Hey there fellow readers, once again I’m back on the wagon and intend to keep it frequent. I am going to continue posting short stories as often as I can but in the mean time I am also going to resume my daily prattle where I talk about the most interesting entertainment news of the past days. Over the weekend I ventured into the cinema to see the latest James Bond movie titled Spectre, I would be uploading my review of the movie pretty soon. Today I would be talking about two new movie trailers, one that might hopefully alter the perception of video game movies and the other a sequel to a presidential action packed film( nope not the actual presidential elections) and I will also be talking about set photos from a certain mystical Marvel movie. Let’s get it on.
- WORLD OF HOPECRAFT
Over the weekend, the first feature length trailer for the highly anticipated fantasy video game based movie Warcraft was released. I remember hearing news of the trailer’s release a full week before which prompted my friends and I to anticipate the eventual reveal of the trailer and I must say, we blew our collective sphincters due to excitement as I loved the trailer. To be honest, I never played the World of Warcraft games extensively but only for a short while, nevertheless I had been always invested in its lore. The trailer gave me a Lord of the Rings meets Planet of the Apes vibe which is not a bad vibe at all. I know very little of the source material and judging merely from this gorgeous trailer, I get a glimmer of hope that video game movies can finally have a place at the cinematic stage. Just like how X-Men and Spiderman pioneered the age of great comic book movies, I do have faith that Warcraft is the video game movie that would open the way to an influx of good video game movies. Assassins Creed is another video game movie slated to be released next year, and with the good publicity behind these movies combined with a good direction, the success of the movies can be the portal to other planned and cancelled video game movie projects like Bioshock, Uncharted, Infamous etc. Overall I loved the first trailer even though trailers can be sometimes misleading(ahem…….suckerpunch…..), I look forward to seeing Warcraft in the theater next year and hopefully it can break the curse of bad video game movie adaptations. Let me know what you guys think of the trailer which I will post below and any hardcore fans should feel free to fill me in on the lore of the game and their opinions. Which video game would you like to see on the big screen?
- ANOTHER ONE HAS FALLEN
While on the topics of trailers, another particular movie preview that dropped over the weekend was the sequel to the 2013 action thriller Olympus Has Fallen which has been aptly titled London Has Fallen. Personally I was moderately surprised at the first movie as I wasn’t expecting that much from it, although ultimately I must agree that I was entertained by the action scenes and performances even though it had a cliche story. With that been said I do not care too much for the upcoming sequel as I see it as unnecessary. Guaranteed a sequel does make sense financially as the movie was able to make back double of its original 70 million dollar budget. The first movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua(Training Day, Southpaw) which was one of the main reasons I saw the movie as Fuqua is known for directing brilliant action movies. He doesn’t return to direct the sequel, which initially worried me but seeing the new director Babak Nafaji(I know he is relatively unknown to me as well) has worked on the Banshee TV series(amazing action show by the way) gives me some hope that at least the action scenes will be well shot. Overall I did mildly enjoy the trailer and I am definitely going to check it out(and look forward to the next potential sequel “Kremlin Has Fallen”). The link to the trailer is below, I must say the makers of the trailer missed a chance to play the London bridge is falling down theme song. What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited for this movie? Let me know what you think.
- A STRANGE PRODUCTION
Pictures were released last week entailing photos of Benedict Cumberbatch on set in Nepal currently shooting the upcoming Marvel movie Dr Strange. The movie follows the story of Stephen Strange(Benedict) a successful neurosurgeon who gets involved in a car accident that ruins his career, he then sets out on a journey of healing where he encounters the Ancient One(Tilda Swinton). The movie is been directed by Scott Derrickson known for his sinister work in Sinister(ok pun totally intended). When I heard of the plans to produce this movie, it gladdened me as it would mean that the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be moving into the realm of magic, hereby further expanding the MCU as a whole much like what Guardians of the Galaxy did with the cosmic universe. I’m not very familiar with the source material, I have read some Dr Strange comics in the past and I must say that the character has some of the most bizarre story lines and concepts which will be exciting to see on the big screen. Other actors that would appear in the movie are Tilda Swinton(she is a chameleon in most of her performances), Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams, with their combined acting prowess I am assured of a phenomenal performance all around. It would be very interesting to see how the studio handles the concept of magic. Overall I am very excited to see the end result next year in theaters. What do you think of this strange news(couldn’t resist that one). Are you excited for this upcoming movie. Which other surreal Marvel property would you like to see the MCU tackle next?
What do you think of everything, sound off in the comment section and feel free to air your opinions. That’s all for now. Till next time. Szia.