Coming Soon-Ish: Superheroes, Turtles, Raptures, and Gone Girl

X-Men: Days of Future Past

This is the final trailer for Days of Future Past, and I’ll admit, it’s a pretty good one, enough to spark a little more interest in me. It sucks, how disenchanted I’ve become with the X-Men franchise, that my little, hardened heart keeps reminding me, Don’t trust it. Just remember how bad you felt after X-Men: The Last Stand. Honestly, I think that’s the most disappointed I’ve ever felt at a movie theater in my whole life.

I’ll definitely see this in theaters, and with any luck, it’ll be awesome, but I’m just trying not to get my hopes up too high.

Hercules

Thankfully, that will not be a problem with this movie. Directed by Brett Ratner — who, wouldn’t you know it, also directed X-Men: The Last Stand — Hercules looks like it could be a spectacularly bad movie. Like, this may be one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen. EVER. The part where the GIANT FUCKING LION is leaping at Hercules in slow motion? I was laughing my ass off right then. Oh my god. It’s Wrestler Hercules vs Aslan on Steroids. DYING right now.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Sadly for my childhood nostalgia, this doesn’t look a lot better. I mean, it looks a little better — it’s got William Fichtner in it, so, obviously. But . . . the turtles are kind of creepy, right? I don’t know if there was really a way to get around that, but the eyes . . . and the lips . . . I’m just saying. These guys would freak me out too.

Oh well. I’ll always have this to cheer me up.

Girl Meets World

Continuing onwards with people updating my childhood entertainment . . . yes, I was totally a Boy Meets World fan, so it was basically mandatory that I tried this little teaser out. And, you know, it looks cute. I mean, I doubt I’m actually going to watch it or anything, but it’s not totally cringe-inducing for a Disney Channel show. And, okay yeah. I’ll probably pay attention when Rider Strong eventually guest stars. Look, I’m in touch with my inner twelve year old girl, okay? YOU LEAVE ME AND MY CHILDLIKE HEART ALONE.

The Leftovers

While we’re talking television, though, let’s skip over to a trailer more geared for adults: HBO’s upcoming show: The Leftovers.

This looks pretty interesting. I’m kind of a sucker for rapture stories, weirdly, or I would be if I could some with a more secular, less judgmental bent. And . . . I’m hopeful for this one. Maybe it will be awesome, and I’ll finally have a water cooler show to talk about other than Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.

Lucy

This looks kind of fun. My biggest concern is that superheroes — or any type of action heroes, really — with unlimited power get kind of boring after a while because, honestly, what’s the challenge there? How do you get invested in someone who can basically do anything? On the other hand, I’m all into Scarlett Johansson kicking ass these days, and this could be a pretty enjoyable summer movie. I’d consider seeing it in theater.

And finally . . . Gone Girl

This is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read but just haven’t gotten around to yet. (It doesn’t help that I’m in a bit of a reading rut right now. My focus appears to be limited to graphic novels and fanfiction. It’ll pass.) But this . . . this is a pretty damn good trailer. On one hand, movies about marital discord are not high on my interest level. They’re actually pretty damn low, and unfortunately, that’s clearly a huge part of this story. But I love mysteries, and there’s something about how this trailer is shot that really intrigues me. Nothing I can seem to put into words — fail, writer, epic FAIL — but consider me interested. A rental, at least.

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2 Responses to Coming Soon-Ish: Superheroes, Turtles, Raptures, and Gone Girl

  1. fatpie42 says:

    I’m not watching the X Men trailer because I don’t want to spoil anything for myself. But I’m only excited because I loved “X Men: First Class”. I’m not actually so keen on Bryan Singer’s contributions, but I’m expecting a good time nonetheless. Still don’t understand why they didn’t hold onto Matthew Vaughn. I feel that he brought this series back from the brink, because he’s just THAT awesome.

    It looks like Duayne Johnson is intentionally playing the part of Hercules for comedy. Weird choice.

    TMNT looks like Transformers only with CGI mutants rather than CGI robots. (Not even sure that they look like mutant turtles. Just like mutated green things.) – I’ve also heard it noted that April O’Neil is supposed to be the journalist who will not shut up and gets into trouble for it. So how come Megan Fox doesn’t even seem to speak in these trailers?

    The Leftovers is a rapture story? That trailer made it look like a zombie film like “The Crazies”. Weird.

    As for Lucy “did you know we only use 10% of our brains?” Um, actually I knew that was a ridiculous untrue rumour that keeps getting trotted out during movies and tv series, often with scientist characters saying it….

    I mean seriously, what is going on here? They kidnap a woman and force her to carry drugs for them? Just find someone who is desperate for the money and get THEM to do it WILLINGLY?

    And then she gets an overdose and it gives her superpowers? WTF???

    Rosamund Pike is awesome, so I’m glad she’s getting a high profile role, but I could not get to the end of the “Gone Girl” trailer. That annoying singing just drove me nuts. I also do not know what the film is supposed to be about. I mean, Rosamund Pike’s character is supposed to be meeting and yet she is ALL OVER that trailer. Is it mostly flashbacks in this film or did she engineer her own disappearance? What is going on? And that music UGH!

    Plus I haven’t liked anything David Fincher has done since “Fight Club”. I don’t know what he thinks he is playing at.

    • I think I saw another Leftovers trailer where the Rapture itself featured more heavily. This just happened to be the first promo I saw, so I posted it.

      I definitely had the opposite reaction to the Gone Girl trailer. I rather liked the music. I don’t know if there’s a twist where Rosamund Pike’s character is involved, but I assumed the movie was flashback heavy. As for David Fincher . . . you know, he’s been nominated for two Oscars since Fight Club. Mind you, I haven’t seen either of these movies, so I’m not trying to argue that they’re good or bad, just saying that his career isn’t exactly on a downswing. So I’d imagine he’s pretty happy with himself.

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