Friday night is trailer night and it’s me, Superb Owl, back to look over the teasers and trailers which dropped over the past week. Did you have a nice Valentine’s day? I didn’t bother with any romance myself – with all the wind and rain, it was too wet to woo. Ahem.
The Incredibles 2 (UK Release Date: 13th July 2018)
So this week was all about the impending return of cinema’s greatest superhero family. With the original having a credible claim to be the best superhero movie of all time, the stakes are super-high for this sequel, directed again by Brad Bird, so you know I’m a fan. There’s not much to go on in this sneak peak but super-powered parenting is good for a chuckle although let’s hope there’s a more meaty plot waiting in the wings for the rest of the movie. Still, as long as Edna Mode is back, I’m super-sold!
Ready Player One (UK Release Date: 29 March 2018)
Another trailer for Spielberg’s forthcoming nostalgia-epic. Thus far, despite the talent involved, it’s a movie I’ve struggled to give a hoot about. The mishmash of “Tron” and “Minority Report” aesthetics and the frenetic CGI action aren’t wowing me. Still, each successive trailer is a little better than the one before and I’m hoping that, on the big screen, this is one movie which will make my head spin.
A Series Of Unfortunate Events: Season 2 (UK Release Date: 30 March 2018)
I’m sure I’m not owl by myself in being a fan of the Jim Carrey-starring feature film but it has to be said, the Netflix adaptation of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” managed to blend well with the movie while carving out a distinct approach for itself, thanks in huge part to a winning performance from Neil Patrick Harris taking over the odious role of Count Olaf. With the second of a confirmed three-season run returning on March 30th, there’s not much longer to wait before we can get back to the lamentable suffering of those poor Baudelaire orphans.
That’s all for this week so until more new trailers hit, Owl be seeing you!