Even though most of this year has been about not expecting anything. And the end of 2020 slowly taking away all hope, I’m trying to stay positive even though everything seems awful and getting progressively worse. Anyway, as I said, despite of all this I’m gonna try and look forward. Towards recent movie trailers I have stumbled upon. So this is a very random post about a few recent movie trailers I’ve seen that made me excited about the movies.
A year has gone by in a blink of an eye, and The Hunger Games franchise will soon release its newest edition, Mockingjay Part 1. I remember it like yesterday, the first time I saw Catching Fire and the feeling of content that followed me after I walked out of the cinema. That feeling stayed with me until I watched it for the second time, just as mesmerized, just as happy about it as I was with the first viewing. Now, as life has progressed and fame, media and some questionable acts have done their part, I’m making my case of support for Mockingjay.
The truth is, I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games franchise and the excitement is not wearing off any time soon either. I’ve read the books, second being my favorite of the series, and I’ve seen the first movie more than once. Therefore, it was pretty much given that I was going to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on its opening weekend and now, almost a week later, I think I’m still not able to contain my thoughts into a coherent sounding review but I’ll try to do my best. And in case you missed the POW popcorn rating, I freaking loved Catching Fire!
I’d say I’ve seen almost every Marvel Studio’s superhero movie – I’m not gonna say all of them cause I’m not sure of the numbers but since I’ve watched a lot of them I reckon I’ve seen most. That being said, it’s quite obvious that I like them as they are better than the ordinary action movies cause they do have superheros and that makes all that super-power logical not like in those action movies where the main guy is just an ordinary guy but he has unnatural powers that aren’t explained. Anyway, yes, superhero movies are unrealistic but at least they behold some logic behind the a**-kicking and killing and saving the world. This is a spoiler post (those are rare but I felt like telling a lot about the story rather than doing the summary):
Captain America: The First Avenger is no exception when it comes to world-saving: no surprise there. Written by the two guys who have given the kids the Narnia movies Captain America comes
finally alive and with a rather well organized story-lines. Before I get all wrapped up in the story (this is gonna be a rather long post) I would start with the cast: first of all – I like Chris Evans! As a typical America’s good guy this role as Captain America suits him quite brilliantly. Love interest is played by Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones is the helping father figure (kind of), Sebastian Stan plays the friend, Dominic Cooper gets to play Tony Stark’s father, Hugo Weaving is the villain and Stanley Tucci is the master mind behind Captain America. Two names that pop for me are of course Chris Evans and Dominic Cooper – he actually looks like Tony Stark aka Robert Downey Jr which, in my opinion, is an awesome casting decision.
Now on to the story: it starts off as Captain America being all not so captain but very much American. He is this little guy who wants to do great things and defend his country (the movie is happening during World War II) and he is much braver than he looks. The computer department did an amazing (and quite terrifying) job with altering Chris Evans into this tiny thing who has no muscles and is a lot shorter than Evans in real life. So he is the chosen one (obviously): gets to have a large amount of power (similar to the villain in this movie) and he goes off to be an entertainer – it’s an interesting twist cause he doesn’t become a hero right at the very moment when he gets his body altered, he becomes a joke before all that saving and superhero stuff begins! He rescues a bunch of soldiers and blows up the facility where the villain is making bombs/weapons and that makes him a real hero and he gets his first mission – destroying the weapons. With some help from his friend and other soldiers they finally make it to the last battle (minus the friend – a story-line that was obvious from the start).
Then the saving of the world begins and he of course wins but not without sacrificing himself for the greater good. This would be a sad ending to a movie that actually had some comedy in it as well (superhero movies usually do want to make us feel a lot of emotions including making us laugh) but the movie isn’t over: he wakes up in the future while having been asleep for 70 years and this is the awesome part – the movie has a sequel coming up in the beginning of next year. A movie that is directed/written by Josh Whedon and stars not only Chris Evans as Captain America but also these following names: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and many others. So not to be overly excited but I’ll be waiting for The Avengers more than Christmas.
Giving this a 4 out of 5 although IMDb has a much lower score, 7,3 for this: I just can’t lie about my love for superhero movies – I think they suit me.
• Images are from CinemaBlend.
This is going to be a short post for several reasons. Some of them good, most of them not so good, but since I have been a lazy blogger for a while and I don’t feel like writing at the moment either I thought I should at least put down something because I would feel worse if I didn’t.
I went to see Burlesque with my friends two weeks ago, it was on Monday, that I remember well. And there weren’t many people and among those people even fewer guys who apparently weren’t as excited as us girls were when the number one reason why to watch this movie gave the best moment of the movie while wearing nothing. Let me explain.
1. Cam Gigandet has been one of my favorite bad guy for a while, now he finally got out of that and ended up being the main man in the movie. He even lost all of his clothes and offered Christina a cookie – and that is not a metaphor!
2. Christina Aguilera, the star of the movie, was looking pretty good in this considering she can sing and dance and act.. I’m kidding, she can’t act – and I don’t really like those singers who turn into actresses, because actresses can do the singing themselves (like in Chicago!).
3. Cher is almost as old as my grandmother and she was wearing the same clothes as Christina – not good.
4. The whole plot.. I don’t even remember.
5. Stanley Tucci proved that he is a great gay-assistant, I like him!
6. Cam is hot!
So this is the list. Considering that I didn’t overwhelm it with a lot of facts pretty much says that I didn’t care for it and I was only entertained in a bad way. You know, when you look at a movie and laugh because it is so wrong that you can’t help yourself? I felt that, most of the time .. Latest musical-comedy-dramas that I have watched have included Dreamgirls and Chicago – both have Oscars written all over them, Burlesque didn’t even get a nomination. All it got was a Golden Globe for an original song, which didn’t include any help from the lead actress nor the “I’m-making-a-comeback” Cher.
And final words about the movie.. when it comes to my opinion, Cam stole the movie – end of story!