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15 August 2016 @ 04:29 am
People fear what they can't see.  
++ There are some trailers I want to talk about. First, Luke Cage:

Luke Cage is the next upcoming Netflix series of their Marvel lineup, which will ultimately lead to their The Defenders series. I was impressed with Mike Colter and his first appearance as Luke in Jessica Jones and overall intrigued with his portrayal of the character, and I'm really happy that he has his own series to further expand his character a bit more. This trailer places more of that intrigue since we're getting more of his story, his origins. What I like is how each of the Netflix Marvel series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and now Luke Cage) has a different tone and their own style of telling each individual character story despite them all living in the same city. I'm actually curious as to how everything is going to come together when they all join up for The Defenders. Nevertheless, the casting is wonderful, the music used here is beautiful, the action scenes are no short of being amazing and I can't wait to see what the show will bring.

More importantly, I love what the showrunner had to say about the show at SDCC:
"When I think about the impact of what is happening right now, the world is ready for a bullet-proof black man."
I'm also delighted to see Claire being featured quite a bit here, as well. I like that she's the connecting character for each of these shows and that she'll have more screentime. Some have been wondering if Jessica may show up at all, and while I would love for that to happen I doubt she will. I suspect she'll be mentioned, of course, but otherwise, considering after everything that happened I think they need some time to themselves to heal.

I unashamedly and unabashedly love the Resident Evil movies. I don't care if they're nothing like the video games or are considered "bad" movies by most, they are action-packed pure fun and I love them to bits. Plus, Milla Jovovich kicking zombie mutant ass and taking names? Yes please.

It has been a while since the last movie, Resident Evil: Retribution, was released, and this is supposedly the last of the franchise. If this is truly the last of this particular movie franchise I'll be sad, but overall it has been a fun, entertaining ride all the same. And who knows? Perhaps there might be a reboot of them trying to adapt Resident Evil that fits more closely to the video games in the near future. But regardless, these movies have always been pure entertainment and Milla as Alice has captured my heart as being the main protagonist of them all. And I think it's very appropriate that the final chapter is about them going back to the beginning, back to Raccoon City where it all began, giving Alice's story a proper conclusion. How that ending will be, I have absolutely no idea. But I'll be there in the theaters when this comes out, for sure.

++ Speaking of video game adaptations, it has been announced that Life Is Strange, a game I have previously gushed about, is getting its own live action digital series.

I'm actually pretty curious about how this will be done. I know that the majority of video game adaptations have been a massive hit or miss with fans, and I've always been torn on adapting a game that is already a cinematic experience to begin with, which is becoming more and more common with how certain video games are designed these days. On the other hand, it would be rather interesting to see how Life Is Strange can be adapted and still be just as effective with hitting those same emotional points as the game does, given the right formula and balance of writing, casting, and direction of how the story will be told in this particular medium. I'm certianly not opposed to seeing how they'll manage to pull this off, it does have major potential just from the story and plot alone. And just like with any other adaptation, it's best to treat it separately from the source material focus on whether it is cohesive storytelling instead of comparing the two. In general, I've seen some pretty nifty fanmade films and cosplays from the LiS fandom, so I'm rather curious as to who they will be casting in this series. Max Caulfield and Chloe Price in particular are two characters who have very distinct personalities and voices, their chemistry, relationship and dynamic is incredibly important to move the story along.
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Profiterole: Sense8 - Nomi and Amanita_profiterole_ on August 15th, 2016 01:02 pm (UTC)
Mike Colter love! <3 I'm looking forward to the Luke Cage series.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 15th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
I'm loving the look and feel of the show, and I can't wait to see what it's like. :)
Nadine: Jessica Jones - Jessica/Lukemalicat on August 15th, 2016 04:11 pm (UTC)
I really hope Luke Cage is going to be Mike Colter's big break. I've known him for a few years now from several shows and have loved him in everything I saw him in. He has a pretty big range too,considering that he was very convincing as a bad guy on The Good Wife and as more of a (reluctant) hero on Jessica Jones. Really excited to see more of him now :)
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on August 15th, 2016 10:35 pm (UTC)
This is my first real introduction to him, but I was incredibly impressed with how he did in Jessica Jones and I'm looking forward to what else he'll bring to the character. I'm also hoping that this will be his big break, which I'm sure it will since Netflix already has Luke Cage lined up for many things. :)
icecoldrainicecoldrain on August 15th, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
YESSSSS. I'm so ready for Luke Cage!

Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on August 15th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
It just looks so good! I can't wait. :D
Danikoyaaniisqatsi on August 15th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how I feel about the LiS live action announcement. I guess I could say that I'm curious but not very hopeful about it. I do agree that Max and Chloe, especially Chloe, have very distinct voices. Actually, it'd be awesome to see the voice actors take on their characters in live action, although I'm sure people would complain about a brown Chloe. :/ Personally, I would watch THE SHIT out of that.

So ready for Luke Cage! \o/
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 15th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)
Having the original voice actors portray their characters would be awesome. It's kinda how I feel about there being a The Last Of Us movie, I would rather have Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson who know the characters forwards and backwards to play them in a live action version. Hell, they kinda already did so when they did the The Last Of Us: One Night Live performance of selected scenes from the entirety of the game. And they did it beautifully.

But we'll see with this.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on August 15th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm really excited for Luke Cage. I hadn't heard the quote, but I like it.
And it's always great to have Claire back. :)
Renée: Skye. Transformation.rogueslayer452 on August 15th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
I was very happy with that SDCC panel, the showrunner knows precisely what needs to be done with the series (as evident in the trailer, it looks spectacular) and I agree that right now, more than ever, we need a black superhero who is bulletproof. I'm hoping that the show is successful.

I love that Claire is the connecting character for all these shows. It makes me wonder if she'll be appearing in The Defenders, as well.
M: DD - what it could've beenmfirefly10 on August 16th, 2016 06:01 am (UTC)
Very much looking forward to Luke Cage. I really enjoyed the character and MC's portrayal in JJ and the rest of the casting looks awesome. Plus, there was SO MUCH Claire in that trailer. I mean, at least compared to the almost non-existent Claire in the DD s2 trailer so I hope that means we get a decent amount of her this time around. I know she can't be in every episode but it'd be nice if she was in more than 3, you know? :)

I am also looking forward to the final Resident Evil movie. I know nothing about the games so I've never been disappointed by how different the films are and honestly, they're just fun. My only real hope for the last one is that we get a decent amount of Claire/Alice interaction because that's probably my favorite dynamic from the whole series.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 16th, 2016 10:11 am (UTC)
I was super surprised to see so much Claire in the trailer. Granted, we don't know how much she'll actually be involved in the actual show, it might be only for an episode or two, but I'm just happy that she seems to be such a presence here and how she is connecting with Luke. It makes me so happy.

The Resident Evil movies are fun, and I love them for what they are. And YES for more Claire/Alice scenes. I'm not gonna lie, I loved seeing Michelle Rodriguez in the last movie (because Alice/Rain is another interaction I have loved since the first movie), but I also live for Claire and Alice and their moments together. Just, basically all the recurring women involved in this franchise make it for me, tbh.