Michael Bay Ambulance, Sing 2 and more CinemaCon reactions – .

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Michael Bay Ambulance, Sing 2 and more CinemaCon reactions – .


Our own Chris Bumbray was in Las Vegas to cover CinemaCon this week and Universal Pictures just finished showing their list of upcoming movies during their presentation.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated films of the event was Ambulance, an action thriller movie directed by none other than Michael Bay. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as adopted siblings who hijack an ambulance after a bank robbery gone awry. While Gyllenhaal’s character is a career criminal, Abdul-Mateen’s character is a veteran who is drafted into the junkyard after his brother promises him a score reduction in order to pay for his wife’s surgery. Super smooth trailer unveiled, full of wild, frequent car chases Heatstyle shootouts, and everything you’d expect from a Michael Bay movie. Eiza Gonzalez also stars as an EMT dealing with a cop who was accidentally shot by the character of Abdul-Mateen. Bumbray described the film as Bay’s take on Dog day afternoon, but pushed to the max with much more violence. Bring it on!

Sing 2, Universal’s sequel to the 2016 animated musical, was also presented. The film follows Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) as he plans to launch a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater, but without any connection, Moon and his band of singers must recruit reclusive rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono) and the bring them back on stage for their show. Universal presented an extended preview featuring Ash (Scarlett Johansson) singing I still haven’t found what I’m looking for with Clay in an emotional duet. Sing 2 seems like another fun family animated movie, just as big and wide as the first movie.

We also got a new look at The 355, Simon Kinberg’s spy thriller featuring a cast of badass female stars including Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing. The film follows a CIA agent who teams up with other international agents to recover a top secret weapon. The new footage included numerous shootouts with plenty of melee action for good measure. It appears that the families of the women are kidnapped at some point in the film, and Diane Kruger’s character is apparently a bit more brutal than the others as she has been shown to torture bad guys. Bumbray said it looks more like Mission impossible that Bourne’s identity, which points to a (hopefully) fun action flick.


Next on the bridge was Marry me, a new film by Jennifer Lopez which finds her in the role of a sensational Latin pop star. It sounds familiar. Jennifer Lopez’s character is engaged to another pop star (Maluma), but when he abandons her at what was supposed to be a public wedding during their concert, she chooses to marry a stranger (Owen Wilson) in the audience. holding a “Marry Me” Sign. Spot the usual tropes of romantic comedy and you’ve got the makings of a feel-good movie just in time for Valentine’s Day 2022.

Getting back to the animated content, Universal also screened a clip for The villains by Dreamworks Animation. The film focuses on a team of misunderstood animal criminals known as Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson) and Ms. Tarantula. (Awkwafina). When Mr. Wolf saves an old lady, she calls him a good boy, which sets him on the right path to convincing the rest of his group to live their lives as forces for good. While the animation for the clip hasn’t been finished, it looks pretty cool and a little different from what we typically see.

Universal also presented a new trailer for Cher Evan Hansen with the song Waving Through a Window. The adaptation of the musical will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2021.

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