Today I saw the teaser for Bumblebee for the first time and I was excited…until the teaser came on. I LOVE the Transformers. I didn’t really know anything about them until I watched Transformers: Age of Extinction and I don’t care what anyone says about the movie. I loved it. So much that I went and watched it three times in the movie theaters. Last year I watched Transformers: The Last Knight and while it was enjoyable the first time around after a while it got boring fast. So with the announcement that there would be a Transformer spin-off film focused on Bumblebee I was totally excited to see what this movie could look like. Well, I’ve seen it and it’s not that great. Here it is.
This trailer really surprised me because it did not appeal to me in the slightest. Bumblebee looks way too cute looking for me which shouldn’t be a bad thing but I like the epic Bumblebee. Not Bumblebb-8. Two, there was nothing epic whatsoever from the look of the film and that’s sad because I love Transformers movie and this looks to be one film in that series I will not want to see. But who knows. Maybe the official trailer will be better.
I will say, the one part of the trailer that I did like was when Bumblebee spit that tape out of him at the end. Now that was funny. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this trailer more than I did and I thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day.
The concept of a young Han Solo standalone film didn’t appeal to me in the slightest when it was announced to be the second installment of the Star Wars Stories. Harrison Ford’s Han Solo had just been brutally killed out of the Star Wars universe in The Force Awakens. Did I really want to know about him before we eventually meet him in A New Hope? When they announced Alden Ehrenreich was going to replace Harrison Ford as Han Solo my skepticism rose even higher but I trusted that Disney knew what they were doing and so I held on to hope. It’s been a long ride watching the few ups and many downs of the Solo project but it feels like it was all worth it, for Solo truly was the movie that I could’ve only dreamed for. So, on that note, let me tell you a little bit about the film (spoiler-free.)
First of all, unlike The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story is not a complex story in the slightest and that was so refreshing. My first experience watching The Last Jedi was a whirlwind of “What?!” The Last Jedi was unlike anything I could’ve expected…and not in a good way. If felt like the movie was a giant pinball machine and the ball was just bouncing from here to there and then back around to over there. Every time I was really getting into one person’s story it ricocheted over to somebody else. By the end of the film my brain was exhausted, I had practically lost all investment in the movie, and I was just waiting for the film to end. It took me watching it a second time to actually understand and appreciate the complexities of the story of The Last Jedi and that’s not a great thing, considering that a lot of people won’t take time to go watch a movie they didn’t like again. Solo does not have this problem.
There is never a moment where the story gets confusing or isn’t as concise as it once was. And the situations never let down either. You can totally tell that the incredible mastermind behind The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark was behind Solo because it was absolutely phenomenal.
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One of the most exciting things about a new Star Wars movie is seeing the trailer. There are movie trailers and then there are Star Wars movie trailers. Star Wars movie trailers make me SOOO excited in ways that other films just can’t and it’s especially a treat because we don’t get them often (or at least we didn’t used to) and so watching a new trailer is an experience in itself. But of the nine Star Wars films made so far which had the trailer that completely knocked my socks off? Well, that’s what I’m about to find out. Enjoy!
The Phantom Menace
Seeing this trailer is just a reminder of how much better the Star Wars films under Disney are than the prequels. This trailer is kind of good at first. It gave me chills as the words speaking of a new beginning and first steps to journeys appeared between well-known shots of the movie. And then as the trailer delved more into baby Anakin the trailer became worse and worse. Now I liked the end but overall the trailers have definitely gotten much better.
Return of the Jedi
This is old school for sure. The complex art of trailer making has gotten so much more epic in the last three decades. Wow. Um…this trailer was good. It’s got some exciting tidbits and shows plenty of action without revealing any tantalizing content from the movie like a quick shot of the evil Emperor. And who doesn’t love to see a lightsaber duel in a Star Wars movie? But like the film, Return of the Jedi‘s trailer definitely falls short of being as epic as its predecessors.
Continue reading Ranking the ‘Star Wars’ Movie Trailers: From Worst to Best