The Gushing Cinephile: June 17, 2013
Hello all and welcome to another week of The Gushing Cinephile! This past week was a big one in the cinematic community as the highly anticipated (a huge understatement) reboot of the Superman franchise was finally released. “Man of Steel” was met with generally mixed to positive reviews from critics but the box office numbers and die-hard fans everywhere beg to differ. “Man of Steel” had the biggest June opening in film history and had one of the highest grossing weekend’s for a film that isn’t a sequel. Looks like fanboys and cinephiles everywhere have spoken, “Man of Steel” is officially a smash hit. I loved the film and look forward to the day when its sequel is released.
Speaking of a “Man of Steel” sequel. Apparently the follow up to Zack Snyder’s 2013 hit is already in the works and has been fast-tracked. David S. Goyer, the first film’s scribe, and the aforementioned Zack Snyder have already been contracted for the sequel which could release as early as 2014. Now, my question to all of you is…how do you feel about the sequel being fast-tracked? Granted, I had a feeling this news was inevitable, but it is still a bit alarming. After taking so long to re-imagine the series and create “Man of Steel,” to rush the sequel seems idiotic. Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy wasn’t rushed and look how well that turned out. If they can pull off a sequel that is as vivid, riveting, and heartfelt as its predecessor in limited time, all the power to them. However, I’d rather them take their time and get it right, what do you think? What did you think of “Man of Steel?” Let me know in the comment section below. I’ll be posting my review for “Man of Steel” hopefully Wednesday or Thursday.
Next up, the brand new, first poster from “Insidious: Chapter 2.” Upon seeing how brilliantly terrifying the trailer looked and how eerie and haunting this poster is, my anticipation for the film has skyrocketed. Check out the poster below.
Finally, a slew of new trailers were released this past week and the few below really caught my attention.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” released its first trailer and the sequel looks even better than the first.
Next up we have the second trailer for “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.” I know many of you have no idea as to what or who Alan Partridge is, but check out the trailer anyway. If it catches your attention, check out my review for the television series staring Steve Coogan. It is insanely hilarious, take my word for it.
This is a big one, the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, and a plethora of high-profile names.
Last, but certainly not least is the first trailer for “Snowpiecer.” Directed by Joon-ho Bong (The Host, Mother, and Memories of Murder), “Snowpiecer” stars Chris Evans (Avengers) and Kang-ho Song (The Host, Thirst). I am really looking forward to this one, check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.
That’ll do it for this edition of The Gushing Cinephile. Be sure to comment all thoughts below and everyone have a great week!
Posted on June 17, 2013, in News and tagged Coogan, DiCaprio, Evans, Goyer, Hill, Joon-ho Bong, Kang-ho Song, McConaughey, News, Nolan, Scorsese, Snyder. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.
I wouldn’t worry about the hurrying up of the sequel – those guys are so slow in what they do I am sure they’ll get it right. I am sure DC just wanted to hook them before they got involved in something else. Another great post – good job!!
All right bud, I’ll have to take your word for it. I just don’t want this to turn into another waste of a franchise. I loved “Man of Steel” so much, I don’t want the sequel to suck ass. Nonetheless, I know what you mean, to get both those guys signed on is a big step! Glad they could accomplish it so quickly. As always, thanks for reading!
Plus – I don’t think Snyder has made a bad film. I didn’t love Sucker Punch but it still looked good : )
“Dawn of the Dead,” “300,” and “Watchmen.” Those are the only other films I’ve seen directed by Snyder and I really enjoy them, well, now including “Man of Steel” also. I don’t understand why he takes so much heat, he isn’t a bad filmmaker.
How about that sequel to 300?? Does that look awesome or what?
LOL, I can never tell if you’re kidding or not.
LOL – I think it looks good – for reals -
…to each his own. Granted, it doesn’t look as bad as I thought it would. I’ll wait for you to review it when it comes out than judge if I should watch it for myself, deal?
(Give me this: I watched the trailer on a computer with no sound – so I only think it LOOKS good – I haven’t listened to it yet : ) )
LOL, okay, I’ll cut you some slack .
Great post. I really enjoyed Man of Steel and for that same reason I’m a bit worried that they’re rushing the sequel, as well as the Justice League movie. I think they should give those some time!
Watched the Hobbit trailer the other day at the theater and hated it! LOL. I am NOT seeing that one, especially after how I hated the first.
I’m not really a fan of horror, so didn’t really care for Insidious. Not excited for its sequel either.
BUUUUT, I really, REALLY liked the trailers for Wolf of Wall St. and Snowpiercer! Bring ‘em on!
I’m sure Zack Snyder and company will ultimately do what is best for the franchise…hopefully lol.
You need to love “The Hobbit” and “Insidious,” anything else is not allowed!
I’m so excited for “Snowpiercer” and “Wolf of Wall Street”, two great directors and can’t wait to see what they have created for us!
Yeah, I hope they do what’s best as well.