A lot of new trailers have dropped recently, so here are some that have caught our eye, maybe not for the best of reasons…
First up, from Europacorp comes Renegades:
The Circle: April 2017
I haven’t read the book, but it seems to be a dystopian look at a world ruled by Google. Not much to go on in the trailer, but the subject matter and cast are interesting. I reckon this is one to watch.
Spectral: December 2016
Netflix now and the Netflix only release, Spectral:
Reminds me a lot of Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within, but looks interesting with a great cast and terrific special effects . Perhaps a bit cliched, but significant in stating Netflix’ intentions.
Patriots Day: February 2017
I was skeptical about this film when I heard about it. Oh no, here’s a load of American jingoism again. both trailers look like they are trying to tell a true story carefully and respectfully. Deepwater Horizon was similar and extremely well done, so I have high hopes for this. Still can’t forgive them the loss of an apostrophe, though….
The Mummy: June 2017
Naturally the Cruiser does lots of running, there’s some intrigue (is Cruise dead or not?) Russell Crowe being enigmatic and Sofia Boutella as the Mummy. Lots of interesting ideas and concepts, so probably worth following, though I’m a bit disappointed that it’s clearly not as fun as the Steven Sommers capers of the 2000’s.
Transformers: The Last Knight: June 2017
Back to , well, madness really. Transformers: The Last Knight
John Wick: Chapter 2: Feb 2017
John Wick was one of the action standouts of recent years, so it’s good to see a sequel with little change in John Wick: Chapter 2
So he’s got another dog, and another car, he’s in another city and has gained the wrath of Ruby Rose and the support of Laurence Fishburne. The first one was really really good, this looks more of the same.
XXX:The Return of Xander Cage: January 2017
Big name cast – terrible looking movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2: April 2017
Finally, let’s end on some joy – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Colourful, funny, beautifully animated, and full of all the snarky, piss-taking merriment we loved so much in the first film. Drax is especially funny and I cannot say enough about Baby Groot.