Sony have been hyping up this trailer all week like it was the biggest event of the year. Good for them. I suppose they need to make sure people are hyped for the second Totes Amaze-balls Spider-Dude film after the first one disappointed many. I enjoyed the first film, although pointed out just how much of it was pointless and merely repeating stories we’ve seen already. Where the film really got into its swing (badum-tish) was when it was focused on Spider-Man himself, something Andrew Garfield pulled off well. So, after the jump is the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Tell me what you think in the comments, or something.
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So Marvel thought it would be hilarious to release Thor The Dark World right in the middle of my Horror Week. Good going Marvel! Why not screw everything up for me as much as you can? Like that time you released The Avengers just as I was about to do my traditional joke review for The Film Dump’s 1st birthday. I’m sure they’ll find a way to screw up the Godzilla season I’m planning. Jerks. Yup, Marvel have it in for me, clearly. So, Thor The Dark World is out in the UK and I just got back from seeing it. So here’s my review… right in the middle of Horror Week. Click the link.
Don’t do many trailer posts these days but I’m a comic book geek and so I feel compelled to post this one. The Thor 2 trailer hasn’t done a massive amount for me, although I will see it next week, but this trailer is awesome. They clearly understand that Captain America isn’t about supporting the interests of the American Government, regardless of what they are, but more about upholding the core tenants the U.S. was founded on. Some of the best storylines in the comics is when he’s going against his own employers to show what he believes is the true American way of life. This sequel seems to be tapping right into that and it looks like it’ll be doing a better job at showing the conflict between what SHIELD stand for and what they actually do better than the Agents of Shield series is. Anyway, click the link for the trailer and chuck some words in the comments below!
It’s been another slow week for movie news this week. Significant movie news anyway. There was a photo from the set of Fast & Furious 7… not a single shit was given by me. Ain’t It Cool managed to post an entire review for Prisoners (Which is apparently excellent) and called the film Neighbors the whole way through. That included capitalising and bolding every instance of the word “Prisoners”. Took 5 hours for them to fix it. That’s literally how dull this week as been for film news. Which leaves me with a dilemma. What do I write about this week? I’ll tell ya…. or you could look at the title of this article. Today I’m gonna talk about 5 things I feel are gradually damaging the art of mainstream cinema. Click the link dudes and dudettes!
I think this might be the first time I’ve reviewed a new entry in a film series after having done a complete film season. Back when X-Men First Class was released I led up to it by reviewing all the X-Men films. Watching this series is much like being a gambling addict. You start of neutral and then your up, but before your know it your way down and you stay down but then your up again… but you know you could fall at any minute. The real danger comes when you keep getting up and keep feeling better, because after that come inevitable, crushing failure. The Wolverine manages to maintain the momentum started with X-Men First Class. This makes me worry about Days Of Future Past. But let us worry about that later. For now, click the link below to read what I thought of The Wolverine.
I’m gonna start with an aside here. I like Ain’t It Cool News. Those guys be good and regularly display as much disregard for spelling and grammar checks as I do. There’s a kinship there, I feel. But man do they fall victim to hyperbole in their reviews. Whenever some big geekfest of a film, such as Pacific Rim, comes along they pretty much just write around 2,000 of filmic cock-sucking. They make bold claims about how amazing the film’s visuals are and how it’s totally not a dumb film cos there was that part where the guy looked a little sad about a thing. Rather than write critical reviews of a film they, mostly Harry to be fair, tend to write massive geek-gasms that bear more of a resemblance to the excited ramblings of a 6 year old that just got a NINTENDOOOOO SIXTY-FOOOOOURRRR!!!! Now I wouldn’t have it any other way with them. It’s part of Harry’s charm that he can still evoke the excitable child in himself when he writes a review of the latest blockbuster. That’s not what I tend to do. I might give glowing reviews but I like to think I remain objective. That said…. Pacific Rim is every single boyhood dream of your favourite comics, cartoons and monster movies of your youth realised on screen as one of the most incredible, colourful and spectacular visual treats that has ever been put on a cinema screen. Click the link for my clearly measured and critical review.
If you have read my review for the Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Recall film you will likely know that I revere it as one of the last great practical effects movies and an excellent piece of sci-fi. That and a film that is pretty much badass for a full two hours. It is odd how in the late 80s and early 90s films managed to balance multiple elements like that, by which I mean strong action coupled with strong sci-fi. These days, that sort of combination is few and far between. For every The Matrix there’s at least 2 sequels and 5 copycats that just don’t get it. With the ratio of good action sci-fi to bad action sci-fi being so poor these days, what chance does a remake of Total Recall directed by Len Wisemen have? You probably know the answer already…
It would be wrong of me to start this review without a little bit of history. Mostly because it has become a habit of mine over the course of these Superman film reviews. So here it is. Man of Steel was originally the title for the sequel to Superman Returns. Right, that’s out the way, now onto the review. Click the link to find out what I thought of Man of Steel!
Well I missed a chance to do a review season here didn’t I? In my defence, my new job doesn’t allow much chance for me to do a season without some planning ahead. The work shifts are too all over the place to be able to commit my evenings enough days in a row to watching a whole series of films. I will cover the Star Trek films someday though, likely split into original crew and Next Generation crew films, but I will get to them. Now, Star Trek Into Darkness eh? What’s it like? It’s… like… pretty damn decent. Click the link for the full review!!!
What? You thought I’d only have 1 review for The Film Dump’s 2nd birthday? Nah dawg! I don’t roll like dat… or something. Second birthday means I do two reviews, which also means next year I’ll have to decide if I wanna do three. Maybe I’ll finally do the Godfather Trilogy. Anyway, I digress, point is that tonight I went to see Iron Man 3 and it was really quite an enjoyable action spectacular. Click the link below to read my actual review… there is much to be discussed.