Welcome to a new week of Trailer Reactions! Enjoy reading my initial thoughts on some of the newest and biggest trailers that dropped over the past week!
THE DARK TOWER (Trailer)
• I believe this is based off a Stephen King novel or series, if I remember correctly. I know a handful of people that are way hyped for this thing.
• So apparently gunslingers are pseudo-knights or something. We're taking the old west and mashing it with the ideals of medieval Europe. Well, okay.
• Everything thinks this kid is having weird dreams and hallucinations, but he's actually envisioning another world! Can we finally read this as a trope in 2017?
• Still, I'll watch Idris Elba in anything.
• Another trope: parallel universes where one bad thing in one can destroy the other entirely. We just saw that in Tomorrowland.
• Hold up. Is McConaughey the villain? And he's apparently worse than the devil? You have my attention.
• What are all these creatures running around? McConaughey's minions?
• The visuals look alright. Nothing we haven't necessarily seen before.
• Honestly, I'm mostly in to see how many different ways Idris Elba can reload a gun, and to see McConaughey play a straight-up villain. He's played seedy before but never a true villain, if memory serves.
• Oh hey, quick shot of Dennis Haysbert! We're in good hands.
• "I kill with my heart." That's a bit dark. But it is The Dark Tower, so sure?
The Dark Tower hits U.S. theaters on August 4, 2017.
• Finally getting a full trailer for the new Chris Nolan flick! This is probably the movie we should be most excited for this summer.
• It's nice that we're finally seeing Nolan take on a true-life story. It's the one thing that he hasn't done, and I think that's the one thing that separates him from some of the all-time greats.
• Alright, the wartime stuff looks pretty good so far. That explosion on the bridge/pier sells it.
• Wait, civilians are coming to help? I honestly need to read up on the whole Dunkirk situation a bit before this movie comes out.
• OH YES TOM HARDY. YOU FLY THAT PLANE.
• There's definitely a possibility for some intense situations (i.e., seeing a torpedo strike from inside a ship; seeing a man true to swim from between two boats about to crash into one another; etc.)
• I forgot Cillian Murphy was going to be in this as well. Definitely a star-studded cast yet again for good ol' Nolan.
• The cinematography looks amazing.
• I am legitimately excited for the dogfight sequences.
• My only true concern with Dunkirk is the PG-13 rating. I worry that the full effect of a wartime effort shouldn't be imprisoned in a cleaned-up universe. Still, I have faith in Nolan's abilities.
Dunkirk hits U.S. theaters on July 19, 2017.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (Trailer)
• The girl is stuck at home because she's sick. It's a Bubble Boy for a new generation!
• Oh look, we're gonna get some cool new text message bubbles so we can see exactly what the two leads are texting each other [read: sarcasm].
• She just wants to get out, you guys! She wants to see the world! She wants to hook up with that guy!
• In all seriousness, it's going to be a coming-of-age tale with seemingly incredible stakes. Even if this girl wasn't sick to begin with, spending her whole life away from the outside world wouldn't have allowed her to build up immunities, so of course bad things are going to happen.
• I'm wondering how long it's going to take them to get outside. Is it halfway through the movie? A third? I wouldn't want them to prolong the time she's stuck in her home or anything.
• This movie definitely isn't for me.
Everything, Everything hits U.S. theaters on May 19, 2017.
WONDER WOMAN (Trailer)
• There has certainly been a lack of Wonder Woman marketing. This is the first trailer we've gotten in a while, and the movie comes out in less than a month. Why aren't they trying to hype this movie any harder?
• We're starting off with some more in-depth looks at her WWI efforts. Jumping straight into the action, if you will.
• The more I see of her, the more I think Gal Gadot was the right choice for the role.
• Still in for Chris Pine, too. Although it looks like he's going to be played as the goofy sidekick. Good!
• We're getting our first real glimpse of the villain, someone named Dr. Poison.
• Uh oh, Diana is stealing stuff so she can go fight. If she's stealing, you know it's serious!
• Yeah, they're definitely going to be using Pine for the addition of humor.
• Nice to see David Thewlis show up for this one!
• The second half of the trailer is essentially all action. It looks good so far. Definitely more manageable than the over-the-top stuff that Zack Snyder has given us.
• This is a strong trailer, and I think they needed one considering the lack of presence this movie has had over the past few months.
Wonder Woman hits U.S. theaters on June 2, 2017.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Trailer)
• Alright, so it's been years since I've seen the original Blade Runner film. I definitely need to re-watch it sometime before this one comes out.
• Immediately, we're getting that visual feel that Ridley Scott crafted back in the '80s. [Note: I believe Roger Deakins was the DP for this movie, and if the early glimpses say anything, he better finally win an Oscar, dammit.]
• Look at that Atari logo right at the start. Throwback!
• Hang on, I had no idea Jared Leto was in this movie. How did I miss that?
• Yeah, the visual spectacle will be incredible. That's the early selling point for me. Set the atmosphere, and the tone will fall into place.
• If anybody besides Ridley Scott could pull this off, it's Denis Villeneuve. And I thought that even before he did Arrival.
• I'm hoping that the whole Harrison Ford arc isn't thrust into the story just to get him in the movie. If they can keep him a legitimate character, I'll be in, but I hope it isn't just a gimmicky appearance. On the same note, I don't want him to overstay his welcome. It will be an interesting balancing act.
• Wait, Dave Bautista is in here too?
• I have a very strange feeling that this will be a flip-of-the-coin type movie. It's either going to be amazing or an absolute flop. I can't really see a chance for middle ground here.
Blade Runner 2049 will hit U.S. theaters on October 6, 2017.