Film Bits: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Unleashes Fury on Rome; ‘Power Rangers’ Gets Real

‘Power Rangers’ Offer Glimpse of Realism in First Trailer


The first trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers revamp was released this weekend at New York Comic Con. As anticipated, the film looks nothing like the cheesy, low quality show of our youth, and instead ground the mythos more firmly in reality. While intriguing, this first trailer doesn’t show near enough of the Power Rangers in action, and instead comes off as your typical high school drama with elements of superhero origin stories. Still, it does provide an interesting glimpse into the direction of the film, which eschews what came before it in order to present its own unique take on the franchise that spans the entire globe. Power Rangers is expected on March 24, 2017.


John Wick Murders His Way Into Our Hearts Again with ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Trailer


John Wick first murdered his way into our hearts back in 2014, with a non-stop action kill-a-thon that harkened back to the cheesy glory days of the genre, but with the techniques and style of modern cinema. It was an amazing work of genre cinema that touched upon an entire, intricate world of which they barely scratched the surface. He’s back again in the first trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2 which finds the once retired assassin traveling to Rome, where presumably he’s going to murder the ever loving shit out of everything he possibly can. Truth told, it looks pretty much the exact same as its predecessor, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. They perfected the formula once before, so why change it up? Keanu Reeves returns as the titular hero, reuniting with his The Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne. John Wick: Chapter 2 hits theaters on February 10, 2017.


‘Iron Fist’ Unleashes First Official Teaser


Fans got their first real look at Netflix and Marvel’s upcoming Iron Fist this weekend with the first full length trailer for the series, which also happens to be the final series before the epic crossover event The Defenders, expected next year. The series follows Daniel Rand (Finn Jones) who’s a kung fu expert imbued with mystical powers. If the ad campaigns for the previous three series are any indication, we can expect to see a lot more from Iron Fist between now and its release date on the streaming service, but as a first real look, it’s about as good as we can expect. Iron Fist premieres on Netflix on March 17, 2017.


‘The Girl on the Train’ Derails ‘Miss Peregrine’


The Girl on the Train took the top spot at the box office, earning $24.6 million in its opening weekend, coming in far ahead of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which dropped to just $15 million in its second week of release. Deepwater Horizon, meanwhile, dropped to third place after a strong opening last week, earning $11.7 million. Rounding out the top five were The Magnificent Seven with $9.1 million and Storks with $8.4 million. For the full list of the top ten, see below.

  1. The Girl on the Train-$24.6 million
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children-$15 million
  3. Deepwater Horizon-$11.7 million
  4. The Magnificent Seven-$9.1 million
  5. Storks-$8.4 million
  6. The Birth of a Nation-$7.1 million
  7. Middle School-$6.9 million
  8. Sully-$5.2 million
  9. Masterminds-$4.1 million
  10. Queen of Katwe-$1.6 million

(Box Office Mojo)

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