The first full trailer for the new Marvel studios property, Guardians of the Galaxy has been released online to mixed reactions. It seems that some were expecting a trailer that would delve into the film with a bit of plot explanation and some kick ass action. Instead the trailer has taken the approach that the audience may not know anything about the property in advance. Continue reading “Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer” »
People have short memories. This is of particular benefit to those who like to complain as it gives them the opportunity to continue voicing their grievances even if it contradicts their previous feelings on a subject. This was never more evident than on October 31st 2012. A historic day for film as Disney announced that they were buying the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas for a little over 4 billion USD with the intention of adding more films to the series. The internet went into meltdown as fan boys spewed vitriol over social media, prophesying the death and ruination of their beloved Empire. Which sounded very familiar.
Marvel have ended the speculation surrounding Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man by securing him to a two picture deal. Don’t expect Iron Man 4 however as the star has signed up for The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3.
Captain America is the latest in the big superhero franchises to make it to the big screen, and I can safely say it’s up there with the best of them. The Sentinel of Liberty himself is well played by Chris Evans who formerly played the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies. Thankfully, this movie is as far from the FF hokum as it can be.
This, like many others, is the origin story telling the tale of how skinny little Steve Rogers became the super soldier fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Set during World War II we see a scrawny little Steve Rogers trying (and failing) to get into the army for the fifth time. Brilliantly, Evans head has been CG attached to a weedy little body, and although a little bit strange looking at first it quickly settles into being the norm. In fact, the CG is so well executed when you see him later in the movie in his real life muscled form it at first looks stranger than the weedy version. Continue reading “Captain America: The First Avenger” »