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Trailer Time: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer #2 (2017) *Pretty Much What Meets The Eye*

I try to make it a policy not to pre-hate movies (I reserve the right to occasionally diverge), with the exception of the Transformers series as directed by Michael Bay.  The Transformers were, and are to many people in my generation, an integral part of our childhood memories and Bay has despoiled them.  If they’d ALL been awful from the start I’d understand it more, but the first film was not bad.  It was flawed, but I got my chills moment of Peter Cullen’s voice emerging from a live-action Optimus Prime.  Since then, they’ve been crude, noisy, unbearably long, stupid, occasionally racist, degredations of everything that made the Transformers cool.  Also there’s been a weird move to make Optimus Prime act less and less like Optimus Prime until apparently he’s just the villain in this film.  I say apparently, because this trailer is weird.  It’s shot like a documentary of the life of a little girl who likes bots until things get splodey at the end.  Oh and in case you thought anything has changed, Grimlock barfs up a hatchback.  It’ll make a billion dollars.  Whenever they pry Bay from this franchise, if they even manage to get a genuine fan in the director’s chair, I don’t think you could undo the damage.  But since there will be one a year now, we’ll probably find out.  Transformers: The Last Knight will open June 23, 2017. Continue reading Trailer Time: Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer #2 (2017) *Pretty Much What Meets The Eye*

Trailer Time: Despicable Me 3 Trailer #2 (2017) *Of COURSE He Has a Twin Brother*

I really liked the first Despicable Me a whole lot more than I thought I would.  Despicable Me 2 was just a blast and boosted me into Minion Mania!  Then Minions came out, and I was over the whole thing and was hoping it would all just…..aaaaand Gru has a twin brother.  His name is Dru.  They look like pudgier versions of the Woody Harrelson twins introduced in Now You See Me 2.  That was a franchise killer.  Just saying.  Despicable Me 3 releases June 30, 2017.

Gru, Minions, Despicable Me 3

Trailer Time: The Fate of the Furious Trailer #2 *THE CARS ARE FLYING!!!*

The thing about the Fast movies is that, starting with Fast Five (which is also when the series became a lot of fun), with each subsequent installment, they have to find a way to top the ridiculous thing they did the previous time out.  Flicking a switch to use up a NOS can isn’t cutting it anymore.  I was under the impression that the insanity of Fast 7 could not be topped.  Then the first trailer had a wrecking ball, a tank, and a submarine.  NONE OF THAT TOUCHES THE INSANITY IN THE SECOND TRAILER!!!  There is a point during this short film of vehicular mayhem, where I was screaming at my computer that it had won, and I will submit and just go see if there’s anything left they haven’t already bombarded us with with in two trailers.  The title is still stupid though.  Read below for plot details (ARE YOU GOING FOR PLOT???).
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Trailer Time: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer #1 (2017) *The Final Adventure?*

It’s been interesting that in marketing Pirates 5, Disney has gone out of its way to have as little as Jack Sparrow in its marketing as possible, focusing more on Javier Bardem’s villain (who is still the star of this trailer), Geoffery Rush’s Captain Barbossa, and new characters.  This trailer lays out Salazar’s beef with de-aged Johnny Depp (which looks pretty spot-on) and finally Jack’s current status which is pant-less.  I thought this was a pretty good look at what we can expect and was intrigued by the use of “The FInal Adventure Begins”.  Is this the last Pirates film or the beginning of a multi-part final go-round with the maddening Sparrow?  I think the first Pirates is among the best action-adventure films of all-time.  I think if you combined movies two and three, you’d have had a really good movie instead of an average second film and one of the worst sequels ever in the third film.  On Stranger Tides was nowhere near as good as the first, but it was a step back in the right direction and gave the character back his wits and canniness which the sequels had stripped him of.  He’s supposed to be eccentric, but he’s also supposed to be better than everyone, not a moron.  Well, kind of a moron, but in a savvy way.  More on the plot below.  Sandwiched between Alien: Covenant and Transformers 5/Wonder Woman, it will be interesting to see how much staying power this franchise still has.

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26th, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells, Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp

Trailer Time: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Trailer#3 (2017) *Savin’ the Galaxy To Classic Rock*

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  has been, by far, the biggest success story of the MCU thus far.  It raised at least six characters from the status of “only known by those of the Chosen Order of Geekhood” to household names.  In 2013, I could shout “I AM GROOT” and be taken into protective psychiatric custody.  Now, people just think I’m childish (which, truth be told, is the reaction I tend to get anyway).  With Awesome Mix-Tape 2 as its background music, the Guardians reassemble in the first full trailer for their second adventures.  Aaaand, it’s awesome.  People are going to go nuts for this, especially Baby Groot, but, the character that’s surprised me the most is Dave Bautista’s Drax: he’s so good. He’s stealing every trailer.  Watch. Enjoy. Repeat. The Guardians of the Galaxy will return on May 5, 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2