NEW TRAILER FOR SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

The second trailer from our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man webs us up with joy.

We’ll swing out of the way of this one and just let you enjoy it. Thoughts after the embed below!

Things that we hate: 0

Things that we love: All of the things.

Apparently the internet is saying this second trailer is showing too much, perhaps robbing us of moments we’re craving to see for the first time on screen this July. You know, because the internet.

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    But we tend to think that this trailer and all of the funny, exciting, touching moments brings the goods for a couple of reasons.

    1 | Spider-Man is “home” now with Marvel proper, and despite his great reception in Captain America: Civil War, the overall typical moviegoer and even true believers think there’s been A LOT of Spider-Man movies with different Spider-Men in them.  Well, releasing trailers showing the goods is what you do when marketing your franchise film, especially if it’s a new Spider-Man movie. Also…

    2 | We’re betting what we’ve seen in these trailers is just the tip of the iceberg. This doesn’t feel like a movie with only a few tiny moments they’re going to blow to sell tickets. There are probably a few dozen other moments in this thing we’ve yet to discover. Also, just because we’ve watched Spidey doing a cannonball into a swimming pool in this thing over and over doesn’t mean we won’t laugh with a packed movie theater when it happens there. If a moment is good in a movie it works no matter how many times you watch it.

    Here are a few screens of some of our favorite moments in the trailer above:

    The aforementioned Spidey doing a swing-by cannonball! This feels how Spider-Man should. The tone is pitch perfect.

     

    I love that his suit sucks up, for lack of a better term, like Marty McFly’s jacket. It also answers how the heck can he squeeze into something like this. Nice touch.

     

    This may be my favorite; Captain America in easily his worst cinematic costume from the first Avengers talking to high school gym students about a Fitness Challenge. It’s so corny old-man Captain America and using that cheesy costume isn’t a coincidence. Thought went into this, and I love that. Peter whispering to his friend that he stole his shield is the cherry on top.

     

    Peter’s best friend in Homecoming is Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), and we love this image of him wearing his bud’s superhero mask. This is totally something you’d do as a teenager.

     

    And of course we have the patriarchal Tony Stark to young Peter Parker. It’s nice to have an actor who loves playing a character like Robert Downey Jr. does Iron Man“If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” A nice callback to Iron Man Three (possibly the most underrated Marvel movie).

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is out July 7, 2017. What do you think about the trailer?

    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 CHARACTER POSTERS

    Along with alllll the other Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 posters! Download the hi-res files and use as desktop backgrounds or whatever else you do with posters.

    Half-Human/Half-Alien, Star-Lord is in search of his parents origins.

    Thanos’ former assassin, Gamora packs a serious punch!

    The new “family-man”, Drax is back!

    Baby Groot! Baby Groot! Baby Groot! Baby Groot!

    Has he accepted that he is a Raccoon or does the struggle remain?

    The blue-skinned pirate returns! (Don’t ask him to whistle while he works!)

    Sister rivalry returns or is the family back together?

    Lacking social queues, let’s see how this one interacts with the Guardians.

    A tribute to Goldmember or a high priestess?

    Did they buy these at a carnival for their bedrooms?

    As father of Star-Lord, and a cosmic being, will his Ego get in the way? (Get it… Ego? Ah, never mind)

    The mix-tape should be epic.

    Very nostalgic, don’t you think?

    Guardians Vol2 - Black Light Poster

    For that special someone, who loves black lights…

     

    Movie Facts

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the teams adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Much of the film will take place in the galaxies, realms and neverworlds of the cosmos. For a Marvel film, don’t expect to see too many earthly beings just like the first film.

    Don’t expect to see Thanos. Director James Gunn has stated that the mega villain will not appear in Vol. 2. For any fan who doesn’t know who Thanos is, we suggest you study up before the next Avengers movie…

    5 of the 6 Infinity Stones are accounted for. Since we already found one in the previous Guardians movie, I’m guessing that the next and final stone is better served showing up in Thor: Ragnarok instead, but we will keep our eyes open.

