the new star wars trailer is out and i’m kind of excited.

Honestly, I’m not a Star Wars fan.  My siblings are, though, so I’ve seen the movies multiple times, heard sections of the Shakespeare versions (“Luke, prepare thyself for company!”), listened to my siblings talk about all of the spin-off books, and have heard theory after theory about the Star Wars universe.  All while yawning and trying to get back to whatever else I was doing before.

But the trailer for Force Awakens came out last night and my sister and I watched it and… well, I’m kind of excited.  It’s directed by the wonderful J.J. Abrams (who directed the amazing Star Trek reboots), and even has some of my favorite actors in it (DOMHNALL GLEESON, BABY).

I think the main reason I’m excited, though, is because it just looks better than the originals.  Now, I know I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this, but… I just didn’t like the story of the original six.  Episodes IV, V, and VI were better, as far as the story, and Episodes I, II, and III had better cinematography (and special effects).  But I never really got into it, probably because it was forced on me (pun intended *wink*) by my mega-fan siblings.  I don’t know.  Maybe I’ll like the newer one more.  We’ll see.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is.  (It’s already at eight million views.  Golly. Pete.)

fanvid friday | feet can’t keep on the ground {spider-man}

This is one of my favorite Spider-Man fanvids ever.  I’m a pretty huge Peter Parker fan (as some of you may know), so that’s high praise.  Why?  Because, honestly, he’s got one of the best storylines of any Marvel character, and definitely one of the feelsiest.  (Yes, Eva, even more feelsy than Steve and Bucky.  I’m not even kidding.)  I’m going to do an entire post about him one of these days, I promise.  I just have to get my life in order first.  😉

(The music for this video is a little dub-steppy.  : ))))) )

On a related note, how many of you enjoyed Nerd Christmas yesterday?  A Star Wars trailer AND the Batman vs. Superman trailer!  I didn’t really care about either, but does anyone want to weigh in on one or both of them?

seen the new ‘age of ultron’ trailer?

Fangirling sooooo hard right now….

My thoughts:

  • “I’ll take that from them first.”  O_O
  • New Avengers tower!
  • SCIENCE BROS!
  • So many Steve scenes!
  • What’s with Bruce/Natasha???
  • “I got no plans tomorrow night.”  : ((((
  • Avengers vs. Themselves – UGH.
  • “You had to ask.”  The sass is strong with this one!
  • NEEDS MOAR HAWKEYE.  (And more Clintasha, but I’m not being picky.)

you’ve got to watch this new trailer for unbroken

Eva and I agree that we’re both going to die after watching this film – maybe even while watching it.

My personal favorite parts are all of the new shots and Louis’s line, “So do you think there’s some kind of grand plan?” (Which could indicate that the amazing conversations that went on while Phil and Louis were on the raft will be INCLUDED!!!)

trailer analysis: unbroken

Forget Mockingjay Part 1.  THIS film is going to shred my heart into a million pieces.

{Feelsy Feels is officially running again – enjoy the posts!}

This film is going to break my heart and crush my soul.  I’ve read the book twice (read my review here) and cried my way through both reads.  There’s something intensely emotional and gripping about Louis Zamperini’s story, and while I can’t wait to watch the movie, I’m also kind of dreading it.  I’m pretty much positive that I’ll cry as much as I did when I watched Les Miserables (2012), if not more.  The trailer is an amazing glimpse into the film (unlike some trailers, which tell you next to nothing about what they’re advertising) and for someone who’s read the book, I can tell you that it looks like Angelina Jolie is doing a fantastic job with keeping everything accurate.  I watched the trailer before I read the book, but even then it had me in tears.  And now that I know the background behind most of the clips and dialogue…let me just say that it’s a very emotional experience.

Because I want to share some of the feelings I have about this story, this movie, and specifically this trailer, I’ve decided to do a trailer analysis.  It might turn out to be a bit long since, even though I won’t be focusing on every second of the trailer, I have a lot of emotions about pretty much everything in trailer, and I want to share it all with you.

