This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a discussion of the next movie in the Harry Potter universe—the prequel (of sorts) called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The hosts reveal everything we know thus far about the impending film, including a breakdown of the plot summary.
From there, the GeekScholars take a first look at Warcraft, the popular video game adaptation, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, a sequel to the 2010 Disney film starring Johnny Depp.
To wrap things up, Fox and Chris debate the pros and cons of Spectre, James Bond’s latest spy adventure, with a Spoiler Session after the credits.
One of the most important parts of Daniel Craig’s time in the James Bond series is the way has evolved ever-so-slightly from a thug with a licence to kill into a man who knows when not to kill. Another is the way that we’re getting to see bits and pieces of Bond’s life the way they’ve formed the man.
Spectre brings Bond into conflict with the titular group, but even more, with its head, Franz Oberhauser – a man who has been thought dead for decades. To make things even more significant – and personal – the two know each other from when Bond was a boy.
Like some of my fellow critic friends, I started the month with a Bond binge, by the time I got to the end of Diamonds Are Forever – the 3rd movie in the franchise, I slapped myself thinking “What am I doing?” I didn’t want to OD on Bond before seeing the latest installment in one of my favorite franchises. I love me some Bond, but I hated Daniel Craig‘s last three Bond films – yes even the critically and financially successful Skyfall (I know I’m alone on my island with this opinion). So I wasn’t particularly thrilled to sit through another emo Bond experience.
The final trailer for Spectre has arrived and is as cool as we’ve come to expect from a Bond trailer. It features a key point of debate as well as a wee bit of new footage. Check it out after the jump.