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The “Justice League” trailer has hit, and the reaction is mixed at best

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The internet went wild over the release of the official Justice League trailer, and it seems like the reaction has been all over the place. If the official Twitter Moment gives you any indication, there’s a camp that’s all about the movie, and a camp that’s not about Zach Snyder’s penchant for muddy blues and dark tones.

If that last sentence didn’t let you know, you can probably tell that I’m in the latter camp. Look, I want to like the movie a lot, but this color scheme doesn’t do anything for me. One thing I learned in art school was that if you take a picture you’ve drawn and you squint your eyes and all you see is one monochromatic color, then you don’t have enough light and dark tones in your piece and you need to add some differentiation STAT. You can do the same with this entire trailer, especially the fight scenes, and all you’d see is blue. I really don’t know what Snyder is trying to pull with this “color palette.”

Three good things we’re getting out of this film are The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. I’ve been a fan of Ezra Miller since The Perks of Being a Wallflower, so I’m excited to see what he’s going to do with this character. I’m also excited to see what Hollywood newcomer Ray Fisher will do with Cyborg who was best defined for me during the character’s role in the Teen Titans cartoon show. And of course, if you’re a person who’s attracted to men and you have a pulse, your probably in the camp that wants that Jason Momoa Aquaman movie to come yesterday. As Jamie of Black Girl Nerds summed up:

Want to see the trailer for yourself and form your own opinions? Here you go:

Now let me know what you think in the comments section!

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The “Wonder Woman” Trailer Finally Gives Us the Superhero We’ve Been Looking For

I’ll be the first to admit I had my share of reservations about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, not to mention Zack Snyder was going to have his influence on the film. But I can eat crow, and I say that after watching the Wonder Woman San Diego Comic-Con trailer, I am fully onboard with this film.

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet:

Now, here’s why I’m onboard. Wonder Woman was the first mainstream female superhero in comics, and she’s making history again as the first female superhero to helm her very own film. Seeing Wonder Woman in action soothes an ache I didn’t know I had within. Seeing a woman take on Man’s World—and owning it—is something so refreshing and, in a petty way, I’m glad it’s going to threaten some male viewers out there. It’s about time some of those folks realize that women deserve to showcase their might, both on the screen and in real life.

Seeing Wonder Woman do her thing on screen also hits home with how I was raised. Without getting into the nitty gritty, I was raised to believe that I was just as powerful as a man, if not more so. I was raised to believe in myself and not to count myself out just because a man might be in a position I want or have more resources than me. But just because I was raised like that doesn’t mean that other girls were raised like that. A film like Wonder Woman matters because for many girls out there, Wonder Woman will be the first person to let them know that they are somebody in this world, that they can be just as powerful as their father, uncles, and brothers. Wonder Woman will be that voice that tells them they should honor the Amazon spirit within them and fight for themselves and their self-worth. Wonder Woman will tell them that they belong in this world.

So congrats to DC Comics with this trailer. Looks like Wonder Woman is going to be fantastic. What do you think of the trailer? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

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New “Suicide Squad” Posters Feature Characters, Marshmallows

Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Suicide Squad have released new posters, and they are all sugary sweet. Literally.

I think it’s a rather ingenious move to showcase the characters of the film in Lucky Charms-esque marshmallow form. It seems to say it all about the film; it’s a comic book film, of course, but it’s a comic book film that is also highly aware of the candy-coated action film it’s striving to be, a film non-comic book fans can watch and like too. If there’s one thing I don’t like about Marvel movies (and I have more than one thing I don’t like), it’s that Marvel Studios only seems to market their films to die-hard comic book fans, leaving not-so-regular Marvel readers like me feeling a little out in the cold. DC, though, also seems like a lot of their big characters, like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc., seem to be more equal-access characters than Marvel characters, as in they seem to be a bigger part of the American collective consciousness than Marvel’s big characters like Captain America. The only Marvel character that is as much a part of the collective consciousness like Batman is Spider-Man. Anyways, let me not get into a dissertation about how accessible certain characters are.

Here are the character posters as well as that aforementioned marshmallow poster. Wouldn’t it be great if Kellogg’s partnered with DC and actually made this poster into a cereal? I’d eat a ton of that.

Suicide Squad comes to theaters August 5. Here’s more about the film:

From director David Ayer (“Fury,” “End of Watch”) comes “Suicide Squad,” starring Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”).

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film also stars Jai Courtney (“Insurgent”), Jay Hernandez (“Takers”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Thor: The Dark World”), Ike Barinholtz (“Neighbors”), Scott Eastwood (“Fury”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Adam Beach (“Cowboys & Aliens”), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Ayer’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Roman Vasyanov (“Fury,” “End of Watch”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Edge of Tomorrow”), editor John Gilroy (“Pacific Rim”), costume designer Kate Hawley (“The Hobbit” Trilogy) and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen (“Stuart Little,” “Fury,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films). The music is by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (“Gravity”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, “Suicide Squad.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.

 

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James Wan’s “The Conjuring 2” Thrills With New Trailer

Director James Wan is bringing horror to the summer with The Conjuring 2. The film, starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson once again as demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren, travels across the pond to help a single mother in London, scared out of her wits in a house “plagued by malicious spirits.” As always, the Conjuring series is based on real events from the Warrens’ case files. The Conjuring was the largest opening ever for an original horror film, and came in second only to the classic (and equally lucrative) horror film, The Exorcist.

The rest of the cast includes Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, Simon McBurney, and newcomers Lauren Espoito, Benjamine Haigh, and Patrick McCauley.

The Conjuring 2 comes theaters June 10, 2016. Check out the trailer below and see what you think!

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