In this week’s new trailers, the premise for ‘Men in Black’ gets re-imagined to incorporate zombies, while two highly anticipated action sequels promise to finish the year with a really big and loud bang.
There’s really no pattern or theme to this week’s selection of trailers, except that they all look like pretty decent and fun movies to enjoy this summer. First, we have another remake of a cult horror favorite that devoted fans will argue is completely unnecessary. Then, James Franco and Seth Rogen reunite for another stoner comedy, while Matt Damon faces off against Jodie Foster for the future of humankind.
Trailers for the summer season keep rolling in, and they’re full of CG spectacle, fantasy and mindless explosions. Of the three released in the last couple of weeks, Wolverine bares his claws again while Percy Jackson prepares for battle against the gods once more. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum continues his fantasy quest of being an action star.
Surprise, surprise. The summer blockbuster season this year will come with several sequels. At least one of the movies featured in today’s trailers clearly should have never been made or even conceived in the first place.
Although the young adult genre is nothing new and the ‘tween age group has been identified as a real demographic since about the late 1980s, not until Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ books did these pre-adolescent kids start demonstrating their buying power as a cultural force. Today’s trailers provide further evidence of Meyer’s effect on modern culture and film entertainment in general.
Teaser trailers for the summer movie season are still rolling in. In today’s batch, we have an unexpected surprise from micro-budget filmmaker Shane Carruth, the latest visual spectacle from Guillermo del Toro, and the highly-anticipated Superman flick from Zack Snyder.