The first trailer for the Planet of the Apes prequel/remake/reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, has hit the Internet, and it looks pretty great. That's mostly because it looks nothing like Tim Burton's overwrought remake of Planet from 2001, but also because it seems to borrow as much from recent horror films as it does Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the 1972 film that it partially draws on. Here are the other movies I couldn't help but think of as I watched the trailer.
Regardless of whether you felt Zack Snyder's 300 was spectacular art or mindless drivel, or that his Watchmen was too faithful or not faithful enough, or whether you think he's a good choice to direct the next Superman movie, you have to admit you're intrigued by Sucker Punch. Sure, the latest trailer is chock-full of his overused slow-motion, but it's also packed with more geektastic imagery than any movie we've ever seen before, leading one man to call it Things The Internet Likes: The Movie, and numerous others to compare it to Inception due to its dream-state storyline. So is it actually Nerd Inception? Let's use what we've learned from the new trailer to take a closer look.
The full trailer for DC Comics' next big movie, Green Lantern, is out, and the fan reaction has been mixed, to say the least. Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a test pilot who gets drafted into an interplanetary police force of aliens who all wear skintight green suits and wield energy rings run on willpower. And while some are calling it a pleasant change from somber superhero fare, others are calling it an abomination, given what we know about the 50-year-old character. As a fan of Ryan Reynolds and a longtime reader of DC Comics, I thought I'd add my two cents to the mix.
In all the hoopla over the new trailer for Super 8 (which looks like J.J. Abrams taking on The Goonies, a.k.a. awesome), people have happily forgotten that yesterday saw the debut of the first full-length trailer for The Smurfs. Now, I'm only a moderate Smurf fan, but I've been dreading this movie since I first heard about it, because I knew it would be a train wreck of Garfield proportions. Unfortunately, the trailer does not seem to be proving me wrong, as there are numerous elements that have dreading the day I will be forced to see it for review purposes. As a sneak peek of that review, here are the things I found the most annoying, terrifying and disgusting about the trailer.
If you were still awake after the Oscars ended last night, you may have caught Robert Downey Jr. on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he debuted a brand-new Iron Man 2 trailer. Whether you're a comic book fan or a Robert Downey Jr. fan, this trailer is must-see material, since it showcases a lot more fun lines from the movie, as well as some major plot points and details. Here are our six favorites.
Last night, millions of fans gathered around the TV to watch the Super Bowl, but not all of them were watching for the sport of it. Some were watching purely for the commercials, because so many new ones get rolled out during the broadcast. (And at $3 million a pop, they'd better be good.) The movie studios were not excluded from that, airing 11 different movie trailers during the game, including some brand-new ones (Angels and Demons, Fast & Furious) and a few slightly rehashed oldies (Star Trek, Up). While they only had 30 seconds to make their cases, there were five new trailers that did a bang-up job. Here are our faves from last night.
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.
While there may not be a wealth of movie news out there today (I'm about to march down to the Variety offices and let them know that they're not on vacation yet, thankyouverymuch), there are certainly a buttload of new posters and trailers up all over the internet. The coolest of which, in my opinion, is the exclusive over at Ain't It Cool News of an extra snippet of the newest Star Trek trailer, featuring Leonard Nimoy. That's all I'll tell you -- I'd advise you to go check it out yourself.
For months, there was virtual silence about J.J. Abram's new take on Star Trek. Details of the plot and images of the cast were kept tightly under wraps. Now, some six months before the movie bows in May 2009, you can hardly go a day without stumbling across some new Trek tidbit. Whether it's a new trailer featuring Leonard Nimoy or a new movie poster, news is coming fast and furious. Just yesterday, IDW Publishing announced it would be publishing a four-issue prequel comic book miniseries leading up to the new movie. As if that's not enough grist for the fannish mill, there are also new still shots from the scene in the trailer where young Kirk comes face to face with... Well, it's kind of hard to explain. Click on through only if you want to get a gander at what happens.