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Trailer Reactions #3: New Adaptations [Updated 11/17/2016]

My literal thought process before deciding to make this post:

Omgg, the Beauty and the Beast trailer is out today!! I must watch now!! 

Dang it, I have no wifi or data. I can’t watch it right now…oh well.

[Thinking] Some cool trailers have come out recently….

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Why don’t I make a trailer reactions post??? And here we are..

Beauty and the Beast

Omigod I’ve been anticipating this trailer ever since I saw the teaser trailer a few months ago and I was so excited to watch it. The first thing I notice is that the soundtrack is absolutely gooorrrgeous. I hope they continue using the piano/violin theme all the way throughout the movie. The second thing I notice is that this movie is basically going to be an exact replica of the Disney movie from 1991 including plot like the scene with her and the wolves and Beast coming to save her and the scene where her papa being thrown into the cage and Belle finding him.

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It also looks as though they’re going to adopt the same personality traits that the Disney characters had, from her incompetent, bumbling father to sleazy Gaston to the supportive anthropomorphic objects in Beast’s castle. That kind of disappoints me in a way because there aren’t going to be any surprises. I feel that if they had tried to adapt the original Beauty and the Beast short story, they would have such a fresh and original twist on it. I can only hope that they develop Belle’s character way more thImage result for beauty and the beast 2017 posteran they did in the
Disney movie and I hope she’s not reverted to just someone who fixes the Beast and reads books. But I also suppose that most people don’t care that it’s going to copy the Disney
version because it’s just fun seeing the story again in another format. I thought I would really love seeing Emma Watson as Belle but somehow I’m just not feeling her throughout this trailer. I think it’s because she gives me sooo many Hermione Granger vibes and I can’t really separate the two characters. She looks as though she came straight from between Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire movies. Also, she’s back with a British accent and Beauty and the Beast is suppose to be French but that’s a minor complaint. Another minor complaint I have is that the faces of the inanimate objects like Mrs. Potts feels kind of off to me.. I’m still excited to watch this. The set design looks so detailed and antique, there’s a really good chance that they’re going to recreate the Disney songs, and hopefully it brings something new to the table.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV)

I really loved these books as a kid and I thought that I would feel indifferent to a Netflix reboot after the somewhat “meh” movie. However, after seeing this trailer, I am sooo pumped. The kids look so adorable! The girl that plays Violet looks almost exactly like the Violet from the movie version. I really like the look of Count Olaf’s house in the beginning. I also absolutely adore the dark comedic tone that it’s taking because this series was dark but it was also funny and very eccentric and this trailer perfectly captures that in my opinion.

So apparently the official trailer for the series was released today (11/17/16), a day after I posted this -_- so I thought I would just update this. I really like the line where Klaus says he knows what perished means LOL. I have a feeling he’s going to be my favorite. The coloring scheme is a lot darker than I expected; there is literally no light anywhere. I also really like the humor throughout; it seems very fitting to the series. It’s very cheeky and literal.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I didn’t know this was based on a popular scifi comic series in ’70’s/80’s but after seeing the trailer, I’m so eager to check it out. There’s something about big-budget scifi operas that excite me. I’m also liking the combination of scifi and romance. The acting doesn’t seem all that good and I’m not sure what the story is going to look like.If anything, this movie has good CGI and cool creatures and fun action so we’ll see when the reviews come in if it’s worth it.

Wonder Woman (official trailer)

I don’t think anyone has any idea how excited I am for this movie. And this new trailer just makes me a million times more excited than when I watched the comic con trailer which by the way, was really good on its own. I’m in love with the shot where Diana is jumping off the cliff and completely adore the design of Paradise Island. Gal Gadot really, really comes off as Wonder Woman to me especially in that badass costume she’s in. And the scene where she deflects the bullets off with the Bracelets of Submission literally sent chills down my spine what with the epic music and the slow motion.

