300: Rise of an Empire
The trailer looks alright, but obviously not as good as the first one. This one looks like it’s actually trying to be a good movie, not the overly cheesy, gory, and yet so awesome movie that was 300.
Take all my money. Give it all the Oscars. Yes. It has great potential, and I hope it’s good, because it looks great from this trailer.
While this trailer (it’s the 4th one according to the VISO trailers page) seems to show a lot more of the movie – I don’t care, because it still makes me want to see it. I was already going to see it no matter what, but yep, still hooked, even after a slightly show-you-everything trailer. Even though that annoys me, it’s a good sign that I still want to see it. Matt Damon looks great, as always, and Jodie Foster looks surprisingly good as a “bad guy”. So, I approve.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
If you remember, I hated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (review here), because of all the additional stuff that wasn’t in the Hobbit book. Some stuff was from other novels (like Silmarillion or LOTR appendices), but other was just completely made up. That pissed me off…. so, just take a guess at what I think of this trailer, when Legolas shows up. Nope. not happy. Stop trying to toot your own horn, Peter Jackson. Just make me a good Hobbit movie. Ugh. I know that Thranduil is a character in the Hobbit and Legolas is his son but you know, just let it be like a fun little easter egg that fans can catch and get excited about rather than throwing it in our faces and adding in the character as well. Also, the actor playing Thranduil is 2 years younger than Legolas…. apparently elves are like those people in IN TIME in this movie… Not only immortal, but stop aging at about 30. Anyway, this does look *marginally* better than Unexpected Journey, in that it actually looks actiony… and I’m excited for Benedict Cumberbatch as the voices of Smaug and The Necromancer…. so, we’ll see. I don’t have high hopes.
Kick Ass 2
ALL THE YES. At the appearance of Jim Carrey, I was 100% sold. I liked the first one, and this one looks good to. I will say though, Christopher Mintz-Plasse…. the mustache…. no…. not digging it. I do like the idea of seeing more “superheros” though… in other words, more crazies.
If you put Vin Diesel in a movie, I’ll see it. If you make it science fiction, I’ll definitely see it. You make another Riddick movie? I’ll see it no matter how bad it might look. It will probably be craptastic and predictable, but I don’t care, I love these movies.
The Wolf of Wall Street
This had potential, until you see Jonah Hill is in it… then you are like “oh, no…”. And then there’s a scene where they discuss midget tossing around a boardroom table and then proceed to do it… so…. no, lost all hope. I love me some Leo, but yikes. Then however you notice Martin Scorsese directed it… so dang it, I’m back in. Ugh. We’ll see how this goes as more trailers come out.
The Worlds End
This appears to have a very very very similar plot to Shaun of The Dead (which makes sense sense Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg wrote both) plus a bit of the British horror comedy, Doghouse. But, I don’t care. I love Simon Pegg. In everything. I’ll even let his ugly black hair slide. So I will see this. We’ve had Simon Pegg and zombies, crazy cultists, aliens, and so why not robots? I’ll see it, hands down, day it comes out.