Shall we begin?

  • :13 – Our first glimpse of Louis.
  • :18 – I love how the trailer starts out with action, right away.  Because this story is full of that kind of thing.
  • :23 – Young Louis.
  • :25 – “The light will always follow darkness.”  GAH.  I’m already crying.
  • :28 – Some of Louis’ boyhood exploits…running away from police, fighting other boys, being hauled away by the police.  In his own words, he was ‘a rotten kid’.
  • :37 – “You train, you fight harder than those other guys, and you win.”  I love Pete.  I really do.
  • :44 – “If you can take it, you can make.” (sorry for the excess of quotes, but they’re all SO GOOD)
  • :47 – All the racing bits look both exciting and emotional.  I wonder if they’ll keep in Louis being slashed by the other racers…and still finishing the race.
  • :49 – “Pop does.  Ma does.  I do.”  Okay, yeah.  This film.  I just.  Can’t. (and is it just me, or does Grown-Up Pete look a little like David from the Newsies film?  It might just be the hat…)
  • 1:00 – The Olympics!  Can’t wait to see this part played out.
  • 1:03 – EVERYBODY BACK HOME CHEERING FOR LOUIS. *fist-pump*
  • 1:05 – The ‘just before Pete and Louis leave for war’ photo :(((((((
  • 1:09 – The crash.  THE. CRASH.  It’s going to be intense, based on the snippets from the trailer alone.
  • 1:14 – They look so alone on the water.  Which, of course, they are.
  • 1:15 – “WE’RE NOT DYING!”
  • 1:18 – “I’ve got good news and bad news.”  In the Olympics trailer, they actually show Louis saying this, he’s right next to Phil, and it’s just…it’s heartbreaking.  Really heartbreaking. (as Eowyn can attest to)
  • 1:23 – Prisoners trooping into what I assume to be one of the several camps Louis was held at.  Now we’re getting to the depressing, heartwrenching part of the trailer.  With the Bird and torture and everything else.
  • 1:28 – The Bird: “Don’t look at me.”  Louis: *looks at him*
  • 1:33 – “Hello Mother, Father.  This is your Louis talking…”  Yeah, I’m not crying.  There’s just a world war in my eye.
  • 1:37 – Pete almost-crying always gets to me.  ALWAYS.  I’m not sure what he’s reacting to in the short clip, since movie trailers usually splice clips and dialogue in places where they really don’t go together, but it still makes me cry.
  • 1:45 – 200 punches.  When I watched the trailer (before reading the book), this part stuck out to me the most, for some reason.  Maybe because the idea of it is so horrible.  Again, I really have no words.  Annnnd I’m still crying.
  • 1:53 – Gorgeous cinematography.
  • 1:54 – Several prisoners looking out a train window at…something?  I feel like I should know what it is, but I don’t.  I thiiink it could possibly be all of them coming home.
  • 2:03 – Circling sharks.  This is going to be another edge-of-your-seat moment.
  • 2:03 (con’t) – “If you get me through this, I swear I’ll dedicate my whole life to you.”  THEY INCLUDED THIS LINE.  AND I’M HAPPY AND CRYING ALL AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE IT MEANS THEY’LL PROBABLY INCLUDE HIS CONVERSION.  AND IT’S EMOTIONAL.  SO EMOTIONAL.
  • 2:17 – “Stay down.”
  • 2:21 – Louis holding up the beam.  The expressions all all the other prisoners’ faces.  That’s it.  I’m 24601% done.

Eva

our leader the mockingjay

(Only thoughts: District 13 looks so abandoned and awesome!!!  OOH, COIN…  Ugh, Gale… ‘The face of the rebellion” – YESH…  Snow!!!  Oh, soooo creepy…  Ooh, stuff being blown up!  Aww, Katniss looks SO sad and weak!  MOCKINGJAY!!! Ugh, why isn’t it LONGER?! *sniff* Peeeeeeetaaaaaaa…..)