Trailer Talk

Trailer Talk #7

Welcome back to Trailer Talk, where I talk about the latest trailers and teasers for upcoming movies. Let’s get started.


So Pixar finally released the official trailer for their upcoming movie Onward. With this trailer, we get a better idea of what the plot is going to be. So our main characters use a spell to bring back their deceased father, but only his legs come back, so they must find a way to bring the rest of him back. So it’s sorta like a reverse Fullmetal Alchemist in a family-friendly fashion. This looks like it’s going to be pretty funny, creative, and emotional at the same time. In other words, a Pixar movie. I’m looking forward to seeing it when it comes out in March of next year.


Disney has made several movies based on rides and attractions from Disneyland: Pirates Of The Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Country Bears, Tomorrowland, etc. This time around, they’re doing Jungle Cruise, starring The Rock because of course. What is it with The Rock starring in films with jungle settings? Jumanji, Rampage, and now this. And he’s always wearing the same type of outfits, too. Is he being purposely typecasted or something? Anyways, I have no interest in this film. I have never been that fond of Disney’s live action films. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some great ones that they’ve made, but they’re outnumbered by the ones that are forgettable or straight-up bad and this rings true with films based on their park attractions. The only exception to that rule is Pirates Of The Caribbean, which mainly coasted off of Johnny Depp. Jungle Cruise looks like it’s going to be another generic adventure movie with The Rock being his charismatic self and looking cool and nothing else. A definitive skip for me.


Doctor Dolittle. Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. The story of Doctor Dolittle is focused on the titular doctor who can talk to animals through a series of books by Hugh Lofting. The first film adaptation was released in 1967 and another adaptation came in 1998 starring Eddie Murphy, the version I’m most familiar with which spawned four sequels. I remember liking the first two movies with Eddie Murphy as a kid and I don’t know if they hold up or not since I haven’t watched these movies in a long time. I checked out after the third one that starred Kyla Pratt (no offense to Penny Proud, though). Anyways, Universal is getting ready to release a new Doctor Dolittle movie, this time starring Robert Downey Jr. I don’t care for it. Nothing in this trailer makes me want to watch it. RDJ is hanging with a bunch of CGI animals and some adventure that isn’t interesting. Plus, it’s being released on January, which doesn’t inspire any confidence. A shame, really. I’d prefer a third Sherlock Holmes movie from RDJ instead.


Oh, look. A comic book movie that isn’t from Marvel or DC. From Valiant Comics, this is Bloodshot, a soldier with super strength and faster regeneration thanks to nanotechnology. He’s basically a mix of the Punisher and Deadpool (without the humor and fourth-wall breaking, of course). Valiant teamed up with Sony to do a movie on this character starring Vin Diesel. Well, I have no desire to watch this movie in theaters because they pretty much gave away the entire plot in this trailer. And they gave away the big twist, so chances are there won’t be any new surprises coming from this film. Aside from that, it looks like a typical action movie that could at least be entertaining, but I’m not excited.


You know I had to save the best for last. On October 21 during Monday Night Football, the final trailer for The Rise Of Skywalker was released, as it’s the final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. I was already hyped to see this movie before and this made me even more hyped. We see Rey doing some training, immense battles are teased, we see an ocean planet where there’s pieces of the second Death Star that got blown up in Return Of The Jedi, and there’s more teases of Emperor Palpatine. How they intend to bring him back, I don’t know. J.J. Abrams has a lot of heavy-lifting to do in terms of tying up plot threads that were either not addressed with The Last Jedi or needs further clarification. Chances are no matter how well-received the film will be, there’s going to be a section of the internet who’ll trash talk it to no end like they did The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but I’m not concerned with them. I’m hoping that this movie lives up to the hype and be a satisfying conclusion to the whole trilogy and saga. And there’s no question that it’ll make a killing at the box office. Will it match or come close to Endgame numbers? It’s possible. Not guaranteed, but possible.

And that’s it for Trailer Talk. Leave your thoughts in the comments below and let me know what you think.