Here are some of my thoughts on some movies coming in 2016.
Happy New Year folks. It is another year and a new way to start over.
Here are three movies that I am excited about in 2016:
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Here is some info on it. Basically this is back story that will give more info on the others who are fighting the Empire. This group of Rebels plan a mission to steal plans for the Death Star. I am excited to see a live action back story. The animated series of the Clone Wars and such are great but we get to finally see a non-animated movie with more back story of the Star Wars universe. This movie is definitely considered Star Wars canon.
- Ghostbusters: Here is some info on this as well. I am a fan of the Ghostbusters. It is very much a part of my childhood. What is great is that there is a female lead cast with a really great combination of comedienne’s! I am an absolute fan of each actress! Each brings their own take on the parallel character they are playing based upon the original. I am even excited to see Kate McKinnon’s character!
- Finally and without further ado – Independence Day 2: Resurgence. I have been waiting for a sequel – for YEARS!!! Bill Pullman’s Presidential Speech in the original is very moving and really makes you feel American but you really feel the emotion, the strength, and the motivation to ban together as a human race to defeat those aliens. We see in the trailer for the sequel that apparently the aliens come back. Much will need to be explained as to what happened all these years to allow them to resurface. If we look back on the original – a man-made computer virus destroyed them. Is it that simple? Was it that simple? We shall see in 2016.
I am excited for the continuing Marvel series of movies we will see in 2016 such as X-Men and Captain America. I am also curious to see Deadpool.
What I forgot to mention is Dr. Strange. I am a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch. I admit that I am a Cumberb*&%# for all you fan girls or fan boys. I am especially eager to see how he portays Dr. Strange. This Doctor Strange (2007) animated show was absolutely brilliant. There was so much depth and complexity within the character that it left me in awe.
So, again. Happy New Year.
Please leave some comments below as to what movies you are excited about in 2016? (It can pertain to any genre).
A first impression of the trailers by someone who had no information on the Deadpool character.
I watched the Red Band Trailer (requires login for mature audiences). I actually do not have any knowledge of Deadpool so this is basically a first impressions with no knowledge.
The use of old school r & b and rap singers such as Salt and Pepa and DMX sets up the movie to cater to maybe those who grew up during the 90’s (like me) or sets up the Deadpool character to stand out from the rest of the Marvel characters that we have seen in the theatres so far.
Deadpool’s character, based upon this one trailer, appears to be more flirtatious and whimsical. He throws in some dialogue in between the action to throw off the bad guy.
I then saw the 2nd trailer right after. According to both trailers, he appears to maybe be bisexual? Am I correct? In addition, there are alot of sexual innuendos in the movie.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin (from Firefly!), Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano (great to see her in action again!), Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, and Leslie Uggams
The film is set for North American release on February 12, 2016.
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In reply to blog post above:
I think George Lucas made the prequels towards kids – especially Episode I – because he wanted to capture the current generation of kids at the time. A good number have never been exposed to Star Wars due to the long hiatus since Return of the Jedi. Star Trek was mostly what a lot of people were familiar with because of all the revamp in tv and movies. I believe The Force Awakens is going to attempt to bring the two generations, two sides, or those with a preference with the original or with the post original.
We shall see… I hope JJ Abrams did good.
I am a bonafide Star Wars fan. I have been since I was about 10 years old. Before Episodes I, II, and III, I was a fan when people forgot Star Wars – like the early 90’s. Return of the Jedi (ROTJ) is the movie that reeled me in. When I first saw Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford light up my pre-digital TV, I was taken in hook, line, and sinker. I enjoyed every minute of it. It wasn’t just the special effects, it was the STORY. The fight for good and evil, twins, a galactic empire, little bears, swords that lit up, the samurai theme, and the fact that a simple farm boy took down an empire and redeemed his father. It was just storytelling at its finest.
Yes, I eventually did watch The Empire Strikes Back and then Star Wars. In that order. Backwards. Hey, think about it. It was the 90’s and there was no Amazon so I had to get what I could get from the store.
Anyway, when Episodes I, II, and III came out, it was just ok to me. However, I did enjoy Revenge of the Sith. I really wanted to know how Darth Vader became Darth Vader. Basically I realized after Episode III that the entire six part movie was basically about the rise, the fall, and redemption of Darth Vader.
Since Star Wars has been part of my childhood, I do have some emotional ties to it. Therefore, I have tried to avoid watching any subsequent trailers after the very second US Teaser Trailer that came out.
I already have tickets to see it this weekend in IMAX. I saw J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek in IMAX and was blown away with the story and the camaraderie of the crew. I hope for the same feeling this Saturday…