Avengers: Infinity War (the trailer)

After nearly ten years of a Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been building to a massive showdown, it has arrived.  The first trailer for The Avengers: Infinity War has been released and let me say it is as massive in scope as any of us could have wished for.

The trailer features all of the major characters that we have come to know and love over the last decade: from Dr. Strange to Hulk, with of course a very special appearance made by our favorite group of misfits at the end.

We finally get to see a version of the Iron Spider suit, Black Widow with blond hair, and Thanos taking the infinity stones by force.  It was enough to give this reviewer goosebumps for the first time in awhile.   

The bittersweet realization here is that not all of the heroes that we have come to care about will make it out of this war alive.  As to who will live and who will die… I have my suspicions, but I will address those later.  For now, enjoy the brilliance of trailer below.

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Stranger Things: Season 2 final trailer

The final trailer for Stranger Things season 2 has been released and this one seems to be the one that we have been waiting for.  We get our first views of Eleven, and the monster that has been lurking in the background for the previous trailers.  The entire season premieres on Netflix on October 27th.  Enjoy!

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The Last Jedi trailer (finally)

After asking why we did not have a trailer yet here.  We, the faithful were finally rewarded with a trailer that was well worth the wait.  The trailer, which boasts quite a dark tone, gives us a look at the moments immediately following Episode VII and more importantly, some serious character development of Rey, Finn and finally Luke Skywalker.  

We see that Rey is struggling to find who she is and Luke’s reluctance to train her, for fear that she become like someone else (we are made to assume Kylo Ren, but the trailer does not go as far as to say that).  We are also treated to shots of General Leia and a shot of Finn in a battle with Captain Phasma (who I pray has more to do in this go round).  All in all it seems to be a quite fitting chapter in an already storied franchise.

As a side note, I will go out on a limb and say that Rey most definitely is at least the half, if not full, sister of Kylo Ren.  How that works out remains to be seen.  Have fun viewing the trailer for yourself below:

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Where is The Last Jedi trailer?

Two years ago, we were treated to a teaser for Episode VII: The Force Awakens a full year before the release of the film.  And yes, while I understood that they needed to reignite the fire of Star Wars for the general public, they also wet our appetite for what was to come.  

Then four months out, we were treated to a proper trailer featuring iconic music and shots of the characters we had come to know and love.  

This begs the questions “Where is the trailer for The Last Jedi?”  Some months ago, we were treated to a teaser which seemed promising, but did not give us any real story details.  As of today, we are officially only three months away from the release of the film and still, no trailer.  There could be multiple reasons for this:  One, Disney knows they have a bonafide hit on their hands and do not want to go the rout of DC and spoil too much too early, leaving a surprise from the audience.  Two, Disney may already know that they are set to make over a billion on this film, so there is no need to waste money on media this early.  Three, Rian Johnson may want to play this one much closer to the vest and make people wait and wait to build anticipation.

Either way you look at it, we still do not have a trailer and no one seems to know when it is coming.  It’s safe to say that when it arrives, the internet will lose its collective mind.  Hopefully, it will all be worth it.

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Ready Player One (the trailer)

Steven Spielberg has a habit of making films that stick with us.  This next entry from him seems to be another film with that potential.  Based on the short story of the same name Ready, Player One seems to be as timely as it is epic.  

Set in the near future in an America which is facing a massive problem of over-population, young people are escaping to a virtual reality world called the Oasis.  As explained in the trailer, one can be anyone they wish in this virtual world.  The trailer boasts some eye-popping visuals and some Easter eggs of some famous characters (look closely for Harley Quinn, Deathstroke and the Iron Giant).  

I am going to go on record and say that this film not only perform well at the box office, but be critically well accepted at the same time.  After all, we live in a world where people want to spend more and more time in a virtual world and less time among the living.  You can view the trailer for yourself below:

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The Defenders, Thor: Ragnorok, and Justice League- Trailers Galore!

With Comic-Con coming to a close, we have been blessed with three more trailers.

First off, The Defenders.  The four Marvel/Netflix shows have been building toward something greater: a mini Avengers, if you will.  It is almost here.   Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will be facing off against a greater foe, played by the beautiful, incredible, and talented Sigourney Weaver.  Judging by the trailer, it looks as if they are back on track after a slight misstep with Iron Fist.  But I’ll let you decide when you watch below.

When the first Thor:Ragnorok trailer premiered, it raised a lot of eyebrows.  It definitely marked a tonal shift from the previous Thor entries.  It has been billed as a buddy comedy of sorts, with Thor having been kicked out of Asgard, and his hammer (Mjolnir) having been destroyed by the Norse goddess of the underworld, Hela.  He is captured, forced to face off with the Hulk and shenanigans ensue as they try to take back Thor’s home.  The film looks to be fun ride that may  breathe some much needed life into the franchise.

Of course the trailer that I have been looking forward to the most is that of Justice League.  Yes, I know I am somewhat biased because I am first and foremost a DC fan (and yes I enjoyed Man of Steel and B vs S).  That being said, this movie looks like it has captured the best parts of the DC films that have come out (especially Wonder Woman), as well as establishing the humor of the Flash and the Bad assness of Cyborg.  All in all, this looks to be a strong step forward for DC.

UPDATE: I neglected to mention that we seem to have our first reference to the return of Superman near the end of the trailer.  Enjoy!

You can view all of the trailers below:


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Stranger Things Season 2 (the official trailer)

After months of teasing us with teasers, the Duffer brothers and Netflix have finally unveiled a proper trailer for the second season of their unexpected but runaway hit Stranger Things.  In the trailer, we are once again transported back to the fictional town of Harkins, where all should have been fixed, but clearly is not.  Will Byers seems to be still trapped between worlds and sees a monster that, dare I say it, seems Lovecraftian in its size and danger.

The second half of the trailer (which is set incredibly to both Vincent Price’s voice over from “Thriller” and Michael Jackson’s timeless vocals) shows us different glimpses of what to expect from the upcoming season, including the return of Eleven.  If this season can match the intensity and intrigue of the first, the Duffer brothers will have another hit on their hands.  The snag here is that now that people are expecting greatness, can it live up to the hype?  We will see on October 27th.  View the trailer for yourself below:

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