Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of new movie trailers for sequels, many of them from franchises that movie buffs never expected to see again.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
After two decades stuck in Development Hell and several more years of unforeseen setbacks, George Miller finally returns to his post-apocalyptic landscape, where the morally-ambiguous antihero Mad Max is called upon to be a champion for despairing survivors. Of all the recent previews released, this is the one film I’m most excited for. From the trailer, Miller has amped up the action and stunts, with a storyline that delves deeper into our most unlikely hero during the end of times. I love that Tom Hardy has taken up the mantle after Mel Gibson’s memorable performance. I’m sure he’ll be brilliant in the role. I’m also excited that we can expect two more installments after this one. So far, this is my most anticipated film of 2015. I’ll be the first in line to watch this on the biggest screen possible.
‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’
Almost ten years since audiences last drove through the violent streets of Basin City, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller finally take moviegoers back for another romp of booze, broads and bullets. Nicknamed “Sin City” by citizens who feel trapped in its neo-noir nightmare, the real joy of watching this comic book adaptation, at least for me, is the lavish, highly-stylized cinematography. This follow-up promises to deliver that in spades.
Similar to its predecessor, we follow four different storylines, some of which catch us up with familiar faces while also introducing new ones. From the looks of the trailer, the lovely ladies of Sin City are given a bit more time to play with the boys. I’m very tempted to check this out when it opens in a couple weeks.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’
After being pleasantly surprised by the last installment in the epic saga for Middle-Earth, I’m actually rather excited to see the final entry. The prequel trilogy may have started off slowly, but things picked up nicely and seem to have built up just enough momentum to give fans a loud, roaring conclusion.
Seeing as how this is only a teaser, there’s not much else to comment on, except that I worry about some noticeable alterations to the original story. Peter Jackson pulled things off pretty well in the last movie, but I remain hesitant going into this one. Nevertheless, I’m fairly certain I’ll probably pay to watch it on the big screen.
‘The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?’
Just for fun, here’s a documentary that takes moviegoers and comic book fans into a world of fantastically dark possibilities. What if Nicolas Cage donned the Superman costume in a film directed by Tim Burton, working from a script written by Kevin Smith? It almost happened. Sadly, the film never came to fruition, but now we finally get a look at how close the project came.
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