This is a great week for nerds. This week not only sees the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but it has also seen the release of a number of new nerdy movie trailers. Check out the trailers below as well as some thoughts about them.
Man of Steel
I’ve made my feelings about Superman very clear. I think he is a terribly boring super hero because there is no conflict within his character. He’s basically an overpowered boy scout who is more than happy to stand up for truth, justice and the American way. While I’d be more than happy to have Superman in real life, in a movie I want a more compelling character. From this trailer Clark seems a little moodier and a little more tortured, but that still doesn’t get me very excited for Man of Steel.
I wish this was a movie based on The Elder Scrolls instead of what would have happened had Tom Cruise played WALL-E. I know Tom Cruise went a little crazy for a while, but Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was great and I think Oblivion actually looks pretty good. Again, I’m upset it doesn’t have anything to do with Tamriel and gateways to hell, but hopefully that won’t keep me from seeing the movie.
The Lone Ranger
I loved all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Even though they were far-fetched with convoluted plots, I thoroughly enjoyed each one. Since the same team brings The Lone Ranger to us as Pirates, I’m planning on thoroughly enjoying it as well. The movie looks ridiculous but I could watch Johnny Depp act like a weirdo all day long, even if it’s not in a Tim Burton movie.
Star Trek Into Darkness
I want to go to there.
I posted the Japanese version because there are 12 extra seconds of footage and a possible tip of the hat to The Wrath of Khan. Star Trek Into Darkness doesn’t come out for another five months and I’m already debating how much or how little I want to know. Every day it seems like there are more and more potential spoilers and it’s getting harder and harder to avoid them. I hope that the next trailer just tells us whether or not Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Khan so I don’t have to keep plugging my ears while saying “LA LA LA” at the entire Internet.
It’s been a great week for nerdy movie trailers and I’m excited for a lot of these upcoming movies. I’m definitely most excited for Star Trek Into Darkness but maybe some of these other movies will help keep me distracted until May 17, 2013.
Which of these movies are you most looking forward to?