Sunday, 31 January 2016
Looking Forward: FEBRUARY 2016
Deadpool (Feb 12-USA, Feb 10-UK, Feb 11-Singapore)
Now, I know that there is an overwhelming anticipation on this film from comic book fans around the world...but not me. Not overwhelmingly, at least. I like the character, Deadpool. I like how the character breaks the fourth wall & brings goofiness to every situation he's in. But Deadpool himself is the only reason I'm excited for Deadpool.
The thing is, none of the other characters in the film are interesting. A lot of them look more like punks than comic book characters, to me. And then Deadpool has to have a love interest?? I know it's probably an effort to give him more background, but I don't want that. I don't need that. Like the Joker, people didn't need to know how he came to be. Deadpool is fun as hell as he is, and that's what I want to see of him, not his origin story.
Finally, there's that R-rated humour & punchlines. Look, I don't mind that its R-rated, but when you look at the trailers, a lot of the jokes feels forced and loud and simply made rude just for the sake of it. Like those phrases about Deadpool's face...those aren't funny. It feels like the R-rated words are forced into the dialogue just for the sake of it.
But in any case, I'm still going to check it out. I'm still curious to see Deadpool and if they do the character justice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtTfd6tISfw (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuH3zDs2y3s (Trailer #2)
Gods of Egypt (Feb 26-USA, Feb 26-UK, Feb 25-Singapore)
Okay, I feel like with this post, I am just incurring the wrath of the Internet. With this film, let's just say that I don't care if this film is full of white people, especially in terms of the main characters. What matters most, is that the actors must be the perfect fit for the role. Even the great Ridley Scott has backed this kind of decision making with the perfect reason: http://time.com/3608724/ridley-scott-white-actors-exodus-gods-and-kings/.
In any case, my beef with this film is the fact the visual effects doesn't look well done from the trailers. And even plot-wise, this film doesn't look too promising in my eyes. So, even as I have no actor issue, I have a ton of other issues (or concerns, at least) with this film, already. But still, with the amount of action & visual effects involved, you can bet that I'll be watching this film, still.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJBnK2wNQSo (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oijdb-a9GKY (Trailer #2)
Hail, Caesar! (February 5)
-A promising looking comedy with brilliant directors and a great cast...
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (February 5)
Zoolander No. 2 (February 12)
Triple 9 (February 26)
-A heist thriller that boasts a great array of cast...why not?