20+ Bloodshot Reviews – Watch the first 9 minutes FREE, Thanks Sony

Bloodshot ⭐️⭐️½

Put me the column that appreciates creative marketing. Sony has made a smart move for their film that had its theatrical release cut short. It was one of the last two movies I was able to see before theaters closed. In retrospect, I could have seen a few others, but I held out so Kara and I could watch on our vacation together last week in Vegas.

And then the theaters all closed .. and then the casinos … and then pretty much everything except for drive-thru, take-out, grocery stores and well, you know.

But back to the “extended preview” as its being labeled.

So will we start to see more extended previews of movies? Especially movies that haven’t had the luxury of a theatrical release? Bloodshot only made $10 million during its first week, which means 99% of the population has not seen those first nine minutes.

Sony Just Gave Us The First 9 Minutes Of ‘Bloodshot’ For Free

From the interesting way to market your new VOD, Sony has released the first 9 minutes for free, watch it below.

More than a trailer, this is the actual first 9 minutes of Bloodshot

Some (most?) action films are more action-packed than the first 9 minutes of Bloodshot, so not sure who compelling this will work out, but hey, I’m not knocking the concept. Get people a little into it, then bam, click on over to your nearest VOD for the full meal deal.

I will say this: I’d rather pay $20 and own the film forever than pay $19.99 to rent it. In the case of Bloodshot, you can own it.

Want to jump right in and buy Bloodshot, you can at VUDU and other VOD providers online

Yay, on that front.

From here on out, warning as we’re venturing into spoiler territory. I would bookmark and come back after you’ve seen the film.

…. you’ve been warned SPOILERS ahead …

Vin Diesel, a brooding, boring comic book character

I like Vin Diesel. That super low voice, the menacing, muscular build and bald head. He’s ready to kick ass and chew bubblegum (ha! some of you will get that reference), but as this Valiant comic book character being brought back from the dead with nanotech giving him the Wolverine-type regeneration treatment? Um, no.

Please give me Fast & Furious Vin Diesel.

Maybe some (most?) of this was the script’s fault, but I wasn’t as engaged in Diesel’s character as say Paul Kersey in Death Wish or The Punisher. Instead, it’s like, yeah, he was killed, he wants revenge, these nanobots repair him, o … k.

Obnoxious Score

I dig a good 80s score, but this one was loud and obnoxious and sometimes out of place. I like the music and sound to add and enhance what’s on the screen, not distract. When I notice the music and sound more than the movie and it’s not making me feel the scene more, I’m put off. More than a couple times that happened here.

Summary

At the end of the day, the script and acting wasn’t very compelling. It’s a familiar revenge story that we’ve seen done before — and better. Vin Diesel might have been miscast for this role. He didn’t have or bring any dimension or depth to this role. It’s like he showed up, collected his paycheck and ran through the motions. Didn’t feel like he was trying very hard.

Reviews By Others

What do other movie bloggers think of Bloodshot?

Recommended

  1. Bookshelf Battle: “I’m sad critics don’t seem to agree and unfortunately audiences might not get to vote with sales due to the pandemic.  However, I hope word of mouth spreads because I think it is a great flick that could be the start of an awesome franchise for Diesel.”
  2. Dave Bond / Set The Tape (3/5): “…unlikely to get a second installment. The film is not good enough for this to be any great loss, but it is good enough that no-one should feel overly short-changed if seeing this.”
  3. Jedd Jong (3/5): “If you’re looking for something to rival the best Marvel and DC movies out there, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for diverting, entertaining sci-fi action that sometimes feels like it’s out of the early-mid 2000s, Bloodshot has you covered.”
  4. Keith / Keith & The Movies (3/5): “There is a gravelly two-dimensional charm that [Diesel] brings to his roles. Here he is basically Dom Torreto with nanotechnology instead of a 1970 Dodge Charger.”
  5. Ken Murray / The Nerds Templar: “I went into Bloodshot with low expectations. I was kind of hoping it would be so bad that you would laugh at it, not with it. It’s not that bad, but it’s also not that good. For a movie I didn’t expect much from, it being watchable is a pleasant surprise.”
  6. Krishna Manoj / The Illuminerdi: “A big problem for this movie is that, even though it had a great premise to work with from the comic book, it didn’t explore much of the story onscreen. That being said, some people who enjoy action flicks in general will definitely enjoy this movie as a guilty pleasure.”
  7. The Peach Review (7.5/10): “You can tell when things were CG like a bad 90’s film that didn’t have the budget for good CG. It’s 2020 guys and technically, at it’s best, you know you could’ve done better than that. Even Sonic the Hedgehog had better CG than this.”

