Spider-Man 3 and Dr. Strange 2 are apparently connected, with Strange co-starring in Spidey 3, along with....
Rumors have put many cast members from the Maguire and Garfield Spider-movies in Spider-Man 3. So far, Maguire, Dunst, Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Alfred Molina have all been mentioned as appearing. Sounds like the MCU is doing Spider-verse, especially since the word "Multiverse" is in the title of Dr. Strange 2.
> I did not mind KoM... I loved the action and destruction, plot and acting were pretty
> far down the list of why I watched it.
> Kinda like the Pacific Rim movies, the acting was horrible the story meh... But that's
> not what I came to see, I wanted to watch giant mechs punch giant monsters and it
> did that very well.
I can usually overlook stuff like that for these sorts of movie too, and I have a feeling the "dream match" aspect of Godzilla vs. Kong will help me in that department when this movie is released... but KoM did some truly awful crap that just rubbed me the wrong way. An example - you see these monsters breathe fire and blow absolutely everything in their path to smithereens within seconds, but when the movie needs the main character to survive, Millie Bobby Brown's plot armor switches on and she legit outruns Ghidorah's atomic blast. Like it actually follows her down the hallway she's running in.
I know stuff like that is super nitpicky when it comes to friggin monster movies but there were just too many instances of stuff like that in KOM that I couldn't look past. It's not even the plot or acting, it's the lack of even attempting to use some "movie logic" during certain sequences that got me.
I reiterate that I'm not overly fond of Zack Snyder's work, especially his DC movies. Dawn of the Dead, 300 and Watchmen are about all I dig from him, but Man of Steel has started to grow on me a bit (despite the awful story beats).
Buuuut I'd be lying if I said that this movie doesn't look like a real fun time. The trailer alone is better than Whedon's Justice League and you can already see how wildly different Snyder's vision was meant to be compared to the trash that we got. Do I expect high art worthy of the 4 hour run time? Very much no. But I'm gonna go into this with an open mind, and just expect a big ol' DC Comics mash up of heroes and villains and concepts.
Leto's Joker at the end.... he's really not even trying to be Suicide Squad Joker anymore. I'm happy to see him get another go at the character considering how much of a mess the studio made for his original take, even if I hated the design they went for. This Joker seems much more up my alley, even if it's the "knightmare" sequence and he's likely just a figment of Batman's imagination. Whatev.
I dunno, I'd say any Disney movie is "needless" in the grand scheme of things, but they make them and most of them end up being good enough. Emma Stone looks like she'll play the character well, but the story itself is what will make or break it and the trailer doesn't entirely sell me. I guess that's one thing that this has in common with Joker. And the "hear me roar" line is cringey, a lot like some of the dialogue in Joker. But otherwise I feel like the apparent Joker vibe that the trailer gives off is a little overblown on the internet right now. I can see some of the similarities (dark imagery, a "crazy" character, etc) but I can also see those similarities in lots of trailers from before Joker was a thing.
@Kommie Yah I saw that earlier. Still more into the old school 90s WB style animation but this trailer finally got me pumped for the show, with it being one of my all time favorite comics and all. Also wasn't aware they would be hour long episodes, which is sorta rare for cartoons these days.
And judging from that trailer, it seems pretty dead on to the comics. I dunno about exactly panel for panel but it seems like it's definitely doing justice to the source material.
-Suicide Squad trailer drops on YouTube -Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 2 drops on Disney+ -Godzilla vs. Kong drops on HBO Max -The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers reboot show drops on Disney+ -First 3 episodes of the new Invincible cartoon drop on Amazon Prime
I'm not sure I've seen a bad movie from James Gunn. Super, Tromeo and Juliet, Slither, both Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Dude has a good track record, so I'm not worried about Suicide Squad. The trailer just didn't hit the spot like other trailers have.
I'm definitely interested in The Suicide Squad. I didn't think the first one was as bad as people made it out to be (still wasn't great though). The cast is pretty stacked this time around. Didn't realize Pete Davidson was going to be in it though, ugh. Anyway, Harley Quinn was the best part of the first one, and she's back again this time, so I'm in.
That one gets me more looking forward to the movie tbh. The first one was good too but didn't give me that hype I was expecting, but this one helped that along. Weird how it was the green brand trailer that sold me haha
Shang Chi looks real badass. Can't wait for the legit Mandarin and those shots toward the end all looked fantastic.
