As you may know SDCC has arrived and debuted movie and television news for the past weekend. This is always the most exciting time of the year for me because there is so much news that arrives surrounding films that I’m eager to hear about. Well, yesterday Warner Bros. debuted a bunch of trailers to get us excited for their movies arriving either later this year or early next year and I’m here to share them with you all. Enjoy!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
If you were at all bummed out by that eensy-weensy sneak peek of Godzilla: King of the Monsters that was revealed the other day well this official trailer was released yesterday and I have to say, it definitely looks decent. I watched Godzilla four years ago thinking it was going to be positively awesome and it was very disappointing indeed. I mean, it was absolutely horrendous, which was a bummer because I’ve always wanted to see a really good, modern Godzilla movie.
Well, this film definitely looks like it’ll be better than that movie as it clearly shows more monsters and plenty of jaw-dropping destruction that’ll look amazing in IMAX. I’m pretty sure the story will be sub par but the action will probably be worth the admission fee and that’s enough to make me want to see this movie.
Ah, what do I think about this trailer? Um…on one hand it’s a cute, hilarious idea of a superhero origin story as it shows this kid become a grown adult superhero just by saying Shazam! (Lol.) On the other hand it kind of looks corny too though. I don’t know anything about the character, Shazam, and so this is brand new for me and while I’m trying to totally dig this trailer it just feels a little wack to me.
It feels like the DCEU’s version of Spider-Man: Homecoming but unlike Marvel it just didn’t look as enjoyable as I would’ve liked it to. And is it just me or does Shazam’s outfit look like some fancy cosplay? Ugh, that suit looks terrible.
I feel bad complaining about another DC Extended Universe movie but if they keep cranking out films like this I’m just gonna keep not being happy with these movies.
Okay, Aquaman…once again I’m having mixed feelings. On one hand I love the visuals and Aquaman’s world is truly magnificent. But then on the other hand the CGI looks awfully close to resembling Justice League which is not good at all, the way the trailer was made is trying to convey that this movie will be epic but instead it makes all of the cliché beats that mediocre movie trailers have, and Jason Momoa could be the most awesome Aquaman ever but he just doesn’t feel epic enough to me. I mean, he’s cracking jokes here and there throughout the trailer like it’s a Marvel movie but it isn’t and that’s why these DCEU movies keep failing.
Marvel has made a template for how movie franchises should be run and how they can be successful but you can’t completely take their playbook and apply that to your movies. It isn’t going to work. The reason I love The Dark Knight trilogy that Christopher Nolan made is because they are dark, gritty films who don’t apologize for pushing outside of the box. I mean, The Dark Knight was rated R because it was unwilling to allow narrative barriers to keep it from being a seriously dark film that showed The Joker in all of his glorious cynicism.
The DCEU was going in the right direction with Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman because those were films with serious tones. And then they tried too hard to be a carbon copy of Marvel by incorporating humor into these movies and it just…isn’t working.
I wish I could say I was SUPER excited about this movie but after seeing this trailer I’m honestly a little disappointed. One positive thing I can say about this film though is that the action is going to be AMAZING in IMAX and that alone may make me go see this movie.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
I just finished binge-watching the Harry Potter series and so to see this Fantastic Beasts trailer made me so happy simply because of all of the incredible magic that was displayed in this trailer. The teaser was amazing and this trailer only built on that magic by showing more characters, plenty of jaw dropping spells, and more Dumbledore.
Oh my goodness. I totally got nostalgic seeing Dumbledore teaching young Newt Scamander how to control his fears using the Ridicilus charm with the magic wardrobe thingy. Hee-hee, I’m getting giddy just thinking about it. Anyway, this trailer was very exciting to watch. I love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and I know for a fact that this movie is going to be better than its predecessor by far.
I also love that this trailer showed a lot but didn’t spoil anything at the same time. There’s still a bunch of the movie missing and that’s always exciting because that means I won’t be able to predict what happens in the film, which is very important for a movie to be good.
So, these are the four trailers that I wanted to share with you from Comic-Con. As you can see Fantastic Beasts was my favorite trailer of the bunch but I have to say, Godzilla: King of the Monsters looked kind of good too and it’s always fun to watch a destructive monster movie.
I thank you for reading (or watching) and I hope you have a wonderful day.