Gobstopper Horror Spoof

I’ve never come across this one, but apparently this spoof trailer staring Christopher Lloyd dates back to 2009. Lloyd plays a twisted Willy Wonka who lures unsuspecting victims to his chocolate factory. From this trailer we get the impression that Lloyd was born to play Hell’s version of Wonka (who was admittedly already a creepy fucker). Could this have been the finest comedy horror never made?

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys Teaser Poster. Woman (Connor) in field holding a Terminator head
Terminator Genisys Teaser Poster

This is the first I’ve heard of the upcoming movie Terminator Genisys, and the trailer (below) provides some hope that we may actually get an interesting new addition to the franchise. Terminator is probably my favourite of the series, but Judgment day was a stunning visual effects feat of the time and still stands up reasonably. T3, well, I just plain forgot this even existed till I saw mention of it in a post related to the trailer.

I thought Terminator Salvation was underrated but still average at best. I’d been waiting a long time to see a movie set after the nuclear apocalypse unleashed by Skynet. Robots and apocalypse, how can you go wrong? At least it was a break from rehashing the “go back in time to save the day” spiel.

On seeing the opening of this trailer, my instant thought was, “WTF, why are they remaking the first movie! I want more robots and apocalypse, but done better”. Moments later we see Sarah Connor bursting into the scene with a rather sturdy looking van, broadsiding a “cop” to save a confused and disoriented Kyle Reece from certain termination. This makes me happy, but also sad that I already know the major plot point.

I will be seeing this when it debuts on the 1st of July with all the 3D trimmings. Reportedly there will be a further two Terminator sequels that we can expect to see. One in 2017 and another in 2019.

Mad Max: Fury Road

For me there are only three possible futures for the human race, Star Trek, Neuromancer, Mad Max. I hope for Star Trek, bet on Neuromancer, and fallback on Mad Max. Like most others with a post-apocalyptic fetish, I’ve been a fan of the Mad Max movies a long time. Many-a-time I have wondered if maybe, just maybe they would bring back the Max, and it was with delight I, just moments ago, opened a link in a message from a friend, to find the trailer for the upcoming 4th movie in the franchise.

Maybe if I stayed current (and left the cyber cave), I would have seen it coming, but for years now I’ve known that I’m one of the guys that discovers EVERYTHING after the fact. Decades after the fact is often the case. In any case, the film looks bloody, brutal, dusty, and awesome, so fingers crossed we end up with something that lives up to the original movies (is it possible for a sequel to exceed the original these days?). Mad Max: Fury Road opens in theaters 15th May, 2015. That is all.