The trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ just popped up, and it feels – and sounds – like a Michael Bay Transformers film. So many cars flying about, so many explosions!
This must be what happens when a director being given too much money is combined with rebooting a property too soon: You have action that’s so frenetic that you can barely follow it, and an origin story that seems to exist only to differentiate it from – and I don’t believe I am saying this since I wasn’t a huge fan – Sam Raimi’s far superior films.
This means we get a Rhino battle suit (Huh?) and a needlessly complex origin story.
We weren’t present at his conferences with his mutant charges. Who knows what he said or how he conducted himself?
Though I wouldn’t put my money on this interpretation.
Over the years, there have quite a few Batmobiles, with the vehicle changing whenever a new director helmed the franchise.
For instance, here’s the Batmobile that appeared in the Tim Burton film.
image courtesy of io9
The next version is Joel Schumacher’s. It’s a bit garish though there’s no denying that it’s a dynamic-looking vehicle. Schumacher, if I recall, did at least two Batman films, with a slightly different Batmobile in each.
And finally, the Christopher Nolan version of the Batmobile, also known as the Tumbler. Its origins are more military-based than the other vehicles, and it shows.
As popular as the Nolan films have been, I prefer the model that was unveiled in Tim Burton’s 1979 film. And if you feel the same as I do, and have over $154,413 (£90,000) to spare (which I definitely don’t), you can have your very own Batmobile.
Thanks to Carbuzz for the heads up.
As far as I was aware, the only footage of Edgar Wright’s “Ant-Man” were either storyboards, one of which I have included below, crude FX tests (which I have not) or pirated footage that also looked pretty bad.
Imagine my surprise to learn that Machinima posted a really comprehensive view of the trailer already (perhaps the best yet). It’s not the full trailer presented at Comic-Con, but it’s enough to tell what direction Wright is going to be moving in with the feature.
Before seeing Alan Taylor’s follow-up to “Thor,” “Thor: The Dark World,” I happened to read a few reviews. Some were particularly insulting and mean-spirited, while others seemed not to have seen the first film, which is OK; but don’t complain about understanding the origin of Thor and the rest of the Asgardians when you can’t motivate yourself to see the film that established such things.
It’s akin to someone not seeing “Star Wars,” then watching “The Empire Strikes Back,” and wondering why the guy in black with asthma is so mean. And what’s with that “Force” stuff, anyway?
Sure, you could do it, though it comes off remarkably lazy (and what’s worse is that many of the people that do so are paid to watch movies).
For instance, it’s been established in the first film that the Asgardians ARE NOT GODS (which is repeated in this movie), nor are they immortal, though they live significantly longer than humans. What they are are aliens that make use of remarkably advanced technology that, to less-advanced peoples, looks like magic. They have visited the earth in the past, and inspired certain groups, like the Vikings, who believed them to be gods.
It’s actually relatively simple, despite the kvetching.
Marvel Studios has done it again. With movies they were the first to create a united universe of characters that began with Iron Man, and continued with “The Incredible Hulk,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” culminating with the blockbuster, “The Avengers.”
Now they’re bringing the same approach of a unified universe to Netflix, with individual series based upon Luke Cage (also known as ‘Power Man), Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil, to culminate in a mini-series event, The Defenders.
Though based upon the news, I have to ask: Where’s Misty Knight?
Netflix has been looking for ways to differentiate itself from other networks, such as HBO and other cable networks for awhile now, though I never suspected that they would take such a bold approach.
I hate to admit it, but I don’t like this trailer. The storyline from the X-Men comics was grand in scope, and so epic that it literally reverberated through time.
This trailer shows very little of that. That being said, Bryan Singer could be holding his cards close to the vest, but when the trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which came out a week earlier),” is more interesting and seems to have more at stake than the trailer for a new X-Men movie, something is wrong.
Plus, there were no Sentinels pictured, which I could accept if it weren’t for the fact that he tweeted a picture of one of them already (it doesn’t look very good, at least compared to the comics).
image courtesy of Marvel.com
I know, trailers always look good, after all, they’re showing the best of the movie. That being said, the new trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” sets all sort of standards for awesomeness.
From what I can see there appears to be a traitor (or perhaps signs of a power struggle) within S.H.I.E.L.D.
I know this because early on you see one of the agents with Captain America is actor Frank Grillo, who is supposedly playing Crossbones, who has ties to the Red Skull in the comics.
Superherohype has revealed a new poster for Chris Evans’ upcoming Marvel Studios movie (which has been described as a political thriller in the vein of “Three Days of the Condor,” which is awesome because that’s a great movie and ‘Soldier’ also happens to star Robert Redford, who also starred in ‘Condor.’
In the poster, Cap is looking out of the cargo bay doors of (probably) a Quinjet, looking all Captain Americany, while the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier is on his right, and Washington, DC is on his left, implying some sort of choice.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and continues Marvel’s tendency to choose directors that some would consider unusual, seeing that the Russo Brothers claim to fame before ‘Winter Soldier’ was the NBC series, Community.
The trailer should be here Thursday.
Marvel Studios is on a roll. Earlier this year “Iron Man 3” earned $1.2 billion worldwide, while the year before that “The Avengers” earned over $1.5 billion. Even with characters that aren’t necessarily as popular, like Thor and Captain America, Marvel is making a mint.
In fact, they are so confident about their prospects that the budget of the upcoming “Thor: The Dark World” has increased significantly over the prior film, which cost $150 million, compared to $200 million for “The Dark World.”
But their boldest move yet has to be placing their upcoming “Ant-Man” against the sequel to “Man of Steel”, which opens two weeks earlier.