It was beautiful. I also really like the comedy in these trailers. They just feel appropriate to the characters and I, for one, am excited to see Etta and Diana interact. In the original comics, there was a lot of fatshaming of Etta and other sexist problems that I hope this movie can remedy. I also completely adore the scene when Wonder Woman deflects the bullets off of Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine (who by the way is also completely adorable) which as I found is a gender reversal of the Superman movie where he is deflecting bullets off Lois Lane in an alleyway. My heart is melting. I sincerely hope that DC can make this a movie that’s both loved by fans and movie critics alike because even though Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad made a ton of money; it still floundered compared to recent Marvel movies like Civil War. They also generated a lot of disappointment so I really hope that Wonder Woman can bring them up. She is so important as a comic book character but also I hope will pave the way to other female led, big-budget superhero films just like one movie paved the way for all these male superhero films that saturate the market right now.This movie looks epic and I am so ready.

What are your thoughts on these recent trailers of adaptations? Which one are you most excited for?

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Reading Update + SDCC 2016 Trailer Reactions

Another year has gone by and I still haven’t gone to SDCC :'(..I need a job stat..

Anyways, I apologize for the lack of bookish posts lately. This isn’t totally a book blog but I know I haven’t been posting a lot about books lately. Part of the reason is because I’m in the middle of reading two longass books that require a lot of time and attention. Those books are A History of Seven Killings by Marlon James which won the Man Booker Prize last year and Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray.

They are both more than 600 pages so it’s gonna take me some time to read.  I’m also almost finished reading Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose which is about exactly what the title says and just starting a romance called Nuts by Alice Clayton, both of which I’m enjoying a lot.

So that’s how  my reading is going so onto the trailers. As you may or may not know, San Diego Comic Con took place this week and it’s been trailer heaven in here. I thought I’d share my thoughts on some of the biggest trailers. I’m forewarning you though, I have seen most of these trailers before this post. I’m just reacting to them again because a lot of them were that good..so without further ado..

Sherlock Season 4 Teaser

  • For the record, I don’t like that they chose the plot twist of Moriarity not being dead.
  • WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HAIR JAWN WATSON; you’re not part of the mafia
  • hmm, cars and guns; I didn’t know this was fast and furious 8
  • “Get out of my house, you reptile” DAMN MRS HUDSON LOL

It seems like Sherlock Season 4 is going to steer away from more of the mystery focus and move more into the thriller territory. Season 3 definitely was not as good as Seasons 1 and 2 so I guess I’ll tune in and see if season 4 can be better.

Star Trek Discovery TV Teaser

  • That’s impressive CGI for a TV show
  • I was hoping to get a look at some of the people but ok..
  • Wow coming out Jan 2017, that’s closer than I thought
  • I hate teasers; they don’t show anything

Bottom line: I love Star Trek so I’ll watch it.

The Defenders Teaser

  • ok some pieces of paper..
  • Ok where is Jessica Jones??? Luke Cage??
  • Why do I even bother watching teasers.

Honestly I’m going to watch this for Jessica Jones :3

 

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer

  • So another white guy superhero movie; we definitely don’t have enough of that..
  • Damn, Benedict Cumberbatch looking good in a suit..
  • This looks a lot like inception
  • I AM DEATH AND PAIN
  • BUILDINGS ARE FALLING AND RESHAPING IS THIS INCEPTION 2??
  • I like Rachel McAdams
  • LOL omg that ending!!! “What is this, my monitor?” “The WiFi password” “We’re not savages”

It looks interesting enough and more psychologically based than other superhero movies..I’ll probably watch it..

The Exorcist

  • creepy atmosphere
  • Creepy demon trying to take over her daughter, that’s from the book
  • wow the daughter is older than in the book..
  • wow a ladder randomly falling down, sooo scary

From what I’ve seen, they’re definitely going to change a loooottt of things from the book. Honestly, right now, it looks like a thriller with horror elements than straight up horror. I hope it doesn’t rely on the pervertedness (that’s not a word is it) of its premise to shock viewers (American Horror Story) and is more of a classic horror remake.

