It's that time once again for taking a peeking at the latest trailers that Hollywood has bestowed upon us.
First is the sequel to "Journey to the Center of the Earth", "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." The teaser trailer tells about Josh Hutcherson dragging Dwayne Johnson to Mysterious Island that was told by Jules Verne in his classic book. He wants to search for his long lost grandfather, played by Michael Caine. It looks like another throwaway flick. It opens February 2012.
Next, "Snow White and the Huntsman", one of many fairy movies that are about to be released in the coming year. It twists the tale of Snow White (Kristen Stewart) a bit to tell the tale of the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) wanting eternal life. She has to consume the heart of Snow White. She calls a hunter (Chris Hemsworth) to hunt her down. By the looks of the trailer, it's going to be a major blockbuster when it open June 1, 2012.
The second trailer for Steven Soderburgh's film, "Haywire" has been released. I saw the trailer on TV and I was less than impressed with it. It seems like another operative double coursed by their employer. It opens January 20, 2012.
Another cliched movie with Jason Statham as the lead. It's called "Safe", a cop, Luke Wright tries to protect a little girl for corrupt cops and gangsters. YAWN! It comes out March 2, 2012. [UPDATE: The movie has been pushed back to April 27th.]
I betcha good money that people were creaming themselves when the full trailer of the highly anticipated film adaptation of the book, "The Hunger Games" was released. I know about the book. Have not read it. My understanding is that it is like "Battle Royale" for Americans. It opens March 23, 2012.
Finally, we end on the latest Meryl Streep vehicle that tries to give her her third Oscar. The UK trailer for the "The Iron Lady" has been released. I don't know that much about former Prime Minister Margret Thatcher. I wonder will Americans be interested to see a movie about a British politician. It opens December 16, 2011 in the US, January 6th in the UK.