July High Five: Movie Trailers

Hello Fanboys & Fangirls! Today I wanted to give you all a High Five! In fact, I was thinking of giving you a high five every month. No I haven’t invent some cool high-tech way to reach into the computer screen and give you a physical high five, nor am I going to do a cheesy photo of my high fiving the camera…actually I take that back, let’s do a digital high five:

Digital High Five

Well that was fun! But getting back on track… I was intending to give you a High Five in the form of a monthly Top 5 countdown on a topic of my choosing. I’m kicking it off this month with a cinematic theme. The summer is prime time for Blockbusters. July saw a couple of the year’s biggest grossing flicks…but that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about what airs before those epic films: the trailers. This month was our first peak at several fandom-worth movies. Let’s countdown the best ones:
Note: Click the movie title for a link to the imdb page & the trailer photos for a link to the trailer itself.

5. Fifty Shades of Grey (February 13, 2015)
I actually did a full reaction to this trailer in a previous post: 50 Shades of Grey Trailer Reaction.
50 Shades of Grey Trailer 6 4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (November 21, 2014)
I was a fan of the previous Mockingjay teasers. Although they didn’t provide much insight into the movie they served their purpose of generating buzz. A message directly from the Capitol; very cool idea. And having the transmission interruption in the second one: genius.
Mockingjay Teaser Trailer However, this actual trailer did capture the essence of what this movie will be like. The downtrodden people. The rebellion. Katniss looking stunned and unsure. Perfect. Plus Natalie Dormer is gold in my world.
Mockingjay Trailer 3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (December 17, 2014)
A dragon swooping down to burn a village. Lines of elves with bows drawn. Cut to an emotional moment. An orc army. Shots of bodies littering the earth interspersed with intense battle sequences. Hunky dwarves sheathed in armor. That song. The eye. Legolas. I defy anyone to not get excited! I have goosebumps just thinking about it. Although after seeing Billy Boyd perform The Edge of Night live I feel as if I’ll burst into tears each time I hear it. Still, “Witness the defining chapter of the Middle Earth saga.” *Shiver*
The Hobbit Trailer 2. The Maze Runner (September 19, 2014)
We got another glimpse of the terrifying, ever-changing maze in the extended trailer for The Maze Runner. Although it didn’t include a lot of additional detail versus the original teaser released in April, it did afford us some extra views of the Glade & it’s teenage Gladers, the Grievers and the I’m-a-hunk-in-nerds-clothing star Dylan O’Brian. He is just all sorts of yummy. Even without tons of extra content this trailer still ranked second for me due to how uncontrollably, emphatically excited I am for this film. The story is so intense & interesting that if you haven’t read the book series (by James Dashner) you must go out and buy it right. Seriously, I’ll wait till you get back to continue.
The Maze Runner Trailer 1. Into the Woods (December 25, 2014)
I had never even heard of this film until this clip popped up during my hours of YouTubing movie trailers. I tend to get on an anxious-anticipation high, this time induced by the release of trailers 4 through 2 in the span of 3 days, that leads to obsessive related content link clicking. I’m psyched I’ve heard of it now though. Based on a Tony-winning musical (I believe the film will also be a musical, although the trailer does not confirm that…Wikipedia did though), the story takes place in a Grimm fairy tale universe that includes characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (the guy with the beanstalk) and Cinderella. If this doesn’t sell you perhaps the cast will:
– The incomapable Meryl Streep,
– The lovely Emily Blunt,
– The freakin’ hilarious James Corden,
– Ms. I-Can-Do-Anything-Because-I’m-Super-Talented-But-Also-So-Funny-&-Cute-&-Relatable Anna Kendrick,
– Hot Stuff Chris Pine, and
– Everyone’s favorite super talented weirdo Johnny Depp.
Can not wait.
Into the Woods Trailer I’m anticipating plenty of time in the theaters in my near future!
Love & Luck,
Kris

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