“Fun is not something one considers when balancing the universe. But this does put a smile on my face.”
It’s finally here! The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War – the film that signals the beginning of the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. The culmination of all the hints, winks and nods to the big bad Thanos across quite a few films. It all comes down to this. From this trailer, the film looks good. Definitely looking forward to it.
There is one thing that bothers me just a little: Thanos doesn’t have his trademark armor and headgear. He looks like a purple Arnold Schwarzenegger without it. Every other appearance he’s made in the MCU has been in that armor. It’s just an odd choice. Hoping that there’s some kind of explanation in the story.
The first trailer for Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, was just released yesterday. I remember the video game source material very well and played it as a kid. It was a fun and silly distraction (playing as giant monsters destroying buildings and eating people), and it seems like the movie is no different.
Johnson has been hyping this movie for a while through his social media, so let’s hope the finished product lives up to it.
The full trailer for the new Christian Bale film HOSTILES was just released. I’m a sucker for a good western – a genre that isn’t really getting a lot of good play lately. In fact, the last, good western was the excellent remake of 3:10 to Yuma ten years ago, which coincidentally also starred Christian Bale. This one looks really good, and I’m intrigued to see if the discussion of faith goes anywhere.
The first trailer for the Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, dropped last week. I barely remember this scandal, but it was one of those moments that one never really forgets. This film looks peculiar, like it was done in the style of a black comedy. Margo Robbie seems to be bringing her A-game to this role. Looks intriguing.
The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s next film, The Post, was just released. The film looks good – just the type of historical drama I enjoy. However, I fear that this film’s narrative will be positioned as a comparison with today’s media – as if the biased press of the present has any of the credibility or integrity of the journalists of the past.