Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Looking Forward: MAY 2016
Captain America: Civil War (May 6-USA, Apr 29-UK, Apr 28-Singapore)
This film needs no introduction...and it is my most anticipated movie of the year. Not only does it have the biggest number of superheroes ever assembled on screen, but it is based on a powerful storyline, too. So, you can bet that it won't be all spectacle. Because what transpires on screen should be a very personal & emotional clash between two groups of superheroes we have grown accustomed to over the past years. And in the hands of the directors that brought us one of the best Marvel films to date, I believe we are in for an epic clash in less than a month's time. And also, both the trailers we are shown so far are super cool! Check them out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkTybqcX-Yo (Trailer #1) (Must See!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGfhS1hfTWw (Trailer #2) (Must See!!!)
The Angry Birds Movie (May 20-USA, May 13-UK, May 26-Singapore)
They just never run out of ideas when it comes to animation flicks. This time, its based on a popular mobile video game Angry Birds. But the idea doesn't really appeal to me, and I'm not sure what kind of story they are trying to tell here. Plus, I am also unfamiliar to the team behind this project, so right now, I am kind of skeptical and uninterested. But we'll see, maybe something (critics review or friends or just plain boredom) may end up changing my mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pIi4tMJoUs (Trailer #1)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27-USA, May 27-UK, Aug 11-Singapore)
I was personally never a fan of the stories of Alice...not even the first film, for that matter. Perhaps, a good thing, too...given the release date of this film in Singapore. But anyways, when I saw the first trailer for this film I thought it looked interesting. It's just that I was never a fan, so I wouldn't be the most eager person when it comes to this film. But anytime it comes out, I'll definitely be checking it out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anvGUW-vsLE (Trailer #1)
X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27-USA, May 19-UK, May 19-Singapore)
Six months ago, I would have been super stoked of what is looking to be the greatest & biggest X-Men movie ever. With Bryan Singer (the man who started it all and made the best X-Men movies) at the helm, a great villain like Apocalypse, and a stellar cast with the likes of McAvoy, Fassbender, J-Law, and even Oscar Isaac.
But a few months & a few trailers later, it suddenly doesn't feel as epic as it should. Firstly, the villain Apocalypse should have looked more fearsome & imposing than he does in the trailers. But I'm not speaking strictly in terms of the size. If you look at his body & facial structure...it really looks like a man with make-up & apparatus. There should be more to him than that. I really don't see Apocalypse in this film as fearfully as I have seen him in the comics or the video games.
Also, there's the case of Katniss Everdeen appearing in the wrong universe. I don't see Mystique anywhere in the trailers! The way she speaks & behaves...that is all Katniss Everdeen. Mystique don't give orders or lead a team...she's supposed to be manipulative. It should have been Professor X leading the team. It really does look like the case of J-Law's star power being too great to not be seen in the frontlines.
And so now, this doesn't look to be the X-Men movie I've been waiting for. But we'll see...I think I should still have a pretty good time with this movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0io2w_6vT8 (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVht1Y8Meg (Trailer #2)
The Nice Guys (May 20)
-A very fun looking Comedy with a mix of Action & Mystery...plus, its Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling...and directed by Shane Black....
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (May 20)
-An interesting follow-up to the rather successful comedy Neighbors...