It looks like Tommy Lee Jones is all set to phone in another performance in the useless Mechanic sequel. So I guess there’s not better time to look back at his career, one full of some extremely average movies. Yeah, I had to stretch a bit this week for my topic. Anyway, let’s get to the list.
With May around the corner, the summer movie season is about to officially begin. I did a Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016 list at the beginning of the year but I wanted to look at the summer movies specifically. It’s my favorite time of year and there’s a lot to look forward to. It looks like any weekend not spent laying on a beach will be spent seeing a movie.
We have a few trailers to talk about today. I kept intending to review the Warcraft one, but didn’t have time. But then the Magnificent Seven teaser came out and I still didn’t have time. Now the first Jason Bourne trailer is out and they have all piled up. So here are my thoughts on each. The trailers are also below, as always.
The Purge: Election Year
Honestly, my first reaction when seeing this trailer was released was “holy crap they are making another one of these?” It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’ve actually enjoyed both of the previous movies. I wasn’t sure there was anywhere else they could go with it but the trailer proved me wrong. It looks like another strong and interesting premise in this series I originally thought was going nowhere. The whole idea of “The Purge” is interesting in itself so it isn’t surprising they keep expanding on it. This one brings back Frank Grillo, who was by far the best part of the second movie as the conflicted cop. I definitely don’t have a problem with them making another movie, especially since they are moving in a different direction. I think the trailer gives away a little too much, but am still interested in and excited to see this third installment. Check out the trailer below: