New trailers (of note) this week:
CROW – I’m intrigued by the new Ninja Turtles. I know there’s been some backlash. Some people don’t like the look of the turtles. Some are concerned about the Michael Bay aspect. I say let’s give it a chance. I think the turtles don’t look any weirder than they did in the original movies. And this movie isn’t directed by Bay, it’s only produced by him. If this movie gets above a 65% on Rotten Tomatoes I’m going to put it on my to-do list if for no other reason that childhood nostalgia.
Tim – I’m not ashamed to say that I’m SUPER excited for this movie. I loved the Transformers movies because I knew what I was in for, and I feel the same about TMNT. I fully expect a big, dumb summer movie. However, this trailer did nothing for me. It felt too somber and dark for its own good. Hopefully there will be another trailer closer to release that shows us more of what the tone of the movie will really be like. I want to see more of the turtles together. Turtle Power!
Trevor – TMNT is a throwback for my childhood as well, so I’ll be watching it. That being said, this trailer was strange. It was so serious at the beginning while doing a LOT of emphasis on Megan Fox. Then all of a sudden, it switches to a bunch of goofy teenage turtles.. and the trailer is suddenly a sing-song romp about turtles and their crazy antics. I don’t know what to walk away with having seen this trailer except that I think they’re hoping Megan Fox will sell the show for them. The goofiness wasn’t particularly funny and the seriousness wasn’t quite awe-inspiring enough.
CROW – I read somewhere recently that every generation needs its “Twister.” I don’t know if that’s true, but I think this looks interesting. There are no major stars involved that I can see, but the special effects look decent, so I can see this becoming a decent B movie. I can’t imagine paying $10 to see this in the theater, but it could be a Redbox rental if the reviews are half-way decent.
Tim – I hadn’t heard of this movie until I saw the trailer today. The effects look cool enough, but I feel that I need to know more before I care. Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) are fine actors, so I’m hoping that there is a story worth investing in.
Trevor – Of all the plot revealed here, I see 30 minutes of content and most of that just rampant destruction. This is the first trailer, so on this one I’m going to reserve judgement and assume that they’re going to do some real advertising a little later on. Otherwise this one is going to tank hard.
CROW – This one looks like it’s either going to be awesome or a complete failure. I don’t see much middle ground. And unfortunately, other than the original “Matrix,” I don’t know that I’ve really liked any other Wachowski films. I really wanted to like the Matrix sequels, “Speed Racer” and “Cloud Atlas”, but I didn’t. So I’m hoping they can pull this one off. The visuals are cool. I like Mila Kunis. So here’s hoping this one’s cool. We could use another genre game-changer like the “Matrix.”
Tim – I agree with Cortney. The Matrix was amazing, but all of the other Wachowski films have been a let down. Visually, this movie looks amazing. I wonder about the casting of Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. I really like both of them as actors, but I have a hard time imagining them in such strange, sci-fi heavy roles. I’m cautiously optimistic for this one.
Trevor – A Sci-Fi with Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Dragons. I’m in. Looks cool, although I haven’t heard of it previously. This one is really out there creatively, so I hope it blows me away. Is Channing Tatum an elf? And I swear the guy said, “He’s after our bouncy” the first two times I watched it. Then I realized it was bounty lol.