Trailer Review: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

COMING TO A THEATRE NEAR YOU IN 3D (read this in 6 months)

TTHHHEEEEYYYYY’RREEEEEE BBBBAAAACCCCCKKKKKK!!!! I AM SO EXCITED AFTER WATCHING THIS TRAILER YOU GUYS!

Okay, let’s get down to business…

The first and second movie were directed by Eric Darnell and Tim McGrath. For this latest installment, McGrath will not be joining Darnell in the directors seat, instead Conrad Vernon will take his place. Vernon worked as a creative consultant for the first Madagascar movie, and has previously directed Monsters vs Aliens.

The storyline: The gang arrives in Monte Carlo to find the penguins. Over there they cause a lot of ruckus thus Scary Cop Lady is called upon to catch them. Now, they’re hiding from the law and have apparently made the ‘Europe’s Most Wanted’ list (I guess Inspector Clouseau has caught all the actual criminals – please don’t make a Pink Panther 3). Running, as you can imagine, gets pretty tiring so they decide to lay low for a while and join a circus!

The Voices: Don’t tell me you’ve actually forgotten? Let me tell you anyway,

BEN STILLER. AS ALEX. *crowds cheering* THE LIIIIOOOONNNNN. *crowds cheering*
CHRIS ROCK. AS MARTY. THE CIRCUS-LOVING ZEBRA.
DAVID SCHWIMMER. AS MELMAN. THE TALLEST GIRAFFE IN EUROPE.
JADA PINKETT SMITH. AS GLORIA. THE (BOOTYLICIOUS) HIPPO.
 

Releasing on June 8, 2012 (so far :o). Go watch the trailer, lots of little laughs here in there. Has the same charm as the other two movies and of course contains our favorite song and the Madagascar trademark: I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT. he likes to move it move it, she likes to move it move it, they like to move it move it, WE LIKE TO, MOVE IT!!

P.S: If you guys recall in the last movie, Melman final giraffed-up and told Gloria how he felt about her. I’m hoping they actually follow-up on this instead of pretending like it never happened. ALSO, it’s been 6 years since the first Madagascar movie?! Wow. Kind of just makes you feel old but still young at heart huh 🙂
 
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Trailer Review: The Vow

Directed by Michael Sucsy, this movie is the mother of all romantic drama films. You got Channing Tatum from Dear John and Rachel McAdams from The Time Traveler’s Wife & The Notebook. It’s like they specifically came together to make us all cry.

The movie is about a couple who fall in love and get married in the happiest way possible. More mushy stuff happens, blahblahblah. THEN, their making out in their car and some idiot driving a truck crashes straight into them. Nothing major happens to him, but SHE LOSES HER MEMORY. SHE DOES NOT REMEMBER HER HUSBAND. HE HAS TO MAKE HER FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM ALL OVER AGAIN. THIS IS ALREADY SO SAD. And after the happy montage in the trailer of how much their made for each other, IT’S HEARTBREAKING!!.

Now the good news is that this movie is not based on a book so there’s no way they can butcher this (yes i’m looking at you Dear John). Although there is a book about the actual people this happened to because this story is based on true events *sadface*.

Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams as mentioned before have experience in playing these types of roles so I don’t doubt them for one second. But obviously, Rachel McAdams will be better than Channing Tatum. Also in this movie, Channing Tatum with a slicked-back hairstyle which to me is actually pretty new and significant. The director of the movie directed Grey Gardens (2009) which received multiple awards so that’s always a good thing to know about the director of the film right.

Their releasing this movie Valentine’s Day next year. I find that particularly interesting, because this is not a romantic-comedy and isn’t that what usually comes out on V-Day? This brings me to believe that the story has a happy ending. Or else the theatre will be filled with heartbroken people or couples who thought the movie was happy.

OKAY, this movie will definitely have a happy ending. It’s called THE VOW for a reason…….vows can’t be broken (at least not in this movie)….

Trailer Review – The Hunger Games

THE HUNGER GAMES. Directed by Gary Ross.  Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks. Gary Ross has directed two movies in his career so far, Seabiscuit (2003) and Pleasantville (1998). While I have not seen those movies, he seems extremely capable and it is no surprise that he is already set to return as director for the sequel. I love the cast for the movie, Woody Harrelson is awesome as you all know and I had the biggest crush on Josh Hutcherson when I was younger. Jennifer Lawrence will make her mark after this movie, definitely. When I first heard she was cast as Katniss, I honestly had to Wikipedia her to figure out where else I’d seen her from (X-Men: First Class). The only note I have is that it will take some time to get used to seeing her as a brunette. One of the best parts of the story is that these actors and actresses really have to be transformed to become their characters so the end result is something extremely new and unknown and it’ll be a treat for everybody to watch.

What you see on the official movie poster is a Mockingjay (a new species that emerged by the Capitol breeding a Mockingbird and a Jabberjay – you’ll understand this next year) and the tagline “MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOUR”, made famous as it is always said in the reapings.

The trailer depicts the 3 key parts of the movie and the first book. We start off with the reaping, then the opening ceremonies and the training, and finally the games! What the trailer also does is giveaway many little hints that only readers of the book will catch which is very enjoyable.

Unlike many other trailers (you know those movies where they practically only show the best parts of the movie then when you go and watch it, it just sucks), this trailer left me with the same feeling I had when I was reading the book: “When are the games going to begin?!”. When you’re reading the book, you want to get as fast as possible to Part III, you turn each and every page knowing you are getting closer and closer to the games. And the trailer very smartly does the same thing.

For me, personally, I paid very close attention to the scenery of it all and it’s one of the things that excite me the most. The Hunger Games is set in the future, and while reading I found it difficult to imagine because it’s not something in the future I’m used to seeing (probably because it looks nothing The Jetsons and Archie3000). With a budget of $100 million, I am truly ecstatic to see more of Panem when the movie releases on March 23, 2012.

Trailer Review – Snow White & the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman is a spin off or retake on the original story by the Brothers Grimm. not much is known about this movie aside from the cast list and what we can see from the trailer. It is directed by Rupert Sanders who’s previous works only include commercials and stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

when I heard about this I wasn’t that interested because I thought it was gonna be like Alice In Wonderland all over again but after watching the trailer I must say I am extremely intrigued. Not only do I love Kirsten Stewart, I mean like her acting is okay, she always seems so nervous but she brings out that tense atmosphere to the audience that I think would really suit this kind of movie.

and another thing, the Visual Effects blew my mind! I haven’t seen such classy yet awesome effects like these since Inception. The trailer is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time, it doesn’t give too much away about the movie, and at the same time gives us enough to understand it, unlike the trailer of “Mirror, Mirror” another Snow White movie set to release at the same time, but that’s another story.

All in all I’m super excited to see this movie and can’t wait to see how things pan out…