In some ways, this Honest Trailer for the new MULAN is more cutting than something I would have written. I’m just so plain pissed off about this flick that I would have spent the time yelling about slave factory camps, and said nothing about everything else that’s apparently wrong with this film. Honest Trailers was more comprehensive in its dissection.
As I noted earlier: the movie studios are beginning the evitable shift to sidestepping actual theatrical releases and just releasing them digitally*. So you might as well keep track of what coming on streaming services, because they’re gonna be the ones pumping out the content until the studios figure out actually how to release stuff digitally as their default option. although admittedly UPLOAD does look interesting:
We’re not doing a go-elsewhere vacation this summer, for reasons; so my wife is doing a particular art/craft event and I’m going to see movies whenever I feel like it. Which means a lot of popcorn flicks, starting next week the beginning of May with Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Which I really, really want to be silly and relaxed. They got nothing to prove, so they should just go have fun.
…Whoops! Hit Publish too soon. What are you guys looking forward to? I ask because I plan to use this license to the fullest extent possible. Ideas always welcome.
Well… not really. But I remember this! Barely. I was very young when it was on TV – younger than my kids are – and I don’t think that we watched that many episodes of it, but the music is maddeningly familiar.
Thor: The Dark World (which I heard didn’t suck) before I get too much farther in Agents of SHIELD (just finished That Episode); and X-Men: Days of Future Past (which I heard was good) so that I can get a few more of the in-jokes in Deadpool before I watch it again (late at night, when the kids are asleep, or preferably visiting their grandmother in another state). Plus I guess I should finish Man of Steel, even though half of my peeps are telling me to skip SVB and the other half aren’t. So, hey: lots of movies over the next few days. …Well, three. That’s not even ‘lots’ in Trollish.
…And then I spent half an hour reading about Terry Pratchett, God rest his soul.
The best one of the latest bunch though was this extremely macabre one about people being forced to race, or else have their heads exploded*. I got nothing against that kind of horror flick, mind you – and, done well, it can be pretty scary stuff. The problem is that you never can count on it being done well. And when part of the gimmick is having people recite things without affect, you maybe can count on it not being done well.
*It was called The Human Race, if you’re morbidly curious.