TRAILERS. TRAILERS EVERYWHERE!
They’re not for The Hunger Games franchise anymore (*ragged breath*), but they’ve still got big names this fandom loves in ’em!
As you know (unless you are living under a rock– more like an entire damn tectonic plate, in this case,) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in mere days. It’s easily going to be the biggest movie of the year, without question. Rather than fight that, studios are taking advantage by dropped their trailers in front of the film for millions to see.
Take note, Lionsgate. That is how you market a big movie! …Sorry, we’re still not over the epic ball-drop that was not putting a MJ2 trailer with Age of Ultron.
As it turns out, both Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth are in movies that will be advertised with Star Wars and the trailers were dropped early so willing viewers can get a visual early.
First, X-Men: Apocalypse!
X-Men is a big ensemble piece, which is part of its charm, but Jen did have a few moments to shine. The trailer briefly confronts Mystique’s wishy-washiness when it’s come to fair fights in the past and her propensity for sticking by less moral characters, while also showing her as a mentor figure for the newest mutants.
We were really excited about this one before the trailer and that still stands. Sure, there’s a chance things will get bogged down with too much going on, but it looks like a pretty straight shot in the trailer. The X-Men franchise is usually a crowd pleaser, so we’re ready!
Mostly, we’re just surprised that her hair is long and tied back, because we thought it was shoulder length all this time based off stills. Whoops!
But we’re even more surprised with Independence Day: Resurgence!
Full disclosure: We were fully prepared to hate everything about this movie. And in all fairness, we still could. But the trailer was WAY BETTER than expected! There’s tension, suspense, and the very smart decision to hearken back to the original film with Bill Pullman’s epic speech. We never wanted this sequel and yet…
Liam shows up a few times: Strutting in a pilot’s uniform, canoodling with his movie love interest, and… on the moon or a meteor somewhere, apparently? It’s not a TON– Jeff Goldblum is still running this ship– but it’s definitely enough to pinpoint that he’s a major player in the film.
Liam has clearly done well in Hollywood, but hasn’t quite yet cemented his leading man status. Maybe this movie will be the one to help him make that transition? We’ll see!
*quietly waits for the “None of this even matters because STAR WARS, bro!” fanboy to show up*,
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