Coming Soon-Ish: Jack and The Giant Beanstalk, GI Joes, and Men in Black, Part Tres . . .

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

I like how this trailer’s all, Duke? Fuck Duke. Yeah, he’s in there, but more importantly, here’s more of THE ROCK. It is surprisingly comforting to see The Rock in something that doesn’t have Disney stamped all over it, though.

This looks like it could be sort of enjoyable, but I can’t say that I have a whole lot of interest. I’m happy to see that they eliminated the annoying girls from the first movie—well, they eliminated most of the cast from the first movie—but this is, at best, a rental. Although I’ll admit to giggling like a fiend when they showed the White House with the Cobra banners on it.

Men In Black 3

At the beginning of this trailer, I was like . . . eh. I mean, the joke with the graffiti alien is so done, and I was like, Do we really need ANOTHER Men in Black movie? But they kind of won me over with this bit:

“I promised you the secrets of the universe, nothing more.”
“Well . . . what other secrets are there?”

And Emma Thompson’s in this? Ha! So, yeah, I’ll probably see it. I am, after all, unreasonably excited about the idea of Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones.

Jack the Giant Killer

Um, I don’t think I even knew this was a thing. And if I did know . . . I think I blocked it. All the fairy tale movies coming out in the next couple of years, and I was completely flummoxed by the idea that Bryan Singer is doing a Jack and the Giant Beanstalk movie.

The fact that this is directed byBryan Singer—and because of an awesome cast including Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy, among others—makes me want to get interested in this movie. But . . . I am not exactly convinced by the trailer. I found it a bit . . . well, not so good. Admittedly, I’m not sure the best screenwriter in the world could  have quite sold magic beans, but transforming the magic beans into holy relics? I cracked up at that, and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t supposed to be funny. Especially when the guy’s so serious about not getting the “holy relics” wet. It made me automatically think of Gremlins, and I haven’t even SEEN Gremlins.

Maybe with future trailers, I’ll be more excited. As of right now . . . yeah, not exactly holding my breath for a great film, here.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ah, the trailer that answers the age-old question: “What if you have to pee when you’re on fire?”

I don’t know. I never actually got around to seeing the first Ghost Rider because I thought it looked terrible in the “I can’t even mock this because it’s that bad” sort of way, but the sequel looks like it could be kind of hilarious. Not sure, though. Kind of hard to predict where a Nicholas Cage movie is going to land on the awesome to disaster scale.

And finally, for something COMPLETELY different . . . Perfect Sense

This particular trailer came out a long time ago while the film was at Sundance, I think, but I’m just hearing about it now. On one hand, I’m not sure exactly how I feel about the trailer itself—there’s something about it that rubs me slightly the wrong way—but I read about the story, and I am interested in that. A regular love story between a scientist and a cook could be okay, I suppose, but a love story between a scientist and a cook while there’s an epidemic out there that’s causing people to lose their senses? I find that intriguing. I’m really drawn to slice of life during insanity and/or armageddon stories, though.

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6 Responses to Coming Soon-Ish: Jack and The Giant Beanstalk, GI Joes, and Men in Black, Part Tres . . .

  1. Fatpie42 says:

    Have you seen Vince Mancini from Filmdrunk’s take on the GI Joe sequel?

    “[Stephen Sommers] was replaced on this installment by Jon M. Chu, director of Step Ups 2 Tha Streets and 3D, as well as Justin Bieber Never Say Never, which makes it likely this sequel will be even more danceable than the original!”

    http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/12/gi-joe-2-the-world-aint-gonna-sequel-itself

  2. geekgrl42 says:

    “I am, after all, unreasonably excited about the idea of Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones”

    HAH! Me too! If the overall performance is anything like that single clip in the trailer, it is going to be *epic*.

    As for the Jack:TGK, You know what they should really make a movie out of? The BFG. Maybe get whats his face who did the final Harry Potter movies to direct it.

  3. Jim King says:

    the joke with the graffiti alien is so done, and I was like
    Yes, I wasn’t optimistic by that point.

    Do we really need ANOTHER Men in Black movie? But they kind of won me over with this bit

    That, and the bit about K being dead for over 40 years. I mean, what? That intrigued me.

    And Emma Thompson’s in this? Ha!
    Well, yeah, that right there is a reason to see it.

    So, yeah, I’ll probably see it. I am, after all, unreasonably excited about the idea of Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones.

    So I guess Tommy Lee Jones must not be in this one much. Still, it looks like Brolin will good as the younger K – accent and all.

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