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New The Matrix Resurrections Trailer is Less Interesting

I’m back to not knowing what to make of The Matrix Resurrections. It’s definitely going to be a big movie, with a lot of sound and thunder. But will it be its own movie? Or will it just be a loose remake of the first film? The Deju Vu trailer had been pondering the mysteries of Resurrections. This new trailer, released today, has me assuming it’s all just shouting and explosions.

I’m also, for sure, missing that cool rendition of “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. Say what you will about music in movie trailers, but I remain a huge fan of using popular songs in fun aways, even when they’re slow, somber covers of peppier songs.

I just think this was a less interesting trailer than everything we’ve seen so far. Who knows what the heck this movie is going to be in the end. But I suppose we’ll find out on Dec. 22.

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Behold Our First Look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is inarguably the greatest Spider-Man movie of all time, and could be the greatest movie of all time. So a sequel was inevitable and it’s coming next year! The first teaser trailer/look arrived yesterday and it looks neat as heck.

Part One? So this is going to be a two-part movie? Fascinating.

If I’m being honest, I think the name is a little problematic. “Across the Spider-Verse”? So we’re supposed to differentiate these movies for all time based only on the words “Into” and “Across” And then “Across 1” and “Across 2”? Sounds like madness to me!

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One arrives in October 2022!

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OK Matrix Resurrections, You Have My Attention

A new short trailer for The Matrix Resurrections came out yesterday and it has for sure caught my attention. Up until this trailer, I’ve been assuming that Resurrections will be like The Force Awakens, like some kind of simple recreation of the first Matrix movie. But maybe that’s the point…

One take away from this trailer might be that the studio and filmmakers are so crass that they want people to believe this is a recreation of the first film, and that’s why they should watch it. Resurrections will be safe and simple.

But my take away from this trailer is that Resurrections has something deeper and cooler going on, and the resemblance to the first film is an intentional swerve. Maybe it’s going to take a meta approach to the very idea of that resemblance and really blow our minds. So I’m going to keep my hopes up for this second interpretation!

The Matrix Resurrections comes to theaters on Dec. 22.

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6 Super-Animals Who Deserve a Spot in DC League of Super-Pets

Two major things have come together to produce this list. One was a List of Six I did a couple of weeks ago, detailing all of the modern super-animals in the Marvel Universe who would make fun additions to the Pet Avengers. The other is the recent trailer for the animated film DC League of Super-Pets, starring Dwayne Johnson as Krypto. We’ve known about this movie for some time now, but what we didn’t know was that this so-called “League of Super-Pets” doesn’t actually feature real DC Universe super-pets! Scandal!

Who are any of these dorks?

Based on the trailer, the movie stars Krypto and then a bunch of random animals created for the film. There’s a dog who looks like Ace the Bat-Hound, but he’s not. Then there’s a pig, a turtle and a hyperactive squirrel, because kids love hyperactive squirrels. Why did the filmmakers go this route? Why create brand new super-animals? DC Comics has a whole plethora of wild and awesome super-pets to choose from. Granted, they don’t have a hyperactive squirrel who shoots lightning, but what important role are these specific super-animals going to bring to the film that necessitates their creation? Bah humbug, I say!

Join me after the jump as we explore existing DC Comics super-animals who deserve to be voiced by Kevin Hart in League of Super-Pets!

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Tell Venom Animated

Our boy at Tell It Animated is back with Venom! Between all the man Spider-Man cartoons over the years, and those couple of movie appearances, we have all the looks of Venom!

Tell It Animated has now opened itself up to Spider-Man villains, based on the end of the video. That should be a fun one. Again, Spider-Man has had like a dozen different cartoons over the past decade at least. So there’s lots of options. Doctor Octopus definitely has a bunch of different looks, especially considering his reappearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home in a couple weeks. So he gets my vote.

And, as always, I recommend Robin! You’ve already got the Batman episode, and Joker, so definitely Robin. There are the original black and white serials, the 1960s show, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, then all the different animated versions of Robin. Plenty of options! Especially if you go for different Robins under the mask.

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