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Sunday, March 23, 2014

BLT Buffet #10: Incredibles Sequel, Christian Bale as Steve Jobs, and More!

Hello and welcome to BLT Buffet #10. This week I will be discussing an Incredibles Sequel, brand-new trailers, and more! I'm Linus Schill, and this is my review of the latest and greatest news from the world of entertainment, displayed for you in a BLT Buffet.

Incredibles and Cars Sequels Coming
When it was announced last Tuesday of the news that Pixar would finally be making an Incredibles 2, I was more then ecstatic. Pixar Studios has put out some of the best animated films ever made, and for me The Incredibles was always the best. It then boggled my mind as to why they had not green-lit another film to be made. Of all the Pixar films, this is the one that not only deserves a sequel to be made, but it perfectly lends itself to get one. Toy Story has had some amazing sequels, but at the end of the first film it tied up all the ends and a sequel didn’t need to be made. I am extremely glad a squeal was made but it didn’t need one. The Incredibles needed one, and it finally is getting one. Pixar also said Brad Bird would be returning to write the screenplay which worked out fantastically in the first film. What's exciting is that there are so many ways this movie could go, whether it is starting back up with the battle of the Underminer, or jumping ahead a good number of years, anything is possible. 
Another piece of news that came out along side The Incredibles sequel is a Cars 3. I am not nearly as happy about this as I was about the Incredibles sequel. In fact, I am somewhat upset. Yes, the past 2 movies have been big moneymakers, Cars making over $460 million and Cars 2 making over $550 million, but in my opinion, they have been the worst films Pixar has made. Cars 2 was the first Pixar film NOT to be nominated for best animated feature SINCE THE CATEGORY WAS CREATED. It is a disgrace to the Pixar name. Whenever people see Cars we think of it as a mistake made by Pixar. It is impossible for them to avoid this hate, so why continue on with the franchise. Honestly with a studio that made The Incredibles, Wall-E, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, all getting at least 96% on RottenTomatoes we also get Cars 2, which doesn’t even make 40%. Yes the second film made more than the first, but that was because people saw and liked the first one, so they watched the sequel. However with the Cars franchise being trashed it is unlikely this uphill trend will continue to gain audience other then kids and their parents. It is also a waste of a year for Pixar. So with all of these reasons I think the Cars 3 is a terrible decision, however Incredibles 2 is not.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Final Trailer

When I saw that a “final trailer” was going to be released soon on The Amazing Spider-Man Facebook page, I was half excited, yet half tired of all the trailers that had been released. Eventually, the Facebook page put it online and I loved it. This is the best trailer yet, giving us a little more from each scene previously shown and great new scenes as well. One of my favorite parts of this trailer was the one quick shot of Rhino’s charge through the street. A picture can be seen here:
I think the movie looks awesome, the action sequences look fantastic, and as a final trailer it gets me extremely excited for this film. The trailer can be seen by clicking here. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2nd.

New Godzilla International Trailer

Another trailer also hit the web recently. It is less of a "new" trailer, but as the title of the video calls it, rather an "International Trailer". When a film has these, it usually means it takes a previous trailer and extends it maybe 10-20 seconds with a little more footage. The trailed fit with the description stupendously. Great new footage combined with the awe of the last trailer gets me ready to bolt to the theaters to see this film. The one shot that really stood out to me was the flying creature heading towards the camera. While it is been made pretty clear that Godzilla will be fighting at least one other monster, the trailers have not yet revealed who the monster will be. We also saw a new arial shot of Godzilla's trail causing a canyon in a field. There isn't much else that came out of this trailer besides a little more footage of Godzilla. I couldn't be more excited for this film, which will hit theaters May 16th. The trailer can be found here. 

Christian Bale Could Play Steve Jobs in New Biopic

The final piece of news this week revolves around the Aaron Sorkin biopic about Steve Jobs. I mentioned two weeks ago that David Fincher might join to direct, well now it appears we may have our actor to play Jobs. It was recently reported that none other than the Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale, could star as the title role. I think that this is a great decision for many reasons. First, I believe it is never a mistake to get talent in a film, and Bale certainly has the Oscars to show it. Another reason is that Christian Bale actually fits the role. He has that range and that history that resembles Jobs himself, which maybe Ashton Kutcher lacked. Finally, he doesn't look just look like Jobs. One problem that jObs made (along with many others) was basing their advertising campaign solely on the resemblance of the two (which was also largely because of makeup). Christian Bale was hired beyond the looks, he was hired because of talent, which makes me very happy that this film is doing. Steve Jobs is an incredibly interesting person and deserves a well-done film adaptation. If you want to read my review of the last biopic, you can do so by clicking here. 

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