Well, a lot of what this movie is about, you can’t show in a trailer.
Beyond all that (which I think is an extremely valid analysis of celebrity culture), let’s look at J-Law’s post-Hunger Games choices:
I can’t speak for other critics but using “trashy” is NEVER a guarantee that I’m going negative on a movie. ;)
I think that, hear me out, in the MCU, generally the characters and the way they’re played are what make them interesting, moreso than their specific abilities (which are also far beyond that of most actual mortals).
In the movie, she is definitely manipulated into attending the school, and it’s not something she ever wanted to do, so I feel like it’s just shortcutted straight to sparrow school (they don’t make them seem as disposable at the outset even though, yeah, obviously, these kind of agents are going to be treated poorly).
I love Black Widow, easily one of my fave MCU characters, but I have to say, I’ve become extremely self-conscious about making every fucking movie or bit of movie news related to superhero stuff.
(That said, SODERBERGH FOR BLACK WIDOW MOVIE!)
WITH SEXY RESULTS
The movie ends with a tease for the Pottsylvania cinematic universe.
They do have a screenwriter on it, finally. I’m sort of assuming that if Downey and Evans take a step back (or step out entirely) from these characters after Avengers 4, they’ll be eager to hang on to a marquee name like ScarJo doing a marquee character like Black Widow. They’ll probably feel more secure about not…
As it turns out, it’s not much like what a Black Widow movie would be at all! So Marvel shouldn’t feel like they’ve been beaten to the punch.
That’s nothing—some shows used to be split up across nine months, just a few at a time, sometimes with WEEKS in between the airing on a single measly episode.
Mikey, Titus’s boyfriend on Season 2 of Kimmy Schmidt, is entirely a non-flamboyant non-theater type.
I don’t blame him, but I’d be interested if you think there are a lot of actresses who got as many high-profile roles as Reynolds after appearing in as few big hits as Reynolds. (I’m sure they exist, but I’m also not sure there are as many.) He had The Proposal and Safe House to his credit, but those movies also had…
For what it’s worth, the actual review of the movie on this site was by a woman!
Worth noting, though, that when Reynolds had his Deadpool resurgence, it was his second crack at the character, and something like his... third? Fourth? crack at a comics/superhero/franchise type movie (he was in the third Blade — 12 years before Deadpool! — and tried RIPD and Green Lantern during the interim). Dude…
This particular movie is much more in De Palma’s wheelhouse than Woo’s.
I’ve learned to just not care too much about whether a De Palma movie works the whole way through (though he does have plenty that do that). If he can give me a couple of crackerjack sequences, I’ll feel at least somewhat satisfied.
I mean “with the likes of” Brian De Palma. Rhetorically, the days when he’d do a De Palma movie. And Snake Eyes has a great opening half-hour or so.
Ah. I don’t think Pattinson or Stewart are doing the movies they’re doing in order to get back into a franchise. Stewart did Snow White and the Huntsman after Twilight; if anything hurt her big-budget bona fides, it was that, far more than her five hit movies. And of course, for some reason a female performer can be…
I think to certain audience segments and definitely critics, what Stewart and Pattinson did sort of constituted “proving themselves all over again.” But I think to casting directors/producers/filmmakers, the resistance was probably not as strong as a bunch of Twilight-loathing folks assumed. I doubt Pattinson had to…