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(trailer review) - Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 2

The cartoon series of Star Wars plays a part in Star Wars lore that nobody really pays attention to. While a lot of people see cartoons in general are for kids, it is really over recent years, the stigma of cartoons has began to break away from being just for kids. Yes we have American Dad, Family Guy and such, but sometimes even the title/brand itself plays a part to what people think of cartoons. Star Wars is seen as Sci-Fi fantasy and whilst it is aimed at kids predominantly, Star Wars is aimed at the kids we were when we were younger, ie the adults who watched Star Wars as a child. With that said, yes there will be some themes here and there but we are looking at a product essentially catered for everyone and as much as it can. This trailer though, blimey...does this look really good. The first season was cool. Slightly more adult than the earlier seasons and episodes of Star Wars: Rebels but fleshing out the world from Star Wars: The Clone Wars more and introducing specific charac

(trailer review) - Gangs of London: Series 2

Ok, so it is here. The Gangs of London trailer is here and I would be lying if I said I did not get what I asked for. Gasps. The exclamation of "Jesus!" And "Oh my God!". It looks like Gareth Edwards is back to form and I love it. I feel like we have had a two year pandemic with soo many shows shoved into our faces in the later half of the past year along with a lot of personal growth and/or challenges that trying to remember a show (I at least binged), the story plot and characters is difficult enough to remember everything what was going on and had happened. This trailer helps to bridge the gaps in our memories. So we have the protagonist back and it seems like he is going to be caught in a fued with the main family and a new player/investor in whom will do anything it takes to control London. It seems the mother has a new identity and will be seeking war whilst London turns into a battleground for control and all gangs clash heads. It is great to see some fresh f

(trailer review) - Thor: Love and Thunder

(Teaser Trailer) We had the teaser and now we have the official trailer which includes the villain with a little bit of a synopsis. Thor vs. Gorr the God Butcher. I wonder if they would call him that in the movie, I hope so. From the last trailer, that was a trailer just to say the movie is on its way. Thor is back! With the Guardians. With Korg. With Valkyrie and Meek. The whole gang is together and an ex. With the Hammer. With some guns and it was looking great. This trailer gives you all of what the first trailer gave us and much more. There are a lot of new scenes in this trailer and it starts of with Taika who voices Korg telling a story of Thor Odinson and who he is to a bunch of people, possibly children of a planet, but then the trailer brings us Natalie Portman and her guns and hammer, the sheer shock of Thor and then the introduction of Gorr. Whilst not entirely comics accurate at all, Gorr looks like he is going to wreck shop, in a very unforgiving way. His design looks grea

(trailer review) - Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One

Perhaps the longest Mission Impossible name title, maybe...but I'd be lying if I told you I was not hyped for this movie. Are you kidding me? I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, Ethan Hunt is THAT GUY! He is one of my favourite characters in film and I don't have many. I would need to sit down and think about my characters, but the Mission Impossible franchise has been going on since 1996, the film franchise anyway, as it was a TV show in the 80's. The films just seem to get better and better. And maybe part of the excellence of this franchise is the sheer dedication of Tom Cruise and his stunts and what he puts into this franchise. The story is never dull. The action is always great. The drama is thick with tension and...and whilst gadgets are minimal, with everything working together with synergy, the Mission Impossible movies just deliver for the espionage action spy seeker like me...and others, of course. This trailer, just like the music, graduall

(trailer review) - The Umbrella Academy: Season 3

You know, they have been teasing the trailer to this show since the beginning of the year and I felt it was going to drop any minute soon. Any minute soon it will come. The trailer is just around the corner. And five months down the line, here it is. In all it's umbrella style glory.  If you have not read my previous reviews on The Umbrella Academy, I implore you. Have you not watched the series before, I implore you. If this trailer feel makes you smile, if they trailer makes you interested or intrigued, I suggestion you start from season one as this show is soo so soooo good!  It's like X-Men but the team of X-Men are siblings that only just about get on. After the events of the last movie, the cliffhanger is essentially where we leave off with season 3 and that is an adventure into the unknown. Sparrow Academy! Who are they? So basically, another version of the X-Men team and from another timeline? I have no idea. Nor do I know if they will stay going head-to-head throughout

(trailer review) - Gangs of London

Out of nowhere a show called Gangs of London popped up and hit us with soo much grit, I thought I was participating in Tough Mudder. It was a combination of the film 'The Raid' mixed with UK, British sensibilities, let's say, a Lock Stock or Snatch. Not to say that this show has Guy Ritchie all over it, but it has that type of feel and style minus the dialogue and banter. With action scenes that pour blood with the spitting of teeth through raw violence, not that far from the Netflix Dardevil series, possibly a little worse, this show packs more than a punch. So, to see this show back, brings a smile to my face, because every show and film I just mentioned, I loved them, so to get a second series...which is only right of just great. This is just a teaser trailer which doesn't show much at all but I'm here for it. It is great to see the main protagonist back as he did a great job in the first show and I just wonder where they may go since the events of th

(film review) - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

What I will say first and foremost is that, I have taken a little time to think about this movie before I wrote this for a few reasons. By no way am I trying to justify this movie's shortcomings on the pandemic and reshoots, but more on how the movie was actually presented to me in the end. The end result in which everyone watched and from the buzz I am hearing, seems to be dividing people. I would like to say secondly, this movie is not trash, it is not terrible, it is not rubbish, though I really really enjoyed this film, I do believe this film lacks something that could have made this movie great (in my eyes of course), but this film...for me anyway, is good, really good...but not great. I'll explain. After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Stephen Strange finds himself having nightmares that seem very real. In a nightmare, Strange is running with a young girl named America Chavez however, he soon bumps into her finding out not only is this young girl special, bu

(trailer review) - Avatar: The Way of Water

I remember when the first Avatar trailer airred and people were enamoured by the sheer look of this movie. Sam Worthington was a growing star and so was Zoe Saldana. James Cameron was, well...James Cameron, the man behind The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Aliens (Alien 2), The Abyss, True Lies, and of course, the Titanic. With a filmography possibly just as long as Zack Snyder and not much longer, considering how long he has been in the game for, James has produced classics and films that break the box office records of all time. The first film did this and to my general and most recent knowledge, still holds that position. While the first film came out in 2009, 13 years later and this trailer for a sequel, part 2 of an additional 3? Looks absolutely amazing. Whilst this is a teaser trailer, it shows us the key notes we need to know. It is several years later and the couple now have a child. The Na'vi seem to be deep-sea diving and exploring the depths of the planet

(trailer review) - Obi Wan Kenobi

( Teaser Trailer ) First of all, that Disney Plus logo gets some great action with whatever it is promoting in the trailers to a TV show. The Lightsabre! Great usage. Secondly, was that Kamil? I hoping to see a BUNCH of Jedi's getting taken out...hundreds! Whilst the teaser trailer was good and gave us a little taster of what to expect, this trailer gives us soo much more. This trailer! The production, the design, the story! This looks like it is a concentrated blend of The Prequels, The Original Trilogy and quite possibly, The Sequel Trilogy as well as the Cartoons. This looks soo good and I am definitely here for it. I am here for a possible sequel or sequels if they choose to take this further as his hair isn't greyed out yet, there is plenty of time! Great seeing some old and new characters, I just want to see how they weave this into Star Wars lore.

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