On this superstar edition of the INTERVUE, imagine yourself going to a well-known museum, let’s say the world-renowned Smithsonian Institute, to take some courses on film and then somewhere down the road in the course of life, you put all that you have learned and take it back to your hometown. This is what happened with our next guest.
A graduate of Univ. of Southern California, Variety listed him as one of the “10 Cinematographers to watch 2017”. Over the course of his career, his credits include the films Chronicle & Fantastic Four and television series Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones, and The Mandalorian. Now, he has come full circle as he brought his craft to our Nation’s Capital with the epic superheroine sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. You can see his work now on Digital and coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD on March 30th!
My fellow readers welcome to the INTERVUE, DMV’s own Matthew Jensen!
The first Wonder Woman trailer is very interesting for a number of reasons…
Reason one: this is the Steve Trevor from the first film (check the least few seconds of the trailer); reason two: Maxwell Lord and Cheetah are definitely the villains (Cheetah was known, but Lord is confirmed in the notes below the trailer on YouTube); reason three: Pedro Pascal seems to be channelling the late Rutger Hauer as Max Lord, and reason four: the action looks even more insane than in the first one (and that was set in WWI!).
Wreck-It Ralph was a huge hit for Walt Disney Animation Studios – so of course there would be a sequel.
In the first film, Ralph and Sugar Rush racer Vanellope Von Schweetz became friends. In Ralph Breaks the Internet, face the challenges that occur when friends have very different personalities and ambitions.
Warner Brothers has done something no one would have predicted a year ago – released to good-to-great superheroes inside a calendar year. (No, they’re nowhere near Marvel consistently, but they’re moving in the right direction.)
Justice League maintains the portentous/brutalist look that director Zack Snyder set for the DCEU, but following the few faint glimmerings of wit in Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman – and the wit, charm and adventure of Wonder Woman – the film maintains the levels of danger and conflict from earlier DCEU films while making a point of balancing its darkness with genuine fun.
Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for Wonder Woman and it’s chock full of new footage – more battles, a few more quips and a sense of just how epic the film is intended to be.
Additionally, the trailer includes a good deal more of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor – showing that he’s more than just a DID (Dude in Distress). This is a guy who may not have superpowers, but is every bit as brave as Diana, Princess of Themyscira – and very good at his job.