Analyzing Movie Trailers

There were three great trailers that came out this week that I wanted to talk about: Star Trek, Man of Steel, and last but certainly not least, Catching Fire.

Star Trek

I’m so interested in the villain in this movie. Apparently he is Star Fleet Intelligence gone terribly wrong. Benedict Cumberbatch looks so crazy intense in this movie. But then again, so does everything else. I’m excited about seeing it all unfold, whatever it is that is going on!

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Man of Steel

I’ve wanted to be excited about this movie, but I’ve had a hard time. With this trailer, I finally get the substance I’ve been looking for. First: Russell Crowe is Superman’s dad?! Awesome. Clark saves people from childhood. His Earth dad tells him about his origins, and young Clark pleads, “Can’t I just be your son?” And he tells him, “You are my son!” Um, *tear*

Then we have Amy Adams, playing Lois Lane. I guess she’s writing a story on him? BTW, I don’t see Clark Kent the reporter anywhere in this movie. It just seems like he’s a lost guy training to find his way. That seems interesting.

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“But I’m a reporter!” Shut up, Jake. You’re not Clark Kent.

But the end of the trailer… really? Sigh.

Catching Fire

There are so many feels in this trailer! But let’s start with Snow and Plutarch’s conversation. Obviously not part of the book, but HOLY CRAP! Plutarch sounds genuine when he plays along with Snow’s ideas to kill Katniss: “I agree she should die, but in the right way, at the right time. Katniss Everdeen is a symbol. We don’t have to destroy her, just her image. Show them that  she’s one of us now. Let them rally behind that. They’re going to hate her so much they just might kill her for you.” *Sinister laughter from Snow*

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Then Haymitch tells Katniss, “This trip doesn’t end when you get back home… from now on, your job is to be be a distraction so people forget what the real problems are.” More feelings!

Then cue Effie, and the Capitol party.

katniss-effie-peeta-catching-fireThen Gale! Riots! Prim, being way cooler than she was in the books! (Not that I disliked her in the books, but I like the initiative she’s showing in the trailer!)  The whipping. The Peacemaker drawing the gun. And then, Snow again: “Her entire species must be eradicated… the other victors… because of her, they all think they’re invincible.” Oh man, I get chills every time I hear him say that. And it all ends with the whistle. I think this movie shows so much amazing potential, I feel it’ll definitely be better than the first movie, but I’m also thinking: It could be better than the book. I know that sounds crazy! Maybe I’m wrong, but man, the trailer is powerful. And that’s probably only the first 30-45 minutes of the movie. We still haven’t seen the Quarter Quell. Or the marriage proposal. Or CINNA! Ah! Do I  really have to wait until November?!

Oblivion comes out tomorrow, which I’m also excited about! What movies are you anticipating?