Instead of giving you three separate news postings about some trailers, I’ll go ahead and group three of them together for your consideration. Enjoy!
The Bourne Legacy
I’ve been big on this one ever since the first teaser hit, and now we have more of the same. This trailer gives us the knowledge that it’s not actually a sequel or a prequel, but it’s actually a parallel story that appears to be happening at the same time as either Supremacy or Ultimatum (or in between them – I’m not sure what the actual timeline is here). We even get a glimpse or two of Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne (not in person, but in photo) and for me, I am left hoping for just a couple of things, the first of which, is a cameo of some kind from Damon himself. How awesome would that be to have Renner running around trying to either survive or find out answers to his questions and there goes Jason Bourne running on the other side of the street a la Back to the Future 2 (ok, yes, that was two Marty McFlys, but you get what I mean). I’m also left hoping that my expectations, now raised, are not shattered. Writer/Director Tony Gilroy is 1/2 (big yes for Michael Clayton, big no for Duplicity) and so far, it looks like he’s going to get over that .500 mark with this one.
It seems like everyone is in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt nowadays. And I’m fine with this, really, but I worry that a bit of JoGo overexposure could hurt this campy bikes-as-sports-cars flick. By the time this one comes out in August, he will have taken over for Batman in Gotham City (just a hunch) and we will all be clamoring for his battle royale against Bruce Willis in September’s Looper. And while I enjoy my fair share of camp, I just wonder what point this movie really has. I am intrigued and it’s nice to see some familiar faces show up (Michael Shannon looks like he’s enjoying playing the crazy villain and “The Daily Show”s Aasif Mandvi looks to cross over into films with a fast-talking role here) but I’m not sure this will be worth a ticket at the theater. This will be a fun rental with some friends and some drinks but that might just be about it.
With this and The Great Gatsby both coming out this December (11 days apart, actually) I am feeling really uncivilized, as I also have no idea what this one is all about. Taken at face value, though, I have to say that I am far less intrigued by the depressing goings on in whatever world that Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway are living in. It’s nice to see Hathaway singing in the trailer and I wonder if we will get to hear the two male leads show off their pipes (hmm… that sounded better in my head) as well. It looks like an epic production and I know this is a well-loved story, but call me crazy, I’m just not that interested…