Spindrift: Another Week of Trailers

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Ben Mendelsohn) Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm LFL

We had another one of those weeks when we’re barraged with trailers, but I’m not complaining. I wanted to discuss my views on some of them like usual.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars next movie has us going back in-between episodes 3 and 4 when rebels stole the plans for the notorious death star. What I appreciated the most about the trailer was the raw warfare that was portrayed. No lightsabers, no force, just ground combat. Its nice to see things from a different perspective in the Star Wars universe. The cast is excellent, although I can foresee something problematic. If Star Wars bring is in very recognizable actors, it might take away some of the Star Wars feel. When you associate a character in a film as their actor rather than the character themselves immersion begins to break. Most of the main actors in Star Wars began their career there. If done well having big name actors won’t be a problem. We’ll just have to see.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 

The second TMNT trailer didn’t show much that we haven’t already seen, but there is one thing that I wanted to mention. I found it very interesting how the same ooze that created Bebop and Rocksteady can turn the Turtles into humans. It’s an interesting plot point that hasn’t been over-explored. It could end up being very interesting and take the series in a place that it hasn’t been before.

Suicide Squad 

If you’ve been following me for awhile you can probably guess how I feel about this one. Let’s just say Suicide Squad is my most anticipated movie of 2016 as of now. There was a lot more Batman in this trailer than I had thought there would be, and I can’t complain. I can’t wait to see interactions between the new Batman and Joker. This trailer had a very similar feel to the previous trailer, just added some more little moments to further give you an idea of what these characters are like. Every character seems like their getting a solid portrayal and bringing their own unique aspect to the film. I appreciate how the trailers have been giving us just enough to get excited without ruining major points.

Dr. Strange

I wasn’t expecting to get this trailer so soon, but I’m glad we did. There isn’t too much to say about it rather than the fact that it’s wickedly unique to anything Marvel has presented us with. Dr. Strange is a hero that I’m not to familiar with, but I’d like to change that. The extent of my knowledge of him is one comic book about him teaming up with the fantastic four that I read as a kid. The trippy imagery accompanied with talented actors get’s me excited for this one.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 I don’t have too much to say about this one. I liked the original Harry Potter movies and I’m intrigued by this one. I’m also a fan of the cast which is always good. I’m hoping that this movie captures the magic of harry Potter but remains original at the same time, and I think it will. I definitely see potential.

Game of Thrones, Season 6

Davos is a beast (as if we didn’t already know), the Starks will strike again, Drogon is massive, and Cersei is still, how should I say it, less than pleasant. Oh yeah and that Boltons vs Wildlings fight id going to be amazing.

Bloodline, Season 2

I’ve been waiting for this. It seems like we may still be seeing Danny in the form of Hallucinations, which will be entertaining to say the least. Season one had an enduring story that will hopefully translate well to a second season. The addition of Danny’s son should make for some interesting situations. I’m glad that we don’t have to wait too long to watch this one again. I should probably finish Daredevil first though…

Well that’s everything. If you have any additional thoughts on the trailers, I’d love to hear in the comments. As always, thanks for reading.