I honestly didn’t see any trailers that made me perk up and say “Damn, now I want to see that!” this week. However…
The new trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped this week, into a sea of controversy. Mostly, since so much information about the movie has already been leaked around the Internet, the trailer just confirmed the rumours and spoiled a lot of the movie for many fans. I’ll let you view it for yourself here:
In my opinion, this could have been cut a lot better. Too much of the plot appears to be given away. This is becoming all-too-common for trailers, which has definitely rustled my jimmies. If you’ve been reading The Weekly Nerd, you know that I have been hopefully optimistic for this movie, primarily because it is the major launch point for so many DC properties that have yet to go into production. All of the individual Justice League members are slated to receive their own films — however, if the movies that are already in production or slated for release bomb out of theaters and sit exponentially in the red, it’s a safe bet to say that the only movie they’re going to try making is the standalone Batman film.
Enough pessimism! Let’s look forward to something. CBS has booked and paid for the remaining episodes for the pilot season of Supergirl, extending to a full 20 episodes. Why is that important? Well, as I reported last week, there have been talks that there will be a CW/CBS crossover between Supergirl and The Flash, and this will come as a requirement with the story arc slated for those episodes. Time will tell, but I am glad to see CBS and CW working together to try and bring the TV universe together. Now if we could only get Teen Titans rolling…
Steven Spielberg announced that there will NOT be a recasting of Indiana Jones in any future Indy movies. As Spielberg said to Screen International:
“I don’t think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don’t think that’s ever going to happen,”
“It’s certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”
In other Harrison Ford-related news, a startling number of actors have done screen tests to take up the mantle of the role that Ford made famous in the original Star Wars trilogy. 2,500 (yes, two THOUSAND five hundred) actors have screen tested to play Han Solo in the upcoming Origins film, currently slated for a 2018 release.
What are your thoughts on movie ratings? Do you think that movie ratings are generally right or are they horribly wrong and need to be changed? Well, the American ratings board (Classification & Rating Administration) recently reported the results of the 2015 Parents Ratings Advisory Study — and in my opinion, the results are a little on the odd side.
The majority of surveyed parents believe that, while the system is accurate overall, a higher rating should be applied to all types of sexual content, and that any use of the word “fuck” should automatically increase the rating to PG-13. All in all, a higher percentage of American parents are more concerned about full nudity than graphic violence in a movie, while non-graphic sex scenes, sexual innuendo, and partial nudity all fall into the same bracket.
Personally, I agree that graphic sexuality should be something that is rated highly, but nudity that doesn’t fall into a sexual bracket (like someone having a shower) isn’t something that I would consider to be a bad thing. I would rather see graphic violence receive a higher rating than someone who just happens to be naked. It is a given that, in most cases, when you see someone fully naked, it tends to precede a sex scene regardless… but the point is, I’d rather have to explain a naked body to a 12-year-old than an explosion of blood and gore. Might just be me, though.
That’s it for me this week. Rants complete… for now.
David Alberto is Senior Editor, Culture for aybonline.com. You can often find him making people cry in Counter-Strike. Roll percentile dice to see if his opinions change, your chances are slim.