New Trailer Reviews

There are plenty of new trailers that dropped the last few days/weeks. So I wanted to sum some of the more memorable and one that just leaves me confused.

The Mummy

Reboot of the Mummy with Tom Cruise… euhm…


I’m not a fan of Tom Cruise. There, I said it. Let the backlash begin. Honestly, I don’t know why that is. I just don’t know. I just can’t connect to his acting and to his movies. I’m afraid it’s going to be the same with this one. The originals were okay. They were a nice piece of entertainment and I enjoyed them on a saturday night with my family.

What I am excited about is to see Sofia Boutella at work. She has an interesting resume for the moment, starting in Kingsman (where she was so freaking awesome) and an interesting role in Star Trek:Beyond. I can’t wait to see her take on the mummy. It won’t be a film I’ll see in theatres I’m afraid, but I’ll keep it in mind for a slow saturday night.


Stephen King at his best…

This looks creepy as hell. I already have chills just by watching this trailer. I could never finish this novel, and I’m so scared of clowns that I always ran away from such movies. But after seeing this trailer, I don’t know. I will cry. I will scream. I won’t sleep for weeks or even months and I will probably regret it the moment I will have seen it. But honestly, this looks so good I just want to see it.

If you have seen Hemlock Grove on Netflix you know how scary Bill Skarsgard can be. Here he plays Pennywise and I can’t wait to see how he brings him to life. Looking at the fews glimpses we see in this trailer, he’s going to be scary as hell. I don’t think they could have picked a better actor to portray this iconic character in real life. He’s going to scare people for years to come.

If I have the guts for it and I’m going with loads of friends, I’ll maybe see it in cinemas, but only at two in the afternoon so I have time to process it before dark. ^^

Spider-Man Homecoming (trailer #2)

Now this is film I’m excited for. It looks so great.

We already got an introduction into his characters in the latest Marvel film, where we see Tony Stark looking for Peter to ask for his help. We’ve got to see him and his funny quirks and off course, since I saw Captain America: Civil War, I’m hugely anticipating this one.

It’s not that the others were bad. I loved the first ones with Tobey Maguire (not so much the third one), but overall they were great and one of the first superhero films I saw and loved. It basically gave me an in into this type of film. The Amazing Spider-man came next but here I only saw the first one. Andrew Garfield was ok, but he was less funny. He went more the serious nerdy way and I think they all took this reboot a bit too seriously.

But here we have Tom Holland giving his twist to this beloved character and I’m actually really looking forward to it. He was great in Captain America. He is funny, young and from the few shots he’s flying around, you can read so much in his body language. Michael Keaton comes back to the superhero genre as a bad guy. The fight scenes look slick. I mean, these are all reasons why I’m really, really anticipating this film. I’ll be sure to check this one out when it comes out in cinemas.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (teaser #2)

Cara Delevigne and Dane DeHaan in a sci-fi movie by Luc Besson… I’m intrigued…

This movie will be gorgeous. You can already see that from the trailer. All Luc Besson’s films have this beauty around them that leave you in awe of the images. I’ve been following his Instagram in the hope of catching glimpses of this film and stills and such. Now that this movie is approaching, I feel my excitement for it rise. I was not a huge fan of Lucy, so I do feel that he has to prove himself with this one. Lucy was a bit of a mess, not making sense all the time, but beautifully filmed and an excellent Scarlet Johannson. I hope that with this movie he will show that he’s great at making films, because he is. It is a huge undertaking and trying to adapt such loved material is always a risk, but I do think it is safe in his hands.

Cara Delevigne though, will have to surprise me. I think she was ok in Suicide Squad but she didn’t really have this huge role in it, except looking crazy. Here she will be able to show more of her ability to act and I’m a bit nervous to see how she will be. (Nope, I haven’t seen Paper Towns yet, so I don’t know). The other cast is marvelous. Dane DeHaan is a great actor. Rihanna seems to have a really cool part. Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke are part of the cast. Luc Besson managed to surround himself with some great actors to bring these characters to life. This is another one I’ll want to watch in cinemas (just for the images alone).

War for the Planet of the Apes (trailer #1)

Family. Friends. Apes… Planet of the Apes…

This is the third film in this series and it looks amazing. It looks darker and more like a war film than any of the others. I heard they’re already planning a fourth one and I’m so afraid they’re going to milk this series, but I’m still hugely anticipating this one. I loved the originals and the new movies are great as well and I can’t wait to see how they all fit together and to see how they connect to the originals.

Woody Harrelson looks great as the big villain here in this film and the apes look better each movie. Andy Serkis is one of the bests in acting with motion capture and comes to light in these films. He should get an award for his work. We also see a human child in Ceasar’s care. Could she be the one? I’m so excited to see how it all connects. This is another one I’ll definitely watch in the theatre.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?


