Holy shit, this is a big week for trailers.
The Dark Knight Rises
Okay, I’ve watched this trailer several times now. I am very excited . . . but I’m also trying not to get my hopes up. Which is, of course, ridiculous. This is Batman. Of course, I’m going to get my hopes up.
Believe it or not, I actually have notes for a fucking trailer:
1. Why isn’t Leonardo DiCaprio in this movie? Everyone else from Inception is. Okay, practically everyone else. (Sorry, Yusuf.)
2. I didn’t understand what Bane was saying until I actually read the transcript. Which is unfortunate because, you know, I generally want to understand the villains. Plus, I like Tom Hardy. Plus, once I could understand him, it seemed like a genuinely creepy line. I am hopeful that I will be able to hear better with the benefit of surround sound.
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt! I’m still not exactly sure what your role is in this movie, buddy, and I don’t want to know. It’s been so hard to avoid people’s spoilers and speculations. If anyone leave theirs in the comments section, I will find them and flay them alive.
4. I actually have some hope for Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
5. I kind of hate the special effects of the football field scene. I mean, I like the idea of the scene, but . . . those explosions just look so bad to me.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
I haven’t been very excited about this movie . . . not because I don’t plan on seeing it or anything . . . clearly, I’ll be seeing this movie on opening night, just like every other total nerd . . . but I don’t know, I’ve just been feeling very blase about the whole affair.
Not no longer.
After all that controversy about who was going to direct this movie, I’m really glad that Peter Jackson took back the helm. There’s a very specific look to his vision of Middle Earth that I’m not sure other directors could (or would want to) imitate. I’m also ridiculously excited to see Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. I adore Martin Freeman. He might actually make me like Bilbo.
And finally . . . The Wrath of the Titans
Well, they can’t all be masterpieces by Christopher Nolan and Peter Jackson, right?
Look, I like Marilyn Manson’s cover of “Sweet Dreams” like any other once-kind-of-goth, but . . . really? Just because it’s a good song doesn’t mean it actually fits your trailer. More importantly, I’m relieved to see that the producers of this film have firmly stuck with shockingly original taglines like Feel The Wrath . . . although nothing, I mean, NOTHING will ever beat Clash of the Titans and Titans . . Will . . . Clash!
I never got around to seeing the first movie, so . . . yeah. I kind of doubt I’ll bother watching this one, either.