Well here it is the first full trailer to the final film in the Riddick trilogy. I loved the first film, it had a unique feel to it and was so simple it’s hard not enjoy the ride. Then the follow up Chronicles of Riddick which was so far in the opposite direction even I had trouble keeping track of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy elements at play. Now watching this trailer I obviously feel it taking more influence from the first film, stranded on a desert planet, bounty hunters, the nasty monsters come out at night, R RATING! Love it all and I think it will be at the very least fun. Also got some interesting casting going on which I will talk about later, but on that note where the hell Karl Urban? Honestly put him in the trailer! The action looks good, the monsters look scary and Riddick’s eyes are glowing so let’s get this review started! Comment and like at the end please.
Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category
Tags: Bokeem Woodbine, Conrad Pla, Dave Bautista, Jordi Molla, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Keri Hilson, Matt Nable, Nolan Funk, Poster, Raoul Trujillo, Review, Riddick, Riddick (Trailer #1) Review, Trailer, Trailer #1, Vin Diesel
Tags: Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Guillermo Del Toro, Idris Elba, Jaeger, Kaiju, Legendary Pictures, Max Martini, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim (Trailer #2) Review, Poster, Ramin Djawadi, Review, Rinko Kikuchi, Rob Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Trailer, Trailer #2
This massive Wondercon trailer is one gigantic and beautiful scene after another. This film is really trying to beat the idea of giant scale into our minds and personally it’s working for me. I will be watching this film in IMAX, it will be the best film ever made and as God as my witness Del Toro will get an Oscar! On my previous review of Trailer #1 I confessed my ridiculous excitement for this film, and clearly this trailer doesn’t help, I might actually go crazy waiting for this! The thing you notice about the trailer is a lot more behind the scenes detail such as the command center and well just people in general, and we see Charlie day for the first time talking about understanding the enemy (he is a scientist). Then we go over a few scenes showing how the Jaegers work with mind melding and such. We also get an insight into how the war with the Kaiju has been going, but after that its 2,500 tonnes of awesome with lots and lots of battle scenes and Giant Robot action! 12th July save the date!
Tags: Review, Trailer, Chris Hemsworth, Rene Russo, Thor, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Poster, Trailer #1, Ray Stevenson, Thor - The Dark World (Trailer #1), Thor - The Dark World, The Dark World, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins, Alan Taylor, Thor - The Dark World (Trailer #1) Review
Not the best trailer but the films quite far off so let’s call this one a teaser and praise it for that. Plenty of interesting scenes going on in this trailer, got battles, new characters, new villains, old villains and London for some reason. Easily one of the weirdest starts to a trailer, it starts off with a shot of London, then it goes to a floating truck, and for the first 40 seconds I have no idea what’s going on. Who’s is that voice over in the beginning? I don’t recognize it but I like it. My biggest complaint at this trailer is how scattered and unorganized it is, far more reminiscent of a teaser. Also think there is a massive spoiler going on in this trailer, so massive I think it’s just a tease as it would be unbelievable to show in a trailer. So onto the trailer and my top scenes and don’t forget to leave your comments at the end.
Tags: adventures, Catherine Keener, cave men, Chris Sanders, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Emma Stone, Images, kids films, Kirk DeMicco, Nicolas Cage, Poster, Review, Ryan Reynolds, The Croods, The Croods (2013) Review, Trailer
The Croods wasn’t the best animated kid’s film but it had plenty of humour and impressive visuals to keep it in the green (my rating system). The voice acting was solid from its cast and the story whilst nothing new was enough to keep the viewer (me) entertained for 90 minutes. I can see kids really liking it with its slap stick humour and brightly coloured environment. Like with all Kids films it has an overall message which in this is family and change can be good, relatively simple but it works. Still waiting for How To Train Your Dragon 2 though, come on DreamWorks get your affairs in order.
“This is called a brain. I think that’s where ideas go.”
Tags: Alex Russell, Carrie, Carrie (Trailer #1) Review, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Julianne Moore, Kimberly Peirce, Portia Doubleday, Poster, Review, Stephen King, Trailer, Trailer #1
Now I don’t mind remakes, never really bothered me as long as they are done well, a good films a good. However I did get worried about this one getting remade because it is a favourite of mine, but after watching the teaser trailer it looked crazy good. It had blood and destruction, looked great. This trailer however has a few things I am not sure about. Starting with the bad, Chloë Grace Moretz still looks fantastic. Why is that bad Tim? Well she is supposed to be mercilessly bullied into a murderous rage, but I am just not seeing the same realism as in the first film. More later on. The good, Julianne Moore and Chloë seem to be pulling off that crazy ass mother daughter relationship. That’s a difficult couple of scenes to deal with but they seem to be doing the original film justice. As for the rest of the trailer please read on for my favourite scenes.
Tags: 5 Best, 5 Best Alien Invasion Films, Alien, Alien Invasion, Alien Invasion Films, Annette Bening, Bill Pullman, Brooke Adams, Dakota Fanning, Danny DeVito, David Koepp, Dean Devlin, Donald Sutherland, Glenn Close, H.G. Wells, Independence Day, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Goldblum, John Carpenter, Jonathan Gems, Josh Friedman, Justin Chatwin, Keith David, Larry J. Franco, Leonard Nimoy, Margaret Colin, Mars Attacks, Meg Foster, Miranda Otto, Morgan Freeman, Philip Kaufman, Pierce Brosnan, Review, Roddy Piper, Roland Emmerich, Steven Spielberg, They Live, Tim Burton, Tim Robbins, Tom Cruise, Veronica Cartwright, W. D. Richter, War of the Worlds, Will Smith
Second feature of the 5 bests is the best alien invasion films. Science fiction is my genre, alien films are a keen interest and alien invasion films are just damn cool! It’s a good mixture of these types of films. I have featured action heavy films to dramatic paranoia and all of which I would recommend to my readers. If anyone has any film they are adamant that I have over looked, please point that film out to me because I am not an expert even though I have watched a lot of these films. Please enjoy the list and comment at the end.
