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Trailer Time: Wonder Woman Trailer #5 (2017) “Rise of the Warrior”

Well, you have to say this: if Wonder Woman fails, it won’t be for lack of trailers.  This is the fifth (plus a gazillion TV spots), which is kind of a greatest hits of all the other trailers set to some unfortunately chosen hair band rock.  It also seems to imply that in addition to Ares as a villain, Diana will be fighting a meta connected with the poison gas that killed so many in World War I.  I personally would have stuck with Ares.  My take on Wonder Woman is that it looks phenomenal, I want it badly to succeed because a DCEU in trouble is trouble for comic book movies as a whole and the genre needs strong female role models (and btw, shame on Marvel for not giving Black Widow her own movie long before this).  That being said, Gal Gadot has never carried a movie, Patty Jenkins is an unproven director, and I’m seeing the same scenes showing up in all five of these trailers which could either mean they don’t want to give away more (which is good) or this is the best they have (which is not so good).  I’m rooting for it, and I’m taking the optimistic view that it can pull this off.  Wonder Woman opens June 2, 2017.

In Theaters This Week (5/26/2016) – Alice 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse

Alice Through the Looking Glass, Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Mad Hatter
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  May 26th brings two heavyweights that are both underwhelming critics.  After a surprise win by The Angry Birds Movie last week, this week brings X-Men: Apocalypse (the ninth film in the X-Men franchise) and Alice Through the Looking Glass with Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/26/2016) – Alice 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse

Trailer Time: Alice Through the Looking Glass IMAX Trailer *Sans the Tim Burton Intro*

Before my screening of Captain America: Civil War, I was treated to an IMAX 3D rendering of Tim Burton talking for a good minute about the above trailer.  This means for an entire minute I was looking at Tim Burton in the highest possible resolution, jutting from my screen like an electrified madman.  I, being the considerate soul that I am, found a cut of the trailer that excised the Burton and just gave you a look at Disney’s NEXT release (they’re printing them like commemorative coins this year) Alice Through the Looking Glass.

I’ve gone on ad nauseum about my feelings regarding the first film, and Tim Burton is not directing this outing, James Bobit (The Muppets) is.  They’re not following the plot of the second Carroll novel, since they sort of smushed the two books together in the first film.  So, while I admit this does look fantastic, I’m not sure that it can overcome the fact that Johnny Depp is in it and is beginning to look increasingly self-aware of his alien nature.  Regardless, it opens opposite X-Men: Apocalypse and the sure-to-be still potent juggernaut of Civil War.  This may be one Disney film that doesn’t make a billion dollars.  That’s ok.  Finding Dory comes out three weeks later. DISNEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

Continue reading Trailer Time: Alice Through the Looking Glass IMAX Trailer *Sans the Tim Burton Intro*

Trailer Time: Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer #2 (2016) *And Then This Is Still Being Made*

I really liked about 85% of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and I went into the theater waiting for Johnny Depp to run off the rails and he and Burton to perform their mad mutual career destruction act.  I had quite forgotten all of that and was prepared to give it a good review when the FUTTERWACKING showed up and I don’t think I’ve seen something tank what could have been a good movie so badly at the end in my life.  So naturally there’s a sequel just around the corner.

From the write up below from Coming Soon, it doesn’t appear that this will in any way be following the plot of Lewis Carroll’s book. Also Sascha Baron Cohen is involved.  I want to be wrong, and there are some fantastic effects in the trailer, but I futterwackin’ won’t be.  Just wait. Continue reading Trailer Time: Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer #2 (2016) *And Then This Is Still Being Made*

Trailer Time: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) *Futterwackin’ Again?*

I really liked about 85% of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and I went into the theater waiting for Johnny Depp to run off the rails and he and Burton to perform their mad mutual career destruction act.  I had quite forgotten all of that and was prepared to give it a good review when the FUTTERWACKING showed up and I don’t think I’ve seen something tank what could have been a good movie so badly at the end in my life.  So naturally there’s a sequel next summer.

From the write up below from Coming Soon, it doesn’t appear that this will in any way be following the plot of Lewis Carroll’s book. Also Sascha Baron Cohen is involved.  I want to be wrong, and there are some fantastic effects in the trailer, but I futterwackin’ won’t be.  Just wait. Continue reading Trailer Time: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) *Futterwackin’ Again?*