The headline pretty much says it all. The following trailers for a few action-packed features promise to get hearts pumping with things that explode real good. Sadly, only one of them actually looks worth getting excited about.
The end-of-the-year cinematic lineup promises some thrills, adventure and lots of escapist fantasy. Yet only one new trailer has me convinced to pay the theater price to watch its movie on a big screen.
Given Hollywood’s current passion for rehashing old favorites instead of coming up with new or original ideas, it’s not shocking that someone has tried to modernize another ’80s action classic. Still, I’m at a loss for words with this one.
As we prepare for the cold, chilly winds of autumn, the Hollywood studios are releasing their fall lineup of trailers, hoping to warm the hearts of moviegoers, or at least generate some anticipation. Of the three previews gathered today, only one piques my interest enough to watch on the big screen.
This week’s trailers are for movies I wouldn’t automatically consider “highly anticipated.” Nevertheless, they appear pretty promising, especially the latest from the versatile Christian Bale. Stallone and Schwarzenegger, on the other hand, bring the action in a plot better suited for DTV material.
This set of trailers for some potentially great upcoming movies leaves me feeling a little hesitant. The films all have potential, but the previews aren’t very convincing. I think that the success of these movies will definitely ride on the casts, directors and interest in the stories, rather than how well the trailers sell them.
Will the summer movie line-up already in full swing, now is the time when studios unveil their previews for the holiday season, hoping to create a little buzz as early as possible. This week’s trailers mostly feature sequels. While two of them will come at the end of the year, one graphic novel adaptation won’t hit theaters until next March.
The next Machete adventure packs more over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek action and a larger cast, but the sequel to the surprising ‘Insidious’ looks largely like a repeat of the first. Meanwhile, French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve returns with another emotionally gut-wrenching film that’s sure to attract a great deal of praise and attention.