Every once in awhile a new SF film like this just seems to sneak up on you out of the blue. How the hype machine did not bring this to my attention earlier is a mystery but I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. Pratt and Lawrence are two of the biggest names in Hollywood and I like them both and the special effects look superb. And yeah, something going wrong with hyper-sleep is a classic trope but at least it’s not a remake.
Arrival is based on Ted Chiang’s novella Story of Your Life and it looks pretty damn good to me. Finally an original SF movie that’s from a big name author rather than a franchise retread. This is what we always talk about wanting when yet another Star Wars movie or unfortunate remake of an old classic like The Day the Earth Stood Still fails to impress. I hope it’s good. What do you think?
I liked Taraji P. Henson in Person of Interest and she seems eminently likable here as well. I hope they do the story — and the real life ladies — justice. It looks maybe a little too light and I don’t care for the title but perhaps we’ll get a better feel when the next trailer comes out. Of course, I’m a sucker for anything NASA and this is a part of NASA I don’t know about so I’m in. What do you think?
I think the Marvel/Netflix combination is just freakin’ genius! Love Daredevil and Jessica Jones and now we’re getting Luke Cage AND Defenders?! Hell yes. Iron fist? Don’t know anything about that one but I’m willing to bet it’s going to be good too. Luke’s gonna get his hallway battle scene to match Daredevil and Punisher and I’m just stoked. So much binging in my future. Let the cross-over madness begin!
I loved the Lego Movie and a big part of that was Will Arnett’s Batman. Here we get all the Will Arnett we could want and it looks pretty good. Just pretty good. Some funny bits for sure but it still left me a little “meh” overall. Showed my 11 year old daughter and she really wanted to like it too but I could tell she was struggling to get into it. Still, moments like “Does Batman live in Bruce Wayne’s basement? No, Bruce Wayne lives in Batman’s attic.” give me hope. Perhaps the next trailer will give us more. What do you think?
Hot young people out in the woods looking for answers? Check. Enough shaky cam and flashing lights to put down an epileptic? Check. A baker’s dozen “BWAAAAs” and a montage of trailing screams? Check. “We’ve been walking in circles!”? Check. Etsy willow folk art? Check. A trailer that shows pretty much the whole damn film? Check. Meh, I’ll wait for it to come out on cable. You?
Guy Ritchie takes on King Arthur? Well, it’s going to be action packed at least. But honestly, if you can’t find some reason to want to see this you just don’t like having fun. It’s got a shit-ton of actors you know in it. Take a look at the full cast on IMDB. We’re talking Jude Law (legend), Djimon Hounsou (awesome), Eric Bana (no complaints, really), Annabelle Wallis (no idea but she’s hotter than a $2 pistol), Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim? OK.), and, get this, David freakin’ Beckham. I’m not kidding! Old Golden Balls himself is in this. This being a Guy Ritchie film you know he’s going to kick a dude’s severed head into a basket or some such. That scene alone is worth the price of admission. And I don’t give a fig for story accuracy here. Le Mort d’Arthur this ain’t. How ’bout you?