I like this trailer more than the previous ones. There is more footage in it and we get a better look at the setting elements.
After watching it I’m still really stoked about this film. I’m really glad to see that at least in their advertising they are going back to the giant killer robot theme!
(via Topless Robot)
Theater or Renter: May 2010
Theater or Renter: May 2010 includes five SF movies Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, Shrek Forever After, Prince of Persia, Survival of the Dead. Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
Iron Man 2:
Release Date: May 7th
Listed as: Action, Superhero Film
Studio: Marvel Studios
Director: Jon Favreau
Produced by: Kevin Feige, Avi Arad, Susan Downey
Written by: Justin Theroux
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson
The Plot / Story: Sequel to Iron Man it's six months latter. The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts and James "Rhodey" Rohdes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces, Whiplash and Justin Hammer.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
- Theater: I will have to watch this in the theater because the first Iron Man was so good. I have great concerns about this movie based on the Terrence Howard scandal and advertising. I'm very unhappy with switching Rohdey from Terrence Howard to Don Cheadle. This looks like a repeat of the first movie but with two Iron mans in it and multiple iron mongers as villains. They even went to the point of making a rival weapons merchant who wants to do Tony Stark in through the business world, hrmmm sounds familiar. Here is hoping that I am wrong.
Release Date: May 14th
Listed as: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Ridley Scott
Produced by: Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe
Written by: Screenplay: Brian Helgeland Story: Brian Helgeland, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris
Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Kevin Durand, Mark Addy, William Hurt, Danny Huston, Max von Sydow
The Plot / Story: It is late 12th century England and Sir Robin Longstride, Earl of Huntington, has returned to his northern English village after fighting in the Third Crusade. Upon arrival, the nobleman and his servant discover the oppression caused by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Sir Robin uses his intelligence and military skills to free his home village from tyranny and corruption in England, by taking back what is rightfully his, and by taking back what rightfully is theirs, to restore justice and happiness to England. Robin must also win the affection of the recently widowed Lady Marian while leading his Merry Men of Sherwood Forest to victory and fairness. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
- Renter: This looks like they are just trying desperately to capitalize off of gladiator and I'm not a big fan Russell Crow or his movies. On the plus side: Cate Blanchett, William Hurt and a movie with sword play in it. This is probably a renter though if I have time or the early reviews turn out to be good I may switch to Theater.
Shrek Forever After:
Release Date: May 21
Listed as: Fantasy, Comedy
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Director: Mike Mitchell
Produced by: Gina Shay, Teresa Cheng, Andrew Adamson, Aron Warner, John H. Williams
Written by: Josh Klausner, Darren Lemke, Ryan Harris
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Walt Dohrn, Julie Andrews, Justin Timberlake
The Plot / Story: After all of his adventures, Shrek has become a domesticated family ogre. Instead of scaring villagers away as he used to, Shrek agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre", Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal maker, Rumpelstiltskin. After signing the contract, Shrek discovers he has been tricked, and the day Rumpelstiltskin took out of Shrek's life was the day that he was born-meaning that he never existed. Now, stuck in a twisted alternate version of Far Far Away where he has to gather the gang and fix everything. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
- Theater: I have loved all of the Shrek movies and expect to really enjoy this as well.
Prince of Persia:
Release Date: May 21
Listed as: action, adventure, fantasy
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Mike Newell
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer
Written by: Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
The Plot / Story: Based on the game Prince Of Persia. Dastan is a street urchin in 6th century Persia. Adopted by the king as his heir after showing valor in battle in hopes of keeping the king’s two sons from fighting over the throne. Dastan teams up with Princess Tamina to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam.(Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
- Theater: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time only caught a passing interest from me. Movies based on games tend to be a hit and miss venture. Add to that Disney's involvement and this project had caution written all over it, that is until I watched the trailer above. I’m now excited about Prince of Persia. The effects looks good. I like the use of a broader variety of weaponry especially the more exotic ones. The trailer does a nice job of setting up the back and forth between Dastan and Princess Tamina, even if a bit cliche.
