After first watching the trailer for Andy and Lana Wachowski's new film, I really had no idea what to think. I was completely puzzled by the whole thing, and it didn't seem to make much sense. After viewing the trailer a view more times, I've come to the conclusion that this film COULD be one that shapes the future of sci-fi. It looks like a fantastic film visually, and if the Wachowski's can get the story down, and make sure that everything makes sense, Jupiter Ascending could be a great film. Jupiter Ascending stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, and Doona Bae, and will be released on July 18, 2014.
Now this is what I'm talking about! This year's Pacific Rim brought the Kaiju movie back into the spotlight, with solid domestic grosses and a massive international total at the box office. However, if the trailer for 2014's Godzilla is any indication, that film is going to blow Pacific Rim out of the water. This was such a fantastic trailer. The frightening size and scope mixed with that music from Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey just sent chills down my spine. This movie from director Gareth Edwards looks like it has everything right. Let's hope it's as good as this trailer. Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins, and Juliette Binoche and will be released on May 16, 2014.
EDGE OF TOMORROW
There's a lot to like about the first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, but none of it says that it will actually be any good. Edge of Tomorrow looks like it has some truly thrilling action scenes, yet it seems so unappealing at the same time. It looks like it will fall in a lot of the same pitfalls as Cruise's Oblivion, which was a pretty poor effort. However, if director Doug Liman can find a cohesive way to tell the movie's story and make it exciting, then I'm all for Edge of Tomorrow. I'm hopeful at this point. Edge of Tomorrow stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Jeremy Piven and will be released on June 6, 2014.
All three of these films look to be promising sci-fi efforts, but we'll see if they can deliver. At this point, I'm most excited for Godzilla, by far.