The year 2016 will be known for a number of things – an inordinate amount of celebrity deaths and an equally inordinate amount of lackluster movies. Are these two correlated? I’m not convinced its’ not. Anyway, here is my list of movies I watched this year that was released in 2016. It’s not been a good one.
So, I’m titling this little series as Trailers worth Discussion. Basically I am going to put up the latest trailers and say what I think of them, my excitement levels and if I think it will be a success or not. Yep, my highly patented opinion. Let me know YOUR opinion on these below!
Trailer 1: Me Before You, starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke
What I think: So I’ve ordered the book – this trailer seems like someone is going to die. I just want to know before I head into the cinema. I can handle a death, I just need to know. Terrible, hey? I am also really interested to see Emilia Clarke as something other than the mother of dragons, because that particular show will not see my patronage anytime soon.
Excitement levels: 4/5
Will it be a success? I do think so. Strong romantic dramas tend to do quite well for dates, and really hope both Claflin and Clarke get a chance to break out of the roles they are now very well known for.
Trailer 2: Suicide Squad Trailer #2
What I think: After the colossal (okay, not quite that bad) failure of Batman vs. Superman, DC must really work it to convince me to be interested. This trailer looks interesting, but I’m not all that sure I can invest in going to the movies for this.
Excitement levels: 2/5
Will it be a success? Likely, since the world isn’t tired of superheroes. yet.
Trailer 3: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
What I think: I’m reading the entire Harry Potter series again. I wish the magic could live on forever. I am not convinced that it can. It is sad, but I think continuing this series is a terrible idea. What is perfect should remain perfect.
Excitement levels: 1.5/5
Will it be a success? Yes, because the pseudo Potter fans weren’t raised on the books and don’t get the original magic quite that well. But I might still be impressed. I just don’t get why they must take it to America. Stupid.
Trailer 4: Doctor Strange
What I think: It seems like this is a role for which Benedict Cumberbatch was born for.
Excitement levels: 4/5
Will it be a success? I don’t know if the movie will work, I have no knowledge of the material. I do think it will be a success, because, Marvel.
Let me know what you think about these upcoming movies!!
Before I start this off, let me give you some information:
It is SO hot in Johannesburg right now. We are soaring around forty degrees celcius, which if you calculate it over into Fahrenheit it still translates as VERY FUCKING HOT. There are shock waves of heat in the air. I am sure of it. My pillows are warm when I get home after work, and I’m sure it is not a ghost. The wipes I clean my face with is warm, sealed in their packets. The air the fan blows out is warm. Are we in Mordor? I do not know.
I managed to stick to my blogging shcedule I promised on Monday. YAY me!!
I’ve done really well with my lifestyle change. So proud of myself!
Unisa sorted their shitty application and registration systems out and I am finally sorted to study this year. Let me NOT even start on that subject.
It is my birthday month! YAY!
Okay, let’s start with the real post:
i.e. Five Movies I can’t wait to see in 2016
Captain America: Civil War
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Independence Day: Resurgence
How to be Single
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
What are you looking forward to?
PS: Sorry I didn’t put in YouTube videos. It would have cluttered the post and I’m sure you all know how to Google anyway 🙂