American Gods

 

  • I honestly don’t know what’s happening
  • the main char has special powers?
  • his wife just died apparently
  • Ok, he’s hitting a hammer on a cow..rude
  • someone just punched a guy and now there’s a lot of blood coming from his mouth

Ok so that just happened. You can probably tell I haven’t read the book. And to be honest, I don’t know if I am. I’m not sure if Neil Gaiman is an author for me. I liked his books, Neverwhere and Stardust, but I didn’t love them. It looks there’s going to be a bit of magical realism thrown in because it’s Neil Gaiman but I don’t know what to think of it.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer 2

  • ooh the beginning music sounds like the Harry Potter theme song
  • oooh, new characters although they are mostly white guys, oh and one black lady
  • Man, Eddie Redmayne is such a cutie even with his hair like that
  • LOL “why do I have to wear this” “because your skull is susceptible to breakage under immense force ” HIS EXPRESSION AFTER..hilarious
  • ooh an enormous white bird; I feel like the creatures in here are going to be stunning
  • ooo, alternate version of HP theme song again
  • “I wanna be a wizard” Truer words were never spoken

I’m actually excited for this movie. I think the trailers do a good job with portraying what you’re gonna see when you watch it. An action-packed, fun movie that expands on the HP universe.

Wonder Woman

  • Um confession time: I’ve watch this trailer more than 5 times already and I’m not sorry
  • the beginning is so Little Mermaid-esque
  • “You’re a man” “Yeah, do I not look like one?” LOL
  • You probably crashed the Enterprise and landed here didn’t you Kirk?
  • Epic music
  • how do people not see the sword on the back of her dress???
  • “I was brought to life by Zeus” pause “Oh, that’s neat” LOL, his lines are gold
  • Badass Amazons, hey this movie might actually pass the Bechdel test???what??? Is this 2016???
  • Omigoodness, I think I’d die if Chris Pine looked at me like that; his eyes are so beautiful
  • omggg, her costume!!!!!!! HER SHIELD
  • damn, that throw. You go, girl
  • that whip
    • damn, Gal Gadot looks sooo good, like look at her muscles, that stance
  • what a badass
  • omggg, those fight scenes…There’s a lot of slow motion
  • I like her theme song
  • “I’m Etta Candy, I’m Steve Trevor’s secretary” “What is a secretary?” “I go where he tells me to go and do what he tells me to do.” “Well, where I’m from, that’s called slavery” “Oh, I like her, I really do” “Fantastic, after you, ladies” LOL

I admit my knowledge of Wonder Woman is sparse at best but I’m mostly so excited because this is the first female-led superhero blockbuster film of this caliber made. And it’s about time. Like this means a lot just as when Katniss made her debut on the big screen. We so rarely see girls as leads for blockbuster action movies (you know, the ones that everyone sees and the ones that makes lots of money). I’m just so excited and I know trailers don’t mean shit but this one looks good so I have hope. I also hope this will set a trend for more female-led superhero movies. So the movie seems to be romantic and epic like the historic epic films but have the grittiness of Batman: The Dark Knight. It also reminds me a little of Captain America because of the historical aspects(if I recall they both take place during WWII). It also has humor which is always appreciated, like all the lines from Steve Trevor are so funny. And I’m so interested to see a male love interest as the secondary character in a superhero movie and seeing the dynamics. He is going to be the Pepper Potts, the Peggy Carter, the Gwen Stacy, the Mary Jane, the Carol Ferris, the Jane and countless other female love interests that have graced our movie screens in the past decade. And as much as I love them, I was always very disappointed in their lack of a significant role in the movies; more often than not being reduced to just being a love interest. I’m not saying that I want Steve Trevor to be reduced to just a love interest but I’m really interested in seeing the dynamics between a woman superhero and an average male love interest instead of the man superhero and the average female love interest because we rarely ever, ever have that. I’m so excited.

