Welcome to the trailer park! This week: it’s sequel mania! Star Trek, X-Men, Harry Potter, Independence Day — which will be good and which will be a terrible disappointment? Watch and see!
Star Trek Beyond
J.J. is moving on to bigger and better things, and he’s passing the reins to director Justin Lin.
Synopsis: “A continuation of the intergalactic voyages of the Starship Enterprise, with a crew featuring Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Bones, Chekov and Sulu. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba.”
Apocalypse is here, love him or hate him!
Synopsis: “With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.”
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
I’m not sure if the world is ready for wizards with American accents.
Synopsis: “The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. A new spin-off series from the Harry Potter world, written by J.K. Rowling. The first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is being directed by English filmmaker David Yates, director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, plus Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows two-part finale. The film features the American version of the Ministry of Magic, housed in the Woolworth Building in New York City, known as the “Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA)”.”
Independence Day: Resurgence
“We always knew they would come back. The studio isn’t done making money off this franchise yet.”
Synopsis: “Decades after the original ID4 alien attack, Earth is threatened with a new extra-terrestrial threat, but will the planet’s installed space defenses be enough?”
In the midst of huge sci-fi epics like Star Wars and pretty much everything listed above, Synchronicity is returning to the ‘sci-fi noir’ style of Bladerunner and Gattaca.
Synopsis: “Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity is a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ about a physicist who invents a time machine, and the mysterious femme fatale trying to steal it. He must travel back in time to uncover the truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
I don’t know why you would, but if you do want to watch it then the first full-length trailer for the sequel no one asked for is out now.
Synopsis: “The Turtles return from the most recent TMNT movie (directed by Jonathan Liebesman) to save New York City from a dangerous new threat – Bebop.”
A remake of the notorious 2008 French horror film. The US seems to enjoy doing that.
Synopsis: “Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…”