Minority Report was a great movie, save some differing opinions about the ending. For those who haven’t seen it, the movie is set in a Washington D.C. of the 2050s, where they have a new program called PreCrime. PreCrime relies on three precogs (people who can see visions of the future) who predict each murder before it happens. Then Tom Cruise and his fellow officers arrest the perpetrators before any murders can happen. The public is sold the idea that this is a great program which totally doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights. Though the movie was made in 2002, it had some great points to make about today’s technology and technological monitoring, as well as commentary on free will. Yet it was one of those self-contained movies; like with Citizen Kane, I never felt the need to see a sequel or to see any more of its universe. So I was apprehensive, not excited, when I first saw a trailer for a Minority Report TV show on FOX.
In the history of cinema, there’s been one genre of film that’s garnered a seriously bad reputation over the years: video game films. This is not without merit: truthfully, a lot of movies based on video games just suck, either because the director doesn’t understand how to adapt the source material from one medium to another, or because the film ends up losing the spirit of the series entirely. Even thinking about it, I can’t come up with any nationally distributed big Hollywood gaming film that was something I’d even call “good”—I have heard some good things about the Silent Hill movies, however, so maybe not all is lost. Despite this track record, 20th Century Fox plans to try once more with the Hitman series; an especially timely move given the announcement of a new Hitman game at this year’s E3. Will this movie break the video game slump? Eeeeeeh, probably not.
Oh boy, okay, here we go. This trailer is… longer than the original teaser trailer, and we, um, get a look at some more characters, like Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. So yeah, that’s exciting… but I’m gonna be honest. I’m beyond disappointed in how this is developing. I want to be excited for this movie, but it looks so boring.
Spoilers after the cut!
The last installment in The Hunger Games movies is finally almost here. Mockingjay Part 2 will pick up where Part 1 left off, with Peeta’s rescue from the Capitol and the rebellion making progress towards winning the war.
All the other movies in this franchise have been really good, and I can only hope that this one will be as well. And hey, it’s got a few new characters in it that I’m excited to see on the big screen.
I am so excited for Lucifer! Ever since I left the Supernatural fandom in a blind rage, I have been searching for another interesting pseudo-religious show, and I think I found it. Furthermore, the show is based on a loose adaptation of the character Lucifer from Neil Gaiman’s comic The Sandman and the spinoff comic Lucifer. Sadly, though, Lucifer does not look like David Bowie like he does in the comic. I guess we can’t have it all. But oh well, let’s talk about the trailer.
As a kid, my family actually really liked the Terminator films a lot. I don’t know what about them was so appealing to us, but we all loved them and watched them—the first two, at least—several times over. So when the trailer for Terminator Genisys started appearing in the commercial breaks of my TV shows, weird title spelling and all, I was pretty excited. Cautiously excited, but still excited.
By this point, E3 is in full swing, and when I started writing this, I was completely planning on having some sick trailer from the Bethesda conference to put here. However, fate had other plans for me. Today’s trailer isn’t a new game for me, nor is it new for many people around the world; however, it does mark a very important moment in Nintendo’s relationship with a certain series creator, Shigesato Itoi. Today, I want to give time to a series that my brother, and many other people, love: Earthbound. And with the release of Mother’s port on the WiiU, there’s no better time.