Trailer Hot Take

October 14, 2016

Trailer Hot Take: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2

Full disclosure: Up to this point, I had really only seen the teaser trailers. I’m trying to go into this newest, or older, Star Wars experience with as little information as possible. Of course, many of us know the fate of the people we are going to meet in “Rogue One” but it’s going to be the journey and emotional attachment that we fell when we all watch this one, two three, four, or however many times you’re going to decide to see this in the theater (I’ll dial it back from my seven times in the theater for “The Force Awakens”).

Without further adieu, let’s breakdown some of the highlights from this newest trailer for “Rogue One.”

It’s always cool to see a moisture evaporator with an Empire transport ship in the background

Looks like Mads is filming a sequel for both Valhalla Rising and Doctor Strange at the same time
Jyn in a cage with an alien friend
Jedi Rock Formations…but on what planet?
Rogue….Rogue One
Krennic speaking with the Dark Lord of the Sith himself
We have hope….Rebellions are built on hope…
This still doesn’t do true justice to what is actually happening here…
Definitely reminds me of a young Zev Senesca
The goosebump moment that we all knew was coming, but still….
Overall, a bone-chilling trailer that should put to sleep most of the bad publicity this film has been getting the last few months. This trailer plays to many emotions, and yes, while some of the dialogue and catchphrases will come off as a tad bit contrite and cliche, that doesn’t mean this is going to be a bad film, not one bit. Is it a Hollywood Blockbuster? Of course, but this trailer sold to me the notion that the people making this little “one-off stories” care about the lore, fans, and the universe that has been expertly crafted, most of the time, since 1977.
March 18, 2016

Trailer Hot Take: X-Men: Apocalypse (Final Trailer)

We’ve been getting some pretty nice trailers in the run-up to the Summer Movie Season, but I guess trailers are all you get when there is a glut of ho-hum films, so it’s easy to get excited.

This time on “Trailer Hot Take” we take a look at the latest, and what seems to be the final, “X-Men: Apocalypse” trailer. It’s a mixed bag of goodies and for me personally, my verdict is still out on this one.

I have to admit, I’m digging this 80s style. I mean, look at that purple V with the sports coat!
Oscar Issac on the slab, pre-Apocalypse. I’m interested to see how they weave this origin story.
So is the suit going to be something created through “magic” or an actual tangible suit, or of “celestial” origin.
The new and improved Magneto helmet
And the new and improved Magneto suit.
Who could this be in the scene with Quicksilver? Magda….Magneto’s wife?
Is the RUSH shirt a little too on the nose?
Pre-Archangel fighting Nightcrawler in Hell in a Cell.
It looks like William Stryker is back, but in what capacity.
I may not be an Oliva Munn fan, but at least they got the Psylocke costume and sword right.
Havok going crazy in Cerebro…but why?
I hope the X-Mansion was covered for Apocalypse Insurance.
With a ton of J-Law shots in this trailer, will she meet her end at the hands of our titular villain?
Well, that’s it for this Trailer Hot Take. kthnxbye.
March 10, 2016

Trailer Hot Take: Captain America: Civil War (Final Trailer)

Matt again, with another Trailer Hot Take. I mean, in all honesty, we all know that “Captain America” Civil War” is going to be awesome. It’s going to be everything that “Age of Ultron” wasn’t. The expectations almost seem impossibly high this time, and while “Ultron” was just an appetizer, this is going to be the entree that all MCU fans have been waiting for. Let’s go to the pictures:

This is shortly after an explosion in the trailer in some sort of UN-style conference, and from the looks of it, this looks like T’Challa, aka, Black Panther, Prince of Wakanda was present.

Fancy underwater base? Check!
Cap is chasing T’Challa who is chasing Bucky. The CG is a little weak right now, but I’m sure they’ll fix this up before May
It’s always been said that Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful MUTANTS, yes, I said mutants, not Miracles (screw that) and what she’s doing to Vision right here is downright dirty
Hawkeye lets loose a barrage of arrows, and look who’s riding one of the, our good friend Scott Lang!

It’s so awesome to see Crossbones in the MCU finally. Just a bad-ass character
AND HERE IS THE MONEY SHOT
 Hey everyone……
“Captain America: Civil War” swings into theaters May 5th
March 4, 2016

Trailer Hot Take: Ghostbusters (2016)

It seems the Internet has been in a tizzy today after the release of the first of what will likely be quite a few trailers for the new”Ghostbusters” film. While some of the reaction has been positive, there are still quite a few people out there up in arms that their beloved quartet of proton pack-wielding demigod killers have been replaced with what could be a new beloved quartet of proton pack-wielding demigod killers.

While my initial reaction was somewhat positive, in case you don’t listen to our podcast you know the three of us have been pretty gun-shy to say this film will be any good, and yes, after immediately seeing the trailer some of my worries for squashed, but upon another few viewings, a few things starting sticking out to me to really did give me this “meh” feeling.

Here are a few things to consider:

I like seeing the old firehouse from the original films, it’s a nice piece of homage.
Now this is when things not so great…..I hoping there will be some work done on the CG, because this really isn’t cutting it….
More weird ghost CG…..
 I do like Kate McKinnon, a lot. I would assume she is playing the role of an Egon Spangler-type this time, but she looks like she might be stealing the show in this one.

This iteration of Ecto-1 (if that’s what they are going to call it) looks pretty good and I like it swerving past the arc near Washington Square Park
 The uniforms look pretty good, no real complaints here
 Again, more suspect CG….and……3D might be looming….oh boy…..

I guess this is supposed to be funny and/or sexual based on what McKinnon’s character is supposed to be developed into. We’ll see…..
 The proton pack beams do look pretty legit

My main gripe is the overall tone of the trailer, as it kind of gives you a little bit of the new with some weird new tones. I hope the “possession” angle of the film isn’t a major plot point and just happens to be a small scene. But we’ll see in July….

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