By now you’ve probably already read about or seen one of Elton John’s final touring shows as he is in the middle of his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” tour (which was discussed HERE if you somehow missed it. Then the news came about a biopic about Elton’s life and origins to the musician we know today came about and it seemed like this would be well received based on all the accolades that “Bohemian Rhapsody” received. If you missed the Official Trailer just click HERE to be on point with that. Now, the moment has arrived and the film “Rocketman” opens today in theaters everywhere. It’s rated “R” actually so only a select audience can enjoy it in the theaters. Let’s review the poster, premise and casting.
It was just over a year ago in January 2018, that Sir Elton John announced that he would be embarking upon his “Farewell Tour” and bring his world of fans his greatest hits one last time. I’ve documented assorted narratives for the readership since then since in online time this feels like a forever ago but if you didn’t see the initial announcement and want to just click HERE to see the scoop. Then in October 2018, we got the very first glimpse of the upcoming biopic “Rocketman” but since it was a teaser there wasn’t much to it. Now, some four months later, Paramount Pictures has delivered a full on Official Trailer and if you love the music of Elton (and who doesn’t in some sense), you’re going to want to see this one. Let’s watch.
Back in January, Sir Elton John announced that he would be embarking upon his “Farewell Tour” and bring his world of fans his greatest hits one last time. If you missed that announcement just click HERE to see the scoop. In addition to this news, there’s going to be a biography film called “Rocketman” opening up in 2019 and the first teaser clip for this had just been revealed. Take a look at this upcoming Paramount Pictures release below.
Well. We’ve arrived at the opening day of the now very much maligned “Fantastic Four” film which is a complete reboot by director Josh Trank. It takes place outside of the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe since the property is under the control of 20th Century Fox based on a deal made so many years ago. The second trailer was shared HERE along with some additional posters for those interested in checking out it and down below you’ll find the Official Poster, premise and casting. Enjoy if you plan on going.
Considering my overall acrimony about the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film, I’m back again to share another look at what is heading our way with this film. I didn’t like what I saw in the clip seen HERE so let’s see if the second go-round makes me feel any different. As most know by now, this is NOT a proper Marvel Studios film and is another attempt to dilute the “Fantastic Four” property by 20th Century Fox. To keep your interest and website visiting time a little longer, I’ve added some of the promotional posters that I found as well. Here goes nothing….
The Premise: Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom
Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Allen
Reg E. Cathey as Franklin Storm
Additionally, Dan Castellaneta portrays Mr. Kenny, Reed’s teacher and Tim Heidecker appears as Mr. Richards, Reed’s stepfather. Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, has a minor appearance as Jimmy Grimm, Ben’s older brother.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see this does look to be action packed but I am thinking there is a lot of build up time to be found in the film. They’ve made a number of changes to the canon of the original First Family to reflect modern times and I didn’t feel this was necessary. The Four themselves look “okay” at best with The Thing being a bit more unnerving in presentation. It’s hard to compare him as to how Michael Chiklis did him but I think I would have liked a closer to the original look than what we go and then there is Doctor Doom. For most comic book fans Doctor Doom is one of the deadliest super-villains in the Marvel Comics canon and the trailer leads me to think he gets his powers along with the other four. Much like that first go-round they did in that film from 2005. Way to be original Fox. Anyway, this one opens in August and I am thinking that I will be passing on it. For years I loved the FF comic book and this presentation of them look more “meh” than “hooray”. What about you readers? Are you seeing this one based on the second trailer? Chime in down below.