Not Recommended (or on the fence)

  1. Darren / the m0vie blog: “…a mess and misfire.”
  2. Dave Simpson (1/10): “…an inordinately tedious and yawn-inducing contribution to the comic book genre, and I really don’t recommend taking the time to check it out.”
  3. DC’s Take (Grade: D+): “…could’ve been sweet if a better team put to concept to better use, but it all ends up becoming a predictable superhero movie that’s forgettable in an instant. I don’t think anybody was even asking for a movie like this to be made.”
  4. Derek Morton / Nerd Life: “While the current Covid-19 crisis might not of helped the box office for this film, the script and plot hurt it more. This movie is the fair from the best thing that action fans could watch.”
  5. filmfanstake: “While there are some fun moments to be had, there is nothing special about Bloodshot.”
  6. Full Circle Cinema / James Preston Poole (3/10): “…is an anemic rehash of better movies in science fiction and the revenge genre. Since many of us are holed up at home currently, I know there might be some temptation to rent Bloodshot. Don’t.”
  7. Frankie Gilmore / DiscussingFilm: “…seems to mistake fast-pacing and disorientation for just complete, all-around incoherence.”
  8. IrFanReviews (3/10): “Bloodshot gives Vin Diesel a solid opportunity to indulge in old-school action that should satisfy fans, even if the end result is disappointingly mediocre.”
  9. IslandMovieBlogs (6/10): “…a middle of the road action movie, if with the occasional great scene or moment.”
  10. Luke Kent / Flicks & Pieces (2/5): “…this is very much a Vin Diesel vehicle, for better and for worse. But unlike his other big franchises, he struggles to get this one out of first gear.”
  11. Movie Reviews Today / Teddy Frederick (5.5/10): “Unfortunately, the film is nothing more than a wannabe melting pot of Matrix, Memento, and RoboCop.
  12. Mr. Movies (Grade: C-): “…feels like both a slick-looking Hollywood production and cheap fan-made nonsense, jarring between both executions until you’re left feeling filled with ennui. It could be dumb fun to those who just don’t want to care about a Vin Diesel superhero movie, and I respect that perspective.”
  13. Red Beard Reviews / Chief Red Beard: “This will be an easy throw-away for Diesel’s long-running action career, but it was good to see him step out of the recent repeat roles.”
  14. Tom Moore / Moore Reviews (1.5/5): “…a bloodless bore that’s devoid of any fun, creativity, or originality and easily one of the worst comic book movies of recent time. We’re at a point where the superhero genre really needs fresh new entries that stand out and look to reinvent the formula.”
  15. vishalsviews (5.5/10): “While the story was actually interesting it was executed poorly. The direction was not well done and the villains were basic and fueled by greed…Which frankly just doesn’t work that well anymore.”

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NOW PLAYING REVIEWS (on VOD): Bloodshot, The Hunt

I’ve been delayed getting this posted hoping the theater closure would be short-lived. Clearly we’re past that fantasy, so I might as well get caught up with the final two films caught in the theater before they all closed.

Week #11,12, and 13 (this week) have all passed with no “now playing reviews in the theater.” There were other films playing in the theater that we haven’t seen yet: I Still Believe and Emma. I have another post about those two movies at a later date. For now, let’s get to those final two movies we saw in the theaters before the shutdown.

Bloodshot ⭐️⭐️½

Vin Diesel is front in center in this adaptation of the Valiant comic book character. He dies, then comes back aided by nanotech that repairs his wounds. I haven’t ever read the comics, but the character has familiar regenerative powers as Wolverine, sans the metallic endoskeleton.

