Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Movie Trailers to Get Excited About

In this giant world we call Earth; we rarely encounter people with the ability to judge a movie by its trailer. Lucky enough, one of those select few people writes for ETS Daily and happens to be me (Ricardo Sampson). This time of year is one of the worst for movie-goers, there is rarely a good movie showing (with the exception of James Cameron’s Avatar (2010)). In light of the slow movie season, let’s watch some trailers and get excited about this upcoming Spring/Summer! Who knows, maybe I’ll even throw in some terrible movies…

Iron Man II (Jon Favreau)

In theaters May 7, 2010

This is one of those rare trailers that takes a movie that everyone is nervous about, and completely relieves all their anxiety. When I saw the cast list for Iron Man II, I couldn’t help but gasp at the enormous amount of characters the movie was trying to incorporate. Some might ask why the inclusion of so many characters is bad, and I reply to them with Spider-Man III (Sam Raimi, 2007). My heart was sunk at the bottom of my stomach until I saw this trailer, so feel free to get pumped and tell your friends!

The Last Airbender (M. Night Shyamalan)

In theaters July 2, 2010

This thirty second can hardly satisfy my thirst for movie trailer action but is successful in officially convincing me to see this movie. However, there is one semi-major problem with this trailer, and the teaser trailer that was released one year ago: M. Night Shyamalan’s name in the trailer. It’s bad enough that I have been biting my nails ever since the Superbowl trying to predict the success of this movie, why did M. Night Shyamalan, one of the most hit-or-miss directors of contemporary Hollywood cinema, have to direct this film? Have somebody photoshop his name out of the trailer and I might spray my shorts a little over this trailer.

Clash of the Titans (Louis Leterier)

In theaters April 2, 2010

I hate to be the guy that ruins a something great, but there is a large amount of hype over this movie; and this movie looks completely average. I’ll tell you exactly what it looks like: a pile of money with no artistic direction. That doesn’t mean the trailer isn’t awesome. I most likely will see this movie, and all of the CGI contained within it, because of this trailer. Just don’t come crying to me after the movie when you are extremely disappointed…

Robin Hood (Ridley Scott)

In theaters May 14, 2010

I would like to go on record and state that the most exciting part of this trailer is not a physical portion of it, but rather an idea brought about by it. And that idea is the thought of Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott teaming up again for another movie. I have heard great skepticism over this movie being “Gladiator II,” and I would like to silence that now. It is true that I will always see Robin Hood as “Maximus” in this upcoming movie, but the story and just about everything else will vary greatly from Gladiator (2000). How bout them “bow and apples?”


Wolfman (Joe Johnston)

In theaters February 12, 2010

This movie is a trap. The trailer can ensnare the average movie-goer into seeing this movie, only to greatly piss them off once they see the movie. There is nothing special about this movie. In fact, it is only a really crappy rip-off of An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981). If you are really itching to see the movie, it’s not a complete waste of money, just don’t expect this movie to stick with you.

The Crazies (Breck Eisner)

In theaters February 26, 2010

For some reason, Hollywood thinks they can remake classic horror flicks and make some money off of the good reputation that movie created. This equation just translates into a really terrible movie. Please, for the love of god, do not waste your money on a movie that has not only been made before, but just does not work in our modern society.


Mrs. KU said...

So how about reviewing some movies for the romantic type--What did you think of Valentine's Day and Dear John?

Ricardo Sampson said...

Mrs. KU,

You want a review, you got it. This Monday, I'll give my honest opinion on those movies as well as other movies like them.

-Ricardo Sampson

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