What upcoming movies are you excited to see? Have you seen any of these trailers? I’ve also seen the trailers for Justice League, Suicide Squad, and Kong: Skull Island if you want to discuss those! Let me know what you think =)

 

Trailer Reaction

Trailer Reactions: Zombies, Aliens, Eddie Redmayne, and Cheese

Welcome to another trailer reaction post! It’s not a true reaction this time because I have seen these trailers before but I’ll still use the same format. I’ve seen a lot of movie trailers this month so I’m doing a reaction for the following: The 5th Wave, The Danish Girl and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The Fifth Wave

  • Ummmm, the plane and that fire are so obviously fake. Can we do some better CGI?
  • Damn it I forgot that guy’s name! But he’s cute..Ben? I think..The person Cassie had a crush on..
  • Um can the water look any more fake…
  • Evan’s pretty cute too, not gonna lie
  • action
  • wow much action
  • such action
  • cheesy dialogue with extra cheese on top

This movie can honestly go both ways but at this point, I’m a more than a little skeptical. It just looks like a mish mash of every single action movie already out there and post-apocalyptic movie put together. But Chloe is a good actress so we shall see.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl is based on the book by David Ebershoff. It is a historical/historical fiction novel (based on a true story) set in Denmark during the 1920’s about Lili Elbe and her transformation as one of the pioneers of transgender history. She was also one of the first (recorded) to undergo sex reassignment surgery. One of the negatives about the book, for me, was that I think the author didn’t delve as deep into the relationship between Lili (formerly Einar) and her wife as much as I think would allow for more character development and I’m hoping the movie will provide more interactions between these two because I think their relationship is one of the most fascinating aspects of the book. There’s been criticism towards the casting directors for casting a cisgendered man to play a transgendered woman. Obviously, it’s important to give these roles to trans people but I think that the physical transformation is as equally important to the story and having that transformation be gradually seen in the actor that has not undergone transformation will be interesting. So I’m a little on the fence about the criticism but anyways, I love the lush setting and the acting seems really well done so can’t wait to see it. This movie couldn’t have come at a better time considering the ever growing strive for transgender rights but also the discrimination against trans people.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  • I really liked Lily James in Cinderella but she’s an ok Elizabeth to me
  • i still don’t know who Darcy is
  • if it’s Sam Riley, he doesn’t seem like a Darcy to me
  • Matt Smith! Sorry but cannot unsee Doctor Who..
  • he looks like Chace Crawford..kind of..
  • omg so creepy, that zombie though..
  • finally a trailer doesn’t reveal every single plot twist of the movie..

The only thing I really want for this movie is that I hope it doesn’t take itself too seriously and that it keeps the essence of what Pride and Prejudice is about.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

  • i can already tell this is gonna be bad
  • omg stop
  • pls
  • stop

The alternate title for this trailer should be “Sexy People With Runes and Weapons” or “Vampire Diaries but with Shadowhunters”..I can’t even..this is cheesier than cheese and that’s saying something because how can you be cheesier than cheese. *slaps forehead* But I’ll still watch it..if only for SImon and Isabelle :3

Are you excited for any of these movies/TV shows? Let me know what you thought of these trailers!

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Trailer Reaction

Official Trailer Reaction: Mockingjay Part 2!

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I’m back with another trailer reaction!! I can’t believe the first official trailer for Mockingjay is here! And you might not think this is a big deal but it actually is because ever since I first found out that The Hunger Games was being turned into a movie, I’ve loved watching these trailers as they come out because The Hunger Games was such a big deal to me back then, it still is but the fan anticipation for the first Hunger Games movie was just off the charts and I loved feeling like I was a part of such an excited fandom. I remember when the first ever glimpse of the movie was revealed and I got was Katniss running through the woods and I was like “r u srs?!!?! that’s it?!??!”. And now here I am, doing a reaction for the final movie. If you missed it, I did do a reaction for the teaser trailer. I basically write down everything that comes to mind (stream of consciousness) as I watch the trailer! Let’s do this!

