Okay, some of this looks kind of neat. And by some of this, I mean Dragon Lady. Dragon Lady looks pretty awesome. I suspect I will be voting heavily for Dragon Lady.
Sadly, I’m not really sold on the rest of this trailer. Keanu Reeves is not the absolute worst thing in the history of cinema — although possibly in the history of Shakespearian cinema — but he doesn’t make a super compelling lead, either, and this movie looks less like it’s about 47 awesome warrior dudes and more like it’s about Samurai Neo and 46 Asian extras who are bound to get killed off. I could be wrong, but I’m not thinking this is theater-worthy just yet.
First, this is a red-band trailer for unrepentant violence which, yay. Second, I never though I’d say this, but I’m kind of interested in this one. This trailer looks much more Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, and that’s a big bonus in my book. Plus, Katee Sackhoff. And supposedly Karl Urban, although he’s nowhere to be seen in the trailer, which makes me wonder if he plays a very small role. Still, Bones and Starbuck? I’m in.
The Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire
I’ve been meaning to read this book and keep putting it off for other novels I’d rather read, even though I enjoyed The Hunger Games well enough. I’m sure I’ll see this movie, but I’m not super psyched about the trailer. I guess I thought it would be less games, more revolution? I don’t know. When Haymitch is all, “Last year was child’s play compared to this year,” I’m just like, Come ON. Really?
I can tell you this, though: I’m definitely Team Peeta, at least as far as the movies go. I’ve enjoyed Josh Hutcherson in everything I’ve seen, whereas Liam Hemsworth . . . well, let’s just say I’m waiting to be impressed by Liam Hemsworth.
The Walking Dead
This is a four-minute trailer for the fourth season of The Walking Dead, and it looks pretty good. But all of the trailers for The Walking Dead have looked pretty good and, so far, it’s been a hugely hit-or-miss show. All the goodwill Season Three earned kind of fell apart by the end of it, so I’m trying not to get my hopes up.
Still, this seems like a good start. Maybe the newest new showrunner will be awesome sauce. And maybe they won’t immediately kill Sasha now that they’re introducing a new black character.
And finally . . . two short clips of Gravity
I don’t usually watch actual clips of upcoming movies, but I kept hearing such good things that I decided to try these ones out. I’m still a bit concerned how this story is stretching into a two hour movie, but I can’t deny that it looks incredible. The first clip, in particular, is done in a single take, and it’s pretty amazing. I could potentially see Gravity in theater, just to really get that feel of infinity on the big screen.