The first season of Jessica Jones won accolades for its thoughtful exploration of trauma and mental illness, and it looks like season two will continue to address those subjects head on. This preview shows a mixture of super hero action, crime solving, but mostly just lots of challenging moments where characters are butting heads with themselves and each other. The new season comes out March 8th.
I’ve watched this trailer a few times now trying to figure out what bothers me about it — there are a few things, but I think the main one is this: it’s trying to be cool. I’m not a big Star Wars fan, so I could be off here, but it seems to me that Han Solo doesn’t try to be cool, he just is cool — by virtue of being a slacker and a scoundrel, not by rushing into impressive, high-risk adventures. Now, maybe that’s just the trailer and not the movie itself, but Disney only has a few more months to convince us this film’s rocky production turned out well. It comes out May 25th.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Another Mission: Impossible, another chance to ponder subtitle punctuation in a series that already has a colon in the name. This trailer doesn’t necessarily get me that excited for another Mission: Impossible, but I do like that it’s presenting a much more energetic tone than, say, recent Bond films, which makes the whole thing seem a lot more fun. Also, Tom Cruise does an insane helicopter stunt, obviously. It comes out July 27th.
All I have to say is, where is Samurai World? Because we were promised Samurai World. Seriously though, I’m pretty curious to know where Westworld goes in season two, mostly because it seems difficult to repeat the strange and intentionally confusing narrative structure it used a second time around, and that’s a large part of what kept the show interesting the first time. No matter what it’s doing, this trailer shows the series is going to look just as big and ambitious as before. The new season starts April 22nd.