Trailer Park Tuesday: May 5th, 2009

Cinco de Mayo! So dump the P.B.R. and grab a Corona instead! Yee-hah!

OK, so the new Transformers trailer made my inner child wet himself, but I just can’t seem to get excited about G.I. Joe.

District 9

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Star Trek

They Came from Upstairs

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


6 replies on “Trailer Park Tuesday: May 5th, 2009”

  1. In G.I. Joe, I take issue with the “accelerator suits”. What made the cartoon cool (and what sold toys) was the wide array of specialty vehicles. I can’t tell for certain from this trailer, but I’m hoping the suits feature in only one chase scene.

    The cast seems interesting. I’m curious to see how Joseph Gordon-Levitt handles Cobra Commander. Adding in Eccleston, Park, Vosloo, and “Mr. Ecko” might just offset the Wayans factor.

    I’m not expecting great cinema, but it could be fun.

    • From the looks of the G.I. Joe trailer, there will probably still be plenty of vehicles. I doubt they’d want to cut down on the number of toys they can sell ;-)

      Plus now they can sell two of each action figure, with and without “Accelerator Suit”.

      Looks like a good summer popcorn flick. Not sure how the nostalgia factor might help or hurt it.

      • An August release date for an action movie is never a good sign. I’ll probably check it out, but I’m not hopeful.

  2. Did anyone else think that the alien ship in the the District 9 trailer looked a little too much like the ships from ID4?

    • or the ones from close encounters of the third kind? it’s a very popular style of alien spacecraft, especially where the social aspects of what’s going on appear to outweigh the particulars of the sci-fi aspects.. I think the lesson here is “if you’re looking for an action movie, move along”

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