The post title is pretty self-explanatory. Here are a few trailers from last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con 2015, along with one extra to remind readers of a movie set to release in August.
‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Of all the trailers and discussions to come out of Comic-Con this year, this preview, for sure, has me the most excited. It reveals just enough to understand the story and character motivations, making it the most anticipated movie of 2016, while only showing very brief glimpses to inspire questions and theories. I love that this is a direct sequel to 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’, having Superman address the disaster that came from his battle against General Zod. Even better, we see a legitimate reason for Bruce Wayne/Batman’s anger towards to the last son of Krypton.
This is also a Batman we haven’t seen yet on the big screen – an older, darker and more unforgiving Caped Crusader. I’m not too sure about a smarmy Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, which creates some hesitation. Still, the best parts of the trailer are the quick peeks at Zod’s dead body, Gal Gadot’s beautiful Wonder Woman, and the vandalized costume of Robin. I can’t wait to see this on the biggest screen possible!
Despite being one of the lesser known comics in the DC universe, this movie promises to get viewers to take notice, if not instantly become fans. The trailer terrifically sets up the expected tone. As a lullaby-like song plays in the background, we’re slowly introduced to each character, along with flashes of the action that will put this team of united supervillains to the test. I’m really digging the new, more realistic look for the characters, including El Diablo, Killer Croc and Enchantress.
I wasn’t too sure at first, but now seeing Will Smith as Deadshot (a couple frames show him in his familiar costume, which is cool), I think he pull it off just fine. The real highlight, of course, is freaking Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, who’s poised to garner some serious fanboy crushes for this role. But wait a tick! Is that Batman?
‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’
Granted, this isn’t exactly a trailer. It’s more a collection of random behind-the-scenes footage from the set. Still, it’s an excellent way to whet the appetites of fans everywhere, giving them small glimpses of the stage design, costumes and practical special effects. It’s just enough so that one can imagine what the finished film might actually look like.
Hearing the childlike excitement from the cast and crew brings a big smile, but best of all is seeing that the movie will not be completely digital. There’s a great old-school feel to it, and this nearly four-minute EPK look at the production has me more excited than anything else I’ve seen for the movie.
I’ve never been much of a ‘Fantastic Four’ fan, so that might have something to do my very lukewarm reaction to this latest attempt at a remake, reboot or whatever you want to call it. The film features a strong cast to be sure. Each actor is very likeable and talented, but the story doesn’t interest me much. It looks like it simply retools the same plot from the 2005 movie.
This definitely looks sleeker with lots of eye-candy and should be more action-packed, but the characters mostly seem bland and incapable of showing emotion. Then again, that could just be a fault of the trailer. In either case, I’ll more likely watch this on Blu-ray than in theaters.
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