Trailer Review – Justice League

Justice for All

The new trailer for the Justice League is here and it looks… dark.

Watch it right here.

We get a better look at what this movie has in store for us and there will be ‘Others’. They look like Transformers turning into aliens and I don’t know how I feel about it. This trailer doesn’t give me a real look at how the story will turn out. But it does give us a better look at the characters and the craziness that will happen in this movie.

Justice League_01

We are introduced to the different characters that are the Justice League. We see Wonder Woman taking the lead with Batman. Aquaman standing strong against the waves. We have some funny moments between the Flash and Batman. I think  we’ll have a few more funnier and lighter moments when these two are together. But these moments will be few. It’s going to be dark, really dark.

Justice League_02

Am I looking forward to this one? Hmm. I don’t know. If you’ve read my last post on Wonder Woman, you’ll know how I feel about DC Comics. But I’m super excited about the casting of Jason Momoa as Aquaman. For that reason alone I will probably go watch the movie. If he was not in it? Not. 

What do you think? Are you excited?

Let me know in the comments below.

Movie Review – Into the Woods

by Rob Marshall

by Rob Marshall

‘A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.’ (IMDb) (by Rob Marshall, 125 min.)

I’m a bit disappointed with this movie. I never watched the musical, but I saw little fragments and I know the story and the songs. So I hoped the movie would be as good as the musical is. But I was wrong.

I don’t know what it is that makes me feel this way about the movie. Meryl Streep is great. I love Anna Kendrick. The actors were all ok. I just think Emily Blunt wasn’t really convincing as the Baker’s Wife, but James Corden was lovely.

The only passage I loved it, was between the two princes (Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen) – called ‘Agony’ I think. That was hilarious and I watched it again and again on youtube. So good.

Just unfortunately that it is the only part of an entire film that I liked.

2,5 out of 5 stars, am not a fan…

Movie Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Peter Jackson

by Peter Jackson

‘Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.’ (IMDb) (by Peter Jackson, 144 min.)

OMG, the anticipation for this film was so huge for me. After a little bit disappointing second movie, I hoped Peter Jackson would go out with a bang. And man, did he deliver! They still can’t tip to The Lord of the Rings movies, but they took their place in my heart and I’m so happy it ended on this beautiful note.

There are still elements that I just don’t get. The relationship between Kili and Tauriel stays a bit unbelievable in my eyes. I do had to cry at the end. But it keeps on being one of the less interesting part of these movies for me.

For a little part of the film, I also had the feeling the movie was taking a long time to get to the actual story and the fighting. Don’t get me wrong. I love Middle-Earth and the more I get from it, the better. But not when it doesn’t help the story along. It dragged at some points.

For the rest, I do have to say it was a bittersweet ending for me. I’m so glad and sad that it’s over. No more Middle-Earth. No more Hobbit, Elves, Dwarves… I’ll have to binge-watch them really soon.

out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – How to Train Your Dragon 2

by Dean DeBois

by Dean DeBois

‘When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.’ (IMDb) (by Dean DeBois, 102 min.)

I liked this movie a lot. I was already in love with the first film and I enjoyed the way the story took when it ended. And so glad the second movie is even better.

The characters have grown up a bit and it shows in how they act as individuals and how they interact with one another. The entire story is so much more interesting this way. They took us to an entire new level and I’m glad to see the way it went.

We got to meet a few new characters and they’re all really interesting. All the graphics of the entire film are so interesting and well done, so it seriously helps to get into this film. I’m gladly going to watch this again really soon.

4,5 out of 5 stars…

Movie Review – Dracula Untold

by Gary Shore

by Gary Shore

‘Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – whilst trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.’ (imdb) (by Gary Shore, 92 min.)

This movie was ok. It was an exciting and thrilling story with lots of action and visual effects. It was also the only thing that kept me interested.

The story was well-built, but wasn’t very interesting for me. It was just another take on a story that we saw a lot of times before. It had an interesting concept, but there wasn’t a lot made out of it. We saw how the prince of Transylvania turned into Dracula and the reasons behind his decisions. It’s an interesting take on Dracula’s story, but felt a bit slow to me.

The sort was action-packed and it never felt really boring because there was always something happening on the screen. But sometimes, I had the feeling that some of the shots in the action scenes were so quick and blurry. I never got a good look at how the fights were going on and how he transformed in Dracula and in a vampire. And why make a story about a strong vampire if we can’t see how he fights. I get he’s quick and that you don’t see him coming until he’s upon you, but there are still ways to show that and show how he fights to us, the public.

3 out of 5 stars, still an interesting concept