“As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man.” That's the synopsis that came along with the first teaser for The King's Man. 20th Century Fox's prequel to The Kingsmen series set for February 14th 2020. Great teaser though. I can’t wait to see this. The first film totally blindsided me when it was released, & I loved it. I also liked the second one, but the original blew me away. This teaser looked very interesting. I'm a big fan of origin stories. Especially organization origin stories. Pair that with how big a fan I am of Ralph Fiennes, & this is an automatic must see. Even if I can’t stop thinking of Voldemort every time I see him. Anyway, this looked awesome to me. Gonna have to plan a refresh on the previous films. What did y'all think? In fact where are y’all on these as a whole? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I’ve been saying that FOX is new on my radar, so a lot of this stuff I haven't even heard of. I don’t know what I was expecting out of this trailer for Spies in Disguise, but it wasn’t this. When it started, I didn’t know what to expect. At one point I started wondering what audience this was going for? Then, it took this crazy turn. This might be a really funny, family fun for everyone type flick. The pair up of Will Smith & Tom Holland seems it could be classic. All in all I was pleasantly surprised by this trailer. To the point of even wondering if this could be a reemergence of Will Smith? He's popping up a lot again all the sudden. Can’t wait to see more of this though, it looks hilarious. What did y'all think? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Warning, this is definitely a Red Band trailer, & it lives up to it. That said, Ready or Not seems like it's going to be a pull no punches, thriller that has me pretty intrigued. The synopsis itself is pretty straightforward considering how crazy it really is, "Ready or Not follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival." It gets crazier in the more fleshed out unfolding in the trailer. The family made its fortune in board games. Leading to the brides tradition of picking a game to play with the family after the wedding. She uses a box that pops up Hide 'n Seek as the game. Then proceeds to hide not knowing the seekers will be heavily armed with intent to kill. The object of the game being survive 'til dawn. With the family believing something bad will happen if the bride manages to do so. I don't know why, but these are some of my favorite horror/thriller type films. Escape Room & even the SAW franchises come to mind. Something about people getting put in these strange situations & fighting their way out with just wit. This looks like it's really gonna have people on edge. What do y'all think though? I'm in just on this. How about y'all? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Didn't take too much out of this trailer except a strong sense of intrigue. Considering everything they talked about in this, including the search for extraterrestrial life the synopsis seems pretty vague as well: "Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos." I've been a huge Brad Pitt fan for what feels like ever. That alone would have me on board. Throw in space & you've totally piqued my interest. I actually liked the fact this trailer stayed bare-bones. In fact, I'm not sure if I want to see or know any more than the little we've got here. I love the mystery when it comes to "realistic" sci-fi. In fact, I stayed away from trailers for Interstellar when it released for just that reason. I'd be happy if we only got a few remixes of this trailer until its September 20th release. Especially if they keep it as wide open as this look was. I would love to go into this expecting a little of anything. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal. This thing is must-see on star power alone. Them you throw in this synopsis, "based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966", & you've got a heckuva reason to look forward to November 15. I remember they were losing their minds over this one at CinemaCon. Now, after finally seeing the trailer, I know why. This trailer was absolutely fabulous, & even though I know that could mean nothing, I can't help but think this film looks special. Equal parts racing & display of advancements in engineering, with an emotional human element thrown in from many different angles. I think director James Mangold might've really pulled out a winner in this one. I'm now as excited as the folks at CinemaCon were. What about y'all though? Does this do it for you? Do you see the same "special" in this trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
This will most likely be the first film from Disney's purchase of FOX I will review. Sounds like a perfect date flick to check out. While I really like Lord of the Rings, I've never really loved it as much as some. However, loosely related, I was a giant fan of the animated Hobbit as a child. This story here has really grabbed my attention though. It's official synopsis reads, "TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels." If I'm getting the trailers correctly it looks as if the real life story will be built upon by looks at how it correlates to Tolkien's writings. Sounds very interesting, if it doesn't wind up being a complete snooze fest. It helps I'm also a fan Nicholas Hoult, who's playing the lead. Might be a day late on the first thoughts review for this one, but it will be coming. Got a little more excited hearing the passion on the voices of the director & cast here, but only time will tell. We'll know when it releases on May 10th.
Ok, so maybe it just shows how she becomes the Phoenix, then eludes to some of the manipulations to have her turn to Dark Phoenix, but you can't have one without the other. Not sure who this is pulling the strings to get her to that place, but this keeps looking better & better. Once again, I know all throughout production they went on & on about how many problems this thing had. And the first trailers didn't really do anything for me. These 2 trailers that have been cut since Disney took over though? They either show the power of a well cut trailer, or this is going to be an awesome send off for the 20 years we've spent with Fox's X-Men. I went from not so worried to actual excitement for this one. There's a chance they could be going out with a bang. Totally dug this trailer. Not only the visuals of the Phoenix, but the mindset behind the changes in her personality as well. This is everything we wanted in X-Men 3. What'd y'all think though? Is anyone else coming around on this one, or are we still skeptical this is just an example of a well cut trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Another big piece of Disney's FOX rollout at CinemaCon was this new look at Dark Phoenix . At least, from descriptions I'm pretty sure this is what they saw. And I must agree, this is probably the first trailer I've seen that's gave me some hope for this one. I just couldn't get the haven't we done that before feeling out of my head through the others. With this one however, it at least looks like they're attempting to do it right. It still doesn't erase the nightmare stories I've heard throughout the development of it, but like I said, it does leave room for hope. They did mention that this will close off FOX's X-Men saga, & be the final entry. So, fingers crossed, i think we all know where they're popping up next. A blessing & a curse considering even through its ups & downs, there has been some shining things throughout. Namely, Jackman's retired Wolverine, both Mckellen & Fastbender's Magneto, & Stewart & even McAvoy's Professor X to name a few. Anyway, fingers crossed this has had enough tweaks through the turmoil to come out as good as this trailer, & end a very long saga on a good note. What'd y'all think though? Does this trailer redeem all the bad press, or will you sit this one out for their inevitable addition to the MCU?
FOX was a big part of Disney's presentation at CinemaCon. Which brought up some films I didn't have on my radar at all. One of these was Stuber . They talked it up to the point I was curious, but still had no idea what to expect other than a comedy with Dave Bautista. Especially from that name. A name which now makes perfect since after seeing this trailer. Also starring Kumail Nanjiani, who we talked about last week as in talks for Marvel's The Eternals . Where he plays an Uber driver, hence the name Stuber , that gets his car commandeered by a cop (Bautista) on the hunt for a murderer. From what it looks like in this trailer, pure hilarity ensues. Provided they didn't show us every funny moment in the trailer, this has the potential to be great. It also looks like the first role for Bautista, that could push his acting career to big new places. Don't know if many people will get past this name though. Like I said, after watching this trailer it makes since, but will that hold for name recognition at the box-office? Only time will tell, but this is definitely a very funny trailer nonetheless. What do y'all think? Will y'all be there for one of the first FOX films Disney's pushing? Let me know in the comments, like, & share.