What an excellent few weeks for geeky sneak previews of upcoming movies! It's a good time to be a fan of superheroes, dinosaurs, science fiction, action/adventure, and anything else that would make the 12-year-old in all of us cheer. Here are some of the trailers that debuted recently, making us count the days until we can see them in full on the giant silver screen.
Although expectations aren't as high compared to other Marvel superheroes, I believe this little superhero flick will surprise a lot of people. It looks like it will have a good dose of humor thanks to Paul Rudd's likable portrayal, but also some interesting characterization, hopefully exploring the complexity of Hank Pym, played here by Michael Douglas.
Batman v Superman: The Force Awakens
Man, this looks dark. That could be good if it follows some of the themes from Frank Miller's graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. On the other hand, it could be disastrous if director Zack Snyder delivers two hours of humorless angst in which the World's Finest heroes, the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel, are both unlikable.
At least this finally feels like a superhero movie and we have some glimpses of the comic book heroes. I'll give it a chance, because I loved the director's previous film Chronicle, but I'm worried this will be another weak adaptation of what should be one of the greatest superpowered teams out there. Too bad Marvel isn't calling all the shots. Maybe someday.
It has moments that remind me a lot of the first Jurassic Park, much moreso than the sequels that followed. It also has some silly nonsense, such as seemingly domesticated velociraptors. We'll see which way this goes.
Mad Max: Fury Road
This new trailer came out a couple of weeks ago, but I only saw it the other day. It looks intense and epic.
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron
The first Avengers movie broke all records, and judging by what we've seen so far, this sequel might be even better, offering each superhero their moment to shine.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Judging by these first glimpses (first the teaser, now the full trailer), J.J. Abrams seems to have perfectly captured the feel of the original trilogy, but then again, I thought the same when I first saw the trailer for The Phantom Menace, so who knows? Right now, though, this has managed to generate enormous buzz. Christmas can't arrive fast enough.
I like the twists and turns they've revealed so far. This might actually capture the fun that's been missing since Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Wait, there's more.
Arthur C. Clarke's classic is coming to Syfy.
Star Wars: Rogue One
And finally there was a bootleg version of the teaser for the first Anthology Star Wars film, a prequel to A New Hope, revealing how the plans to the Death Star were stolen, the first step in the Rebel Alliance's eventual defeat of the evil Empire.
What do you think? Are you as excited as I am?