It looks pretty promising. I’ll want to get a feel for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets from the reviews and everything, but it certainly appears spectacular. As I’ve noted before I’ve never read the comics, but I can see the appeal:
It is FAR too spoiler-y for anybody who hates spoilers in trailers. I personally don’t, actually: and I generally don’t, unless it involves Star Wars somehow. But if you’re trying to avoid finding out what Spider-Man: Homecoming’s entire plot is then don’t watch the latest trailer.
PS: The announcement of the teaser trailer preceding the trailer for the show “It” dropped. I’m not putting that one up because this sh*t is getting ridiculous.
I know that some of my readers were looking forward to it, and it hit its numbers. Critics hated it, of course, but you knew going in that that was going to happen. Can I safely expose it to my two grammar school-age kids when it hits video, though? – Because my kids love the Power Rangers, and when they find out about this flick they’re definitely going to want to see it.
OK, this is actually kind of reassuring, for two reasons.
The zero-G scene. I just assumed that they crew did all that stuff with wire-fu. Which they probably mostly did, but they also took the cast up into an airplane and shot takes while in actual free fall conditions. That’s… clever.
The use of on-location sets generally. You can probably thank J.J. Abrams for that: the ridiculous amount of money The Force Awakens made may have suggested to Hollywood that spending more of the budget on real things instead of CGI could be the smart call.
Also… Tom Cruise is fifty-four. He’s either got a grandmaster-class plastic surgeon, the Longevity advantage, or both…
No, I’m serious. Why are they remaking Escape From New York? What is the motivation, here? Particularly since I’ve heard that the plot as well as, effectively, the location is going to be remarkably different. Why not call it… something else? Something that won’t tick off people who saw nothing wrong with the original.
PS: Besides, Escape From New York had a worthy remake. It was called Arkham City, and it managed ‘worthy remake’ by the bold move of replacing Snake Plissken with Batman. That’s the only way you can get away with doing something like that, really. Batman trumps all.
With R-rated comic book movies like Deadpool and Logan doing massively well at the box office, Paramount Pictures appears to be looking into their own hard R comic book adaptation. Deadline has the news, reporting that a The Pro movie is in the works, based on the 2002 one-shot from Image Comics and the creative team of writer Garth Ennis, the husband and wife art team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and colorist Paul Mounts. Although the original article does not mention that an R rating is being targeted by Paramount, it’s hard to imagine the source material getting adapted any other way.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I find this movie of interest because it stars Rachel Weisz, who was a delight in the first two Mummy movies and I will hear no ill words spoken about either of those films. …Well, OK, people are allowed to dislike either because it’s a free country. But I will still scowl at those people because they’re, well, wrong and so forth.
Anyway, it needs more supernatural, but I guess that complaint should have been forwarded to Daphne Du Maurier.