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Ghost in the Shell Full Trailer Shows Us What Kind of World We’re Going To Be In

Like most of you, I wasn’t thrilled when I heard Scarlett Johansson was cast in an adaptation for the hit anime film Ghost in the Shell, but as each trailer has shown us, it’s all about making an overall great film with a story that should intrigue us.

Whether you know about the anime or not is irrelevant at this point because regardless of Scar-Jo’s casting, she looks terrific as the Major within this Blade Runner meets Lucy type of universe. It’s visually spectacular, but we all know that visuals don’t constitute a great film in the long run. This looks grim, focused, dark, action packed, and surprisingly fun. It isn’t exactly Avengers style fun, but there’s a lot to behold from the trailers alone.

The best thing about Hollywood and fans is that we both say the same thing, “what have you done for me lately?” That’s the mindset I have for these trailers Ghost in the Shell keep pumping out as they’ve only grown to be more promising with each video. Are you excited or still not impressed? Let me know in the comments.

The Circle (2017) Trailer Review: A More Focused Trailer Presents A Fascinating and Timely Book Adaptation

When I saw the first trailer for the film two months ago, the tone seemed to be more of a pseudo horror film to some degree, but it looks like the tone of the film is more set in this trailer which gives a far better glimpse to the world of The Circle. 

Starring Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks we can only be excited for what these stars have signed onto. The best-selling book follows the story of a young woman who gets a chance to be a part of the largest, most powerful tech organization around where her charismatic boss feels that there is no such thing as too much information. The idea of cameras and phones and information being everywhere is all too appropriate in American society and could come as stark and frightening in ways we hope it would, ways that 1984 could bring.

It’s nice to see Hanks in a not so good guy role as well with his charm always coming from his all-American persona as the neighborhood friendly that no one can dislike. Boyega getting another feature role is also promising as his breakout role in The Force Awakens proved he can handle even the biggest stages after coming from smaller movies. The concept and the music within the trailer look great and give a far better glimpse into what could be a strong drama come April 28th.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Could Catapolt LEGO Movies Even Further In New Trailer

The LEGO movies so far aren’t exactly PIXAR, but I’ll be damned if they aren’t succeeding in getting that same respect. Their films mix a perfect amount pop culture references for both kids and adults alike while also presenting themselves as an animation studio that takes their stories, action, and of course their animation styles seriously. That seems to be no different with their latest project The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

Not only does the voice talent and sarcastic humor work perfectly for the trailer, but I actually caught myself laughing out loud more than I may have with the LEGO Batman trailer that is more recent.

Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Michael Pena, Abbi Jacobson, and Fred Armison lend their voices to the film which seems to only better the already comical motions and actions of the characters. With The LEGO Batman doing well with critics, I have no doubts this will be another film in their growing catalog that will blow us all away with the charm and wit of the other two films.

Beauty and the Beast Final Trailer Review: Chills, Chills, and More Chills

Chills, chills, and more chills! While the Beast doesn’t look at flawless per say, the cast and the trailer with the music meshed just perfectly. Arianna Grande singing “Tale As Old As Time” also gives dead people life so there’s that.

The musical numbers with Gaston and Lafou look terrific, Emma is just beautiful, the voice talent proved to us why they were the perfect choices, and I’ll be damned if some of you realized Kevin Kline was playing Maurice because I didn’t. If this movie doesn’t make a ton of money opening weekend it will prove society is lost forever.

I get the feeling of disinterest for these live-action remakes of classic Disney films, but the more we see and hear from this one, the more it’s proving to us why they make them in the first place. If a trailer is supposed to get you more interested in a film then Beauty and the Beast’s final trailer did it’s job flawlessly.

Power Rangers (2017) Trailer #2: To Be Fair, It Doesn’t Look Terrible

It’s safe to assume the expectations for a Power Rangers reboot aren’t shooting through our roofs, but to say the intrigue isn’t increasing each time would be a lie. Power Rangers are a New Zealand/American adaptation of an Asian property that pitted colorful teenage superheroes with poorly costumed monsters. Yeah, it’s that simple, and it looks like the studio realized that their audiences are more aware of that now as adults.

The humor seemed fitting for the style of film it wants to be and the rangers themselves look pretty cool if you ask me. Unfortunately, the monsters and other CGI don’t look as good. Whether they’re even finished or not is to be determined, but it doesn’t look great.

The vibe it gives off feels like Chronicle meets a lesser version of Iron Man this time around, but no where near either’s production quality that I’ve seen. That’s concerning in of itself simply because poor CGI can take me right out of a film in no time at all, but hopefully they revamp and edit before the final cut hits theaters.

 

Logan Trailer #2 Review: The Claws Are Definitely Out With This Latest Trailer

Without question, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine will go down as one of the most beloved character depictions of the modern era of film-making. Jackman’s commitment and dedication to the role has proven to be dynamic, riveting, and all around enjoyable. But like everything else, it must come to a powerful and stirring end.

The latest trailer for the final Wolverine film starring Jackman, Logan comes at us with another bloody trailer that gives us more glimpses into the desolate world that Professor X, Logan, and the world of mutants have fallen into. We get to see the anticipated X-23 character come to life on screen with this latest trailer and she looks bad-ass. I’m on the fence as to whether or not I liked that they revealed the little girl to be exactly who we thought she’d be, but in the end, that’s something nerds like me would know, not the general movie going audience.

The action takes on the trademark berserker nature of the two clawed characters we see and the dystopian-western vibe only seems to be getting stronger. Regardless of whether or not the trailer showed too much of the action, I think it’s safe to say they definitely don’t need to show anything more beyond this point and that fans will already be buying their tickets for March 3rd. 

Alien: Covenant Is Going Back To It’s Sci-Fi/Horror Routes In The Best Ways In New Trailer

The Red Band trailer for Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien franchise looks chilling and blood thirsty in the ways we’ve wanted since we were polarized by his prequel film Prometheus. As the director of the film, he has clearly returned to the body horror that made the films so scary and terrifying and it looks like his star studded cast is ready to bring everything back to life.

Katherine Waterson (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them) stars as the lead female protagonist which many have speculated could be a character who is somehow related to Ripley played by Sigourney Weaver in the original four films. Michael Fassbender also returns to the franchise as the android David who set in motion the events of Prometheus back in 2012.

The trailer is genuinely scary and violent in all ways that the original films were like. Hopefully we don’t just get senseless, gratuitous bloodshed just because he feels he wants to bring back the frightening nostalgia. It’s a sci-fi film after all and we want to see cool, man eating aliens in the process.

The film comes out May 19th, 2017

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