Breathe. Just breathe. That’s what I keep telling myself as I try to write anything that makes sense for this trailer review because my brain is scrambled right now. Oh my goodness, how do I begin? Well, I guess I’ll start at the literal beginning.
Like the teaser for The Force Awakens, it begins with someone breathing heavily. Last time it was Finn.
And now it’s Rey. And both of these characters, who are essential to this final chapter, are seen on sandy planets. The last being Tatooine and the new potentially being…Jedha?
Next, we see Rey standing with her lightsaber in hand, Kylo Ren in the distance. At this point, as someone who has watched many, many Westerns in my life, it feels like an old-fashioned standoff. Oh, I love it!
For the past two years, I have celebrated my birthday by going to watch a movie that I’m really excited about. Last year for my twentieth birthday I went to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story and I had an absolute blast! Two years ago, however, I managed to see Wonder Woman on my super fun birthday and so for this week’s Throwback Friday I’m looking back on that special day. Enjoy!
I love movies! I love superheroes. I’m a fan of DC Comics. And I love Wonder Woman. So what’s the perfect way to celebrate my nineteenth birthday? Going to watch Wonder Woman in IMAX. And it was perfect.
First of all, I am a fan of movie theaters because every single movie theater is different. Some are okay, some are really beautiful, and others are just fun to go to. This happened to be a really nice theater.
As you can see there is a giant mural showcasing classic films in the lobby of the theater. I happened to immediately recognize Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan from one of my favorite comedies, Rush Hour, as well as Dorothy and her companions in The Wizard of Oz. The mural was so large in fact that I wasn’t able to fit it all in the picture I took. So that was the first surprise of the night.
Creed, a spinoff franchise from the beloved Rocky films, came out three years ago. It focused on a new boxer, Apollo’s son, Creed, and his rise to boxing champion as he was trained by none other than Sylvester Stallone’s ailing Rocky Balboa. I watched the movie and for the most part it was a decent film that possessed a lot of heart and made for a pretty good boxing movie. Now Michael B. Jordan after his stellar performance as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther returns to the role of Creed this November with a new film and the trailer for it just recently dropped. Here it is.
At first I was a little bored with the trailer but as soon Kendrick Lamar’s famous song, “DNA” started building up the trailer got better and better without, thankfully, revealing too much from the film. We get tantalizing shots of Creed preparing for a new opponent, moments with Rocky, Tessa Thompson being the doting wife of Creed, and then the end of the trailer was the knockout punch as we got to see who Creed’s next opponent is going to be. Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Apollo, I guess has a son who’s going to face off against Creed and that seems very exciting indeed.
It’s a showdown of the ages. I don’t get excited for a lot of movies outside of Marvel and Star Wars films but I have to admit, this movie actually looks good. 🙂
Here’s the poster.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.
I love movies! I love movies with superheroes. I’m a fan of DC Comics. And I love Wonder Woman. So what’s the perfect way to celebrate my nineteenth birthday? Going to watch Wonder Woman in IMAX. And it was perfect.
First of all, I am a fan of movie theaters because every single one is different. Some are okay, some are really beautiful, and others are just fun to go to. This happened to be a really nice theater.
As you can see there is a giant mural showcasing classic films. I happened to immediately recognize Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan from one of my favorite comedies, Rush Hour, as well as Dorothy and her companions in The Wizard of Oz. The mural was so large in fact that I wasn’t able to fit it all in the picture I took. So that was the first surprise of the night.
Secondly, of course, were the Wonder Woman posters in the lobby. There was one that was lit up and simply beautiful.
And then there was another poster that was so cool I couldn’t resist taking a picture alongside it.
After that, I got the tickets, got a large tub of popcorn and some water, and went into the theater. Now, this was how perfect my birthday was. I went to a 10:45pm showing of Wonder Woman so twenty minutes before the movie came on it looked like this.
I was so excited. So I sat in the empty auditorium with my family for quite a while just enjoying the experience. After a while, a few people did enter the theater as well but it wasn’t near anything close to a quarter full.
Part of the movie theater experience are the trailers. I love seeing trailers in the movies because they are loud, very awesome, and they determine how good the movie you’re about to watch is. So there were a few trailers that were a little boring. There was a trailer for a new movie coming out called Valerian. It’s based on a novel and I have to say, it looked pretty amazing. The colors, the originality, all of it was mind boggling. Then there was, of course, a trailer for The Mummy which is coming out this Friday. It was fun but I’ve seen it a million times on tv so it wasn’t anything to get excited about. There was a trailer for this movie called Kingsman which looked slightly interesting because it just showed a lot of action but no plots for the story. There was a trailer for Transformers and even though it is going to be a CGI-centric film I don’t even care because those Autobots are so impressive in IMAX. And then…there was a special seven-minute preview of Dunkirk.
Now I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan’s movies. They are very intense, very well written, and just very, very good movies. From Inception to Interstellar he creates movies that make you think about life. He even took a superhero film (Batman if you’re not familiar) and turned it into a fantastic rated R, psychedelic, disturbing, dark film that still has not been touched with its brilliance. Heath Ledger’s Joker is beyond scary, he is terrifyingly believable. And his jokes are not funny. Two-Face was once the pride of Gotham City and became a broken man bent on hate and revenge. And then Batman is not your typical hero. He had issues, he wanted to do what was right but was faced with many difficult choices. To this day there has never been a villain, or villains, as carefully written and thought out for any superhero film as The Dark Knight. It was groundbreaking and still is for a matter of fact. So when I heard Christopher Nolan was making a war film I was beyond excited. I’ve seen the commercials but in the movies, let me just say this, you will come away from that movie shaken to the core. I was literally shaking as I watched it. And at one point it got so loud and horribly real I was leaning back in my seat in horrified anticipation. Dunkirk is clearly the film of the summer and, if Hollywood is sensible, will be nominated for Best Picture. It’s that good.
After the trailers finished the IMAX started to count down and I was able to enjoy Wonder Woman. And it was so much fun it was worth every penny. When I left out I was so excited I decided to take another picture.
And then even though it was half through one in the morning my family and I went to Waffle House for a late night meal afterward. It was so much fun.
So yes, this was the perfect birthday. I got to go watch a movie that was actually worth seeing and it will be a memory I’ll treasure forever. Thank you for reading my post. If you want to know a little bit more about how I felt about Wonder Woman check out my spoiler-free review. You won’t want to miss it.