Despite summer ending, Hollywood does not stop coming at us with a pack of blockbusters to look forward to...
Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1-USA, July 31-UK, July 31-Singapore)
There is no one more skeptical than I was when this movie was announced, not even when the cast & director was announced, and not even after a press conference too. I was very skeptical & doubtful, and highly concerned with this film being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It just did not seem to have the same flair & theme.
Yet, trailers after trailers come, and my perception of this film at this moment has turned 180 degrees. Two thumbs up for the director & producers for that. From the trailers, this film has the tone of light, humour, weirdness, yet ultimately entertaining. As a superhero film, as an action adventure, as a science-fiction film, this one feels different than all other mainstreams in the respective genres, and it presents us with a very fresh feel. The trailers show some action packed sequences, and a lot of laughs to go along. In every way, it didn't look like it will disappoint. Put it this way, if I had seen all these trailers, this film would be in the Top 5 of my most anticipated of 2014. And my, the third (UK) trailer was just spectacular, and I love it! It's a must see!
Oh, and that raccoon is just awesome!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XltzyLcu0g (Trailer #1) (Must See!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWUnYMggxy4 (Trailer #2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTtWqD8Ovs (UK Trailer, #3) (Must See!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEg9y9QliXc (Extended Trailer)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 8-USA, Oct 17-UK, Aug 7-Singapore)
Not unlike the case above, I was quite skeptical about this. Well, I was never a fan of TMNT anytime in my life, but even with all the news about the production of this film, never really got me excited. Curious, yes, but not excited. However, the final trailer of this film kind of showed that it has potential. The action sequences were looking good, and the visual effects weren't half bad either. The cast may be my main concern for now, but based on what I have seen, this film have the potential to be a fun time to be in the cinemas, and we'll have to wait and see if this film can be a hit with both critics and movie-goers alike.
Note: I got the release dates from IMDB, but if this is true, fans in the UK will have quite a long wait.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZZ0PnDZdZk (Teaser Trailer)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Hf8rFPjyg (Trailer #1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNT-CT25clM (Final Trailer)
The Expendables 3 (Aug 15-USA, Aug 14-UK, Aug 14-Singapore)
A movie with an all star cast that made the classics a classic; movies that were the blockbusters of the 80s & 90s, and so. Who would not want to watch this??
Well, everyone, really, if the movie sucks. And that is the case I see with the first Expendables film. It was just full of loud gunfire, and nothing more. Yet the second film seem to achieve what it set to do. Make a film that's entertaining, and it worked! The second film was pure fun & entertainment, and I enjoyed it the whole way. It may still lack the script & drama, but it was fun, and that's all that matters. So, if this film can emulate it and give us some dose of fun, and the price of admission would have been worth it. And I guess there really is no need to mention the cast. Phew! Talk about too much of a good thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xD0junWlFc (Trailer #1)
The Giver (August 15)
-A familiar feeling but an intriguing science-fiction film...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (August 22)
-The sequel to the famous neo-noir crime thriller Sin City...
The November Man (August 27)
-A typical looking action film, starring Pierce Brosnan...