Aug 112015

One thing that us geeky types have to look forward to is a number of interesting TV shows coming our way. Recently we got to take a look at a teaser trailer for Westworld and the official Supergirl trailer. The Westworld trailer is only thirty seconds long, but it does provide someĀ  insight into how dark and gritty that this show will be. As it’ll air on HBO, I’m sure that there’ll be some adult content put into it as well. The creative minds behind the series is Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Jerry Weintraub. The cast is stellar, with Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, and Anthony Hopkins. I don’t have HBO, but I’ll probably pick up the DVD box set when it comes out. I love the original movie that was written and directed by Michael Crichton and featured the magnificent Yul Brynner as the unstoppable android gunslinger.

The Supergirl trailer looks very promising as well. While the DC comic book movies are very gritty and dark, Supergirl looks to be lighter and more fun. What really grabs me is the hopeful optimism shown by Supergirl, played by Melissa Benoist. One thing that I’ve always loved about DC superheroes is that they chose to be superheroes and to do the right thing. It’s refreshing to see an unabashed heroine on our small screen without all the excess baggage and angst that has saddled superheroes over the last decade or two. I also admit to getting goose bumps when the Superman theme is played towards the end of the Supergirl trailer.

On another trailer note, the Deadpool trailer really has me pumped about the movie. The NSFW trailer shows how hard the movie is pushing its R rating, which is a great thing for a Deadpool flick. I’ve never been a fan of Ryan Reynolds, but I must say that he looks to be the perfect fit for the insane assassin. I really, really hope that the studio doesn’t try to dial it back before it’s released.

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