I was not hugely impressed by the first Alien: Covenant trailer, and I thought Prometheus was a beautiful mess, so it’s a relief that the second trailer for the sixth film in the ALIEN saga (not counting AvPs) looks like a massive improvement. We all know going to the xenomorphs homeworld is going to end even more badly than going to the builders’ homeworld did in Prometheus. The only question is are qetting the Ridley Scott who knocked The Martian out of the park or are we getting his doppleganger who made movies under his name for ten years before that? Refreshingly a movie not in March, Alien: Covenant is sandwiched in-between Guardians 2 and Pirates 5 in mid-May 2017.
Continue reading Trailer Time: Alien Covenant Trailer #2 (2017) “Paying the Xenomorphs a Visit”
It’s just as well that Marvel killed off their version of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, because Evan Peters’ version of the mutant speedster just puts Aaron Taylor-Johnson to shame. After stealing X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was a good movie, Evan Peters takes the mess that was X-Men: Apocalypse and using his speed and ADD (as well as his love for animals), saves the inhabitants of Xavier Mansion during its destruction. The scene took a month to film, but it was completely worth it. If there is no Quicksilver showcase in X-Men: New Mutants, I may boycott the movie. That, or Deadpool 2, will be the next film in Fox’s Mutantverse after Friday’s Logan brings Wolverine’s saga to a close. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) “Quicksilver’s Sweet Dreams”
After the, shall we say, polarizing Prometheus, Ridley Scott has returned for the sixth film in the Alien franchise; a promised return to the xenomorths and horror that made the first two films science fiction classics. Entitled Alien: Covenant, the film will be following Prometheus‘ ending, and Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce are returning. FOX has been releasing promo photos all week that show familiar looking locales, and this first trailer (which be warned is red band) runs Christmas red. Look at the photos released this week below and catch the official synopsis. Alien: Covenant will open May 17, 2017. Continue reading Title: Alien Covenant Trailer #1 (2017) “Run”
The final trailer for Assassin’s Creed is, also in my opinion, the best we’ve seen so far. The last trailer was awful; the first trailer was extremely promising, and now this leaves things on a hopeful note that we’ll finally get a good film out of a video game franchise. The plot as explained in the film is essentially the plot of the first game in the franchise only with a different protagonist and historical setting. The look of everything (with the exception of making The Animus a little more exciting than the table it is in the games) is true to the series, and the plot seems dead-on. My biggest reason for being worried is that this is getting little to no marketing push. Compared to Passengers, which it opens against, you barely hear about this film. I’ve analyzed this industry enough to know that if they really felt they had something that could go up against Passengers and Rogue One in its second week, we’d be seeing advertising everywhere. I hope I’m wrong, because AC is my favorite video game franchise and with it’s material and the caliber of actors, if this falls flat….maybe video games really can’t be adapted for the screen. Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016.
Assassin’s Creed is my favorite video game franchise. I also think it’s the best chance we may ever have to get a good movie out of a video game franchise of the ones in work right now (no, not betting on the Tetris trilogy). The first trailer was awesome and did a fantastic job explaining the premise of the games. I really, really hate this second trailer. It’s a mess. If you didn’t know anything about the games or hadn’t seen the first trailer, you’d have no idea what the heck was going on, plus it ties the first Star Trek Beyond trailer for most off-putting use of music in a trailer this year. A minute into it, I just wanted it to end. Now Star Trek Beyond (which I tragically have not seen yet) generally got very good reviews, so you can’t judge it by the trailer alone, but my expectations and hopes for this took a nosedive. Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016. Continue reading Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #2 (2016) *Time War Gone Tone Deaf*