It’s been a busy week, so I haven’t spent a lot of time watching movies and writing super long reviews about them. As a shameless attempt at filler, I’m posting a bunch of new movie trailers. Again. What can I say? I love movie trailers.
I’m not exactly sure what to make of this yet, but it looks sort of interesting, and it’s got a great cast (that’s going to be something of a theme with the following trailers). I know very little about the original source material, but I love that they don’t tell you where the story takes place. That’s right, Disney. Pretend your movie isn’t actually a sci-fi. Assholes.
John Carter of Mars is a much better title than just John Carter. I keep seeing news for John Carter and thinking, Wait . . . Noah Wyle’s getting an ER spinoff? Incidentally, John Carter of Mars would also be an awesome band name. But that’s for another time and another list.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Well, they certainly upped the explosion quota, didn’t they?
Honestly, this trailer’s a little ‘eh’ for me, like it’s trying too hard . . . but I thought that about the last one, too, and I ended up loving that film. Robert Downey Jr’s fun, of course, but it’s Jude Law who I really adore in that movie.
Clearly, I’m not a Sherlock Holmes purist. I was bored out of my mind when I read one of the short stories, but it has been a long time, so I could possibly try Mr. Holmes out again. Just . . . not any time soon. I’ll stick with my Guy Ritchie steampunk, thanks.
Here’s my thing: remakes are allowed to have the same name as the original film. Prequels should not. It’s irritating.
On one hand, I think this trailer looks kind of awesome. I seriously heart Mary Elizabeth Winstead something fierce, and I enjoyed the original The Thing quite a bit, so my interest level is up. On the other hand . . . having seen the original The Thing, er, I know what’s going to happen here, unless they radically alter stuff. So . . . that’s sort of a bummer. I’d rather see this than Rise of the Planet of the Apes any day, though. Seriously, I don’t get the interest in that movie at all.
Okay, so I am definitely into this movie. We haven’t had a good plague flick in awhile, and seriously, who does this cast not include? We’ve got Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwenythh Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Bryan Cranston, John Hawkes, Elliott Gould, Enrico Colantoni . . . sweet Jesus.
I almost put up a spoiler warning for this trailer—it shows you something I wasn’t expecting it to show—but it sounds like something you’re supposed to know going in, so . . . yay for big name character deaths!
The Three Musketeers (3D)
This . . . looks terrible. Sorry. I watched that trailer and started giggling . . . and that’s from someone who likes the utterly silly Chris O’Donnell and Kiefer Sutherland version from the earlier 90’s. But it’s got an awesome cast: Matthew MacFayden, Milla Jovovich (obviously), Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz, etc. And it’s directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, whose directed a few favorite guilty pleasures, so . . . I’ll probably end up watching it. At some point. Maybe on Instant Netflix or something.
Finally . . . Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol
I really enjoyed the first Mission Impossible, but I was highly disappointed with the second one and never bothered to see the third one. I shouldn’t be interested in this . . . but what can I say? Jeremy Renner? Josh Holloway? Simon Pegg? Yeah, I’m there. Plus, it looks like Simon Pegg might actually have some action scenes himself, maybe, scenes where he’s not only the obvious comic relief? That totally intrigues me. I’ll probably rent this one.
That’s it for today. Tune in to my being lazy again soon!