Now who doesn’t love a good movie trailer? I know I do.
In Watch These Trailers I list a few trailers which I thought were important or significant enough to be mentioned. Find the trailer I’m talking about by clicking on the title. I’m fully aware that some of these trailers came out a while ago, but they are still worth talking about.
After Captain America: Civil War, which comes out in a few days here and I’ll be seeing it right away, we are treated with a new and kind of different hero. Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, is the newest addition to the MCU and the trailer looks awesome. In this movie we are being introduced to the magical side of the MCU and other dimensions. From what we can see in the trailer, the magic is going to be gorgeous visually and I hope we get a lot of it. We are getting an origin story here, but I’m not really against it as Doctor Strange has a different and tragic reason as to why and how he became the titular character. He goes a long way before he actually becomes the Sorcerer Supreme and I think it’s going to be interesting.
The Girl on the Train
I was excited to see this trailer pop up on social media, because I’ve read the book and I was really interested to see how they would adapt it on screen. I was a tiny bit disappointed as some things weren’t as I imagined them whilst reading, but I guess that that will always be the case. I think Emily Blunt is a great chose as the main character and will hopefully still be untrustworthy as she was in the book. That sense of unreliability, with all of the characters really, is quite crucial to the story and I hope that they’ll get that right.
At first, I raised an eyebrow when I heard someone was making a movie about how McDonald’s started. I thought it was going to be just one big advertisement for the fast-food chain. Though now that I’ve seen the trailer, I really think that they are going to give us an honest and real representation of how the company came to be.
It seems that Michael Keaton will once again be great as the main character and it’s great to see Nick Offerman again. I like how the trailer gets more intense while it progresses.
The Magnificent Seven
It’s been a while since I last saw a, decent, western and this seems like a good movie to change something about that. I haven’t seen the original one as it came out way before I was born, but this seems like great and solid movie. It has an amazing cast, including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jason Momoa and many others. It’s got badass action, great visual and humour as well, something to look forward to.
I don’t think this movie needs any more explanation rather than just to go watch it. After being disappointed with Batman v Superman, I’m hoping this will be the, for me, first great entry in the new DCU and from what I can see in the trailers, I’m having high hopes that it will be. With a stellar cast, interesting story and crazy characters, I think this will redefine how we see superhero movies in general.
I’ve said it before, but I think Jared Leto will do an amazing job portraying The Joker. Heath Ledger was incredible as that character, but I think this version will be a lot different, yet equally captivating.
A Star Wars story. That tagline says enough for me. I was astonished by The Force Awakens and I reckon this one will be another success. I think it’s a great move to alternate between the main trilogy and standalone movies each year. It gives us time to enjoy each instalment of the saga, whilst still giving us an entertaining adventure. These anthology movies offer us some more insights in events that weren’t explained in the other movies and that’s an interesting thing to do. This also means that we will probably be introduced to some new badass characters.
I grew up reading stories by Roald Dahl and there have been several good adaptations on screen. While I thought the giant looks decent for a children’s movie, I think they could have done a better job.
On top of that I don’t think the interaction between the giant and the little girl seem real, it’s quite obvious that she isn’t acting next to a real person. Besides that, the other visuals seem alright, like the magic and other giants.
I’m keeping faith in director Steven Spielberg and the voice cast, including Mark Rylance and Bill Hader, but also in John Williams who delivers the music.
Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne and I guess it’s going to be action-packed, based on what I saw in the trailer. After the little detour they took with The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner, they’re going to back to the core of the franchise. While he now remembers who he was, he’s still trying to find out about his past. As action spy thrillers, these movies are seriously exciting, though I probably have to re-watch the previous movies since I don’t remember an awful lot.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Am I the only one that’s extremely curious to know what beasts are hiding in that suitcase? I immediately get the Harry Potter-feel from this trailer and it’s just amazing. I’m thrilled that we’re getting another chance at exploring the Wizarding World, albeit in another era.
Honestly, I’m not too sad that we won’t see Harry himself in this movie, but that someone else, Newt Scamander to be precise, is taking on the leading role. I assume he’s a playful character that isn’t fully aware of the danger. His companion seems like a fun character, just look at his face in that final scene.
I’m still not sure whether I want to see this one or not, as I have never played the game it’s based on. That aside, this movie looks great. The visuals are stunning and the orcs look rather decent. I can’t help but feel like this wants to take what was great about The Lord of the Rings and add a slightly different touch to it. I’ll just wait and see how this goes and eventually give it a try or not. I’m not yet dying to see this one, but the trailers are promising.
This concludes my list of some fairly recent trailers that you need to see. Are you excited for these movies and why is that? I’m curious to know.
I’ll see you later!