Tuesday, April 26, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse — Trailer #3 (2016)

I just watched the new trailer for what felt like X-Men: Mocking Jay Part 1. Lately, I don’t know why but the X-men franchise is just getting a bit tiresome. Now, I am a fan and they are for the most part entertaining, but the heart doesn’t feel like it’s there anymore. Every year or so a new sequel, spins-off or prequel hits theaters, yet I can’t help but wait for rental.

Is it just that I’ve seen this already? Is it the random, D-list mutants being cast? Or could it be time for the series to maybe get a bit of the Disney treatment? The last suggestion would be cool, if said company would allow the MCU to get a bit darker. But Fox ain’t pulling their claws out of the franchise anytime soon so let’s not hold our breath.

The third trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) has dropped and to be honest, this one felt the most Mainstream Hollywood of the three previews. With the score consisting of Hey Man Nice Shot by Filter (a better action trailer song if there ever was one) it felt very early 2000’s. Still cool, just dated.

I’m still up in the air about Mystique being the reluctant hero, or at least the way she is portrayed as one. She feels tropey and cliche. I want to like this series again, I really do. But I don’t know if I really care anymore.

Maybe we need some time apart. I’m not saying that it’s over, just that we need a break. Time to reflect and get our bearings and when you’re ready to commit, come back as the franchise that got it right. You’ve been good to me X-Men, but after this one let’s back away for a while.

Do you still enjoy this X-Men series? Watch the trailer, be your own critic and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jason Bourne — Official Trailer (2016)

Matty D is back and yolked out as the hammer dropping titular character. Tommy Lee Jones doing his Tommy Lee Jones thing. Julia Stiles is getting back in it. What’s not to like? It’s a Bourne movie!

Need more convincing? Watch the trailer and let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Magnificent Seven — Teaser Trailer (2016)

When I first heard that Sony was remaking one of the most iconic westerns of all time, a tinge of worry jittered up my spine. As I watched the trailer, that same dread crept in as The Equalizer teams up with Star-Lord on horseback. However, that uneasiness subsided once realizing that the original itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) and that worked out just fine. This, coupled with sheer fun of the preview is leading me to give this film a big recommend when it releases.

Be your own critic and check out the trailer for The Magnificent Seven (2016).

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Warcraft — Trailer #2 (2016)

I’ll admit, I know little about The World of Warcraft. The film looks cool for the most part, but the techno music took me out of the the trailer a tad. Duncan Jones does some solid work so here’s hoping. Can’t be any worse than that Dungeons and Dragons (2000) debacle. Be your own critic and check out the latest trailer below.

Equals — Trailer (2015)

Kristen Stewart tries to hide her emotions (big stretch there) in an emotionless future. Imagine Equilibrium (2002) meets every boring date movie ever minus the gun play. Still in? Watch the trailer and be your own critic.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Godzilla Resurgence — Trailer (2016)

I’m all for an old school rubber suited Godzilla flick, but questions arise from this trailer. Does Godzilla ever move from that one spot? Why is his tail so f@#$ing long? Does he actually do anything at all? Needless to say, I’ll still watch it.

Check out the trailer and give your opinion in the comments below. Enjoy!

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty — Trailer (2016)

Saw this trailer and found it hard to form an opinion. Imagine a tame Clive Barker trying to write a fairy tail for teenage girls (when I put it that way, maybe this wasn’t such a great trailer after all). Behold for yourself and be thine own critic.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Doctor Strange — Official Trailer #1 (2016)

Marvel casts a spell with the first trailer for the long anticipated Benedict Cumberbatch hero flick.

Take a peek at the mind bending world of Marvel’s Doctor Strange trailer:

Monday, April 4, 2016

One More Time — (2015) (Originally published on FilmInquiry.com)

This time around Mock Films Blog takes a look at an indie dramedy starring Amber Heard and the entertainingly eccentric Christopher Walken. One More Time deals with celebrity fame and failure though a family dynamic.

Read the full review on Film Inquiry.