I looked The Lego Movie 2 a few weeks ago now that it is finally being streamed. The first was an unexpectedly smart and hilarious look at what a Lego story can be, and the second is doing well. The film is funny, and it still bases the whole story in a story about family and growing up.
That said, I think there is a strange tension in the film. The sequel wants to tell a story about poisonous masculinity and supporting traditional female interests, but first of all it makes a joke of it. Similarly, the film recognizes related issues, such as how the original film played in the trope about an incompetent man who becomes the hero thanks to the guidance of a fully competent woman … but immediately follows that by having to rescue that incompetent man. once.
In the end I think it's great where the sequel ends up and how many surprising topics it touches during the process (for example, turning around in "Everything is Awesome"). But I can't help but wonder how else this same story could have been told, given a perspective that simply supports the female characters from the start.
View seven trailers of this week below (okay, those of last week).
Sonic the hedgehog
Studios have to deal with a lot of kickbacks from fans, often for the wrong reasons. But this is one of the examples that the studio really had no contact with – the original Sonic design was undoubtedly unpleasant and bizarre. This week we finally took a look at the new character, and hey, it looks like Sonic! Now we just have to deal with the rest of the film. Is it coming out on Valentine's Day?
DC makes a Harley Quinn show for its DC Universe streaming service. The first few seconds of this trailer are a boring reminder that Batman and other famous characters will appear, but after that the trailer gives a much better idea of how this character will be updated for 2019, with for example a very unexpected yet responsible HPV joke from Bane. The show comes out on November 29.
The invisible man
I missed this last week. The invisible man was originally supposed to be part of Universal & # 39; s clearly doomed "Dark Universe" of interconnected classic monster movies, but the studio has scaled back that effort far after a series of flops. That led The invisible man to a less flashy and probably better place, where the film becomes a kind of psychological horror film about abuse and the disbelief of women, with Elisabeth Moss as the star. (Although it also looks very bloody and is also filled with over-the-top fight scenes.) The film is released on February 28.
Knives and skin
The new film by Jennifer Reeder is filled with a surprising amount of bright colors and friendly shapes for what is actually a dark thriller under the surface. The film has received positive reviews from festivals and will be released on December 6.
I will admit that this trailer is not that exciting in itself – even though it has some great images. What makes this worth viewing is this: when you visit the IMDb page Away, you will find only one name: Gints Zilbalodis, who has written, directed, edited, scored, and so on throughout the film. It will be out on November 29.
If you've ever attended a film course or spent time with people talking about the Criterion collection, you've probably seen it Breathless, and you can probably recognize Jean Seberg. I had no idea that after her film career she became a civil rights activist who was approached by the FBI for her support for the Black Panthers. It is a fascinating story, although I hope that this film conflicts with the fact that it puts a white woman at the center of a play set in a black revolutionary movement. It is coming out on December 13.
This film is directed by Michael Bay. And all I can really say is: ………… what on earth?