The best you can aspire to is a zen state of "Well, it amuses me".That line has been rattling around my head since then. (Mostly because my brain takes awhile to even attempt to fully implement good advice. Just ask my family.) I've come to the decision to try and keep that quote so I can keep this thing goin'. As such, I'm going to form baseless speculation on a movie trailer. Aren't you excited?
Well, okay I lie a bit. I'm not going to go down second by second of the trailer for "ZOMG! THIS IZ TEH BESTEST EVAR!!!11!!!!" moments. That's not what I'm about and I'd like to keep it that way. I'm also going to do my best and not actually critique the trailer. That, to me, is basically a useless endeavor unless you're a Cleo Award judge or an internet movie critic needing to boost your traffic.
(Speaking of which, you should all go visit David DeMoss' site And You Thought It Was...Safe? and watch his video on against the practice of reviewing trailers.)
So without further adieu, let's get to the point at hand, the Rocky spin-off movie Creed.
There, that's all I going to go into the film itself and its trailer. I instead want to go into the main star, Michael B. Jordan, a man whom I've known of but haven't followed all that much. I've never watched any of his major roles in television. Never seen Chronicle, either (thou I do want to at one point). And I only caught the last three or so minutes of Fruitvale Station on TV months ago (Also on my "Watch Later" list"). But I still feel the need to talk about him since Creed feels like a film young actors do when they want to skyrocket to leading man status.
It probably wasn't that hard for him to get the starring role, since Jordan already worked with this film's co-writer director, Ryan Coogler, also directed Fruitvale Station. And Creed, to me , is just the film a young a hungry actor would slaughter goats in sacrifice for: leading man in an established franchise (therefore guaranteeing a certain amount of returns) that both shows off dramatic chops. Plus, since he's the main he won't be sharing the spotlight like most of the ensemble pieces he's done. And I know what you're gonna say,"What about the new Fantastic Four movie?" What about it? The damn thing was already looking to become disaster before the first teaser trailer came out. Can't blame a man for hedging his bets?
No, we really can't. Nor can we really say the quality fo the movie just from some trailer. All we can do right now is make baseless speculations.