  • ayy, the house in the back looks like something from regency england
  • it’s hard to believe Snow was actually Elizabeth Bennet’s dad…how you’ve changed smh
  • wow I’ve missed your sassiness Finnick
  • CHILLS down my spine
  • more chills
  • when was the last time a lead actress in high blockbuster action movie wore no makeup on screen
  • i mean it’s not a bad thing to wear makeup but I like that this gives a more realistic vibe to the movie
  • you don’t have time to put on makeup if you’re the mockingjay of a revolution

  • omg gale, when did you acquire badass fighting skills
  • omg katniss i wanna hug peeta too, thanks for the invite
  • coin, you look like a vampire
  • what are the mummy like creatures (it’s been a while since I’ve read this book)
  • person with something tigerlike painted on their face..ok
  • “turn your weapons to snow” does not have the same ring to it as “turn your weapons to the capital” i just feel like i’m attacking actual snow or something..which is not that climactic

snow

  • was there a glimpse of prim anywhere? hmm…
  • ugh i knew i had to wait till november but still…

This trailer kind of emphasizes how filler Mockingjay Part 1 was. I mean, this trailer is basically nonstop action. But either way, I’m excited to see Katniss’s journey come to its end.

What did you think of the trailer? Favorite movie of the trilogy so far?

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Trailer Reaction

Teaser Trailer Reaction: Mockingjay Part 2

I’m extremely excited, nervous, and curious for this movie. I did not like the way things wrapped up in the book and I’m interested to see how they’re going to translate this half of the book on the big screen. Catching Fire is still my favorite of the three movies so far but we’ll see if this one will top it.

  • Aww Finnick and Annie
  • man that’s such a cool outfit Katniss
  • TURN YOUR WEAPONS TO THE CAPITAL
  • it’s weird cause the book has more serious tone to it what with the consequences of war, but the movie is giving more of a epic vibe
  • OMG PEETA, YOUR FACE
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I’m pretty sure you can tell I’m excited for this movie. I’m sure the cast and crew will do the story justice and maybe even more.

What did you think of the trailer?

Trailer Reaction

Trailer Reaction!! The Martian

TRAILER REACTION TIME! I haven’t done one of these since The Maze Runner movie and I really miss them. It’s basically exactly what it sounds like, I react to a movie trailer live and write down my stream of consciousness as I watch it.

So first up is The Martian which I’ve read about 100 pages of and then I quit it. In short, I thought I thought the story had a lot of potential but didn’t deliver. The characters were flat and boring, the dialogue cringeworthy at best, and the writing meh. If the title of this book had been How to Survive on Mars 101 I would given this book a 5 stars because that’s how well-researched and technical it was.

  • Wow the beginning message is essentially the whole movie; I believe it’s a quote at the end of the book
  • basic instinct: humans help each other out..wow so deep..so smart..no just no
  • OMG DONALD GLOVER LOL
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE CHILDISH GAMBINO
  • I missed you on Community and then you go and be a part of a space movie..Is this real life
  • He should have started rapping
  • wow two actors from interstellar in another space movie
  • the first minute of this trailer is already more emotional than the whole book
  • “i’m going to have to science the shit out of this”..thank you to the youtube comment saying: you sound like jesse pinkman LOL, that is so true
  • um Kirsten Wiig is just here in the trailer to give dramatic sad looks to the camera
  • interesting music choice

I make fun of the trailer but in all honesty, I feel like it might be a better version of the story than the book because in the movie, we’ll at least get to see Mars and have that atmospheric background as well as add more emotional depth to Mark Watney’s character but still keeping his humor.

What did you think of the trailer? If you’ve read the book, what did you think of it?

Stay tuned for my Mockingjay Part two Teaser Trailer Reaction!