I actually don’t hate Tom Cruise the way a lot of people do — there are a number of his movies that I like — but I’d probably be a little more interested in this if he wasn’t in it. And I have some other concerns too: I’m not always crazy about big conspiracy stories, even if they’re set in the future, and the Mysterious, Beautiful Female really has to be done well for me to like it. So, it’s a maybe rental, but I doubt I’ll pay ten bucks for this.
Man of Steel
Despite watching Lois and Clark as a kid, I was never a big Superman fan, and I don’t know that this movie is going to make me into one. But unless I hear terrible things about it, I’ll probably watch it in theaters. Because Zack Snyder is hit or miss, but if you’re going to watch his work, then you might as well watch it on the big screen. Whether the story is a convoluted mess or not — read: Sucker Punch — you know it’s going to at least look pretty damn awesome.
Unlike everyone else in the world, I actually don’t hate M. Night Shyamalan — he’s got a 4-1-2 track record with me. (The two “ties” are really just the movies I haven’t seen — Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender. I’m being a little generous with The Village, putting it in the positives, because even though I think it’s a hugely flawed movie . . . I like it enough to own it. Yeah, I own The Village. Suck it.)
But I’m not sure how I feel about this trailer itself. That opening shot sure sucked me in (pardon the pun) and I find Will Smith’s speech about fear sort of interesting . . . but I don’t know that the actual story is doing anything much for me. I guess it’s a maybe.
Oh, I’ll watch this. I mean, the voiceover horrifies me a bit — hopefully, it’s just for trailer exposition — but come on. This is like a live action Power Rangers movie! Who doesn’t want to see a giant robots versus giant monsters movie. (Yes, yes, lots of people, but clearly those people have no wonder in their souls 🙂 )
Besides, I like Guillermo del Toro. And if if you’re going to have an inspirational battle speech, well, I can think of worse people to deliver it than Idris Elba.
And finally . . . The Lone Ranger
This continues to look terrible. That is all.