3 Days to Kill
The Wind Rises
Mike White: I know this is the trite thing to say but it’s the only thing that goes through my mind while watching this preview, “I know how this movie ends.”
Alex Jowski: It’s Titanic. A generic and probably thoroughly underwhelming love story set against a massive tragedy where we know they’re all gonna die. The gladiator falls in love with the high class girl? Also, they have a black sidekick. Even in the ancient Roman empire heroes had black sidekicks…. Oh wait, they were called “slaves” and not “sidekicks.” Boy, is my face red. Sorry about that.
Martha Page: Jon Snow! It’s Jon Snow! Fuckin’ John Snow! There’s a volcano but shit is Jon Snow fucking HOT! I would hate this movie but Jon Snow! I’m watching this for Jon Snow! Just look at how hot Jon Snow is!
He’s smokin’ hot! He lives in this movie because no volcano can stop Jon Snow – he’s hotter than lava.
mister X: i spent more time mulling over the chores i need to do than what was onscreen as this trailer played…not a good sign-PASS (also not a fan of the director)
3 Days to Kill
Mike White: Not to be confused with “Three Days of the Condor” or “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, this is Kevin Costner looking at Liam Neeson and saying, “I can do that, too.”
I’m not sure what’s up with Costner’s voice in this. It’s not a Batman, but more of a “old lady who smoked too much” thing.
Costner is poisoned by this very hot girl (Amber Heard) and has to do what she wants to get the antidote. The mix of action and light comedy (as Costner watches over his daughter while being an assassin) initially reminded me, too, of The Professional. Why wasn’t I surprised, then, to find out that Luc Besson helped write the screenplay, just as he had done for “The Professional” and “Taken”. Despite myself, I tend to watch all of these Besson films (on DVD or cable) and find some enjoyable bits. I imagine this will be no different.
Alex Jowski: I’ll admit that this movie does intrigue me a little bit. The action appears to be fast-paced and fairly entertaining. I’ll admit the whole daughter angle is a bit off-putting. Really this is just the divorcee version of True Lies isn’t it?
Martha Page: The only really great movie that Kevin Costner ever did was Waterworld. I don’t think this assassin on take your daughter to work day is going to change that.
mister X: um, WHEN did kevin costner become an A-lister again?
and more importantly, what happened to SILVERADO costner? he can play wacky when he wants to…but i guess that would involve ACTING
oh yea, the trailer:…meh-looks functional, i guess
The Wind Rises
Mike White: I’m not a big anime guy and I’ve never seen any Miyazaki. I know them is fighting words in some circles. There’s just something about the animation style that I’m not a fan of. I imagine that some day I’ll catch some Miyazaki and kick myself for not seeing his stuff before. But, I don’t see The Wind Rises as being that initial foray into his work.
Alex Jowski: There was a hashtag trending on twitter yesterday that aptly explains how I feel about all of Miyazki’s perfect films, The Wind Rises included.
Martha Page: What the fuck is this? Oh… it’s that Ponyo guy? Ponyo gave my daughter a ham fetish for weeks – she’s not watching this one and neither am I. This is supposed to be excellent when all it looks like is a girl who keeps losing hats and almost falling off of stuff while some guy makes stupid airplanes.
mister X: i’ve mentioned on TRAILER PARK before that while i respect the works of STUDIO GHIBLI they’re just not my cup of tea
this trailer did not change that viewpoint
Mike White: Scott Speedman meets his manic pixie girl, Evan Rachel Wood, in this awkward romantic comedy. I’ll pass.
Alex Jowski: Well, now I know what movie they show to pass the time on the shortbus. It’s good to know they have a romance movie they can relate to.
Martha Page: It’s Tangled only he has a beard. A naive girl that’s never left the shelter of her cave finally going out on an adventure and falling in love with a criminal. Live-action and really inferior wannabe Tangled.
mister X: well…THAT exists
sorry to be so blunt, but that looks like a ‘White People Problems™’ movie written in ALL CAPS
Son of God
The Bag Man
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