    Sources are already speaking to the fact that the original Guardians pulled some tear-jerking moments (“We Are Groot…” ), but this movie is said to really pull down some water-works. What does this mean exactly? An ending of a character? A new heartfelt moment of Rocket showing affection? Any could bring the tissues near.

    Living under a rock and haven’t seen the awesome trailer? Click here!

    Finally, the mix-tape of Vol. 2 is going to be epic…

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters on Cinco de Mayo. Arriba!

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      WELCOME HOME, SPIDEY! | WATCH THE SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING TRAILER

      It’s good to have our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man back.

      Emphasis on “friendly” here. Tom Holland and his portrayal of Spider-Man is pitch perfect. In Captain America: Civil War he proved that with minimal screen time. His presence and embodiment of both Spider-Man and Peter Parker was the purest form of the character we’ve seen yet.

      Spidey coming back to Marvel, or rather Sony bartering a wise deal with the house of ideas after botching their rebooted Spider-Man franchise, is a humble and wise move. After two dark and sloppy Amazing Spider-Man movies, it’s nice to see a studio not only give fans what they want, but also have the foresight to know this is going to be a win. I mean, we have Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man flying through the New York skyline with the webslinger. Ticket sold (as if it wasn’t already).

      The trailer gives us a tone that’s perfect for a high school superhero. Spider-Man wants to do more and be more after getting a taste of the action in Civil War. His mentor, Tony Stark, advises him against this, but lets him keep the suit upgrade and gives him yet another upgrade you can view below.

      Steve Ditko web-wings! I love that detail for the costume.

      And Fav’s, Foggy Nelson. Yes. All good things to report from these glimpses. If this was another franchise outside of Marvel I would be concerned that Tony Stark would overpower Peter Parker and hog all of the good moments, but Civil War proved otherwise. This studio has earned that faith time and time again. The dynamic these two characters have in the cinematic universe is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

      Spider-Man is the perfect superhero for our modern age of millennial minds. Peter Parker is an underpaid freelance photographer making money out of taking selfies as his superhero persona. I love that a character that is over half a century old is still relevant in the present. Newspapers are downsizing and typically understaffed, but surprisingly, freelance photography is becoming a much larger piece of the budget as regular staff photographers aren’t as affordable and everyone has an iPhone. I’m interested to see how the Daily Bugle is handled in the new series if it makes it into Spider-Man: Homecoming at all.

      Can’t wait to see more from the wall crawler, Micheal Keaton as Vulture, whomever Zendaya is, and the whole thing.

      Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives July 7th, 2017.

      WHY THIS TRAILER IS GROOT | GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

      Showtime, A-holes!

      Much like the other teaser trailer did, the fuller teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrived this past weekend out of nowhere. Or more accurately, James Gunn debuted it at the Comic Con Experience in Brazil. Gunn was so overwhelmed at the response the trailer had he almost cried.

      And from the trailer above I can see why. It’s one of those rare trailers that garners everything we loved from the first film and exemplifies them while giving us something brand new and different.

      Here’s why the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer is great.

      Characters, heart, fun, funny, really funny, and is visually out of this world.

      Like its predecessor, the sequel is colorful, bright, weird, and definitely sci-fi. There’s giant alien creatures with tentacles and so many teeth that Gamora and Drax have a go at.  is in a giant swarming space battle piloting the Milano like a regular Skywalker would too. My favorite little touch is when  asks if anyone has a piece of tape, Star-Lord sticks his head inside what I can only assume is Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russel) to have a hilarious exchange while a giant space battle is happening behind him. Those details are so weird and cool, but more than anything Vol. 2 looks like so much fun. All of this is soundtracked by Sweet’s 1974 single ‘Fox on the Run’ continuing the tone and them of the first film.

