Tuesday 22 March 2016

Looking Forward: APRIL 2016

The Jungle Book (Apr 15-USA, Apr 15-UK, Apr 7-Singapore)

          Unlike some (or most) people, I am totally unfamiliar with this tale. It was never part of my childhood, so the only perspective I have about this film are from the trailers alone. And maybe the movie news, etc. As per my movie knowledge, Jon Favreau is a damn good director. And there is an overwhelming talent in the voice cast of the animals with Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and many more. Surprisingly, this is one of the rare films that casts a racially correct actor (an Indian actor) for the human boy...not that it ever bothered me, anyway.
          Now, but about the film, per se...I think it looked fine. The trailers showed great potential and what the theme & tone of the film is about. But I won't be terribly excited about this film because it didn't look like my kind of film, and plus, it doesn't have any sentimental value for me. But the curiosity is there. So for sure, I'll check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owgrkAQ-Log (Teaser Trailer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtR9tqPa48s (Super Bowl Trailer)

Criminal (Apr 15-USA, Apr 15-UK, April 21-Singapore)

          This film isn't a high-profile big budget blockbuster. Heck, I didn't even know this film exists until I saw the trailer. But the trailer did enough to get me interested with this film. Although, it did remind me a bit about one of Ryan Reynolds' recent film - Selfless - seeing as they both revolve around having a person's mind inside another person's body. But this film seem to have more emphasis on action. I'm hoping it has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNfRQ4NBjUU (Trailer #1)

The Huntsman: Winter's War (Apr 22-USA, Apr 4-UK, Apr 14-Singapore)

          I don't really recall a lot about the predecessor of this film, but I don't think its that bad, actually. So, I thought, "Hey, maybe this film will be interesting". And looking at the cast involved in this film, and I was like, "Yeah, awesome!". But then the trailer came out and then I went, "You know what...I'm not interested".
           I saw the trailer but it neither hooked me nor intrigued me. The plot doesn't look like it made any sense. I'm not even sure which side these two queens are on, what is happening in this place, etc, etc. I'm pretty sure we're supposed to root for Chris Hemsworth's character, but I don't even know what the hell is happening, and his character doesn't even look like a character easy to root for. He just looks like a badass fighter, but I'm not sure what his character motivations are. All the characters in this film are unclear in situation & motivation, and that just kind of puts me off this film. How bad is it when I don't care about the characters even before the movie begins??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAvCgVR0gIM (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POs2lEv7_6U (Trailer #2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanyhhLa5Ok (Trailer #3)

Other Movies:

Collide (April 1)
-No trailer whatsoever but it is supposed to be an action film with some household names in the cast...

Ratchet & Clank (April 29)
-All I know is that this is based on a platforming video game series...I'm curious, but not interested...

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