Star Wars Filmumentaries

Jamie Benning makes Filmumentaries. That means that he cuts audio snippets, concept art, alternate takes/angles and general information into a movie, a multi-media commentary of sorts. And he made one for every Star Wars movie of The Trilogy.

At first i thought that i would not like this method of conveying additional information [1] but to my surprise it works very well. I was not only watching some of my favourite movies, i was educated about them. Little things like Peter Cushing’s footwear in a certain scene are still getting a delightful chuckle out of me.

Hopefully they’ll entertain you as much as they did me.

# Star Wars Begins
# Building Empire
# Returning To Jedi

[1] Sometimes a commentary track is to much for me and i have to rip them and play them on a portable playback device.

War For The Planet Of The Apes trailer

I’ve never felt the urge to watch the two prior installments of this reboot, but most people i know that did seem to like them while admitting there are flaws. This trailer seems similar to Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes with reversed roles.
Guess i’ll try and rewatch the preceding movies and then decide to go for number three. There is certainly some monetary value behind it and Caesar s CGI performance is being done by Andy Serkis who people tend to love. Guess he has more to do than in Star Wars: Episode VII.

K-2SO featurette

In case you have not noticed, Rogue One is arriving in theatres this week and it will feature what should be almost everybodies favourite droid, K-2SO, which is based/voiced on an performance by Alan Tudyk.
The design has already sold me on the character. It feels like a logical variation on the protocol droid design with an emphasis on intimidation.
Hopefully the canon version is as good as my head-canon one.

Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer

So we finally get a trailer for Spider-Man’s semi solo movie anchored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Looks neat. The usage of MGMT’s Time To Pretend in the “standard” trailer is fitting[1].
It’s good to see Peter have a friend his age who knows about his activities. Don’t know, it just makes the scenario feel less confined to just his headspace.
From his brief appearance i am voting for Michael Keaton to play Batman again. Good thing they gave the suit a helmet and those big fans. Feels like a home brewed variation of the Falcon backpack.
It’s good to see Happy Hogan again but i wonder how much Tony Star we’ll see in the finalized cut.
Let’s wait and see.

International trailer


[1] why did they cut the part about drugs and models? would have fit Tony Starks appearance