Just left theater (no spoilers) review of Bloodshot

Sony gave away the first 9 minutes of the movie to tempt others to see it. March was a terrible month to gauge the performance of any movie and now it’s on VOD. It’s not recommended, unfortunately, because it’s just kind of a killjoy to watch. You think it’s going to be cool, it feels like it’s going to be … and then just isn’t.

I wouldn’t even call it serviceable, so save your $19.99 VOD purchase unless maybe you’re a diehard Valiant comics fan and want to show the brand some love. It’s tough to get a comic book movie adaptation made, especially if your company isn’t Marvel or DC.

The Hunt ⭐️⭐

W️as looking forward to seeing this last year when it got pulled to see if the hype and controversy were warranted. Um, no, it wasn’t. This movie played it too safe, if that’s even possible. They should have chosen a political side — red or blue — and just drilled on the nerve of the opposition. That’s what I was expected to see.

Leaving the theater for the last showing before the theater shutdown in Las Vegas

On the plus side, we do get some cool women on women fighting and some graphic, gory kills. Bonus points on the grenade carnage.

Can’t recommend either of these movies, but if you want to take a chance on one, the other or both, give them a blood-y (The Hunt) shot.

Opening 3-12-2020 in Theaters: Bloodshot, The Hunt, I Still Believe

Wednesday! Week #11 of 2020 (3/12-3/15/2020). We get the 7-11 store equivalent of a Big Gulp of wide release movies this week.

Vin Diesel starring as Valiant Comics superhero Bloodshot, the only non-Disney/Marvel and non-DC movie based on a comic book character. A movie that was dropped from release in 2019 for being too politically incorrect about hunting people. Another movie, this one faith-based, from a true story about a popular country singer-songwriter who falls in love and has his faith challenged by tragic illness.

Bloodshot
[FIRST LOOK]

I’m intrigued by the trailer and Vin Diesel in an adaptation of a comic book character. This seems like a darker story, not Joker-dark, but somewhere between Batman and Joker.

Anticipation: 7/10

The Hunt
[FIRST LOOK]

Don’t know why I enjoy stories about humans being hunted in a safari-like setting, but this premise is appealing to me. My concerns are more about how much politics play into this. The President made this movie out to be a political hit job on conservatives. I will be bummed out if this goes down some preachy path.

For that reason alone, I’m slightly less interested in this than Bloodshot.

Anticipation: 6/10

I Still Believe
[FIRST LOOK]

Regal Cinemas sent me an early screening in IMAX offer for this one. I kind of wish this would have been released in/around Valentine’s Day. Some might be turned off by the religious undertones, but I think that could be a powerful part of the picture. Ready the tissues, this could be a real tear-jerker.

Anticipation: 4/10

ANTICIPATION for Week #11: 3/12/20 MOVIES

How much on scale of 1-10 anticipating the 3-12-2020 movies?

  1. Bloodshot – 7/10
  2. The Hunt – 6/10
  3. I Still Believe – 4/10

Are there screenings in our area to see these movies?

The movies are confirmed wide screenings available at theaters in our area with screenings available starting on 3/12/20. As mentioned above, I Still Believe has one advance IMAX showing tonight at 7pm. That is a conflict with my work schedule, so not sure I’ll be able to make it, but am interested. Also, not sure why IMAX would be necessary for the film, but maybe it would be worth seeing. All will be watched, rated and reviewed.

FIRST LOOK: Bloodshot

Are you familiar with Valiant Comics? Yes? No? I’m not. This is the only movie coming in 2020 based on a comic book character not from DC or Marvel. I did some digging around to learn more about Valiant.

Founded in 1989, Valiant is a relative newcomer in the comic book business. According to Wikipedia, they first released the character Bloodshot in 1992.

Like many other flagship comic characters for a publisher, there have been several different comics based on the character with the most recent comics run coinciding with the feature length movie starring Vin Diesel in March 2020.

The box art, pictured right shows a very angry looking Vin Diesel. I’m very intrigued by this character and the trailers come at us like a vicious punch in the dark.

Bloodshot official trailer #1

Now for the newest trailer.

