Skip to main content

Moustache Trailer Reactions

Doctor Strange

The teaser trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange has arrived, and what does it tell us? Not a lot really, it's more about intrigue and the scale and spectacle. I know a teaser trailer is only supposed to provide small pieces of information, I've said this myself enough times, but I think they took the word snippet and ran with it! Maybe the creators wanted the trailer to feel broken, just like Strange's hands, and Strange himself. Stephen Strange was a man who'd found purpose, something he was good at. As a surgeon he saved lives, but when a car accident badly damages his hands and robs him of his ability to perform surgery, he's lost. No doubt future trailers will help us put some of the pieces together, fans of the comics will have a pretty good idea of what's going on, although Marvel aren't afraid to change things when it comes to the MCU. Some might say the trailer is underwhelming, but I like the mysterious, broken feel to it. The element of WTF creates intrigue, I know very little about the movie and even less about the comics but I do want to see it. At the end of the day it's a Marvel movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton, there's six reasons to see it right there! Looking beyond this movie and Captain America: Civil War I'm guessing Doctor Strange will appear in Avengers: Infinity Wars, with Martin Freeman in a supporting role in Civil War, will we see Holmes and Watson reunited on the big screen?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With over a year to wait for Episode VIII we have got our first glimpse at another story in the Star Wars universe. Before Luke Skywalker could destroy the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance had to know how to destroy it. In order to figure that out they needed a copy of the plans. Rogue One is about Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and her mission to steal the Death Star plans from the Empire. The first trailer is pretty epic, and I'm not talking about the 10 second clip which was the trailer to the first trailer! It gives you a bit of Jyn's background, and glimpses of an AT-AT attack, the construction of the Death Star, the Rebel base on Yavin 4, the new Death Troopers (Storm Troopers in all black - note no comments online about black Storm Troopers this time), Mon Mothma - played by Genevieve O'Reilly who bears a striking resemblence to Caroline Blakiston who played her in Return of the Jedi - briefing Jyn on the mission, a very high ranking Imperial officer (Ben Mendelsohn) wading into...something, a blind Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker limping and a chase that was filmed in Canary Wharf Underground station. Overall it looks like they've really captured the look of the original trilogy and at the same time made a movie that will open up the Star Wars universe, rather than watch the Skywalkers and Solo's build and/or destroy the Empire in one form or another Rogue One will introduce new characters and a new story that links directly to the original trilogy. I find it strange that it has taken this long for this story to be told, especially considering Lucas made the prequel trilogy and sanctioned the Clone Wars series. But with Rogue One's release this December and Episode VIII's release next December, Christmas looks good for the next few years!


Popular posts from this blog

The Snyder Cut | Wouldn't Be The First Time a Director Got a Second Chance

It seems that a fairly common occurrence amongst movies tied to Warner Bros. is the magical disappearing/reappearing director. Does that mean there's hope for the Snyder Cut? I certainly hope so! Ever since Justice League hit cinemas in 2017 - possibly even before - fans have been calling for Zack Snyder's original vision to be released. Snyder famously faced issues regarding the darker tone and longer run times his movies were taking, especially after the negative response to 'Batman v Superman'. This of course led to rewrites of the superhero team-up movie, and certain plotlines established or teased in 'BvS' - including the epic Knightmare scene - being dropped. The director then left the production after the tragic death of his daughter. Joss Whedon was brought in by the studio to finish the movie, this included the completion of post production and some major reshoots, further altering the movie. All of which resulted in a movie that is drastically

Dune | Moustache Trailer Reaction

Like one of the massive space ships that feature within it, the trailer for Denis Villeneuve's take on 'Dune' has landed... and it's magnificent. If you've not seen it, or you simply want to watch it again, you can check it out below: Trying to tame Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi novel, it seems, is a challenge like no other. But if anyone is up to the task, it's a fair bet that it's Denis Villeneuve. The French-Canadian director is no stranger to reviving beloved sci-fi properties; Blade Runner 2049 is a worthy sequel to the original Blade Runner, and an outstanding movie in its own right - the best of 2017 in my opinion. Add to that his previous projects (Sicario, Arrival, Prisoners), and you've got a director with a talent for combining complex narratives, fascinating characters and stunning visuals, in a way that's both gripping and intelligible. From the moment the trailer begins you can feel the epic scale of what has been created here. G

Long Way Up | Average Guy TV Review

Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, and the Long Way Round team are finally back for their third epic adventure, and given how 2020 has turned out, they did it just in time. Right now it's the closest we can get to experiencing these far off places, making 'Long Way Up' a perfect piece of escapism. Beginning their trip at the southern most tip of South America, in Ushuaia, they'll travel 13,000 miles through 13 countries. Their route will have them criss-cross between Argentina and Chile, before entering Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and the US, crossing the finish line in Los Angeles. This new adventure is quite different to their previous outings, and yet it all feels very familiar. Despite the gang being more than a decade older - not to mention some pretty life-changing motorcycle accidents for Charley along the way - the gang really haven't changed all that much. Not that that should come as much of a s