Archive for the ‘Trailers’ Category

Our First Look at Predators

March 14, 2010

Update – The full length trailer has been released, and is embedded at the bottom of this post. Check it out!

The first footage from Nimrod Antals Predators appeared online last night. The 3rd movie in the Predator series is being produced by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Dusk til Dawn) and stars Adrien Brody (The Pianist, King Kong) as the movies lead, along side Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) Topher Grace (Spiderman3) and Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, Devils Rejects)

The movie’s plot (which was falsely rumored to be a remake ) turns the premise of the first Predator on its head – a random group of deadly warriors – consisting of serial killers, criminals and mercenaries wake up to find themselves stranded on a mysterious planet. Lost and shaken, the group must set aside their differences and learn to work together, because they have been brought to this world as game, to be tracked and hunted by an alien race known as the Predators.

Rodriguez is saying all the right things in the video below, lets hope he delivers what he is promising.

The movie opens this Summer, and I for one can’t wait!

Go to http://www.predators-movie.com for a better quality version of the video above.

Iron Man 2 Trailer Kicks Shiney Metal Ass!

March 8, 2010

The second full length trailer for this years Iron Man 2 went online today – and you know what? It rocks!

Let me begin with a little confession – the first Iron Man never really had much of an impact on me. Sure it was fun at the time, but I have never felt the desire to revisit it. Robert Downeys performance as Tony Stark made Iron Man the success that it was. Now im not saying he wasnt great in the role. He gave his character depth and personality- it’s just everything else seemed to have been forgotten. Where was the great action? The larger than life villain? This is a super hero movie afterall right? The movie suffered greatly in the action department, and this was my biggest problem with the movie…

…Fortunately, the follow-up looks like it is going to make amends for this in a big way! Not only does the trailer give a good indication of the movies story, but it also showcases some of the awesome action set pieces we can expect to see when the film hits in May!

Iron Man and War Machine kicking ass together? Sold!

Mickey Rourke f*ucking sh*t up with his electro-whips? Sold!

Scarlett Johanson looking good and kicking bottom? I`d buy that for a dollar!

It is also fun to see how Marvel are really starting to lay the foundations for the upcoming Avengers movie. For the non-geeks out there, Marvel Studios overall game plan is to tie in all of their already established Marvel movie characters  (the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor etc)  into one SUPER, super hero movie. This is hinted at in the trailer by the appearance of Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury. Jackson is already signed on to star in the Avengers movie. For those keeping tab, you may also remember the closing credits scene in 2008s The Incredible Hulk – where Tony Stark speaks of putting together a special task force – wink wink!

Anyway, enough chit chat – check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

A New Nightmare Begins! The Full Length Nightmare On Elm Street Trailer Is Up!

February 25, 2010

One, Two Jackies coming for you!

New line Cinema have just released a new full length trailer for their remake of the 1984 horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street. Directed by Music Video director Sam Bayer (Teen Spirit, American Idiot) – the new trailer gives a good indication of the overall tone of the picture, and how the nightmare sequences will be visualized. Like all of Platinum Dunes  efforts so far – the remake appears to be dark and bloody, but  in an extremely glossy-hollywood way. Dont get me wrong- the trailer is well put together, but it almost too good-looking for its own good…and I`m not just referring to the cast!  I am a little disappointed to see that the majority of the picture appears to be a beat by beat re-tread of its source material. Most of originals classic scenes appear to be here, with the addition of a modern polish . This is fine for those who are new to the series, but potentially boring to fans of the original. This is just a guess-work at this point, but I suspect that moments from other nightmare sequels will be re-hashed to. Some of the dream sequences in this trailer look suspiciously similar to set pieces we have seen before in other NOES movies. This screams lazy screen writing to me – but time will tell. It is worth noting that a similar approach was used for their Friday the 13th Reboot – and look how that turned out…

As for Freddy himself (played by Jackie Hayley)- the trailer keeps him in shadows for the most part (so I am only going on the glimpses we see here) but I am still not convinced by the characters new look.  The producers have opted for a realistic take on the Kruger’s burns, which on paper sounds like a great idea, but he looks a little to reptilian-like for my tastes. Original actor Robert Englunds Pizza-esque makeup was never ment to be realistic, and it worked perfectly! Besides, the entire concept of  the movie isn’t realistic either – so why not exaggerate a little if it make things scarier? Worryingly, Jackie also appears to be re-using his Rorschach voice from Watchmen. The actor was undoubtedly brilliant in that part – I just he hope he isn’t just phoning Kruger in, and gives the character his own unique personality.

Anyway – as a Nightmare fan, I am still looking forward to this when it hits the UK in May. unfortunately my hopes for a truly good movie have been slashed somewhat by this trailers un-inspired claws.

Check out the movies poster below –

Full Length Toy Story 3 Trailer

February 11, 2010

Everybody, everywhere – no matter what race, religion or sexuality – likes Toy Story. This is just basic science. I have never met anyone who doesn’t. If I ever do, I will naturally assume they have some kind of severe psychological disorder and will promptly contact the necessary authorities.

Toy Story 1 and 2 are fantastic animated movies! They are just as good today as they were the day of their release. So I was very pleased to see that the third Toy Story movie looks just as great as the last two. Of course you can never truly tell how good a film will be from the trailer (both Terminator Salvation and Transformers II looked fantastic) but so far so good. The humor, the look and the new characters – all perfect.

A quick thought – Will this be the movie where Woody finally reveals to Andy that he is a living breathing toy? I doubt it, but it would certainly be an interesting conclusion to the trilogy.

Toy Story 3 comes out this summer.