really be turning into a villain, just something we have to look for happening. So, more trailers on this way this weekend, and I am finishing up the discussion for the second trailer of King Arthur, which is the next post! BUT, before signing off, let me post the way that Chis Pratt is selling Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol 2:

On May 5th the greatest movie in the history of movies is coming. There has never been and will never again be a movie like this. Seriously. Ever heard of Citizen Kane? We're much better. Seriously. Our movie just tested at over one million points. Rotten tomatoes already has it at 234% fresh. #GotGVol2 will win every movie award AND about 39 Olympic gold medals in swimming, gymnastics, the skiing event with the gun, x games, snowmobiling and everything. It will win the World Cup and about 7 super bowl rings, sorry TOM Brady. This movie will fry your brains and lift your spirits. James Gunn will be elected president of the world. They will add the faces of the guardians to Mount Rushmore for sure. We're gonna get a planet. May 5th will become a national holiday. Everyone will get pregnant. Candy will fall from the sky. Global warming will stop. Dinosaurs will come back to life. Which unlike some movies might tell you, is actually a really good thing. Because they won't flip out and kill people instead they'll be your awesome pets. So basically get your tickets as soon as you can. Don't be the only person on the planet who doesn't see this movie.

Of course, that movie telling you that dinosaurs are going to "flip out and kill people" was Pratt's own Jurassic World, and they have released their first image for Jurassic World 2:
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