Bloodshot official trailer #2

Random thoughts on both trailers:

  • What is that Iron Man red power source in Blooshot’s chest? Does that mean he’s powering up? Is that his power? Is that his rage meter? It appears to have something to do with his regenerative properties.
  • “What is this?” – Vin Diesel. Does Diesel have like the lowest voice of any actor except maybe James Earl Jones (Darth Vader!)
  • Love the shot to the face, go slow, skeleton underneath, and then bounce back
  • The background music does not fit the trailer very good. Johnny Cash is a music icon, but “Memories are Made of This” … don’t know. Maybe it’s an applicable choice once we’ve seen the film, but I’d prefer something more metal and blood pumping like W.A.S.P “Wild Child”
  • I’m totally stoked to see what Diesel does to the “man that murdered my wife”
  • Why is this giving me a little bit of Robocop meets Death Wish meets Ghost Rider meets Universal Soldier vibe?

Bloodshot opens in theaters on March 13, 2020.

9 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in March 2020

Movies coming to theaters in March 2020 (some pictured are coming other months)

NOTE: This post will continue to be updated until the end of March 2020, as movie release dates change, sometimes within weeks of the scheduled release date

The following are movie trailers and my early thoughts for all films tentatively scheduled coming to theaters in March 2020.

2020 Theater Releases
JAN | FEB | MARCH 2020

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post is being updated throughout the year). Most releases profiled below are WIDE screenings showing on 2,000+ theater screens in the United States. If the movie title has the word LIMITED following then it means it’s being released on less than 2,000 screenings in the United States.

All movie release dates unless otherwise indicated are for the United States, the release dates in other countries may vary.

March 2020 Movies

First Cow – LIMITED from A24

First Cow official trailer (A24) – opens March 6, 2020

LOL. I keep laughing while watching this trailer.

A movie about a … cow? They are like the most passive, boring animals on the planet. They move around lethargically and “moo!” all the time, eat grass and, well, provide a very awesome supply of milk. We wouldn’t have cheese or milk without cows, so god bless ’em, but a movie about a “first” cow?

Don’t know. It’s got to be a 0/10 for anticipation from me. That’s a first on this blog, as I’ve not been as disinterested in seeing any movie like this one.

The only reason it’s even here is because it is from the studio A24, that has released some surprisingly good movies. It’s a LIMITED release, which means I might not even see it pass through the theaters in this area, but maybe others reading this will. And can’t help but be at least a tiny bit curious based on the boring subject matter.

A movie about a cow .. yeah, ok, maybe it should be 10/10 for anticipation because, honestly, in the many thousands of movies I’ve seen in 40+ years of watching movies, I can’t remember seeing even one about a cow.

Didn’t think a movie about a tire called Rubber⭐️⭐️⭐️½ would ever remotely appeal to me either, so why not a movie about a cow?

Thank you for the laughs, A24, even though this appears to not be a comedy.

Anticipation for First Cow: 0/10

The Way Back
[FIRST LOOK]

The Way Back official trailer – opens March 6, 2020

Bearded Ben Affleck as a high school (?) basketball coach. Looks a little on the sappy side and possibly even cliched. He’s got a drinking problem. Gee, where have we seen Ben Affleck in a movie boozing it up before? The plot all seems very familiar to me, based on the trailer. A man down on his luck, coaches a losing team (Bad News Bears, anyone?). Although this seems to be going the heavy drama route and not comedy.

Have enjoyed some Ben Affleck movies, but he is kind of like Nicolas Cage to me, sort of one-dimensional. And what was the last good movie I’ve seen him in, anyway? It’s been awhile. I know he’s now divorced from Jennifer Garner (sad, too, because they looked like a nice couple together), which should have nothing to do with his movies, but somehow that is the most recent thing I can think of hearing or seeing him in the news.

I’m not very interested in watching this movie after the trailer. The title is more interesting than the trailer.

Anticipation for The Way Back: 1/10

Onward
[FIRST LOOK]

Onward official trailer #1
Onward official trailer #2 – opens March 6, 2020

Pixar does it again with eye-catching graphic work and a bizarre, yet catchy trailer. “24 hours to bring back … the rest of dad” — what a hook!

