Seth Gordon‘s hard-R reboot of Baywatch was one that I was expecting to be a guilty pleasure of mine come next summer, due to the awesome cast and Gordon’s previous work (mainly Horrible Bosses). But if this trailer is any indication, that doesn’t look to be the case at all.
Here’s the new trailer from Paramount:
Where do I begin? Besides the fact that I didn’t laugh a single time during the whole trailer (although that last part was a bit humorous) it all just feels very lazy and half-assed. This also feels like the fifth time in three years I’ve seen Zac Efron play the same, douche-y character with a six-pack, and it’s getting stale real quick. And let’s not even talk about the horrid green-screen work on display here.
Granted, it’s Baywatch, so I shouldn’t be expecting much in the first place, but for a big, Memorial Day comedy with Dwayne Johnson headlining it, I should be more excited for it.
Baywatch will drop May 26th, 2017.
There’s always that one movie each year that tries soo hard to impress audiences with its over-reliance on CGI and spectacle even when in reality, no one sees the movie as “big event” like The Avengers or Star Wars. This year, it’s the wannabe Roland Emmerich film San Andreas, which is trying very hard to show people that it’s a badass movie. “Look, we got The Rock!” “Look, we got huge, mindless set pieces!” “Look, DESTRUCTION!!!” Well, that’s great, except for the fact that a.) I feel like I’ve seen this movie many, many times before and b.) even with all the action and destruction on display, it just looks boring. Don’t be surprised if this is one of the underperformers of this summer movie season. I mean, just look at that picture above. Ugh. I just don’t see the appeal here.
Have a look at the trailer below:
San Andreas, directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), will be released on May 29th, 2015.
It’s safe to say that most people hated Taken 2. I for one loathed it, and told myself I’d never watch another one of them if they ever made a sequel. Well, fuck you Fox. You won. You’ve convinced me to watch Taken 3, or as the marketing calls it, Tak3n, which is something I refuse to call it. But I digress.
For one, the action looks MUCH better this time around, which is surprising considering how crappy the action scenes were in the last one and it’s from the same director, Olivier Megaton. Also, unlike Taken 2, a film that took itself way too seriously for all the stupid shit that actually happens in the film, this installment seems to have a sense of fun. Then again, I feel like a film like this shouldn’t be “fun”.
I mean, it may be a sequel, but if it wasn’t titled Taken 3, it could very easily been named something else. I mean, yeah, you could say Liam Neeson‘s innocence is “taken” this time around, but other than that and the character names, it feels like something outside of the Taken franchise. What was once a dark and sometimes sadistic thriller about a father saving his daughter from a sex trafficking ring has now turned into a generic, studio-churned action flick that thrives on PG-13 cliches and explosions. But, like I said, at least it looks fun. It’s just really strange to see how far this series has come since the original.
Taken 3 will be released January 9th, 2015.
Sorry about not posting for a while. Between school and sports, life was pretty hectic the past week. Anyway, Relativity Media just released the theatrical trailer for their upcoming horror film, Oculus.
Me being a huge fan of the horror genre, this one has been on my radar for a while and even though the teaser didn’t do much for me, this new trailer plus the good early reviews both lead me to believe that this will be a horror film worth checking out. Oh, and it’s also rated R. Hell yes.
Oculus opens on April 11, 2014.
Here’s the trailer:
Along with X-Men: Days of Future Past and Maleficent, this Godzilla reboot has been one of the anticipated movies to come out this summer. The teaser trailer was chilling and dark, and this official theatrical trailer is as well, just more action-packed and breathtaking (if that was even possible). This looks absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to see this at the midnight showing in May. I really hope this one doesn’t disappoint.
The remake is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monster) and written by Max Borenstein (The Seventh Son).Godzilla will open May 16, 2014.