The huge entity that is San Diego Comic-Con came and went like a flash but not before dropping several movie trailers worth talking about. Superheroes and monsters made up the bulk of the conversation. Some of them were pretty exciting, one specific one not so much. Below are the biggest trailers from SDCC 2018. Give them a look and tell me what you think.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
This thing looks wild. It’s the third film in Warner Brothers’ MonsterVerse and a sequel to the 2014 Gareth Edwards film. With quick but stunning images of Mothra, Ghidorah, and the King himself, it looks to be a super ambitious undertaking. I can’t wait to see it.
I hope by now everyone has seen “Split” and the really cool curveball M. Night Shyamalan threw at us. I never saw it coming. Now we get our first look at “Glass”, the crazy, unexpected result and it looks great. Fingers crossed that M. Knight can pull this off.
Very Interested, Want To See More
Warner Brothers and DC really need this one to work. So far I’m onboard. Jason Momoa has a big, beefy charm and it goes a long way in selling the “Aquaman” trailer. The world itself looks intriguing and the story has genuine potential. Lots of CGI and armored sharks have me slightly concerned, but so far so good.
The rumblings of a “Shazam!” movie have been around for a while and we finally got a glimpse. It looks like they are all-in on making this a goofy spoof which doesn’t bode well for fans of the character’s long history. That aside, comedy can work. But that brings up a second problem – what we see isn’t that funny. Hopefully a second trailer can leave a better impression.
I realize you didn’t care for Shazam , but for whatever reason its goofiness worked for me and has me interested. I showed it to a fairly large group of people I know and overall they were positive , so will see how that one plays out . I liked the Aquaman trailer . It looks cool and I really like Momoa as Aquaman .
Godzilla looks like avast improvement on the first movie, which I thought fall a little flat. This one looks epic in scale . Glass looks very good and should be a blast.
Hoping next year is better because I have to say this year other than a few movies, I have been very underwhelmed to be honest .
I really liked the first Godzilla. I know many who didn’t care for it as much but I found the slower pace and gradual tension-build to be really effective.
Shazam! really pushed me away but I still want to be hopeful. I think it’s because he has such good lore (and one fantastic DC villains in Black Adam). I figure if they go full-blown comedy that you can’t really go back. So I assume that would mean Shazam! mythology including his villains would be stuck within the comedy angle. That kinda stinks to me. Plus I didn’t laugh through the entire trailer.
I think Shazam will try to balance the two but my gut tells me , it will be more serious than the trailer. I liked Godzilla , and didn’t mind the slow burn but found the characters really flat for me and I didn’t really care who died. Plus Cranston I felt was underutilized but it was still worth it to see Godzilla . I still gave that movie a 7 .
I hope you’re right about Shazam! One more thing about it. Did you think Zachary Levi looked really weird in the costume? I felt he looked really fake at times, as in a exaggerated muscle suit. Does that even make sense?
Shazam looks OK while Aquaman definitely look interesting. I just hope neither film sucks. Godzilla looks good yet Glass is the one that I’m most interested in as this could be M. Night Shyamalan’s big return.
Glass is crazy ambitious. I hope he pulls it all off. If it does it could be an incredible movie. What about “Split”? Did you like it?
I have yet to see it but I’m planning to as part of a horror marathon for October.
It really surprised me. James McAvoy was incredible.
As to the Shazam costume, I thought it looked off at times but one thing I did like was the bright colors. I’m hopeful, I really like Zachary Levi , so will see next year I guess .
Yep. And I’m certainly not writing it off yet.
Pretty cool seeing James Wan truly running with the big boys now. Who SAW this coming?! 😉
I know right!?!? I still can’t believe we are getting a James Wan directed Aquaman movie. It’s crazy.
So what about Shazam!? What did you think of it?
Yeah, gonna stay a million miles away from that inexorable looking thing.
HA! Somehow I knew you wouldn’t be preordering tickets.
I think the DCEU needs something like Shazam right now, so hopefully it’s good. I’m trying to be optimistic about both that and Aquaman as they’re characters I normally don’t care for.
I’m also sold on Godzilla and Glass. I thought Split was just okay but I’m interested in seeing where this goes.
I’ve always liked Aquaman. He has had a couple of comic book runs that I especially loved. So I am really hoping they get this right. I do enjoy the tone of the Momoa version.
As for Shazam! I see what you’re saying. I’m just worried that a very good character and one of my favorite DC villains are going to be tossed down the comedy hole. Not sure if you can go many other directions with them once you have done that. But we will see. My fingers are crossed.
I’m all in on Glass. Been that way since I saw Split. I’m rather lukewarm on Aquaman and the new Godzilla flick. For Aquaman, my concerns are the same as yours. For Godzilla, I hated the Edwards flick. On the other hand, I loved Kong: Skull Island, so I’m willing to give it a go. I’ll probably see Shazam, too, but that trailer has me worried.
Man, that final diner scene in Split blew my mind. Been waiting for the first word on the new movie. It didn’t fail to impress. I know a lot of people didn’t like Edwards’ Godzilla take but I really went with it. I enjoyed the slow boil. And I’m all with you on Kong. Let’s hope they can put it all together.