This looks like a ton of animated fun. Am not sure if it will be age-appropriate for our grandchildren, but the story has a very Twilight Zone like edge to it which definitely appeals to me. Looking forward to this almost as much as Trolls World Tour.

Anticipation for Onward: 7/10

Bloodshot
[FIRST LOOK]
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 21 to March 13, 2020

Bloodshot official trailer – opening in theaters March 13, 2020

This shares the distinction of being the only 2020 movie based on a comic book character not coming from Marvel or DC. Have been a fan of Vin Diesel in action, notably the Fast & Furious franchise, so curious to see what he does with a Valiants comic character.

I don’t like the background song choice for the trailer. Doesn’t fit. The trailer otherwise makes the film look interesting. The release date was delayed and pushed back a month, was this so they could work on it more or the result of a negative test screening? Don’t know. Torn on this one. This could go either way.

Anticipation for Bloodshot 5/10

My Spy

My Spy opens March 13, 2020 – official trailer

Another delayed and pushed back title. Juvenile action-humor feel to the trailer. Reminds me of something The Rock or John Cena would do/have done, but instead this is Dave Bautista trying to be Dwayne Johnson or John Cena. Big, strong tough guy with 9-year-old girl “teaching” her how to be a spy. This doesn’t seem like a promising movie — at all.

Will probably appeal to families though like Playing With Fire⭐️½  which means it will likely get horrible reviews, but make money, encouraging similar future movies. I don’t think, based on the trailer, that this movie will be for me. Hoping I’m wrong.

Anticipation for My Spy: 2/10

The Informer (LIMITED)

The Informer opens (LIMITED) in theaters March 13, 2020

“It’s happening.” Seems more like a horror line than a thriller, but could fit.

Originally scheduled to release January 2020 and moved which makes me a bit less interested by default. The third movie this month moved from another month. Are the studios making March 2020 their new dumping ground? Also, this went from a wide release to LIMITED, which means less likelihood I’ll see it in theaters near me, anyway.

My original trailer viewing had me thinking this was an average thriller. Rewatching? No change.

Anticipation for The Informer: 2/10

The Hunt
[FIRST LOOK]

Bonus drop-in movie on 2/13/2020. This film was mired in controversy back in September 2019 when it was dropped for being a political hot potato. Read the FIRST LOOK for more.

Anticipation for The Hunt: 7/10

I Still Believe

I Still Believe official trailer – opens March 20, 2020

Christian musician who wants his fans to help him pray for his wife that is diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is based on a true story. Jeremy Camp’s spiritual journey to overcome his wife’s illness. This looks like a crying fest. Stay away from Wikipedia as it will ruin what happens in this movie. Darn it, why did I bother to look up this musician’s page? Oh well, I knew what happened with the Titanic and still enjoyed that, so maybe the spoilers won’t matter.

I don’t look for tear-jerker spiritual dramas, but this one seems more promising than several other titles this month.

Anticipation for I Still Believe: 3/10

A Quiet Place: Part II
[FIRST LOOK]

A Quiet Place: Part II official trailer – opens March 20, 2020

Sequel to A Quiet Place ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½.

Easily the most anticipated movie of March. I hadn’t seen the first horror film until recently and that easily became one of the best newer horror films I’ve seen in several years. Very scary, non comedy horror. These sightless creatures are the stuff of nightmares. Can’t wait to see this one!

Anticipation for A Quiet Place Part II: 9/10

Mulan

Mulan official trailer – opens March 27, 2020

Disney live action based on the animated film of the same name. This will probably make boatloads of $$$ at the box office, but definitely not something I’m very interested in seeing. I do like the whole China backdrop, however, so maybe I’ll turn out loving this one. Just never know.

I’ve never seen the animated film it’s based on, either. These Disney live action remakes have been received less enthusiastically by critics, but moviegoers have seen them in droves.

Anticipation for Mulan: 3/10

Ranking the March 2020 movies by anticipation (as of this writing)

  1. A Quiet Place Part II – 9/10
  2. The Hunt – 7/10 (bonus 10th movie added on 2/13/2020)
  3. Onward – 7/10
  4. Bloodshot – 5/10
  5. I Still Believe – 3/10
  6. Mulan – 3/10
  7. The Informer – 2/10
  8. My Spy – 2/10
  9. The Way Back – 1/10
  10. First Cow – 0/10

What movies in March 2020 are you looking forward to seeing?

