Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Looking Forward: FEBRUARY 2018
Peter Rabbit (Feb 9-USA, Mar 16-UK, Mar 8-Singapore)
From the outset, this was a film that I could never say I am interested in. There is just something about CGI animals interacting with live people that is always hard to like (unless you are The Jungle Book). But maybe it is more of the goofiness of these types of film which puts me off. That being said, I do feel that if I watch this film, I won't be completely bored either. I like Domnhall Gleeson as an actor. Rose Byrne is pretty cool as well. Even the rabbits are voiced by some of my favourite actors, with the likes of James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Matt Lucas, etc. Despite the fact that I don't like the look of the film overall, there are things within the film that I like. And maybe the goofiness is what makes it entertaining to watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahW0AP1ecxY (Trailer #1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYzpAL3mKB4 (Trailer #2)
Black Panther (Feb 16-USA, Feb 13-UK, Feb 15-Singapore)
This is it. The stand out film of the month, and also my 2nd most anticipated film of the year. There is just no more way I can further emphasize my excitement for this film. The character himself T'Challa/Black Panther is easily the best character in Captain America: Civil War, and is now among my favourite superhero in the MCU. Add to that some very stellar cast in this film, including the return of one of my favourite actors alive - Andy Serkis, as Ulysses Klaue. And finally, the most exciting thing for me has to be to see Wakanda in the big screen. A technologically advanced nation in the midst of Africa. How cool is it to see a nation in the midst of the forest & jungles of Africa but littered with technological advancements like cloaking technology, etc.
And if you have not seen the trailers, you are missing out. Especially that second trailer, which is super cool. Check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWkJg4qfZG8 (Teaser Trailer)
MUST SEE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLU3T-e2t4 (Trailer #1)
Game Night (Feb 23-USA, Mar 2-UK, Feb 22-Singapore)
I actually didn't know about this film before, but then I saw the trailer, and I have to say, it looks pretty fun. When a comedy has that mix of action or mystery, it always become a bit more fun and meaningful. And though there looks to be some cheesy moments, there also some pretty funny moments. And the cast also looks great. Overall, I am not too convinced of how good this film will be, but there are good signs, and I am quite interested with this film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90a88XoQA8I (Trailer #1)
It is not often that a film based on a true story gets to be portrayed by the real people themselves, but that is the case with The 15:17 to Paris (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFFZ3-jcQVs), which tells about the 2015 Thalys train attack, but more so about the lives of the people in it. The trailer is not bad, but I don't think the film appealed to me. This film will be out on February 9th.
Also out on the same day is the concluding chapter of a trilogy I could not care about, Fifty Shades Freed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5RZEt3arI0). Yeah, that.
Next up, out on February 16th, is a stop-motion animation film which stars the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, and more. How cool is that? But the thing is, there is always something about stop-motion that puts me off. And unlike Kubo and the Two Strings (which I liked), this film Early Man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMD9_AKK_FI) does not quite appeal to me.
Finally, out on February 23rd, is Annihilation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBWm4qpTRTQ), a science-fiction film which sounds interesting & promising from the premise, but somehow the trailer didn't really sell me.