The Movie Paradise Trailer Talk: The Greatest Showman, A Bad Moms Christmas, My Little Pony: The Movie
With the amount of trailers that come out each week, it's nearly impossible for me to talk about every single trailer I want to highlight. The sheer volume of trailers make it hard to watch them all, let alone review and talk about them. I've been meaning to do something about it for awhile, but I've never known exactly what to do. But now I've finally come up with a good idea on how to handle this. So, in this new weekly series, "Trailer Talk", I will take three new trailers to highlight and talk about. Normally I wouldn't have gotten to these if I were writing about them individually, in their own articles. But here I can go into full detail on them, and discuss them as thoroughly as I want to. Now, I will always do individual articles for some of the big trailers, like for Marvel, DC or Star Wars movies. But some of the smaller film tend to get lost in the shuffle, and now I have a chance to change that. So tune into "Trailer Talk" every week to get full coverage on some of the smaller, lesser known films that you should be keeping your eyes out for!
The Greatest Showman Trailer #1
Hugh Jackman's P.T. Barnum biopic has been in the works for years, but now it's finally coming out this Christmas. Let me preface this by saying how much I love Hugh Jackman. He is a phenomenal actor, and I think he gave his best performance this year with Logan. He was just brilliant in that movie. So anytime I hear he's in a film, I'm immediately interested. And with The Greatest Showman, I'm not exactly sure what to think about it. It looks like it could be a great cross between The Prestige and Les Misérables, but it also looks like it could be entirely underwhelming. The movie is a musical, which I don't think the trailer did a good enough job conveying. But we know that Jackman has a powerful voice, and exceeds in musicals. So that is certainly a plus. I'm surprised Zac Efron is in this, since he's been spending the majority of his career distancing himself from High School Musical. So if he wanted to do this movie, then there must be something in here that really stood out to him. This is the kind of movie where I have to wait and see how it turns out before I can have any real expectations for it. This could end up being a fantastic film, but it also could be a bit of a mess. I don't have a true gauge on it just from watching this trailer, so I'm going to have to wait until later to form an opinion.
A Bad Moms Christmas Redband Trailer #1
A Bad Moms Christmas Redband Trailer #1
**Contains Strong Language and Sexual Content**
When I saw the first Bad Moms movie last year, I didn't hate it, but I also didn't exactly care for it. It had some decent laughs, but it wasn't anything overly memorable. But, it made a lot of money at the box office, pulling in $184 million worldwide on a $20 million dollar budget, which is fantastic. So naturally, we were going to get more of these movies. But they had a faster turn around than I thought they would, with A Bad Moms Christmas hitting theaters later this year. And now we have our first trailer for it. I saw both the greenband and the redband trailers for this film, and I'd say I enjoyed them about the same. I had the same feeling watching these trailers that I did watching the first movie. It's fine. There were a couple jokes that made me chuckle, but it was mostly outrageous humor for the sake of being outrageous. What made the first one mildly interesting was that it was about good moms breaking free from the matronly lives and becoming risque, but when this trailer opens, they're already raunchy and ridiculous. So I'm not sure exactly what kind of arc these characters will have. Look, I'll probably end up checking this one out. There was enough in Bad Moms to keep me mildly entertained, and there was enough in this trailer for me to maybe see it when it theaters in November.
My Little Pony: The Movie Trailer #1
So My Little Pony: The Movie is... you know what, f*ck this. I really only watched this trailer because I needed a third one for this article, and there weren't a lot of other ones that came out this week. I had zero interest in even watching the trailer, let alone seeing the movie. The only reason why I would remotely have any interest in this movie is because of some of the voice cast. Emily Blunt, Liev Schrieber, Zoe Saldana, and Michael Peña are talented actors. But they look to be completely wasted in this movie. First of all, the animation quality is fine for a Saturday morning cartoon, but it does not work for a feature-length, theatrically released film. It even looked grainy and outdated on my laptop. I don't want to even imagine how bad it is going to look in a big screen theater. There is nothing within the trailer that looked appealing to anyone above the age of six. I understand that the main target audience of a My Little Pony movie are kids under the age of six, but if you expect this film to do well, then you need to open it up to a bit of a larger audience, especially with it being a theatrically released movie. Those are the best kinds of animated films, the ones that are accessible to kids but are also made with the adults in mind. That's how I can go to the theater, without any kids, and enjoy seeing Moana or The LEGO Batman Movie, because they're made for a larger demographic than just toddlers. I don't know if I was exactly expecting that from My Little Pony, but this trailer makes it abundantly evident that this movie will be strictly for little, little kids, and I will not be seeing it.
What do you think? Which of the three was your favorite trailer? Which was your least favorite? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Written by: Nate
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