15 Movies COMING TO THEATERS in February 2020

Many of the new movies opening wide in theaters in February 2020 pictured above

The following are movie trailers and my early thoughts for all films tentatively scheduled coming to theaters in February 2020.

If you’d like to see a list of all movies released in 2020 click here (that post will be updated throughout the year).

February 2020 Movies

Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn)
[FIRST LOOK]

Birds of Prey official trailer – opening in theaters in February 7, 2020

I didn’t know anything about Harley Quinn until seeing the trailer for this movie in the theater. Didn’t know she was Joker’s girlfriend. Didn’t even know she was a comic book villain. Since that time a couple months ago, I subscribed to DC Universe, started following — and liking very much — her animated TV show and am reviewing all season one episodes as they’re released every Friday. I’m also starting to read her comic books.

Also learned that there was a single season (13 episodes) Birds of Prey TV series — and Harley Quinn was in it — that’s also available on DC Universe. Plan to watch at least some of that, too. Maybe the entire series if it’s really good. This movie, bearing the title, could be more about that group than just Harley Quinn, as it shares the title. I would have been just fine with a Harley Quinn movie by itself, but OK.

Anyway, my anticipation for this movie has increased exponentially. I haven’t seen the movie Suicide Squad, which is the first feature film to include Harley Quinn, but the reviews I’ve come across were unfavorable. Am sure I’ll see that at some point, but probably not before this opens wide in theaters Feb 7, 2020.

Anticipation for Birds of Prey : 9/10

Peter Rabbit 2
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 7, 2020 to April 3, 2020

Peter Rabbit 2 official trailer – opening in theaters April 3, 2020

Haven’t seen the first Peter Rabbit film, but this seems like it’s in that middleworld between children-friendly and adults. Trailer isn’t making me super excited for the movie. Was surprised to see it grossed over $350 million, which explains the presence of this sequel less than two years later.

Anticipation for Peter Rabbit 2 is: 2/10

Fantasy Island
[FIRST LOOK]

Fantasy Island official trailer – opening in theaters February 14, 2020

After seeing what Blumhouse did with Black Christmas⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’m less excited about what they will do here. Also, as lamented (several times), Fantasy Island without Tattoo is missing something important. This is still a movie I’m looking forward to watching. Just hope they don’t make it some cheesy, jumpscare-laden horror comedy. I would like something darker and scarier, feeding into the macabre and yet moral tales of the original TV series. If they lean that direction and execute, I could end up a huge fan.

Anticipation for Fantasy Island: 7/10

The King’s Man
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 14 to September 18, 2020

The King’s Man official trailer #1 – opening in theaters September 18, 2020
The King’s Man official trailer #2 – opening in theaters September 18, 2020

Am getting a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vibe from these trailers. I know it’s not the same thing, but that movie left me feeling cold to films like these. This one could pull me out of this funk … if it doesn’t suck.

Anticipation for The King’s Man: 3/10

The Photograph
[FIRST LOOK]

The Photograph official trailer – opening in theaters February 14, 2020

Trailer makes this seem as mostly a romance which is fitting for Valentine’s Day release, but other than the woman trying to explore her mother through the photographs left behind doesn’t seem to have an otherwise compelling story. It could surprise me though.Timing is good.

Anticipation for The Photograph: 3/10

Sonic The Hedgehog
[FIRST LOOK]

Sonic The Hedgehog official trailer – opening in theaters February 14, 2020

This was my most anticipated movie of February, up there with Fantasy Island, but now Harley Quinn edges them both out. I’m still excited about seeing how the speedy videogame character tears through the film, also Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik looks like a fun bad guy.

Anticipation for Sonic The Hedgehog: 8/10

What About Love
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 14 to September 25, 2020

Sharon Stone in a supporting role it appears. No official trailer yet as of 1/1/2020, so nothing more to go on except for the Wikipedia page. I’m leery of digging too deep into that page before seeing the movie.

