Today was a perfect Spring day. The air was crisp and clear, the sun shone bright, ignoring the occasional scudding cloud. Everything felt like it was gently smiling. What a perfect accompaniment to this trailer.
It connects to the original movie, hooks the attention, shows the lead actors, (Emily Blunt – le sigh) and doesn’t give a thing away … perfect.
Now, I wonder if I had a word with the House of Mouse* I might be able to convince them to STOP RELEASING TRAILERS THAT GIVE AWAY THE WHOLE STORY!!! … but I doubt it. Their promotional people are of the mind that one is good, two is gooder, three is best, and seventeen trailers before the actual premier of the movie, is the bestest idea evah!
* the House of Mouse is a one-size-fits-all way of referring to anything Disney-ish, alluding to its ‘umble beginnings.
To build interest in the new webseries in the ‘Stargate’ universe, ‘Origins‘ (I know, another prequel – but it looks like fun anyway, and it’s only 10, ten- minute episodes) the original movie is playing now on YouTube.
I have no idea how long it’ll be around, so if you’ve got two free hours on a rainy evening, this might just be your cuppa tea.
… and this is the trailer for ‘Origins’
Mrs Widds and I saw Thor: Ragnarok last night.
Cate Blanchett chewed scenery wearing a second skin of shiny black, something-or-other, (Loki is no longer the shiniest villain in town) Jeff Goldblum did Jeff Goldblum, Stan Lee’s cameos were funnier when they were shorter and he didn’t speak. The Hulk, did speak.
Many great deeds were done and buckets of blood were shed. Witty quips abounded, and every now and then a hero allowed a single tear to slide down a manly cheek.
It was magnificent.
The poster that says it all
No great plot points revealed. Major characters seen in action. Misdirections that may or may not be accurate … in other words, the perfect trailer.
For the next 65 days this will sustain me. 🙂
And because Star Wars will always miss their general …
Keeping an eye on us all
I thought about posting the new trailer for Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi or for the final season of Star Wars Rebels but two things happened.
I knew that if you’re a Star Wars fan like me then you’ve probably seen ‘em (for those who aren’t I’ve linked to the trailers) … and I came across this trailer for a stunning-looking film called Atomic Blonde.
After Fury Road, I’d watch Charlize Theron read a phone book, and from what I can see of her performance here? … I’m in for this one too.
In keeping with my policy to see only one trailer for any movie I’m interested in actually going to the cinema to watch, I present for your viewing pleasure, Cate Blanchett destroying Moljnir with one hand and not raising a glimmer of perspiration whilst doing so. (even Captain America only managed to move it a millimeter or so in Age of Ultron)
There’s a few superhero blokes doing superhero-y bloke-y things … and Cate Blanchett!