Trailers in the Darke | Jungle (2017)

I was watching some recent trailers and this one came up on the list. I generally love Daniel Radcliffe and find anything he touches to be improved by his presence. What leaves me curious however, is this another of movie dealing with the “Green Hell” myth in the same year?

What is the Green Hell? It’s an old term that is used to describe a dense, inhospitable, tropical jungle.  I am wondering why two movies that film the jungle as this have come out so quickly. What fear do we currently have that the jungle is representing? What aspect of our world and our lives are writers tapping into that makes this an ideal topic?

Part of me wonders if some swath of writers think this is why people aren’t vacationing? Mayhaps they are trying to make us afraid of escapism through travel or through exploration? Are they just afraid of exploration?

Neither this or The Lost City of Z  of the movies I am about to list show nature for her beauty, but instead her danger. They only succeed in making us fear the unknown rather than willing to challenge it.

What do you think?



Trailers in the Darke – Little Sister

The words Goth Nun Family Dramedy…never did I think I would see them together. I do however, feel a powerful need to see this movie.

All joking aside, it looks like it has heart, good acting (from a trailer anyway), and probably pretty good music.

Trailers in the Darke| X-Men: Apocalypse

I am literally bouncing in my seat watching this.


  • Archangel – looks…ok
  • Jubiliee
  • Mohawk Storm – looks incredible
  • Nightcrawler
  • APOCALYPSE looks better than I thought he would.

Also the final shot…..Yeah. this needs to be out already

Trailers in the Darke – Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

George Miller, the man who created Max has returned to what he does best. Seriously, look at his IMDB credits, he does this best.

He has promised us a near 90 minute long car chase with every feasible and possible effect that can be done Practical as Practical. Almost every car stunt you see is done with real cars and real explosions. I don’t think I even care what the story is here other than we have Tom Hardy as Max (Aussie as an Aussie, this is good). Charlize Theron with a cybernetic/steampunkish arm – looking awesome and bad ass.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you George Miller.

Trailers in the Darke | Terminator Genisys (2015)

I Don’t….hate it.

Emelia Clarke seems to be a good Sarah Connor. I don’t mind the concept of the timeline being altered in this way. It should bother me, but doesn’t.

Jai Courtney still doesn’t work for me at all, much less as Kyle Reese. He just fails. Michael Beihn felt like a solider who had been fighting a very long long time. Courtney still looks like an Abercrombie model.

Jason Clarke is close enough to the older John Connor. I can buy him as the leader who has seen too much.


Trailers in the Darke – Cinderella 2015

Yes. Just yes. It looks like it may be up there with Ever After for live action Cinderella movies, but with far more of the Disney animated version brought in.