Tags: Brendan Gleeson as Walter "Monk" McGinn, Cameron Diaz as Jenny Everdeane, Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill "the Butcher" Cutting, Gangs of New York, Gangs of New York (2002) Review, Gary Lewis as McGloin, Henry Thomas as Johnny Sirocco, Jim Broadbent as William M. Tweed, John C. Reilly as Happy Jack Mulraney, Larry Gilliard Jr. as Jimmy Spoils, Leonardo DiCaprio as Amsterdam Vallon, Liam Neeson as "Priest" Vallon, Martin Scorsese, New York, Review, Stephen Graham as Shang
Recently I was asked to take part in a review of Scorsese’s films by Andy at Rorschach Reviews , there was a list and we had to pick a film we hadn’t seen so I picked Gangs of New York. Got a copy and 10 minutes into the film defuq is happening!? I had no idea what this film was about at all but I do now and like it. The story of this film is madness pure and simple. The characters are fantastic in this film, crazy and totally unpredictable which what I like in a really entertaining film. The visuals in this film are really great, I know it had a pretty big budget and it shows in every detail. This film is historical fiction very much like Django Unchained it is based around truths in the past but has its own story and characters.
“Mulberry Street… and Worth… Cross and Orange… and Little Water. Each of the Five Points is a finger. When I close my hand it becomes a fist. And, if I wish, I can turn it against you.”
Tags: A Clash of Kings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Carice van Houton as Melisandre, Emilia Clarke as Princess Daenerys Targaryen, Fantasy Epic, Fire and Blood, Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones (Season 2) Review, George R. R. Martin, Hand of the King, HBO, Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont, Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Brandon "Bran" Stark, Jack Gleeson as Prince Joffrey Baratheon, Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo, John Adams as Stannis Baratheon, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Locations, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Michelle Fairley as Lady Catelyn Stark, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, quotes, Review, Richard Madden as Robb Stark, Rory McCann as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Season 2, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Sword fights, Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H'ghar, Winter is Coming
Hot on the heels of a very successful first season, Game of Thrones was back and with a 15% budget increase for quote “Battle Scenes” I was bouncing off walls. Although expecting greatness I did worry that we might see a Walking Dead style season 2 which might have killed me, luckily my fears were proven untrue and we got a stunning second season with great dialogue, new characters, battles and sword fights left right and centre and the war of the five kings well underway. You really see the budget increase in the battles but we also get to explore the world far more in season 2, with new locations such as North of the Wall, Qarth, Iron Islands and Casterly Rock. 11 More days till season 3 and I hope you all watch with me, Come on season 3!
Jaime: “Three victories don’t make you a conqueror” Robb: “It’s better than three defeats”
Tags: Action, Aleks Paunovic as Shao Kahn, Anthology, Combat, Darren Shahlavi as Kano, Developed and Written by Kevin Tancharoen, Fantasy, Fighting, Fraser Aitcheson as Baraka, Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion, Jeri Ryan, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Jolene Tran as Mileena, Kevan Ohtsji as Sub-Zero, Live Action, Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage, Michael Jai White as Jackson "Jax" Briggs, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Mortal Kombat: Legacy (Live Action) Web Series Review, Prequel, Prologue, Review, Ryan Robbins as Raiden, Samantha Tjhia as Kitana, Science Fiction, Tahmoh Penikett as Kurtis Stryker, Video games, Web series
I just watched this at the weekend after the series second season trailer came out (wow!). So apparently to adapt a video game into anything remotely good you have to launch a live action web series. Granted this web series isn’t perfect but it was much better than I thought it would be and definitely better than the last film they made of Mortal Kombat. I knew a little of the back stories from the games but not much and it was fun to see them played out as a prologue to the game. The fights in this are great and really fun to watch, my only complaint is I want more! The visuals are also strong in this series, costumes and settings where impressively realistic in their appearance. The acting and dialogue was a little all over the place but wasn’t too bad, some were actually good but not most.
Tags: action-horror, Adam McKay, black comedy, brothers grimm, dark fantasy, dead snow, Derek Mears as Edward, fairy tale, Famke Janssen as Muriel, folk tale, gemma arterton, Gemma Arterton as Gretel, German, Hans Zimmer, hansel and Gretel, Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, Images, Jeremy Renner, Jeremy Renner as Hansel, Joanna Kulig as Redhead witch, Peter Stormare as Sheriff Berringer, Pihla Viitala as Mina, Poster, Review, Tommy Wirkola, Trailer, Will Ferrell, witch hunters, Witches
I had a lot of fun watching this film and am going to defend it as much as I can. The swift story, the fun fight choreography, the impressive practical effects and as much gore as possible put a smile on my face. I saw the trailer and this is what I wanted, a fun action-horror B movie. Granted the story and acting could be better and the opportunity to have some fantastic lines was wasted at times but I struggle to understand the majority of the negative reviews. I wonder if this film will ever be recognized as a cult film because I really liked it and so did a few others I have talked to, time will tell. It’s the second most enjoyable experience I have had in the cinema this year and I hope this continues into the spring season. Please leave your opinions in the comments as I am sure there will be some opposing views.