I was reading Deadline: Hollywood earlier today when I noticed that Ruairi Robinson has landed a development deal based upon the video for his short, Leviathan.
If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll recall that I featured Robinson’s The Silent City, a few years ago. I’ve reposted it below.
The thing is, Ruairi Robinson does great trailers, but his feature work tends to be a bit lacking. For instance, his last movie, The Last Days On Mars (currently on Netflix) got a 20% on Rottentomatoes.com, though I thought that it deserved better.
Another interesting thing is that the story reminded me of quite a few others, such Melville’s Moby Dick, The Stars, Mine Enemy! by Roy Thomas from The Rampaging Hulk and Abraxas and the Earthman by Rick Vetch, from Marvel’s Epic Illustrated.
The latter two revolving around a hunt for creatures that can best be called ‘space whales.’
I honestly think that this latest The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (wanted to type ‘Luton‘ for some reason) trailer is the most cohesive yet.
Unlike past trailers each character gets an introduction, as well as a bit of the spotlight. We see a bit more of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and they look pretty awesome.
We also get a hint that somehow Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) has some sort of bond with the Twins, because in an earlier trailer we see them both side by side with Ultron, while here we see him telling them “If you step out that door, you’re an Avenger.” which implies that it takes place later than the scene when they’re with Ultron.
I wonder if they’re going to have Quicksilver be homosexual, as he is in the comics. I mention it because Taylor-Johnson did some serious guy kissing in 2010’s Chatroom, so I suspect that if that were the direction the narrative takes, he’d probably have little problem with it.
Besides, I’ve seen the entire season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, and it would be cool to see a gay person that’s not a huge bucket of stereotypes–Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess) is hilarious,but also uber-gay in the sense that it’s almost akin to a super power as opposed to a personality type.
And I know that at this point we’ve pretty much seen most variation of stunt there is, but at the same time what Captain America does with a motorcycle in this trailer is literally the first time I have ever seen it.
Which reminds me why I HATE trailers (though I am by no means strong enough to stop watching them) because while I don’t think Cap throwing the motorcycle–which as second earlier he was RIDING, which pretty much shows he’s significantly stronger than Batman, fyi–is a moment probably not as cathartic as the Hulk catching Iron Man from the trailer from the first movie, though it looks cool enough that I wish a trailer wasn’t the first place that I encountered it.
This is sort of neat. It’s a motion poster based upon Netflix’s upcoming 13-issue series Daredevil, where we see Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) turn into Daredevil.
I should also mention that it’s not the red suit–they’re keeping that under wraps, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless.
I also want to say that I am not going to binge-view this one, that I am going to ease into it leisurely–but I already know that I am lying, and will probably watch the entire season in two or three days.
It figures that Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie, in what at first glance appears to be a ridiculous-looking costume) would be playing a bad guy (or a misunderstood one) in the new Tomorrowland trailer.
It’s interesting because it gives more context to what the movie is about, which it really, really needed because–as far as I am concerned–it wouldn’t be the first time that I avoided a movie because of bad marketing.
Besides, what I think is more interesting is that it’s establishing a niche for the type of films that Disney is going to produce considering that they have Marvel Studios for superheroes, Lucasfilm for Star Wars and Pixar for cutting edge animation and more experimental storylines, and Disney Animation for reinterpreting Disney animation for a new audience.
It goes without saying that the latest trailer for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is all sorts of awesome. This time around we get a little more on Ultron, as well as his motivations (and there’s a logic to his approach in that if you get rid of people you’re going to get rid of much of our problems, seeing that we’re at the heart of most of them) and ‘The Twins’ (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) as well as the odds that the Avengers are up against this time around and it goes without saying that they’re pretty overwhelming.
And this being a Marvel Studios trailer, stick around till the end because you have to have the ‘Vision’ to see where Marvel is going with this.
The actual trailer supposedly won’t be out till the premiere of ABC’s–like Marvel Studios, also owned by Disney– American Crime tomorrow, but there are those out there that laugh at such measures.
By the way, I hate to sound contrarian, but I hope this upcoming trailer reveals ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I can almost guarantee–despite the darker tone–that Age Of Ultron will not only earn a billion in its first week of release, but will go on to surpass the $1.5 billion earned by the original film AND pass Avatar (at almost $3 billion–$2.88 billion) in the process.
Which is why they don’t need to reveal anymore in terms of storyline. At this point there are probably people looking for reasons NOT to see this movie.
Marvel Studios, don’t give them any.
I like this motion poster. Why, you may ask? After all, all you see is Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) looking at the camera.
Well, on one level, you’d be correct, after all, it is just Cox just looking at the camera. But there’s more to it. Look at it again and take a glance at his expression. He looks sort of sly…as if there’s something he knows that we don’t.