All trailers for you today. And I think we all know what we have to lead with:
Obviously, I’ll be seeing this in theater . . . although probably not at the midnight showing, damn it, because they’ll probably only have 3-D showings at the Roxy, and have I mentioned today how much I hate the movie studios for RUINING MY LIFE WITH 3-D THAT I CAN’T STAND?!
Ahem. Excuse me. As I was saying, I’d be seeing this movie in theater even if the trailer looked like crap, but I’m actually pretty into our first real look at The Avengers. I’m still a touch nervous about how the storyline is going to handle so many main characters in just a two hour period, but I figure if anyone can make it work, Joss Whedon can.
Hmmm. Still need to watch The Hulk before this comes out, though. Well, I’ve got about, what, six months or so? I guess I have time.
My sister sent me this trailer, and the first thing I saw was the name. Carnage! Yes! I got very excited, hoping for blood and death and people attacking each other with makeshift, spiked weapons . . . and then I saw the cast list and wept.
Of course, the cast is amazing: Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, and Christoph Waltz. If your movie is essentially four adults in an apartment, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with four better actors than these ones. But still. The little B-horror geek in my heart shed a tiny, blood tear for what might have been.
In truth, I’m undecided about this one. I’ll probably see it eventually. I kind of love this trailer, and I’m interested to see where the story goes. But I’ll be honest . . . the fact that it’s Polanski turns me off a little. Usually, I think I’m pretty good about keeping my distaste for an artist’s beliefs or actions separate from his projects, but this one’s a little harder for me. All those movie stars and other directors who’ve publicly defended him because of his genius . . . well, it just kind of pisses me off and makes me not want to watch any of his films. I understand that the victim wants the case to be dropped, and I can respect that, but it doesn’t mean I have to respect him.
I don’t know. We’ll see.
This looks kind of fun . . . I particularly like the part where Channing Tatum gets his ass handed to him by a girl . . . but I expect it’s going to be one of those movies that totally sucks despite its awesome cast. I could be wrong. Perhaps it’s just the trailer and the voiceover guy saying things like, “She’s our nation’s most valuable weapon” that’s making me doubtful. Honest to God, when this trailer started, I was like, Ooh, a parody-action thing, cool! Oh . . .OH! I think it’s supposed to be SERIOUS.
. . . aaaaaand cue the hysterical laughter.
I want to be interested in this. I do, but . . . God, economics bores the crap out of me. Why do all these dream casts keep getting together to do movies I don’t have the slightest interest in? I’m starting to think that they’re taunting me. Look at this: Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Mary McDonnell, AND Aasif Mandvi? I mean, YES! Epic cast for the WIN! But then economic thriller inspired by real events? No! For the love of God, NO!
Sigh. I guess I’ll just go watch Star Trek, LA Confidential, Die Hard 3, The Mentalist, The Pelican Brief, A Knight’s Tale, Battlestar Galactica, and Jericho again. Pah.
I love how they slap the Academy Award Winning Actor and Actress label on, like that will make anyone take this movie more seriously. Cause, wow. This looks pretty damn terrible. But I’m still more likely to see it than Margin Call. Does that make me a bad person?
And finally . . .
Now, this one . . . this one I’m interested in. Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic films . . . way more up my alley. I love survivor stories, how strangers band together . . . or, in this case, how they appear to go after each other with axes. Is it wrong that I’m hoping Michael Biehn takes Milo Ventimiglia apart?
I don’t know if this one will be good, but I can’t wait to see it.