No trailer, no anticipation.

Bloodshot
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 21 to March 13, 2020

Bloodshot official trailer – opening in theaters March 13, 2020

Have been a fan of Vin Diesel in action, notably the Fast & Furious franchise, so curious how he works this one through.

Anticipation for Bloodshot 4/10

The Call of the Wild
[FIRST LOOK]

The Call of the Wild official trailer – opening in theaters February 21, 2020

Sad to see Harrison Ford – Han freaking Solo – so weathered and old. I know, I know, happens to all of us, but Harrison Ford in a dog movie? Yeah, it’s based on an awesome novel but I’m not sure about the casting here.

Anticipation for The Call of the Wild: 4/10

Emma
[FIRST LOOK]

Emma official trailer – opening in theaters February 21, 2020

Based on the Jane Austen novel and very little interest in seeing. Less than I did going into Little Women, but then that movie was a delightful surprise. Maybe this one will be too.

Anticipation for Emma: 1/10

Las Pildoras de Mi Novio (My Boyfriend’s Meds)
[FIRST LOOK]

Las Pildoras de Mi Novio (My Boyfriend’s Meds) official trailer – opening in theaters February 21, 2020

LOL! The boyfriend forgot his meds?! Trailer is pretty funny. I don’t know if it’s all subtitled, but don’t really care, it’s got me curious what exactly happens when this guy is fully off his meds?

Anticipation for Las Pildoras de Mi Novio 5/10

Bad Trip
RELEASE DATE CHANGED from Feb 28 to April 24, 2020

Bad Trip official trailer – opening in theaters February 24, 2020

Looks like reality TV gone wild. Sign me up! Will admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of reality TV, but there have been some shows (I liked Cops,The Osbournes and Gene Simmons Family Jewels and some others). The whole catch the audience real reactions to crazy scenes is often too gimmicky to hold my interest through a TV series, but in a movie maybe it will work. This one looks like it could be very funny, I just hope the trailer isn’t showing the best parts.

Anticipation for Bad Trip: 6/10

Burden
[FIRST LOOK]

Burden official trailer – opening in theaters February 28, 2020

Fighting the KKK based on a true story and more modern times (1996, not 1969!), seems like this has potential to be a powerful story. Forest Whitaker!

Anticipation for Burden: 5/10

The Invisible Man
[FIRST LOOK]

The Invisible Man official trailer – opening in theaters February 28, 2020

Boy, this is going to be a tough reboot sell for me. I consider the original Universal monster movies virtually untouchable. That includes the amazing Claude Rains as The Invisible Man. Here, it’s another Blumhouse production, which on the positive side means it won’t be filled with a bunch of crazy expensive CGI, but will this be a fresh take or bad reboot? Curious, but cautious.

Anticipation for The Invisible Man: 5/10

The Whistlers

The Whistlers official trailer

Has great blurbs. If a movie trailer relies on blurbs, I’m almost instantly suspicious. Show me how good it is in the trailer, not with a bunch of quotes in the trailer telling me how great it is. Don’t know about this one.

Anticipation for The Whistlers: 2/10

Ranking the February 2020 movies by anticipation (as of this writing)

  1. Birds of Pray – 9 / 10
  2. Sonic The Hedgehog – 8 / 10
  3. Fantasy Island – 8 / 10
  4. Bad Trip – 6 / 10 (release date changed to April 24, 2020)
  5. Burden – 5 / 10 — LIMITED
  6. Las Pildoras de Mi Novio – 5 / 10 — LIMITED
  7. The Invisible Man – 5 / 10
  8. The Call of the Wild – 4 / 10
  9. Bloodshot – 4 / 10 (release date changed to March 13, 2020)
  10. The Photograph – 3 / 10
  11. The King’s Man – 3 / 10 (release date changed to September 18, 2020)
  12. Peter Rabbit 2 – 2 / 10 (release date changed to April 3, 2020)
  13. The Whistlers – 2 / 10 — LIMITED
  14. Emma – 1 / 10
  15. What About Love – (release date changed to September 25, 2020)

What movies in February 2020 are you looking forward to seeing?