As someone who occasionally has big, bushy muttonchop sideburns, people may think I'm a bit biased towards Wolverine. But while I've read X-Men comic books since junior high, it wasn't until Hugh Jackman played him that I really took to the guy. Jackman gave him a humanity and vulnerability that I could never really see in the comics, which is why I'm psyched that they finally got around to making a solo Wolverine flick, even if it has the clunky title X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The first trailer debuted this past weekend in front of The Day the Earth Stood Still, and while it has less Sabretooth than the earlier San Diego Comic-Con footage did, it still looks awesome. These are the five things I liked most about it, and the five things I liked the least.
Do you love movie trailers as much as we do? How about that Quantum of Solace trailer? Pretty cool, huh? Well, we feel that trailers deserve a little more attention than the minute-thirty we usually give them. While we'll occasionally write about one that grabs our fancy, some of them are worth serious analysis, by seriously funny experts. Which is where the first installment of our new weekly video series, Trailers Without Pity comes in. Brother vloggers Omar and Pablo Gallaga have broken down the Quantum trailer to point out the bizarre, the confusing and the sheer ridiculous in the latest Bond commercial.
Check out their Quantum theories here, then keep checking back to hear the Gallagas' opinions of trailers for Fast & Furious, Watchmen and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button!
Here is a bit of Academy Awards trivia for you: Did you know that since the Oscars started being televised in the early 1950s, movie studios were not allowed to advertise any of their films during the telecast? Did you ever notice? Me neither. And it's too late to look for it, too, because this year, that's all about to change. In years past, the worry was that letting studios advertise during the show might appear as though the studios were influencing the outcome of the awards, despite the fact that votes had already been cast and collated. Still, the fact that Hollywood was actively trying to defer even the hint of impropriety is really rich. There's a first time for everything!
Whew! Finally, the summer is almost over, which means we don't have to look at any more pictures of Transformers 2 star Megan Fox and can move on to... What? She has another movie coming out? In which she stars as an evil high school student who likes having sex wiht boys but is actually a demon? Great. Now we can look forward to another month of photographs of her wearing red-carpet fashions and biting her tongue to make herself look either more or less attractive (we're not exactly sure which she's going for with that). Plus, more Diablo Cody talk-show appearances, to boot. Vloggers Omar and Pablo G. dissect the Jennifer's Body redband trailer -- and the Fox phenomenon herself -- in the latest installment of "Trailers Without Pity." Watch it below, or click here!
Okay, normally we make fun of Nicolas Cage movies, but his newest one doesn't look half bad. Take his underwhelming Next, add a little Final Destination, some Mothman Prophecies and a smidge of The Day After Tomorrow... Okay, that does sound bad. But the trailer somehow makes it work. What's more, all of these elements (plane crashes, magical numbers that predict future events, whispering strangers in the woods) add up to what feels like a big episode of Lost, and that can't be all bad, can it? The Gallaga brothers may not buy into our Lost comparison, but they have their own take on the trailer in their latest video. Check out the new "Trailers Without Pity" after the jump!
When you have the ability to purchase a robot duplicate and send it out in the world, why would you make it look exactly like you, except with a floppy, blonde toupée? Omar G. and Pablo G. -- the Flying Gallaga Bros. -- ask that very question while watching the trailer for Surrogates, Bruce Willis' new actioner about people staying in their apartments while sending robots to do the risky stuff, like shopping and driving and going to work. See vloggers Omar and Pablo dissect the logic of this world (via animated surrogates, of course) in the latest installment of Trailers Without Pity, and weigh the drawbacks/benefits of such a lifestyle. Click the link, or watch it below!
Man, that Judd Apatow has a penchant for on-the-nose titles, doesn't he? The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and now Funny People. If you need to know what's going on in the movie, it's right there in the title! Not satisfied with a two-word description, the Bros. Gallaga have taken a movie buff's eye for detail to the trailer for the next Apatow flick and broken it down for the layman, pointing out why it looks funny, why it doesn't look funny and why this whole exercise smacks of desperation. Check out the new installment of "Trailers Without Pity" below, then check out other upcoming movie trailers they've dissected -- including Star Trek, Knowing and G.I. Joe -- in our video library!
Who better than Michael Bay to direct the Transformers movie? Transformers are more than meet the eye, and Michael Bay movies are more than the eye can process! Seriously, Bay throws more explosions and moving robot parts up on the screen than the human eye can handle, which made it difficult for the Gallaga Bros. to bring you their latest installment of "Trailers Without Pity," their video series dedicated to breaking down movie trailers for the layperson. In this installment, Omar suffers a Michael Bayeurism while helping his brother Pablo explain what's going on in the trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Check out the video and see whether he lives or dies after the jump.
You've seen the costumes. You've heard the nerd complaints. You may have even seen The Mummy 3. But now we've all seen the trailer for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, directed by Mummy helmer Stephen Sommers, and... it doesn't look half-bad! Sure, the Joes all wear black instead of green camo and sailor suits, and Destro doesn't seem to have a mask yet, but Snake Eyes looks pretty damn cool, and the Baroness is hot in a Sienna Millerish kinda way. The Gallaga brothers thought it looked pretty neat, too, and they're hardcore G.I. Joe fans -- check out their latest episode of Trailers Without Pity, in which they break down the Joe trailer for newbies and fans alike. Watch it after the jump!
There's something fantastic going on at the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia this week. According to Variety, directors at Sitges are debuting previews for nonexistent movies. The faux trailers are part of a competition that launched last month at Teaserland.com. Would-be directors have entered the race, as have more seasoned pros who've submitted trailers for sequels of some of their previous movies. The previous movies exist; the sequels don't.