We are in Hollywood film dead zone where the major studios are too scared to produce original content, which leads them to mitigating risk by “re-producing” old content in their libraries.
Just in this year alone, we’ve gotten live-action remakes of “Dumbo,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” and the countless sequels are enough to make your mind go numb from the delusion Hollywood producers share that we somehow want the same content remanufactured.
And Hollywood released three trailers on Thursday for upcoming massive movies and each one was more mind-blowing than the next.
Remember those days when seeing trailers before seeing a movie in theaters was a treat? You would pay astronomical prices for concessions and then you would be treated to upcoming movies that you had no idea were being made.
Nowadays, that’s a lost art form. No, the trailers aren’t bad by any stretch of the imagination but with the advent of the Internet, we don’t need to see trailers before movies in theaters any longer.
We just get movie trailers whenever the studio feels like releasing them.
Sometimes you may get one or two trailers on any given day, but on Thursday we got four of them and all of them were kind of insane for an array of reasons.
The first trailer we were treated to was the big-budget sci-fi epic “Ad Astra,” starring Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, and Tommy Lee Jones, and it’s still unclear what it’s about other than the obvious that a son is looking for his father but the visuals were incredible.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) July 18, 2019
The next trailer released was the highly anticipated sequel and conclusion of Stephen King’s horror masterpiece “IT Chapter 2.” Much like the first chapter that premiered a couple of years ago, it looks violent and intense but with a whole new cast featuring Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, and James McAvoy.
— IT Chapter Two 🎈🎈 (@ITMovieOfficial) July 18, 2019
But then we got something we haven’t seen in over thirty years. Remember that action movie that defined the 1980s starring Tom Cruise where he a played a pilot trying to confront his father’s legacy? It starred Val Kilmer as well. Well, there’s a sequel to “Top Gun” coming out next year and we got the first look on Thursday.
— Top Gun (@TopGunMovie) July 18, 2019
Finally, we got something bizarre and arguably something that nobody wanted in the first place, but that doesn’t mean it won’t do well in theaters this coming Christmas.
We got that atrocious Broadway hit “Cats,” that’s about, well, cats. It stars Taylor Swift, which is a weird choice. But unless you’re a huge fan then this is one you’ll probably skip because it look obnoxiously bad.
The first trailer for the movie “Cats” has arrived https://t.co/oLGXiP8sjU
— CNN (@CNN) July 19, 2019
Outside of these new “gems,” at least we have “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” coming out next week.