I'm still decently on the fence about Ghostbusters Afterlife though. I love the first movie but nothing we've seen for the new one has hooked me in any way. I'm not sure how big of roles the og actors have but if they're significant, maybe that's when the ol' Ghostbusters itch will hit me. Worried that the movie may depend a little too heavily on the "Stranger Things kids" dynamic that's pretty apparent in the trailer as opposed to adult Ghostbusters, but that could always end up fine so we'll see.
The first was awful, and this one does look better, but I still don't know if I feel like I'm gonna dig it. I just don't love the upright Venom design or making him a comedic goofball character. It still feels like they crammed someone else's personality into the Venom design. I don't think it's a coincidence that all the backstage issues with the first movie started being reported on in relation to Deadpool's success, but the two characters are very much not the same.
The sequel should definitely be more consistent since there weren't any backstage issues this time around (as far as we know) so hopefully that's a plus. Hardy's voice sounds less ridiculous in those shots too, hopefully it's not a bit toned down this time.
Woody Harrelson as Carnage should be fun if nothing else, and was easily the best part of the trailer. I'll give it a go for him alone.
I still haven't seen Venom. I'm typically not into the anti-hero type movies. I'm also not loving the Spider-Man universe being split between MCU and Fox. I so wish we could get Venom and Carnage in the MCU instead.
It's Sony, not Fox, but I'm sure you (@Scott) know that and just made a typo. I too would rather them just all be integrated into the MCU, these movies come off weird without Peter. For example, Eddie being morally "good" and Venom being a goofy jokester are literally only elements in the Venom movies because there's usually a Peter Parker to cover that stuff in the comics.
There are rumors of this version of Venom making the jump to the MCU eventually but I don't know how they could make that work unless they just pull him into the MCU via the multiverse and forget about these 2 movies.
The og Wonder Years is one of my all-time favorite shows, so I was pretty hesitant about the idea of a reboot. But I do very much dig the vibe of this teaser trailer. Despite the obviously different family, just these few seconds still deliver that classic coming-of-age feeling that the old show had. It'll be interesting to see how they tackle some socially relevant issues given the move to focus on a black family living in Alabama during what still seems to be around the 60s. The old show was so good because it reflected the issues of the time so well, especially given the working class family it followed, so it'll be nice to see them do that here too.
Happy to see this is also one of many shows produced by Fred Savage, so they have a better chance of nailing the overall atmosphere. I'm interested, now it's up to the writers and actors.
I never really cared for The Wonder Years. I'm not sure why, something about it just left me feeling sort of depressed, not happy/entertained. Maybe that was the point, I don't know. I'm interested in checking out the reboot though.
There were a few somber moments given that it was a coming of age story, and it has this baked-in nostalgic vibe that tugs at the the sentimental feeling most of us have toward childhood, but just about every episode ends with some sort of message of hopefulness in the face of the day-to-day struggle. I wouldn't call it depressing in general, though as is the case with life, there are a few sadder/harder moments.
"Eloise, a young woman with a passion for fashion design and a strange sixth sense, mysteriously finds herself transported back in time to 1966 London in the body of her idol, a singer named Sandy. While in Sandy's body, she enters into a romantic relationship, but the city is not as it appears to be and the past and present seem to fall apart with shady and horrifying consequences."
This looks pretty friggin cool. I love Edgar Wright, he's made some of my favorite movies with Spaced being a pretty good low-budget TV show too. The Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz & The World's End) are some of my favorites to throw on and watch at any time. I haven't seen A Fistful of Fingers or Baby Driver but definitely plan to (especially the former). Otherwise I sort of dislike Scott Pilgrim, but I've only seen it once and honestly may be due for a re-watch.
That said, Last Night in Soho looks completely the opposite of anything he's ever done, but instead of making me apprehensive it's making me very interested. Anya Taylor-Joy was great in Queen's Gambit and The Witch, and Thomasin McKenzie killed it in Jojo Rabbit, so I'm pumped for their weirdo-looking performances here. Plus Matt Smith is in it, which is never a detriment to anything. Movie looks wild and joins In the Heights & The Green Knight on my list of "watch asap" movies coming this year.