Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Movie Trailers

Whenever I'm bored, I watch some movie trailers... then I share my thoughts with you, so you get bored. Anyway, let's get right to it:

Big Ass Spider
Is this a real movie? Or is this an Asylum movie? It says it's coming to theaters, so I guess it's a real movie. Anyway, I'd be lying if I said this wasn't a ridiculously entertaining trailer. Every joke made me laugh, and it looks like it could be fun... as a trailer. I doubt I'll see it, but this trailer was funny. I'll check it out if it ever comes to Netflix instant.

Hercules: The Legend Begins
They should've called this movie "Hercules: The Legend Ends." This looks awful.

Hercules looks better.

The Monuments Men
This looks pretty great, and I'll probably see it in the theater. I have no snarky comments.

Ugh. This guy. I've never understood the appeal of this guy, and since this trailer doesn't have a single joke, I have to repeat myself: Ugh. 

I, Frankenstein
... huh? What the hell is this movie? What does this have to do with Frankenstein? Does anybody like Aaron Eckhart? Hey, you know what's interesting... Aaron Eckhart was in one of those Chris Nolan Batman movies, and Lt Eckhart was a character in Tim Burton's first Batman movie? Wait... that wasn't interesting. Anyway, this was one of the worst trailers ever.

Dear, Mr. Watterson
I'm not sure what this is about. I mean, I know it's ostensibly about Bill Watterson and his comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, but other than that it's good and people like it, what does this film's purpose seem to be? I agree that Calvin and Hobbes is one of the best comics of all time, and I agree that Bill Watterson is a genius, but I also know he chose to retire and refused to commercialize his characters in anyway beyond the publication of his strip in newspapers and collections... so I have no interest in this film because I doubt he would have an interest in it. And, really, two hours of people talking about why the love something is never as fun as just enjoying that thing on its own.

Hmm. Interesting trailer for what is probably a pretty good movie... but I don't find myself hooked by the story. However, I like that guy from Thor and Ron Howard has a pretty impeccable track record as a director. I think I've liked everything he's ever made, so I'm intrigued. Dunno if I'll see it in the theater though, or if I've already missed the chance for that matter. But it looks neat. 

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Alex Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Chris Pine. One of those actors is not like the others.

But whatever. Chris Pine is fine, and it's probably unfair to compare any young actor to Harrison Ford or Alex Baldwin, but still... He has yet to prove he can carry a movie. Having said that, this movie looks ok. Jack Ryan is a good character, Kevin Costner is always fun, and the fact that Kenneth Branagh is both directing and acting in it is intriguing. Oh... and Keira Knightly. Remember her? Anyway, I'll Netflix this one someday.

Yeah, ok. If this actually comes out in the theater, I'd maybe go see it just on principle. Who doesn't love Jackie Chan? I'm glad to see he's still working. He should be the new Jack Ryan.

Argento's Dracula 3D
Dario Argento is still alive? And he's making another movie? And it's in 3D? I really, really wished this looked good.


Justin Garrett Blum said...

I'm too lazy to watch all of these. Monuments Men looks pretty interesting.

I, Frankenstein...so wait...Frankenstein's monster is a normal looking guy who is immortal and an awesome fighter? What a weird idea. It's not the worst looking thing I've ever seen, but I pretty much wrote it off when I saw that it was by the producers of Underworld.

By the way, did you see that there's a sequel to 300?

Donald said...

What's it called? 301?