The trailer for Deadpool 2 dropped yesterday, so here’s the Red band version (because unlike Deadpool, we’re all adults).
And speaking of Mr. Pool, the first movie was not nearly as risqué, innovative or clever as it liked to think it was though it was an interesting–and at the time–novel interpretation of a superhero.
The only problem is that it has to up its game because while Deadpool’s potty mouth was interesting the first time around, it won’t be quite as much the second.
If I can be honest for a moment: While the idea of a channel dedicated to science fiction is a great idea, SyFy is shockingly lame.
For a start, what does ‘SyFy’ even mean (other than a uber-pretentious and dumb way of spelling ‘SciFi.’ that is)?
But let’s for a moment look beyond the general suckiness of SyFy and instead consider an upcoming series on the network, Nightflyers, based on a novella by George R.R. Martin.
It spawned a movie in 1987–I was on a serious George R.R. Martin kick and was devouring all of his work I could find after reading the excellent Fevre Dream so I made sure to see the movie, which wasn’t terribly memorable.
But let’s move on to the present and look at the trailer for the new version, where someone connected to the production says: “Nightflyers” is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
Sure, if you haven’t seen The Black Hole. Or Event Horizon. Or Galaxy of Terror. Or Supernova. Or numerous other movies that revolve around space being full of horrors..
Though the most problematic thing about the series is that it’s coming from Syfy–a network that somehow manages to keep renewing the barely watchable ZNation–when they’re not regaling us with Sharknado movies–while cancelling the excellent Dark Matter (I will likely be forever bitter about that one)..
Having speculated yesterday on what Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger needed to succeed-a healthy budget and good FX (solid acting and characters easy to relate to should go without saying)–and having just watched the trailer I think they got Dagger right.
Her light knives looked a bit too ‘solid’ for me initially, but on repeat viewing they seem okay.
Though Cloak is a much more problematic. At least as depicted in the trailer, he comes off more like Nightcrawler than he does Cloak.
It’s early days yet though I really want to see Cloak actually wearing a–I don’t know–a damn cloak.
Here’s how they looks in the comic.
Dagger’s costume looks good, though on a real woman it would look not only silly, but borderline pornographic.
Cloak’s costume is…well…as I mentioned before, a cloak that works in a literal as well as a metaphorical sense.
Which is why he REALLY needs to wear one.
“Let’s talk about this plan of yours.” says Star-Lord, while Peter Parker looks on bemused, while Drax looks just grim. “I think it’s good, except it sucks. Let me do the plan, that way it might be really good.”
“Wow.” Tony Stark relies, perfectly capturing how much of an ass he thinks Quill is in a single exclamation.
If I weren’t already sold on Avengers: Infinity War that exchange between Star-Lord and Iron Man sealed the deal because in that one moment you get more character development than the entirety of virtually anything from the DCEU (plus it showed what happens when you have two massive egos occupying the same space at the same space at the same time).
And can Doctor Strange catch a break? Dormammu literally spent an eternity–or what felt like one–killing him in his own movie, only to have one of Thanos’ children try a similar trick.
I don’t know who these ‘Avengers’ are, though it’s about time John Steed and Emma Peel got a movie they can call their own.
All kidding aside–though it would really be awesome if they did get another try at a feature–I find it always interesting when we get a teaser for a trailer (which is a huge indicator of how hot the buzz is for Avengers: Infinity War) when the trailer under normal circumstances IS the teaser (for the movie).
I was never particularly a Harry Potter fan–in fact, the only of the Potterverse movies I own is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by the great Alfonso Cuarón–it should go without saying that I don’t particularly care about the prequels.
And speaking of prequels, the teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald feels somewhat…fuller than teasers tend to be.
I’m not sure if that’s because it, narratively speaking, feels very consistent but at almost two minutes it’s awfully close to the length of a regular trailer.
Who the hell wants to see Christopher Robin!? That’s at least what I thought when I heard about this trailer; that is till I saw it and realized how absolutely charming it is.
The movie visually feels vaguely like The Hudsucker Proxy (directed by the Cohen brothers) as Christoper Robin finds himself in world far meaner, cruel and cold than he has the ability to cope with.
So–apparently–he rediscovers Winnie the Pooh (a childhood creation he apparently thought he had outgrew) as a coping mechanism.
As I said, it’s pretty touching emotionally speaking and visually striking, with lots of muted colors.