It’s no secret that I don’t particularly like what Fox has done with the Marvel’s X-Men, though take that dislike and double it, and that’s approaches what I feel what they have done with Wolverine.
And the worse thing for me is that it’s all about greed.
Hugh Jackman’s portrayal (despite that, visually speaking, he’s not at all like the character in that he’s too tall and too handsome) won fans over early on, so what they did was make everything about him, sidelining virtually every other character.
So, did I like the trailer for Logan? It’s okay. It’s certainly trying (a bit too hard) to get across a certain mood and atmosphere, which it does; Johnny Cash song and all.
I also like that it appears that the cinematographer seems to be making use of a lot of natural light in the trailer because there’s something that’s stultifying about people that are perfectly lit.
I honestly don’t know about this movie, both literally and figuratively because it doesn’t feel as if there’s any particular reason to make it more than someone thought that the video game is awesome and would makes a great movie.
And who knows? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t (I said I don’t know).
Though what’s more pressing at the moment is the Animus, and what to me looks like a (relatively apparent) logic hole. In the screenshot from the video below you’ll not notice that I’ve included a scene where an arm of the device that’s part of the Animus process is attached to Fassbender’s back.
As far as I can tell, the point is to mimic the motions his past aspect is going through, so if he falls, the arm lifts him to an approximate height, so he can mimic the motion in the present day.
Now here’s the problem: The space where the Animus looks to be set up looks far too small to mimicking the actions of what his avatar is going through.
For instance, you see scenes of Fassbender’s avatar literally diving off buildings that look hundreds of feet tall.
The point being, I’m guessing that that mechanical arm has to be approximately the same distance from the ground as the leap his past self is making or he’s going to be a handsome splash on the ground.
It’s a little thing, but little things count, especially when you’re supposedly establishing a new franchise.
As I have written in the past, I’m not particularly fond of Gareth Edwards as a director. I think that he’s talented but the movies he’s directed so far never seem to fit well with his stylistic sensibilities.
Monsters could have been titled ‘Traveling Through Mexico Meeting An Occasional Beastie‘ while Legendary’s Godzilla remake could have been called ‘Godzilla? Where!?‘ due to, pardon the pun, the legendary monster’s late entry in his own movie.
That being said, what we can see from his direction of Star Wars: Rogue One is interesting because it shows a grittier side of the Star Wars movies, which look almost sanitized by comparison.
It looks like that we’re going to see more of the aftermath of what happens when the massive vehicles common to the Star Wars universe lay waste to a place; the human cost of all the technology run amok.
It should be an interesting juxtaposition and perhaps better fitting with Edwards’ style.
If anyone had said that Marvel Television, when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC a few years ago, that they would come to dominate superhero television I would have been hopeful, but wouldn’t have treated them too seriously.
Though having seen both seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil, as well as the first seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, it’s apparent that they’re coming to dominate the television sphere as completely as Marvel Studios has done for superhero movies.
And their latest creation: Marvel’s Iron Fist, which is going to lead into The Defenders
I didn’t exactly say that I wouldn’t post any more Doctor Strange trailers more than I wouldn’t post any that revealed any crucial plot points or gave too much of the movie away.
And that’s a promise I intend to keep, though when I saw how novel this latest trailer is, I couldn’t help but include it.
After thoroughly enjoying Marvel’s Luke Cage (review coming soon!) imagine my surprise to see a new trailer for Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Iron Fist on Twitter.
There’s no reveal (yet) of Iron Fist–which is a good thing–but it’s very mysterious and harkens back to the character’s origins.
I have to admit that I didn’t expect this trailer to drop quite so soon (especially since my last post was for the movie poster).
So here’s the trailer, and what’s interesting is that we get a lot of Javier Bardem and no Johnny Depp at all.
Is that an artistic choice? Could it have a little to do with Depp’s marital woes?
Only time will tell.