Captain America: Civil War Trailer – 10/03/2016

There is so much to talk about, I have no idea where to begin.

Do I talk about Black Panther first? Ant-Man? The Iron Man vs Captain America feud? SPIDEY?! 

Oh god, I have goosebumps. My heart is having palpitations.

Let’s start from the beginning.

This film, from the looks of this trailer, still looks amazing. I am so glad that it features more than just Iron Man and Captain America throwing punches and insults at each other. Black Panther looks amazing. He said no words but his fight scenes look like they’re gonna be amazing – I’m hoping he’s going to stand out a lot, not only for the purpose of showcasing a great character, but also so people are aware and prepared for his stand alone film (featuring Andy Serkis, who I have to talk about as often as possible).

The interesting point for me though, is how they’re going to resolve this, or at least have Steve and Tony (they sound so normal) on the same page in time for Avengers: Infinity War 1 & 2. Will they continue to be on opposing sides until Thanos makes an appearance? How will Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy fit into all of it? Obviously now they have Spiderman, so hopefully he’ll be used on the Avengers or at least featured in the films. I’m guessing most of those featured in this film, will be in future Avenger films or the individual Avengers stand alone films. I’m curious as to how everything will all come together, and the plan Marvel has. I’m fucking excited too, this is a plan that has been in the making for a long time.

The plot itself, for this film, looks really interesting too. Steve has, for the most part, begin to doubt the government he believed in, in the 1940s. This is probably his breaking point in terms of politics. Tony’s alliance with the idea that superheroes should be controlled rather than allowed to do whatever the hell they want, is slightly surprising given his personality. But honestly, I know there will be flaws, there is no perfect film (unless you count Casablanca which everyone in the world thinks has the most perfect script), but I’m so certain that Marvel is going to pull it off.

In all truthfulness, Captain America was always pretty ‘meh’ to me. Nothing about him appealed to me, but recently, since Winter Soldier, he’s got to be more and more interesting. The internal conflicts he faces and the struggles to believe the government and the adapting to the new ways – he’s evolved to be a great character, and I’m hoping that in this film he’ll come full circle.

The rumour of Hulk appearing has not been confirmed, but I love the Hulk and I really, really hope he does.

But you don’t care about that.

I know what you wanna talk about.

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THIS GUY 

It’s such a brief appearance. He literally swings in, grabs Cap’s shield and says hi. That is it. But Marvel are such flirts, such teases, that is literally enough to satisfy any curiosity we might have.

Spiderman is in it. He’s seemingly on Iron Man’s side. He seems pretty funny, even though he just swung in and said hi, somehow that’s still funny. 

And yet, it asks more questions.

How long has he been Spiderman? Is Uncle Ben dead already? Will his own film not be an origin story for once? Is Aunt May going to be in this, trying to solve the situation with cookies?

This film looks intense, the fight scenes look amazing (tiny Ant-man flying through the air is gonna be fun to watch. Plus Paul Rudd and Robert Downey Jr together? They might have a quip off), the music sounds incredible, the plot itself looks simple enough to keep our attention but mysterious enough to keep us guessing.

Maybe it’s bias, maybe it’s love. But I am really looking forward to watching this film. Less than two months to go.

Get your countdown clocks ready.

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Heh. See what I did there? I’m so funny.

For those of you who still haven’t watched it, you can watch it here

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think of the trailer in the comments!

 

 

P.s, imagine if Deadpool was there. Imagine the quip off then. 

 

 

Suicide Squad Trailer – 20/1/16

OH. MY. GOD. 

QUEEN. 

QUINN. 

SQUAD GOALS. 

To preface this, I just want to say that I am not a big DC fan. I feel like they put a dampener on things, and as an already miserable person, I need the brightness and jokes put in a Marvel film to make it through. Plus, with a DC film, everything is so dark that I think sometimes they forget to hire a lighting guy.

Suicide Squad though looks like it could be actual fun. A film where the villains get to run wild, saving the world but fucking shit up? Oh my god, yes.

I’ve watched Arrow in the past, where they have done their own Suicide Squad. Honestly, they did it well. They didn’t have Harley Quinn (Harley Quinn guys! She’s in an actual film!), though Tara Strong did make a voice cameo for her, but they had their own Deadshot, played by Michael Rowe. Whilst it wasn’t a fully fleshed out Squad, Deadshot was still the strongest character and very well acted in my opinion. This could be the reason why I’m so uncertain about Will Smith’s Deadshot. Even upon hearing it, I was a bit ‘Really?’. This could be because, quite simply, I’m a little biased towards Smith. I’ve never really enjoyed the more serious side of him, always finding him ‘Meh’ whenever he tries to be that action hero.

