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Movie Trailer Monday, Redux

It’s Monday. I’m off from work. So how about I share some pretty neat movie trailers? Look, I love trailers. I love the editing, the teases, the jokes, the stingers at the end. I really enjoy a good trailer. And it’s easy, enjoyable content to fill a Monday. I’m off from work today and a nice, lazy post is right up my alley.

First up is the big one, a new, full trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

I’m not a big Indiana Jones nerd. I watched those movies when I was a kid, sure, but I don’t have the nostalgia for them that a lot of people do. And I find it a little silly that they keep dragging Old Man Harrison Ford back into service for these sequels. And just thinking about this movie makes me sad that Ke Huy Quan won’t be in this one. But Fleabag is in it, so maybe she’ll do all the heavy lifting.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny comes to theaters on June 30.

Next up is the final trailer for Renfield, this comes out this weekend.

This one could be fun. I think it’s going to be like the recent Dungeons & Dragons movie. It’s gonna be a pleasant watch, with enough jokes and heart to make it enjoyable. I like Awkwafina. I like Nicholas Hoult. But this might also just be a typical movie where our heroes team up and go fight random vampires, until a Dracula boss fight. I’ll find out this weekend!


The Renfield Movie Might Be Good

It’s January, so Hollywood has nothing much to show us. But there are new movies coming out in the months ahead, so we’ve still got trailers! Like this first trailer for Renfield, a new Dracula movie that focuses on his Igor. And it looks…good? It looks alright?

Renfield as a handsome dude with super powers? An interesting take. But it’s got Awkwafina! And Nicholas Cage seems to be having fun as Dracula. Plus Nicholas Hoult is always a hoot. Maybe this will actually be a nifty neato film.

I guess we’ll find out when Renfield hits theaters on April 14.


6 Things I Want to See in the Shang-Chi Sequel

Marvel Studios officially announced a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings this week after signing director Destin Daniel Cretton to a new contract. That’s great news! Shang-Chi was an awesome flick and there is a ton of sequel potential. Simu Liu, Awkwafina and the whole enterprise are ripe for becoming a new corner stone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I am here for it.

Don’t look so down, a sequel is coming

So what’s a sequel going to feature? Shang-Chi has almost zero comic book lore to draw from. Marvel has tried again and again to give him some stories, some background and some anything, but none of it has ever really cracked the comic book consciousness. And The Legend of the Ten Rings came up with a lot of its own original mythology and lore anyway. So the canvas is wide open to come up with plenty of ideas and directions. That’s great and all, but a comic book dork like me knows a lot of Marvel stuff to draw from for a sequel!

Join me after the jump for new ideas, concepts, characters and developments I want to see in the Shang-Chi sequel! And feel free to share your own ideas in the comments below!

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6 Thoughts on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is here and it was awesome! I was very excited for this movie, excited to see martial arts done right on the big screen and excited for the newness of the whole endeavor. I’m also a big fan of representation in media, so I was excited to see Marvel bring an Asian main character into the MCU.

Movie Rating: 8/10 – Very Good.

I wasn’t as completely blown away by the movie as I was hoping to be. I had really high hopes for Shang-Chi, and they were mostly met. It’s another fine, enjoyable Marvel movie. I liked everybody in the movie and I definitely look forward to everyone showing up again, both in a sequel and in some future team-ups. I look forward to them joining the circus, and I hope the success Shang-Chi has seen at the box office during the pandemic is more than enough for Marvel to greenlight sequels and more.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts and review on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.

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6 Things I Want to See in the Shang-Chi Movie

The first trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings arrived earlier this week and it looked awesome! It’s the next new Marvel movie after Black Widow, scheduled to come out on Sept. 3 — only a few days before my birthday! So all signs point to the Shang-Chi film looking great! There’s no reason to doubt that Marvel isn’t going to knock another one out of the park.

But here’s the thing: I know very little about Shang-Chi and have little interest in his comic history.

Despite being a lifelong comic book fan, I simply have no history with Shang-Chi. By the time I started reading comics in the 1990s, the Kung Fu fascination was long gone and Shang-Chi was nobody. I think he’s a great choice for Marvel’s first leading Asian character. And the trailer looks like Marvel went all-in on the classic Hong Kong martial arts cinema. That sounds great! But not being a fan of Shang-Chi in the comics, I’m not even sure what I want to see in the new film…but I’m going to give it a shot anyway!

Join me after the jump for six things I want to see in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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