TRAILER ROUND UP: APRIL 15th

PEOW! PEOW! We’ve got some explosive trailers lined up for you guys this week – some sci-fi, some action and a little mixture of both genres. So sit back on this Saturday morning, put your feet up and viddy this new trailers well!

Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

STORGY Thoughts: Am I the only one getting a little fed up with all things STAR WARS related at the moment? Rogue One was good, Episodes 7 and 8 were meh…okay, but with all the whispers of production troubles with this one, I think I can say that Disney may need to take a step back and realise what they’re doing with the franchise. Sometimes a movie released every year isn’t what the audience want. Over-saturation came spoil a broth, so to speak. Sometimes it’s quality over quantity. There’s nothing really extraordinary with this trailer, and that disappoints me. Because STAR WARS needs to raise the heckles on my back when I watch a new trailer – I should be whooping and cheering when I finish watching it, but there’s just something…off here. There doesn’t seem to be the ‘ol magic with this trailer. But I could be wrong – here’s hoping Solo: A Star Wars Story will dash those fears and make us drool for more.

Synopsis: After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

STORGY Thoughts: Ooooookay…I wasn’t expecting a 20,000 leagues Under the Sea, Jaws, The Abyss and Deep Blue Sea mash-up starring Jason Statham, but you know what? I’m kind of liking the vibe here…it looks like they’ve shown most of the action bits in the trailer itself, and runs the risk of telling the audience the whole story, but here’s hoping they’ve kept some finger-nail biting tension for later.

Synopsis: In Darkness stars Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) who is mesmerising in this sophisticated and enthralling edge-of-your-seat thriller. Blind pianist Sofia (Natalie Dormer) overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers that leads to the death of her neighbour, Veronique (Emily Ratajkowski, Gone Girl). It is the start of a journey that pushes Sofia out of her depth and into contact with Veronique’s father, Milos Radic (Jan Bijvoet, Peaky Blinders), a Serbian businessman and alleged war criminal accused of committing acts of genocide during the Bosnian war, who is now living in London under political asylum. Blind to the truth, Sofia risks her life in search of answers, and is plunged into a shady underworld of corruption, violence and blackmail. As secrets from her own past become intertwined with Radic’s inner circle of deceit, Sofia’s own agenda is revealed, as she hunts for revenge.

STORGY Thoughts: Written and directed by Anthony Byrne (Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street, Love/Hate) and written and starring Natalie Dormer, this psychological thriller has all the traits of becoming a great film to watch at night with your pals. Let’s just hope they don’t play the ‘she was able to see all along!‘ card as a twist…

Synopsis: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

STORGY Thoughts: June 15th seems so far away for the sequel to Brad Bird’s Incredibles! It’ll take something quite brilliant to top Syndrome as a villain, but I’ve got faith that Pixar will deliver the greatness in a few months time…Watching Frozone and the siblings arguing just brings back warm, fuzzy memories.

Synopsis: Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

STORGY Thoughts: I love heist movies. There’s something captivating about watching the shenanigans of a group of robbers planning and executing their diabolical schemes, especially when there’s some 11th hour spanners thrown in the works. A good heist movie keeps you guessing how they’ve pulled it off until the very end, almost in a mystery genre – but this can be very hard to do onscreen. The Score, starring Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton was a notable and highly watchable suspenseful crime movie – as was Inside Man. There will be people saying that there’s no need for this knock-off of the Ocean series and some people will be furiously typing on message boards like they did with the rebooted Ghostbusters film, but I’m hoping for a great heist movie that leads me down the garden path and then sends me into a dark shed because I’ve been royally ‘gotcha-ed!’ My only worry with this is Rhianna – yes, she’s a mega star and will pull in people for her fame appeal, but have you seen Valerian? Or Battleship? Yeesh.

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