Here it is, after a hiatus that was far too long for my taste I give you the return of Trailer Park Tuesdays. For the most part, it will be a hodgepodge of various trailers I saw during the hiatus, so there is a good chance everyone has seem them already. Enjoy:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
“I’m gonna cut your head off, see if that works.”
Director: Gavin Hood
Writer: David Benioff
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber (Sabretooth), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Taylor Kitsch (Gambit), Danny Huston (Stryker)
What is it?: Wolverine finally gets his own movie.
Why I’m Interested: Well, there are a few reasons. For one, it’s Wolverine. “Secondofly,” it’s Wolverine. And, probably most importantly, it’s WOLVERINE! I just hope they don’t screw it up. Although, in our current climate of reimaginings once a film or franchise is butchered, perhaps there will still be hope for the future if they did screw it up.
“Nine, you shall protect the future.”
Tagline: When our world ended, their mission began.
Director: Shane Acker
Writer: Shane Acker & Pamela Pettler
Cast: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau
What is it?: Hmm, that’s difficult to answer without sounding crazy, so it will just have to sound crazy. Rag dolls fight for life to continue in a post-apocalyptic world.
Why I’m Interested: I hadn’t really heard anything about this one, but immediately upon seeing the trailer I got pretty excited about its release this fall.
“Give it time Morris. Hitler’s a joke, he’ll never last.”
Tagline: Anything that makes people happy can’t be bad, can it?
Director: Vincente Amorim
Writer: C.P. Taylor (play) & John Wrathall (screenplay)
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs
What is it?: A film that explores just how easy it is for a good person to be caught up in terrible evil.
Why I’m Interested: There are many films exploring the German perspective from within National Socialism lately (i.e. Valkyrie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). This may well be the pick of the litter.
“How does it feel to be a symbol?”
“A symbol of what?”
Tagline: A revolutionary life.
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Peter Buchman,
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Julia Ormond, Demian Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro
What is it?: The story, told in two parts, of Ernesto Che Guevara.
Why I’m Interested: Soderbergh and Del Toro tackling difficult this subject matter is enough for me. The real test is whether or not they avoided the bookend pitfalls of lionizing or demonizing.