Despite the X-Men being my favorite of Marvel’s properties while I was growing up, I haven’t made a real effort to see the movies in theaters after the abomination that was X-Men: The Last Stand. However, both First Class and Days of Future Past were very good, and so I’m tentatively excited about X-Men: Apocalypse. It’ll be interesting to see how all the time travel from DOFP has affected the world and the characters and where, exactly, they decide to go with the movie.
In other news, I COMPLETELY FORGOT that Warcraft was coming out this summer. I played World of Warcraft for about a year and a half and while I wasn’t originally thrilled about the movie (video game movies have a tendency to be “meh” at best), this actually looks pretty cool. What do you think?
I am alternately excited and kind of terrified for Captain America: Civil War. On the one hand, it’s once again directed by the Russo brothers, who did Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hopefully means that it will be just as good as its predecessor.
On the other hand, I don’t like the whole “Team Cap” or “Team Iron Man” dichotomy they’ve got going on with the marketing, in part because I dislike seeing my favorite characters fight like this and in part because I don’t like the idea that one side is “wrong,” when both have their merits.
Regardless, May 6 can’t come soon enough.
I was never a huge fan of the original Ghostbusters, but I enjoyed the movie, and I get why it’s a classic. So I’ve been paying some attention to Paul Feig’s sequel/reboot, especially because the main cast is all women.
But I feel like the trailer leaves something to be desired.
What I like:
– The use of the original Ghostbusters theme throughout, especially in the beginning.
– The car and all the new effects. The new proton packs look awesome.
– Seeing the four main characters in bulky ghost-hunting outfits, saving the world (or at least New York).
– All four main characters, period.
What I didn’t like:
– Slapstick/gross-out/dumb comedy is never something I’ve been a huge fan of, and it looks like there’s going to be a lot of that here, what with the slime-splosion near the beginning of the trailer. Which shouldn’t be a total surprise, since Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Paul Feig all collaborated on Bridesmaids together, but it’s not something that gets me excited for the movie.
So I’m kind of on the fence about it. I’ll remain cautiously optimistic and see what comes out with the future trailers. It may well be that the
So what do you think of the Ghostbusters trailer? Are you looking forward to the movie?
If you’re wondering why there’s been gleeful screaming coming from the vicinity of Oklahoma for the past, oh, two hours, that would be me.
I. Am. STOKED.
Yes, we get to see a lot of shiny stuff in the new Age of Ultron trailer. Yes, we finally get to see a little bit more from Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
But, the most important part of this trailer happens at the end.
I know, I KNOW, I’m so late to the party on these. Honestly, I’ve had them in my drafts folder for two months, and then the holidays hit me like a Mack truck and I feel like I’m just now getting back in the swing of things.
I didn’t expect to be as excited about the new Star Wars movie as I am, but apparently all I needed to hear was John Williams’ score and now I’m set. Bring it on. I’m totally here for it.
And I’m including the Jurassic World trailer because I’m pretty sure my brother would give me grief for DAYS if I didn’t:
The only reason I want to see this movie is Chris Pratt on a motorcycle riding in a herd of velociraptors, and let me tell you THAT is a sentence I never thought I’d type. (Also, I have mentally dubbed this movie “Chris Pratt: Raptor Whisperer,” and I’m going to keep calling it that until the marketing gives me a reason not to.)
So, which are you more excited for? Star Wars or Jurassic World? Or is there another movie you’re waiting for?