Survival of the Dead:
Release Date: May 21
Listed as: Zombie movie
Studio: Independent Production
Director: George A. Romero
Produced by: Paula Devonshire
Written by: George A. Romero
Stars: Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Athena Karkanis
The Plot / Story: It's a desperate, nightmarish world where the dead walk the earth, relentlessly attacking the living. Plum Island is a beautiful refuge whose isolation allows two powerful families to maintain a semblance of order in the wake of the zombie apocalypse. Over time the two clans become sharply divided: The O'Flynns believe that the undead must be destroyed without exception, while the Muldoons insist that afflicted loved ones be kept "alive" until a cure is found. Added unto this situation wander a small group of National Guard soldiers who, after robbing the protagonists of the previous film, have decided to strike out on their own in an effort to survive. Survival of the Dead follows the thieving National Guardsmen characters who briefly appeared in Diary of the Dead. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
- Renter: working against this movie is that it's a zombie flick which has been done to undead and like the creatures they feature just won't go away and give me a rest. That said it's a George A. Romero movie, this is a huge plus. Romero created the zombie genera and the best zombie movies. This may be enough to move this movie to theater status and at least makes it a renter.
Exploring: Terminator Salvation
Terminator: Salvation is the next installment in the Terminator franchise. It takes place during John Connor's freedom fighter days as he leads the resistance against the Skynet and the robot army. In his attempt to defeat Skynet and its army ofby Marcus Wright, a man who apparently has been rescued from the past, though Connor wonders if instead he’s been sent from the future as a foil to his plan. As Connor and Wright push deep into the heart of Skynet, they get closer and closer to learning the secret behind the organization’s mission to wipe humankind off the planet. I loved the first two Terminator movies becoming a fan of the story and setting. It was the best of both worlds great action with killer robots and good speculative fiction. Then the third movie happened which moved the franchise away from any good "what if" and into pure boring action. I originally had a lot of hope with this movie exploring John Connor's adult years and getting back into the setting returning the franchise back to what made it so great... after some of the early reviews and McG's talks that hope is swiftly slipping.
I put this one into the caution category. I will watch it in the theater to review it but recommend for others to wait until the reviews are in. My hopes is Terminator will turn out to be like Star Trek in quality rather than X-Men Wolverine.
For more information on Terminator Salvation
- Theater or Renter: May 2009
- Terminator Salvation The Harvester Featurette
- Terminator Salvation 4 Minute Clip
- Other posts on Terminator
Let me know what you think. Will you go to see Terminator: Salvation in the theater on May 21 2009 or rent it? If you have seen it in the theater should I go see it and why?
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Terminator Salvation 4 Minute Clip
A new 4 minute clip is out for the Terminator Salvation. Watch it above. The footage looks nice and it shows more of the story behind the movie. We do get to see more of the different types of robots that will be in the movie. Apple users can also get a nice high quality version of the clip here.
Trailer: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
I really like the new trailer for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. This one really demonstrates some of the potential this next movie and helps to quash some concerns that were left after the Superbowl trailer.
The Superbowl trailer left me worried with it’s lack of giant robots and over focus on the human characters being chased. It really looked like there was going to be little to no difference between Transformers and the Terminator movie.
Michael Bay did tell us in earlier interviews that this movie is going to have more robots in it. This claim is backed up now Now after watching this trailer. Now I’m getting excited about this movie
I love the look of Devastator…
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is due out June 24, 2009.
Look At: Transformers 2 Super Bowl Ad
This helped to excite me about Transformers 2. I have had a lot of concerns about this move from some of the rumors, leaks, and concept art coming out of production. Now, seeing the images in action gave me hope that I’m going to get the giant killer robot movie that it should be.
There clips include:
- an attack on an aircraft carrier
- a fight and a chase scene involving Optimus Prime, an even larger Decepticons
- a transformer animal coming out of the ocean.
Maybe the very large Decepticon chasing Optimus Prime is another attempt at getting Devastator right? I can only hope.
When I saw the Transformer coming out of the ocean I could not help but to laugh and think Montauk monster transformer, But seriously I wonder if they are going to bring in either the Dinobots or are they going to pull stuff from the Beast Wars era of the Transformers series.
/film also put up 27 still images from the video to get a better look at the images in the trailer.