At first the new Spider-Man reboot seemed like a dumb idea because it was gonna tell the origin story, exactly like the Spider-Man movie we already saw a few years ago, but this new one has promised “the untold story“, a today the new trailer clears a few things up.
In the first movie, a scientist that Peter Parker knows injects himself with an experimental drug and turns himself into a green monster that goes on a murderous rampage, while in this one, a scientist that Peter Parker knows injects himself with an experimental drug and turns himself into a green monster that goes on a murderous rampage.
Um, but also, the new villain has poor bathroom etiquette. The other movie never even mentioned that.
Steven Soderbergh is an Academy Award winning director, so it was a little surprising to see that his new movie ‘Haywire’ is a pure, unrepentant action film. Even more surprising was that, while big stars like Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Fassbender fill out the cast, the star is Gina Carano.
If you don’t know, Gina Carano is not an actor. She’s an MMA fighter, ranked 3rd in the world at one point, with a background in Muay Thai, and who trains with the great Greg Jackson.
As you can see it was very wise of Soderbergh to have Ginas first scene be with Channing Tatum, because compared to him she looks like Meryl Streep. He’s so dumb looking and wooden, half the time I see him on screen I end up thinking someone paused the movie.
We still have 3 days to wait for the trailer to ‘Prometheus‘, the sorta ‘Alien’ prequel from director Ridley Scott, but today the trailer for ‘Wrath of the Titans‘ showed up. That of course is the sequel to ‘Clash of the Titans’, and it returns to Greece (which has a secret rocky desert that only Hollywood knows about) so Sam Worthington can yell at scary CGI monsters before stabbing them.
And if you didn’t see it, the trailer for the Dark Knight Rises was finally released yesterday too. Now the only questions are if they’ll ever put the 7 minute prologue online, and does the touchdown by Hines Ward still count. Hopefully not, or else Jerry Jones might try that exploding field thing.
‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ has a new trailer out this morning (HD copies here), and at first it may seem to be the exact same footage as the first trailer in a slightly different order, but actually this shows the movie will feature Rachel McAdams carrying a package and a bulldog that goes “rrr-woof!” That’s all I needed to see. Here’s my money Warner Brothers!
At long last, ‘the Avengers’ finally has its first trailer (HD copies here), though it does little more than explain the very basics of the story and blow some shit up. I hope that chubby cop can out run the chain reaction of exploding cars in the begining! It doesn’t look good to be honest with you.
This is not exactly new but after seeing the ‘War Horse’ trailer, it’s a nice reminder that some movies are still exciting and original as opposed to Speilbergs by-the-numbers exploitative bullshit.
‘The Raid’ is about a police, um, well, raid on a criminal safe house in the slums of Jakarta. Suffice to say it doesn’t go very well. This is getting a Hollywood re-make that will no doubt suck because I don’t think it’s even legal to shoot actors in the face with stunt guns anymore (mostly because of this) like they do at the 1:05 mark. But in India they don’t give a fuck. That’s the advantage of working with actors who believe in reincarnation.
(slightly better copy here. This was directed by Gareth Evans btw, who first made a name for himself with the completely awesome ‘Merantau’. Here’s that trailer. Please note the 1:54 mark, when they don’t even bother with fight choreography anymore and just start crippling people set to music.)