And the trailers I am going to discuss today I would definitely define as cool.
HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Of all the films coming up this winter, this one I am probably the most excited about, next to "The Hobbit Part II" and "Thor: The Dark World," I went into the first Hunger Games last year cold turkey. Never heard of the books, knew very little about the central premise. But Jennifer Lawrence had me in, she's been an actress to look for since her debut in 2010 "Winter's Bone" and I found her great as Mystique in "X-Men First Class." I felt the first Hunger Games film was great, completely floored me. The comparisons to "Twilight" make me wanna puke. Because aside from being based upon a trilogy of popular novels and involving a love triangle (barely) the two stories are completely different stories. "Twilight" tries to sell a corrupt idea to a target audience too young to fully grasp that idea. "Hunger Games" tells a compelling story about a sad future, not the same whatsoever. So you know right off the bat I was excited to see this trailer.
Check it out...
HANGOVER PART III
If you remember the summer of 2009, the first Hangover felt like a bomb going off, a great concept for a comedy taken to the extreme. Sadly, the second film a few years later was a generic carbon copy of the first film, just set in Bangkok, so at first I was hesitant to learn about a 3rd entry to the series. Color me surprised to learn that the makers of this odd trilogy is ending with an idea unlike the previous films.
Imagine that our country's crime rate has plummeted, and unemployment is at an all time low. This happens to be because one night each year, all crime is legal. Murder, rape, theft..you name it. No cops on duty, no emergency broadcast system initiated, no hospitals open. Complete anarchy for 12 hours. This is the central premise for "The Purge" a new horror film coming out this May centered around a wealthy family who barricades themselves in their mansion as the world goes crazy for one night...And of course, something has to go completely wrong...
This may not have been how I would have treated the idea, but we'll see in May if this film sinks or swims.
Neil Blomkamp is a name I have had on my radar sense "District 9" another big surprise from 2009. I have been revving up for his return to the big screen and this summer he finally returns. To sci/fi no doubt, but this time with a completely different idea.
Tell me what you think of the trailers. Keep an eye out.