Anticipation. It’s something we can’t help but feel whenever a movie studio decides to announce a new film that will spark thousands of people’s interest. Our interest and expectations is what drives us to eat up any bit of promotional material studios throw our way. The best strategy movie studios use to hold our attention are character posters.
In Atomic Blonde, a kickass undercover M16 agent, Lorraine Broughton (played by Charlize Theron), is dispatched to Berlin on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Her mission is to investigate the motive behind the murder of another undercover agent. She is paired with Berlin station chief David Percival (played by James McAvoy) to take down an espionage ring. The film is director David Leitch’s first solo-run as director. Check out the trailer below!
The God of Thunder is back with a new look in Thor: Ragnarok. In the official teaser trailer released by Marvel (view below), Hela, the goddess of death and ruler of Hel and Niflheim, makes her way to Asgard and annihilates it. This includes Thor’s hammer Mjölnir, which Hela catches after being thrown by Thor (a truly WTF moment) and breaks it into pieces with one hand. The destruction of Asgard seemingly launches Thor into outer space where he crash lands onto a very colorful planet full of aliens. He’s taken prisoner and his beautiful golden hair is cut off. We get to meet Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson) and Grandmaster (played by Jeff Goldblum) who hosts gladiator matches in a huge colosseum. The main event just happens to be Thor vs. Hulk, where Thor says an awfully hilarious, “We know each other! He’s a friend from work!”
Horror movies inevitably fall into a run of cliches. Teens making out and coming across a random person/thing that chases them and tries to kill them. Person’s alone somewhere, hears a noise and decides to go investigate it – unarmed. Person tries to run get away from killer in a house, and chooses to go up the stairs to high. As annoying and predictable these scenarios might be, The Cabin in the Woods film takes these all into consideration and does something different with them.
Picture yourself riding an elevator within a skyscraper building. There’s no way you can get around it since your appointment is on the very top floor. Remember that it is impossible for you to be riding this elevator alone and there is no one on it that you know. Next imagine finding out one of your fellow passengers is ruler of hell. What would you do?