Marvel’s Iron Fist – Teaser Trailer

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Gotta admit, I like the logo though it’s especially good to see because for awhile there were members of the online community that were saying that a series based on Iron Fist wasn’t going to happen.

That being said, Finn Jones?

That’s not even that I think Jones is a bad actor–I’ve heard that he’s appeared in Game of Thrones, which I don’t particularly care for–more so than I haven’t anything to base a decision on.

Though I am not sure it would matter all that much because what puts me off is sort of silly; almost dumb, really.

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It’s the curly hair.

Danny Rand in the comics typically have very straight hair.  I know it’s a minor point, but having followed the adventures of Power Man and Iron Fist for awhile, it’s part of the image I’ve carried in my head.

 

The Magnificent Seven – Official Trailer

I think that Warner Bros, possibly with the exception of the upcoming Suicide Squad is terribly mismanaging their DC Films relationship (and Yes, I include the upcoming Wonder Woman in that estimation as well)–like Fox is doing with the X-Men franchise, only less successfully.

But Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven? With Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt?

Money in the bank.

And sure, it has nothing to do with DC Films, but considering how mediocre Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did, they can use any help they can get

 

 

Imperium – Trailer Park

You have to give Daniel Radcliffe credit, the guy isn’t exactly playing it safe.  From Swiss Army Man to Imperium, about a FBI agent infiltrating a no-Nazi group, it feels like he’s actually looking for challenging and off-beat roles.

It’s a long way from Harry Potter, that much is obvious.

Andron – Trailer

I like this trailer. Sure, it looks like a car crash between The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games movies with a liberal dollop of The Running Man but in its defense it revolves around actual adults, as opposed young adults, and stars Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin.

Which is almost worth the cost of admission.

Morgan – Trailer

I like this trailer a lot.

Partially because it has Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Barbarian Sound Studio-a movie to this day I don’t quite get. Texturally speaking, it reminds of Pontypool, which is a good thing, though I need to see it again) as well as an Ex Machina vibe, good things both.

Though what jazzes me most of all is that you can’t necessarily tell what ‘Morgan’ is about from the trailer. It’s apparently vaguely humanoid, but it’s apparently not human.

Is it AI (artificial intelligence) run amok?  An alien rescued from a crashed UFO and raised by humans?

I have no idea, but I am interested in finding out.

Star Trek: Beyond – Trailer (2) Into Reaction

As I mention in my latest video (below the text), the most recent trailer for Star Trek: Beyond (I don’t care that there’s no colon, I’m putting one in anyway) looks pretty interesting.

There’s a lot going on–maybe even a bit too much because from a narrative standpoint I have no idea why things are happening beyond the obvious.  In some instances that’s not a bad thing.

In this case?  No so much.

Though at least Orci and Kurtzman aren’t writing because the moment when ‘Bones’ McCoy (Karl Urban) decided to give a Tribble a transfusion of Khan’s blood–never mind the whole Khan reveal in the first place–I accepted that with Star Trek: Into Darkness the franchise had official jumped the shark (though their penchant for ‘magic blood’ as a plot device was the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse as far as movie Armageddon goes).

The Accountant – Trailer 1

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Gavin O’Connor’s (Warrior) The Accountant, it revolves around Christian Wolfe (Ben Affleck) who’s a savant that if the flashbacks are any indication, and ranks relatively high on the autism scale.

And it looks like an interesting idea for a movie, that is if you haven’t seen 2014’s The Equalizer which had not only a very similar idea behind it, but with a lead (in that instance Denzel Washington) acting–from what I can see–in a similar fashion as well.

The Equalizer was also from Warner Bros so I assume that this is just an odd coincidence.