Friday, December 16, 2011

Trailer roundup

This week a bunch of new trailers were released so we decided to do a quick recap of our first impressions.

"G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation"

I'm trying to figure out what any of this has to do with G.I. Joe. This looks like a generic action movie that they're slapping a familiar name on in order to boost its profile. Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis return from the first one but other than that it does look completely different, which is its one saving grace.

"Men In Black 3"

Stop me if you've heard this one. Will Smith works for a secret government agency, he tracks aliens living in New York and cracks wise with his partner Tommy Lee Jones. What's that you say? You've seen this movie twice already and have no need for a third one. Well no matter cause Will Smith needs a giant payday and another big soundtrack hit.

"Expendables 2"

Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris join the team for the sequel. Enough said.

"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

This is one of those movies where story doesn't matter much. While this one looks marginally better than the first one, that's not saying much. Also once again I have no desire to see Nicholas Cage urinate fire. However, no one does eccentric hero like Cage and that's always worth the price of admission.

"Jack the Giant Killer"

Though this movie hasn't been garnering a lot of buzz, look for that to pick up in 2012. It has a top notch director in Bryan Singer, talented co-writer Christopher McQuarrie and an all-star cast including Ewen McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and young standout Nicholas Hoult. Updated fairy tales are very popular right now so that will help it get a lot of attention.

"Rock of Ages"

This is the long awaited movie aaptation of the popular Broadway musical. The story centers around the 1980s Sunset Strip music scene and stars everyone from Alec Baldwin to Mary J. Blige to Catherine Zeta-Jones. Of course the real draw is Tom Cruise as rock God Stacee Jaxx. Unfortunately the trailer goes out of its way to not show Cruise. I suppose the producers are trying to build suspense but if you had the world's biggest movie star singing Bon Jovi wouldn't you put that out there as much as possible?

So what does everyone think of the latest batch of trailers? What are you most excited about? Hit the comments and let us know.

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