Extinction – Official Trailer (2015)

And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth… until now.

Nine years after an infection turns most of the humanity into rabid creatures, Patrick, Jack and Lu, a nine-year-old girl, survive in seeming peace and calm in the forgotten snow-covered town of Harmony. We nonetheless sense that something terrible happened between Patrick and Jack because a deep hate keeps them apart. When the infected appear again, Patrick and Jack will have to leave behind all rancor to protect the one being who means more to them than anything else.

Extinction official trailer courtesy of Vertical Entertainment.

I haven’t heard of this movie till I accidentily came across it on Youtbe, and the only thing I thought of [along with other viewers] is it is too similar to the move ’30 Days of Night’. Also, even the trope of ‘we’re all going to die’ is thrown in in the middle of the trailer…I mean, really? It’s 2015, we’ve seen too many films with the lines ‘we’re all going to die’ and then- usually the heroin or hero- replies with ‘no we’re not’ and maybe with an added ‘not if I have anything to do with it’- just for an extra kick…or more of an extra squirm out of your tummy….PLEASE STOP!…We need original horror stories, I am sick and tired of being fed the same-old ***** time and time again. I want something original and new!! From this trailer alone, I know it’s still early days, but I’ll be giving this movie a miss.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic-Con Trailer

I’ve been dying for this movie since I first heard about it! Still hasn’t changed! Best thing about it… Jeffrey Dean Morgan!!! WOOO!! I know I know, he’s John Wayne, but at least he’s in there…even if it just for a little bit. I still don’t know what to take away from this trailer, who to root for- Batman or Superman?? But I’m more of a Batgirl myself and I literally don’t have a clue what’s going on, but I don’t know how this movie is going to play out… Superman has all the powers, while Batman just has his brains and money… I sure hope it doesn’t have a sappy ending with both of them walking away and coming to a mutual respect for one another when they figure they misunderstood the other person… It sounds like that is exactly what they’re aiming for.

Jurassic World [2015] – Review

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I’m a bit late on the scene with this. It’s been out for about 2 weeks now, and its the one movie I’ve been waiting to see for this summer [anyone else notice that the cinema is quiet this year?]. This movie knows what it’s up against: A world that has seen it all before. It’s the whole reason it even exists, and for me. It fails- because we’ve seen it all before.

The only way a movie can blow me away nowadays is if it has great characters and a brilliant storyline, this has neither.

Jurassic Park is a cult classic. We all know about it, and we all fell in love with it, but rehashing the same ideas in a world that just keeps churning out rehashes off old movies doesn’t work. It sucks.

We get the same one-dimensional characters of every-single-other badly made movie. The graphics were great, but graphics don’t give me a good story or characters to fall in love with, and that is where this movie fell apart. It needed to be sent  straight to the beginning of film-making, and instead of worrying about the amazing effects and huge fight scenes, start with the small details- like the characters.

I don’t go to see 3D movies to be blown away, because I’ve seen it too many times now. I go to see 3D movies, just to know that I’m getting the full experience, but I need the characters and storyline to make me love the movie.

Jurassic World just did not do that for me.

We get the two brother’s – the bigger brother is the macho big protector, while the younger one is still emotional and looks up to his bigger brother…really? I know the brother/sister dynamic works like this, but don’t base a large chunk of the character’s interaction with one another on it, because it’s lame.

Sexism plays a HUGE role in this movie, and it pissed me the hell off. How can a woman not be a proffesional business woman, but still need a man to save her? or just have to run around in six-inch heels?…I mean, really? Anyone with two brain cells, would have ditched those heels the second ‘running’ came to mind. Also, why did she need a romantic story? Why can’t women not be strong and independent in movies. Jurassic World use romance just to make her interesting and have the main man kiss them?? I don’t know if Rick Java and Amanda Silver know what originality even stands for. It means coming up with new ideas. 

I also got completely lost at what was in Padlock 9, I know now- but it completely stumped me for a good minute- which only means that it wasn’t wasn’t written well into the storyline. I wished they would’ve told us more in conversation on who was inside there [not giving away spoilers].

I’ve waited my whole life [after all the mediocre sequels from the first] for this movie, and it failed. I kinda already had a feeling it wasn’t gong to be anywhere near as good as Jurassic Park. If they spent more time on the characters,  it might’ve stood a chance.

Fast and Furious 7 trailer

The movie that everyone has been waiting for has gotten a new tv spot, and it just keeps getting better. We all know the plan drop. It’s probably going to be the one main stunt in the whole movie- but it looks amazing, and the characters are just brilliant as usual. It’s going to be extremely hard to say goodbye, but the franchise has come a long way since the undercover police and the dodgy-looking leon-lighted cars.

Annabelle [2014]

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I don’t know how to mark this movie. So I’m going to leave the marking system out of this one.

I wanted to see Annabelle the minute it hit cinema, because I think there is something about dolls that scare most people, and the majority of people will have a scary story to tell about a certain doll. I thought it was going to be dark and jumping-out-of-your-skin scary. What we got was a water-down, not-even-there story of a couple and their baby with a certain demonic doll.

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