I’m feeling pretty lazy on this random Thursday. Got a lot to do today for work and not much else to talk about for blog. So how about some Honest Trailers to randomly watch while the world passes us by?
Like the Honest Trailer for Black Widow.
Or the Honest Trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy.
Such is the world we are living in that such idle joys are available to watch. They almost seem quaint at this point. I’m pretty sure everybody’s moved over to Pitch Meeting anyway.
Couple of movie trailers came out in the past day, so I’m here to share! Neither one is particularly exciting. But they’re big movies this summer and I’ll definitely be watching them in theaters. It’s what I do!
First up is Space Jam: A New Legacy. I have slightly high hopes for this film, because I love the original Space Jam. It was a big movie for me as a kid.
But that trailer looks terrible. First off, it looks like a mess. It looks like a vomit of shiny CGI in every direction. And the dialogue is as cringe as it gets. This is just a trailer and I winced through most of it. It’s crazy!
Space Jam: A New Legacy comes out on July 16.
Then there’s Free Guy, a movie with Ryan Reynolds that should be more fun.
This trailer was not as good as its first trailer. This one is focused more on just the wild visuals of the film, which thankfully are not as wild as those in Space Jam. But we’ll see. I have a little bit more faith in Free Guy and I hope it is justly rewarded.
Free Guy comes out on Aug. 13.
I am a longtime Space Jam fan. I saw the original in theaters! I owned the soundtrack! I will fight to this day that Bill Murray’s cameo in Space Jam is the best Bill Murray movie cameo of all time. All that being said, I don’t like the look of Space Jam: A New Legacy.
This trailer came out a week or so ago and it’s just…too much. It’s too crazy. All the colors, all the tunes, all the Warner Bros. properties. A lot of people have compared this trailer to Ready Player One, and it’s an apt comparison. This trailer is nuts!
But isn’t basketball about the fundamentals? Isn’t that a joke? What about the fundamentals of Space Jam? Or the Tune Squad? So yeah, the new movie looks really weird. And c’mon, they ended the trailer with a “Rapping Granny” trope! How despicable!
Anyway, Space Jam: A New Legacy arrives in theaters and HBO Max on July 16!
Space Jam is a cult classic. It is because I say it is. I still remember going to see it in the theaters. And even though I haven’t seen it in awhile, I’m pretty sure it still holds up. Unfortunately, the Honest Trailers people don’t think so!
Pffff, Space Jam features the best Bill Murray cameo of all time. It’s an all-time classic. Wile E. Coyote is an MVP!
I went and saw Kubo and the Two Strings last weekend, excited by the captivating trailers. It was a fine film and quite enjoyable, but not the epic adventure I was hoping to see. A student of art craft would probably love it a lot more, considering all the work that LAIKA studios put into the stop-motion animation. But I’m not very good at marveling at that sort of thing. I just enjoyed a nice movie.
And seeing a quality animated film on the big screen has me wondering about all the animated films I’ve loved in the past! I’m a huge fan of cartoons and have watched so many in my lifetime that I’ve probably forgotten a few. Right now, BoJack Horseman and Steven Universe are probably the two best TV shows on the air. And films like Finding Dory and The Secret Lives of Pets are two of the hottest films of an otherwise disappointing summer. Loving cartoons is just who am I.
So join me after the jump for my six favorite cartoon movies of all time — at least right now. Whims and memories could change these at any moment! And feel free to share your own favorites in the comments.