Thursday, July 16, 2015

Comic Book Movie Trailer Bonanza!

It's been a while since I've done a full-on movie trailer bonanza. In fact, the last one I did was the first one! With the release (and leak) of so many comic book movie trailers coming on the heels of Comic-Con this last week, I thought I'd go ahead and share them all (and my thoughts on them) with you! Tomorrow's Film Fridays post will still be up as scheduled, but it will link back to this post for the trailer discussion. So let's get started!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Release date: March 25, 2016
Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg

Thoughts: I could go on for days about this trailer. I think I will actually really enjoy Ben Affleck as Batman, and especially as Bruce Wayne. He looks great in the role. I love Henry Cavill, but I don't think he even says one word in this trailer. Jesse Eisenberg is nowhere near intimidating enough to pull of Lex Luthor, and THAT HAIR. It has got to go. I especially hated his little smirk and the line near the end of the trailer: "The red capes are coming!" I think they're pushing the Superman/Jesus imagery a little hard. What I loved about Man of Steel was that Superman wasn't just a robot superhero. Underneath the superhero is a person, alien or human, with feelings and emotions and the ability to make difficult decisions. Hopefully we'll still see some of that in the finished movie. 

The one thing I'm absolutely in love with in the trailer? Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman! We only see her a couple of times, and I'm very interested to see what side she falls on in this fight, but she looks fantastic and badass. Oh yes. I'm here for it. 

So I guess we'll see. I anxiously await the day we get another trailer to get even more footage. I'm reserving full judgment until I see the finished product. 

Suicide Squad

Release date: August 5, 2016
Starring: Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis

Thoughts: YES. Now this is what I'm talking about. First of all, you should know that I'm not a huge DC fangirl. I'd prefer Marvel over DC any day. But this just looks fantastic. It's only the very first footage we're seeing, so the jury's still out, but I'm excited. Margot Robbie especially steals the spotlight in the trailer as Harley Quinn. I will say, Will Smith playing a bad guy makes him not look like a bad guy. Cara Delevingne is an interesting choice for a comic book role, so color me intrigued. And Viola Davis is a goddess, so hell to the yes. But really, we're all just waiting for more Jared Leto as the Joker, right? That little bit at the end of the trailer was not nearly enough. But it definitely gives us just enough of a taste to be intrigued! I'm still not completely sold on the tattoos or the silver teeth, but he seems to have the attitude down and that voice sends chills down my spine. So I cannot wait to see more from this, but for now, I am very excited. 

X-Men: Apocalypse

Release date: May 27, 2016
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, plus a lot more!

Thoughts: First of all, I apologize for the quality. I also apologize if at any point there is no trailer above, because it is the leaked trailer from Comic-Con and it may get taken down for copyright infringement. So watch it now, before it's taken down! 

Oh, X-Men. As a franchise, you've had some major ups and downs. I want to say that I think this looks good. I want to say that I believe in this movie. But I have been burned before. First by X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Then by X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's such a shame because I really loved X-Men: First Class. I still think it's a fantastic movie, and I watch it every time it's on TV. So when the trailer for Days of Future Past came out, I was enamored. First of all, that trailer uses the John Murphy Adagio in D minor that was originally composed for the movie Sunshine. I LOVE that score. It's beautiful and perfectly enhances the sense of darkness and heartbreak. (Fun fact: it is also used in the first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which also gave me all the feels.) Second of all, they made us believe that this movie was going to solve all of the continuity errors between the past six films. 

But Days of Future Past let me down. Every X-Men movie that has been released is still considered canon. However, the timeline is so messed up that I can't even tell what really happened and what didn't at this point. I've seen Days of Future Past, but I still couldn't tell you exactly what happened in that movie. None of it made sense and characters had gone rogue. I mean, seriously. Where was Rogue? 

So going into Apocalypse, I am less than thrilled with the current state of the X-Men franchise. This trailer seems to go the same way as Days of Future Past, promising more and more darkness. Our poor X-Men can't seem to catch a break these days. I like the Oscar Isaac casting, but I don't like that was just keep adding back in the same characters, young and old. We're seeing young Jean Grey here, but with James McAvoy-era Professor X. And a teenage Storm who's working with Apocalypse? Remember that timeline I mentioned earlier? Yeah, this is what I'm talking about. 

So for now, I'm only going to say one thing: I'm digging Michael Fassbender in flannel. 

(warning NSFW: slight nudity and loads of profanity)

Release date: February 12, 2016
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano

Thoughts: First of all, I once again apologize for the quality. I also apologize if at any point there is no trailer above, because it is the leaked trailer from Comic-Con and it may get taken down for copyright infringement. So watch it now, before it's taken down! Also, be warned:

As for me? YES, YES, YES, YES. This is EXACTLY what we signed on for when we, the fandom, asked for a Deadpool movie. It is going to be a bloody, profane, fourth-wall breaking good time, and I couldn't be happier. Ryan Reynolds is on point here with his wise-cracking sense of humor that vibes perfectly with Wade Wilson's character. He's not called the "Merc with the Mouth" for nothing. I'm so excited to see Morena Baccarin here as the love interest, be still my Firefly-loving heart. It's cool to see Colossus here, and the line about Negasonic Teenage Warhead? So perfect. The trailer just nails it. We were promised an R-rated Deadpool movie, and that is completely what we're getting. THANK YOU. 

Tell me: which of these movies are you the most pumped to see? Did any of these trailers make you more excited than you were before? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I totally agree with you! I think I'm going to enjoy Ben Affleck as Batman too. I seem to be the only one! Everyone I know says he's gonna suck. And I can't wait to see Jared Leto as the Joker! He will be awesome! Great post!

    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out my post:

    1. Thank you so much!!! It really means a lot to me. I will remember to do this soon! :D