This week’s collection of movie trailers center around the wonderful theme of espionage, including a mercenary who can’t his mouth shut, a sleeper agent from the most unlikely of places, and the legend that all spies aspire to be.
Poor Ryan Reynolds. Has anyone had as much bad luck appearing in a comic book movie as this guy? ‘Deadpool’ marks Reynolds’ fifth attempt to star in an adaptation of a comic franchise, and it’s his second appearance as Wade Wilson. The first was the disappointing ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, where the character started off awesome but finished on a head-scratching, flabbergasting whimper. Thankfully, this trailer promises to be anything but disappointing. Full of laughter and hilariously witty sarcasm, the movie from Tim Miller (making his feature-length debut) looks like a faithful adaptation of the character. And honestly, I’m really glad the studio brought Reynolds back for this because I can’t imagine any other actor with both the physique and the perfect comic timing to deliver the kind of cynical comments that bring the character to life. Reynolds simply is the “Merc with the Mouth.”
Is it just me or does this latest spy comedy feel like a big-budgeted, high-production-value remake of ‘Chuck’? Looking at the trailer – and reading the plot synopsis – the movie from director Nima Nourizadeh (who gave us the ridiculously stupid ‘Project X’) shares some vague similarities to the TV series. Both are about hapless dopes without a future or a much of a life, but who are special in one way: they have access to a vast amount of information that can be retrieved when necessary, making each the ultimate spy. And still, the preview has actually piqued my interest because the concept should make for a hilarious romp – and it looks like it is – and the script comes from Max Landis, who also wrote ‘Chronicle’ and the upcoming ‘Victor Frankenstein’. So, in spite of the similarities to a fun TV series, I have high hopes for this one.
I absolutely love this trailer! I’ve watched it repeatedly, and every time I catch myself not blinking, simply enthralled by the visuals and the intrigue. Daniel Craig has been a tremendously satisfying James Bond, evolving the character’s emotional depth and psyche with each installment. With this latest from Sam Mendes, it would appear that we shall witness a 007 at his darkest, most determined and also his most vulnerable.
Interestingly, from the few glimpses we’re given, it seems like this new entry will also introduce the sort of silly gadgetry fans of the movie series has grown accustomed to, thanks, of course, to the new Q. The gorgeous Aston Martin DB10 shoots flames from the back! Then there’s the awesome Christoph Waltz, a brilliant actor born to play a Bond villain, as the mysterious Franz Oberhauser, a high-ranking operative within the SPECTRE organization. Anticipation is at all-time high for this and I can’t wait to watch it in theaters.
I wonder if the next step in the series is Bond confronting Ernst Stavro Blofeld?
Just for fun, here’s a preview to the latest high-adrenaline drama from Alejandro González Iñárritu, which stars Leonard DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. From what we see in the trailer, maybe this will finally get DiCaprio an Academy Award.
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