Comic Con Tip authors weigh in on this week’s movie trailer lineup, including What We Do in the Shadows, Gotham and The Last Ship
Finally a vampire movie that I think I can handle! “Look a ghost cup,” lol. I don’t know that I’m going to be able to provide a lot of depth to this one, but it looks amusing and is nice to see a change from the norm. The accents are a little difficult to bend my mind around, until you realize that it’s Kiwi accent trying to be a Transyvania accent.. I think it’s funny this film is set in New Zealand but adds to the charm I think. I’ll see this one.
This trailer totally caught me by surprise. I love how quirky this movie looks. If it’s done well, it could feel be Wes Anderson meets vampires. If it’s not, it could be the same joke told over and over. But I’m holding out hope. I tend to really like these movies that are blending disparate genres.
Wow. I didn’t even have this film on my radar. But if it’s from the creative team of Flight of the Conchords, I’m there. I mean Rhys Darby. That alone makes this worth checking out. Can’t wait.
When I watched this, I was under the impression that this was a trailer for a TV series to come out, and I was annoyed. I was annoyed that they’re trying so hard to milk the comic book market that they’re willing to put out anything. It seems this is to be a prequel to Batman and all the villains. So we follow James Gordon in a crime drama based in Gotham, but don’t get any of the fun that comes with being in a comic book universe. Also Ben McKenzie seems to have only one facial expression. Then when he feels sad about Bruce, he just crinkles his eyebrows a bit. I am not impressed. I did find out this is a made for TV movie, not a series.. which makes me feel a little better about it. It’s trending a lot on Twitter, but I don’t know if I’ll even watch. Don’t you think if we’re doing a one-time movie about the minor characters from the movie series, that we wouldn’t reboot the entire series?
UPDATE: I’ve heard this has been picked up as a TV series. I’m not impressed.
Honestly, I had no interest before seeing this new trailer. I was aware of the series, but wasn’t interested because we’ve heard the Batman origin story so many times, and at the end of the day, this isn’t really even a Batman show. But seeing that we could be introduced to new versions of the villain origin stories and overall Gotham mythology got me excited. I’m going to give this show a try.
I actually think this looks pretty cool. I’ve read the complaints of others and see where they are coming from, but I’m just a sucker for this kind of stuff. I mean I watched all nine seasons of Smallville. Don’t judge. The cast looks really cool. And I have fond memories of Ben McKenzie from the O.C. I’ll definitely be watching the pilot and first few episodes. And we’ll see from there.
We actually did a brief interview with Adam Baldwin and asked him about this show. The audio from the interview got screwed up, so we won’t be able to show it. But this show is looking good. It’s on TNT, so I’m going to find watching it a challenge, but I’ll make the necessary effort to see it anyway. Basically a global pandemic / race to save humanity TV show, but looks action packed and the trailer seems to setup a lot of difficulties. I like the concept where the battleship went out to sea with radio silence and comes back to chaos. I’ll tune in.
Adam Baldwin. Enough said.
I’m not a Michael Bay hater but I also can’t say I’ve ever love anything he’s done. I’m not sure how involved he actually is in this but the trailer looks good. And the premise seems really interesting. I’ll probably check out an episode or two.