You know your day is a good day when you wake up, saunter to the bathroom in order to relieve yourself off the large coke you greedily consumed the night before, open your laptop to see what news the cyber world as to offer and then stumble across a plethora of new trailers that just bring a smile and beads of joyful tears to your eyes. That’s exactly how I felt this morning, like a kid that had sleepwalked into a candy store the night before and woken up in a vat of assorted sweets. A couple of trailers dropped over the weekend and I thought I would talk a bit about them. First we have a second trailer for our favorite Marvel oddball crew of space faring anti heroes, a reboot of a classic film in a planned cinematic franchise featuring everyone’s favorite linear running, couch hopping action star and new trailers for two of my favorite video games, one a cinematic masterpiece, the other a nostalgic gem that was the reason I started playing video games. Let’s get into it.
- GUARDIANS OF THE BOX OFFICE
I would begin today’s post by delving into Marvel’s latest trailer release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 whose full length trailer just dropped(the first been a teaser) just dropped and its as quirky, funny and action packed as we expected. The trailer opens with the guardians battling a cream coloured Lovecraftian looking monstrosity, with voice over by Rocket, impeccably voiced by Bradley Cooper. Once again we are shown jump cuts of the various heroes, Star-Lord(Chris Pratt),Gamora(Zoe Saldana), Drax(Dave Bautista) and Baby Groot(Vin Diesel) who is probably going to steal the whole show, we also get the expected but hilarious banter between Rocket and Baby Groot. The trailer ends with the introduction of Mantis, a new character and a hilarious scene involving Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax and his infectious laughter. This trailer was brilliantly executed, providing the scope and humor without giving away anything. I shall remain hooked on a feeling of euphoria while I await its release.
- THE MUMMY RE-RUNS
Universal had previously stated its interest in crafting a cinematic monster universe that would feature most of their movie monsters in their own standalone movies. The first to be this new The Mummy reboot which is led by none other than movie superstar-Tom Cruise. The trailer itself had the typical elements from the sudden stillness, accompanied by the impending danger and then the numerous shots of chaos. This particular shows a certain twist which I won’t spoil here as I will post the video below. Overall it was a decent trailer with the expected tropes. The cast involves the aforementioned Tom Cruise, Courtney B.Vance(American Crime: The People Vs O.J. Simpson) and Sofia Boutella(Kingsman, Star Trek:Beyond) as the titular mummy, in yet another role that requires her to wear makeup or prosthetics. She is definitely contending with Zoe Saldana for the role of the sci-fi queen. Alex Kurtzman known for his works on Transformers, Star Trek and Mission Impossible directed this movie which bolsters a weight of faith in this project.
- ITS A SONY DAY!
It was the year 2001, I had just gotten a brand new game console known as the PlayStation and had no idea what games to play on it until my father came with some games he said the vendor had recommended. I held out this game discs, intrigued with their contents before sliding them in to play. I still remember the first time I saw the fuzzy and clumsy marsupial known as Crash Bandicoot manifest on my tv screen and ever since then I had become a video gamer, and today as the trailer of the remastered version for the PlayStation 4 was released, I shed tears of joy as I watched this trailer, which showed throw back scenes from the original game. Never has there been a better time to be alive. Another Sony surprise was the showcase of The Last of Us Part 2. I was an immense fan of the first game, a truly cinematic masterpiece that blended action and emotion unheard of in most other games splendidly with a heart tugging soundtrack and an immersive multiplayer. The new trailer was somber, cinematic and intense as we see a more mature Ellie strumming a guitar as Joel walks over some corpses, probably caused by them. This simple trailer was well directed and shot and definable whetted my appetite for more.