I went and watched Star Trek: Into Darkness last Friday. It was amazing, other than being only seen by me and a bunch of old people…and I mean old people. Like 70+. Weird, but that’s not what I’m here for today.
I was emotionally attached to this film before it even started. This probably had something to do with the fact that it was a sequel, to another great movie, but I also think it was because of the trailers that were shown before hand.
It started out with a teaser of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. They didn’t show any scenes from the movie, which is a bit different. They just had the four main guys standing there – making funny. It was okay. I’m not that excited about that movie.
Next we had The Lone Ranger. I’ve seen this trailer a few times already this year. The film looks nice. I won’t be going to the theater to watch it…but it still looks nice. I like that they have a less familiar guy in the lead role. Personally, I would have picked Gabriel Macht, but that’s just me. Johnny Depp seems to have another great portrayal.
Man of Steel. Oh boy. I can’t wait for this one. Until this trailer I wasn’t really sure what was going on. Now I could see that it is going to be a complete reboot like Batman Begins or Star Trek (2009). Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne. What can go wrong?
The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman seems to bring it again. This movie takes place in modern-day Japan…with a bunch of Japanese new comers (that are probably not really new comers…I just don’t know them.) This will be the sixth time he’s portrayed Wolverine, including a bit part in X-Men: First Class. He is also scheduled to appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past, making it an even seven.
Finally, the last trailer started. There was a voice over that sounded very familiar – it took me a few seconds to place it. As soon as I saw him standing there in his gray military suit I knew who it was…and what movie this was for. Harrison Ford is portraying Colonel Hyrum Graff in Ender’s Game. I think I may be a little more excited than others for this one. I’ve read the book, which is great…and can see that they had to make a few changes to bring this to the big screen.
Watching these trailers brought about an emotional response, that lead straight into the beginning of Star Trek – and throughout the entire movie. There’s an art to choosing which trailers go where. You don’t have to take my word for it, go see it.
What movies are you excited for this summer?