      Is there anything cuter than  (still voiced by Vin Diesel too!)? I don’t think so. Oh, the toys they will sell of that lil guy. The opening narration of Rocket talking to Baby Groot while our eyes absorb the imagery is pitch perfect. And when Baby Groot replies with his “I am Groot.” and goes to push the button of a nuclear bomb that will obliterate them all? Never has nuclear devastation been funnier. Following that with him repeating his “I am Groots” in different tones with Rocket understanding, and then Baby Groot smiling as he goes to push the button again is even funnier. It gets me every time. All of the dozen or so times I’ve watched this trailer.

      It’s not only Groot that steals the show, no no, Dave Bautista’s,  is once again amazing. From “Screw you spaceship!!!” to stabbing the alien fluids of a tentacled underbelly repeatedly, this character is a gem. The post title scene is damn near transcendent. Drax’s face as he realizes what’s happening and his further reactions are perfect.

      Structuring Baby Groots moment(s) before this and closing with this scene makes watching the whole trailer multiple times a given. It’s smart and thought out and so much fun. I’m not the only one who feels this way as this was the second highest viewed trailer in one day second to only the live-action Beauty and the Beast. What’s great is these are only a few small moments from the whole. The teaser gave us just as many. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn’t a film that relies on the same one or two big laughs to sell tickets like most pure comedies do. It’s got confidence and laughs to spare. But also action, drama, and some romance I’m sure from Star-Lord and Gamora. This is the definition of a tentpole movie.

      The best thing I can say about this trailer, or any other for that matter, is that it makes you want to watch the first movie again. What better compliment can you have than that? That only happens when you have something special, something more than just explosions and giant transforming robots. Guardians is that. Seeing this in a roomful of people? Can you imagine the reactions and the energy? Give James Gunn a medal for not crying in front of everyone after that. Also, Marvel, give him ALL the money to keep him happy. Happy making Guardians movies or any other movie you’d be lucky to have him interested in. He’s the glue in this.

      Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives May 5, 2017.

      MARVEL’S THE INHUMANS TO BE A TV SHOW SHOWN IN IMAX

      The first two episodes of the series will have a limited run in IMAX theaters.

      Marvel had The Inhumans slated for a 2017 or 2018 release as part of their cinematic universe, but things have changed. The ABC show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced The Inhumans in their second season. Mostly acting as a placeholder for “mutants” as Fox still has the distribution rights for those Marvel characters. The story behind the scenes is that Marvel wanted to keep The Inhumans property grounded so to speak in their television landscape. This is despite both cinematic and television worlds being a part of the same shared universe.

      Under the agreement, a version of the first two episodes of Marvel Television’s new series Marvel’s The Inhumans–produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras–will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.

      ABC, IMAX and Marvel Television also intend to work together to create a joint marketing and promotion plan for the series across their proprietary media platforms–which would be the first such cross-platform marketing launch of a television series. Today’s agreement also marks IMAX’s first time as a financing participant in a TV pilot and series.

      First introduced in Marvel Comics in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, The Inhumans are a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers. Marvel’s The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.

      Black Bolt is one of my favorite characters with a kick ass power. His voice is capable of mass destruction when he speaks and therefore he remains silent for the most part. This “quasi-sonic” scream is powered by electron energy that he draws in from the environment. At maximum the force is equal to that caused by the detonation of a nuclear weapon. One of my favorite moments in comics is from the limited series Son of M where Black Bolt whispers one word in reply to a question.

      “War.” 

      The aftermath truly showed the scale of how powerful he is. While I doubt the tv series will be able to live up to that level of scale, anything is possible. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is, well, terrible. I keep trying to stick with it so I can at least report on it, but it’s a chore to watch. They’ve taken one of the best characters, Phil Coulson, and made him an unlikable bore. But there’s a Ghost Rider in it now!

      Inhumans will have to be bigger and more epic in scale considering the royal family lives on the moon and has a giant teleporting bulldog named Lockjaw. There’s no point in doing this show unless they do it right. Given that they’re going to show the first two episodes in IMAX would make you think that they have some plans for something special. I’m hoping for the best.

       

      Source | Marvel
      Image by Jae Lee courtesy of Marvel