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December 2018 Trailers 05 January 2019

Some trailers I've seen recently, and my thoughts on them. (Links are to youtube. Opinions are thoroughly personal. Calibration: I hate everything.)

Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas: presumably will be funny to people who are not me.

Breakthrough: Christsploitation? You don't hang that much Jesus on a film unless it's a dystopia or… yup, another "miracle" story. What sort of God can save people, but only does it if they're popular?

A Shaun the Sheep Movie - Farmageddon: I wonder how much of the audience will get the references being made here. Has "alien abduction" become part of mass culture? Probably.

Avengers Endgame: I see no point in even thinking about this until I've seen a bunch of the others. (Is "50% of all living creatures" by mass or by distinct entity count?)

Brightburn: odd to think that these days great big industrial machiney is the signifier of a down-home simple farm life. I like the idea of ringing the changes on Superman, but it's a bit generic horror for my taste.

Triple Frontier: the usual problem, fails to generate any sympathy apart from "we are going up against Bad People". A remarkable selection of B-listers.

Playmobil - the Movie: Well, Lego had a movie, so obviously this toy gets one too. Can't see much about it from this trailer though.

All Is True: great cast, but are they going to be allowed to do anything more than talk in clichés?

Captive State: seems like dreary rough-men action, even before the aliens come in so that there can be Bad Guys without having to consider complicated things like morality.

The Mustang: might have something to say about institutionalisation; doesn't look good, but there might be worthwhile content even so – if they can avoid the trite and obvious.

Downton Abbey (Teaser): since approximately everyone in the world except me watched the show, there's no effort to drag in new fans; why bother?

Woman At War (Teaser): very little here, but OK, I'm interested.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: hardly anything on which to form an opinion. (But the book includes Antarctica.)

The LEGO Movie 2 - The Second Part: so the character who should have been the lead in the first film, but wasn't because sexism, is now explicitly the object to be rescued. Yay.

Greta: ooh, it's creeeeeeepy. Oh dear. A promising idea, but.

Men in Black International: well, yes, there's lots of action. Woo. Now is there actually a film to go with it?

Us: Peele's presence suggests it's being marketed as Get Out Mark 2. I assume he has more things to say than he did in that film, and it's just the trailer that's looking like generic horror.

Teen Spirit: "competitive song/dance/whatever movie" is a genre now? I guess it is.

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