Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Looking Forward: MARCH 2016
London Has Fallen (Mar 4-USA, Mar 3-UK, Mar 3-Singapore)
There isn't really much to say about this film now. It is an action flick. An interesting one. But I wouldn't expect too much from this film. The predecessor of this film is a fun enough action flick, with a plot of a terrorist attack of the White House. This sequel apparently looks to follow a similar concept, except this time London is attacked, and not just the White House. And...yepp. That's about all I have in mind, really. I suppose you'll just have to wait and see until after watching this film to hear my thoughts on them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AsOdX7NcJs (Trailer #1)
Zootopia (Mar 4-USA, Mar 25-UK, Feb 25-Singapore)
Disney! It has been a while since we last saw a Disney animation flick. The most recent one was Big Hero 6, which was spectacular. And so was the film before it (Frozen), apparently...and the one before it (Wreck-It Ralph)...and the one before it (Tangled), too. All these recent Disney animation films have been nothing short of spectacular. Many have righfully compared this moment to the Disney Renaissance Era (Lion King, Mulan, etc). The films mentioned above are funny, entertaining yet touching altogether.
Of course, we can only hope that the trend continues with Zootopia. There is yet a fresh concept that is brought within this film: a city of animals. And the trailers...they're pretty awesome. And yes, while there is no guarantee that this film will be spectacular as well...if there's one animation studio I wouldn't bet against...its Disney.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvEzTjuM81A (Trailer #2)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Mar 18-USA, Mar 11-UK, Mar 17-Singapore)
The first entry, Divergent, was pretty solid, but the second one, Insurgent, was kind of a let down, for me. Also, the ending of the latter seems pretty peaceful, so I'm not really eager to witness what happens next to some characters I'm not even that invested on. And maybe that's mainly the problem with Insurgent. The characters become less and less relatable and likeable. Even the trailers for Allegiant keep bringing up the idea that Tris, the main character, is super special, etc, etc. And that just makes her character harder to relate to.
For sure, I will still watch this film, if for no other reason than to fill my time. But I won't be going in with any level of anticipation or excitement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE8LEPSTK6A (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe-P2iv4Vxw (Trailer #2)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Mar 25-USA, Mar 25-UK, Mar 24-Singapore)
Now this is the big one! The first of the two big superhero clash of the year. The battle between DC's flagship superheroes, Batman & Superman. This really is something that comic book fans all over the world has been dreaming to witness in the big screen. The Dark Knight taking on The Man of Steel.
And yet, this is not all the film has to offer, as the second half of the title subtly suggests. The film will show the initial formation or the roots of The Justice League, DC's equivalent of The Avengers. We will even get to see Wonder Woman in action for the first time in this film...and according to reports, we probably will get to see cameos from Aquaman, The Flash, etc.
There is a lot riding on this film, which will open the gates for the DC Extended Universe to play their part in the cinematic world. But in the hands of Zack Snyder, I have full confidence that this film is going to be a hit. I'm already super excited to witness this epic film.
But if you're not a comic book fan...and if the phrase 'Batman v Superman' somehow doesn't appeal to you...then do check out the trailers below. Although if you want to avoid some spoilers (recall the case of Terminator Genisys?), then you may want to avoid trailer #2. Of course, comic book fans would have already been spoiled, because there's no way we'd miss such a trailer. In any case, take my word for it that this is going to be one epic film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bha24P9uw-E (Trailer #1) (Must See!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvP4RIqSbiw (Trailer #2) (Warning: Spoiler-y)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX_iASz1Si8 (Final Trailer)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (March 4)
-A promising comedy with a fresh & interesting concept involving war/military...looks great!
10 Cloverfield Lane (March 10)
-A surprise (recently announced) film which is a blood relative to Cloverfield...
Midnight Special (March 18)
-A lower budget sci-fi film that looks very interesting...