(After Earth Smith is probably the worst Smith we’re going to get. He can’t be any worse than that)

That said, he doesn’t seem to be playing that sort of character. He’s got that dark humour, intense leader vibe going on. He isn’t necessarily an action hero (or villain) in this film. There seems to have an air of mystery around this character.  Plus, he looks really cool. He could be voice of cool in this gang of rascals.

The Joker, Leto’s Joker, seems to be more manic than before. Full on crazy. That laugh. That laugh is going to haunt me. Everyone has Heath Ledger’s character etched in their brain, that obviously it was going to be difficult to even match his performance, let alone surpass it. Leto seems to have crazy Joker down. Less subtle than Ledger, but that gives him a lot more Joker to play with.

That sounded grosser than I wanted it to.

The main character I’m interested in, is Harley Quinn. This is really the first time she’s been placed into a film. There’s a worry that David Ayer could have made her simply someone to look at, rather than the badass crazy lady she is. There’s a worry she could be less violent. There’s a worry that this film representation of her is just going to ruin the character, much like the same worry others have about Leto’s Joker. But I can’t help but hope that Margot Robbie has got in the bag. If she has, which I really think she has (the look, the dialogue, the baseball bat), then there’s always the chance of Quinn having her own film.

I mean, it’s a slim chance. Very slim. Maybe it’s my own dream. DC have only just got out of their Batman/Superman rut, and given the Justice League their own film. Whilst it would be interesting to give each of the Suicide Squad their own film, I doubt DC would take that risk.

The absolute best part though?

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.

Can’t help but sing along to that classic bad boy. Not only that, but hearing the gunshots coincide with the music was just absolute beauty.

There’s so much action, humour, fights and bullets flying around – I’m so excited to see this film. I can’t help but be. A DC film where people are sad, but they don’t bang on about it. Thank the fucking lord.

I really hope that my excitement has set an incredibly high standard for this film that it can’t reach. If it’s a disappointment, I don’t think I’d ever venture over to the DC side for another century.

Come on guys. Don’t suck.

Watch the trailer here

(also, take note of Joker holding Quinn. It’ll be great to see their ‘complicated’ relationship explored in this film, and perhaps any future films. Last thought, I’m gone).

Warcraft Trailer – 6/11/2015

This evening, the Warcraft trailer finally dropped. If you haven’t seen it, I’ll place a link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rxoz13Bthc 

Let me get this out first – I really liked the game. Though I am poor, for the brief amount of time I got to play World of Warcraft, I loved it. I loved the world, the races, the quests, the stories. However, I am not as well versed in the world as others would be. So no doubt, people will find my opinion potentially flawed.

But I am really excited for this film.

The director, Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie… That has no relevance, I just really enjoy pointing that out to people because to me, that’s fucking amazing), seems to have kept the look of the Orcs that Blizzard had created many years ago. The obvious CGI look of them doesn’t bother me as much as it did in The Hobbit.

There seems to be an interesting story arc as well, from what I could see of the trailer, not just ‘Man vs Orc’. It shows Man and Orc forming an alliance, that seems to be weary in the film and no doubt ends in bloodshed from both sides, the epic conclusion probably being them becoming enemies once more. The King certainly doesn’t like Orcs, anyway.

The only thing I am truly doubting, is the possible Man and Orc romance that is touched upon in the trailer. I don’t know if it’s even something that is happening. I could be seeing something that isn’t there. But it seems to be implied. I’m not too fussed about it being a thing; there was always going to be some kind of a romance storyline, most of the time there is.

My only thing is; why make only one sexy Orc? Why not make some of them sexy, some of them not? Or be consistent, and y’know, keep to what the original characters looked like. If you’re going to make one sexy Orc, then we know what she’s there for; probably for a romance arc.

Again, there may be nothing there. I may be reading too much into the only non-CGI Orc. Who knows?

My only other concern is Dominic Cooper. He’s never been the most consistent actor, and I’m worried he’s going to be one of the most noticeable flaws.

But I’m pre-judging. He could be fucking amazing for all I know

The battles, though the clips shown were brief, look epic. It looks violent enough for what a Warcraft film should be. Honestly, I’m sure a lot of people had their doubts about this film, but it’s quite possible that Duncan Jones could pull this off. 2016 is shaping up to be a really exciting year for film, and I really believe this one of the ones to look out for.

All in all, I’m really looking forward to this film. I feel like it could be pulled off in an epic way, perhaps making room for it to be a franchise. I’m just trying my best to not be too excited, knowing how easily this film could be messed up. My own high expectations could ruin the film for me.

The next trailer should hopefully be released some time in the next year, shedding more light on the film. So far though, if the initial trailer has caused some excitement, there’s every chance the next one could be just as amazing.

If you have any thoughts on the trailer, let me know below!