Trailer Reviews! (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Suffragette)

Hey guys!

I haven’t posted anything in way too long, and that’s because school has literally been bat-shit insane and the more I left this site alone the more this virtual barrier was just kind of created and suddenly it’s been months since my last post.

I have no idea what a proper mode of reentry into this blog would be so I guess I’ll just talk about some movie-related stuff that have interested me lately, namely trailers!

First, let’s talk about the trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

You can watch it here first, in case you haven’t:

So firstly, an overview. The trailer seemed really similar to the trailers for the previous instalments of this franchise, and that could both be a good and a bad thing. It’s good, because the mood and atmosphere is consistent, and that sense of impending doom is really brought out for me, with the multiple deaths that are bound to break many hearts. Concurrently though, a little bit of franchise fatigue seemed to kick in at the same time, and I know it’s kind of ironic since it’s already the last film, but I kind of felt like oh, it seems like it’ll be a repeat of Mockingjay Part 1 and even Catching Fire, with impactful-sounding one-liners from Katniss and the ever-complicated relationship between Katniss and Peeta.

Notable also is the lack of action scenes in the trailer, which the book itself contained definitely, in stark and grotesque detail. Since the first instalment of the two-part finale severely lacked action, I was kind of expecting this trailer to kind of draw us in a little more with a taste of the kind of action we would expect in the final push towards the Capitol… and yet that seems almost all but absent from the trailer apart from a brief scene at the end where we see the protagonists escaping from Agents of Shield-esque (like if you get it) black goo.

In summation, this trailer has gotten me excited… though not certainly not crazy levels of excitement. I’m guessing some of the actions scenes haven’t been revealed maybe because they are still in post-production, and since those scenes are likely to be the most CGI-heavy, they perhaps haven’t attained their finished product. Time will tell, and I really hope this will be a satisfying end to an awesome series!

Next, I want to talk about the trailer for Suffragette

The trailer I have in mind is the UK one (not the main one), which you can view here:

I know the topic of suffragettes is one chock-full of controversy and politics, so I won’t delve into the actual movement, but instead focus on the trailer.

First, why don’t we talk about how Oscar-baity this looks?? This already seems to me like one of the british films that the British voting block of the Academy would go for, akin to last year’s The Imitation Game. After what felt like a weak year for women-lead film last year, I think this could be a serious contender!

Carey Mulligan looked really Best Actress material in this; the grit and solemnity in her character is powerful, and coupling that with the apparent fragility she possesses, it looks to be an inspired and Oscar-worthy performance.

Then of course there’s the obligatory contention with Meryl Streep, though obligatory is perhaps too harsh and undeserving a word; the few moments in which her characters appeared gave me chills, especially when paired with the equally chill-invoking soundtrack that sings “Oh Freedom” in an angelic yet pleading way.

All in all, this trailer has gotten me SUPER excited for this movie, and I can’t wait for its release in October! 😀

Right I think that’s about it… I think in order for me to post consistently, I’ll have to skim on the lengths of my posts, as I simply don’t have the time nor energy to compose long, thought-out posts (at least for the next few weeks or so), so yeah that’s it!


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