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Well That Sure Is The Giant Robots Vs Giant Monsters Action I Was Promised. Pacific Rim Trailer In Here!!!
So for some time Guillermo Del Toro has been promising the world some giant fecking robot action. After At The Mountains Of Madness was cancelled he set about making this giant robot movie and he’s only gone and done it. Pacific Rim looks like the movie I’ve been wanting to see produced with Hollywood sized budgets ever since I watched Godzilla and Robot Jox style films as a kid. I’d imagine people a little younger than me would likely parallel the feeling they get from this to Power Rangers. Pacific Rim is about giant robots fighting monsters from beneath the sea and it looks pretty damn spectacular. It does make me ask one question though. Isn’t it time that our films started to scale down somewhat? We are really losing character and story behind huge effects and high concept scenarios. That said, giant robots kick all kinds of arse. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Well as Winter approaches we start heading into that time of year we all can’t wait to experience. It’s the summer movie trailers preview season!!!! Yes, every year at this time the studios start to remember that they have another season of summer blockbusters to force into our collective eye holes next year and so they start pumping out the film trailers like nobodies business. Today we have a trailer for the Zach Snyder directed and, more importantly for the marketing department, Christopher Nolan produced Man Of Steel. Because not having the word “Batman” in the title of the last two films worked out so well some clever sod in marketing decided that Superman can’t have his name on the title of his new film either. So, click the link for the trailer. It looks quite good.
Have I covered any Darren Aronofsky films yet? As I reach review number 170 I’m starting to lose track of what I have and haven’t covered. I’ve been meaning to tackle one of his films on here for some time because he is honestly one of the more interesting of today’s directors. He’s a guy who’s been tied multiple times to big flashy franchise films, always teasing us with the potential brilliance he could bring to the series, just to back out in favour of making another low budget near arthouse film. His début Pi was a real micro budget film. He’s most well known now for Black Swan and The Wrestler, both excellent films. Personally I think Requiem For A Dream is his best work. But he did make one large budgeted feature, that being today’s film, The Fountain. What is interesting about The Fountain is despite having a large budget and quite a bit of marketing behind it he managed to make his most polarising film to date. Click the link for my thoughts on The Fountain.
Looks frigging epic. The Dark knight Returns is, as for many Bat-fans, one of my favourite Batman comics. It was a massive force in the change of direction of that Batman underwent during the 80s. I was quite apprehensive upon hearing the news that Bruce Timm’s team was going to be making the comic as a film at first. Not because I doubted their ability to make a great animation but because I was unsure if they’d be able to fully represent a comic that is densely packed both visually and with it’s story. A while back they announced it would be split into two parts. Personally I would have preferred them to make it just one long film instead but that’s how it is. After the jump is the first full trailer for the first part of the feature. It looks amazing.
WARNING!!! This review will contain SPOILERS. The last two paragraphs are very spoiler heavy. I have noted in the review when the major spoilers are coming though.
Well here it is. The final instalment of the Chris Nolan Batman trilogy and the last Batman review I will have to write for some time. Thankfully I didn’t start to feel like I had nothing left to say about Batman, unlike when I did the Harry Potter reviews. That’s thanks to the breadth of variety and styles contained within the franchise. Nolan’s trilogy though is the only series of Batman films handled by the same director over more than two films. The Animated Series films were all handled by different directors and the previous live action series went two a piece from Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher. Nolan is a smart director and he always said he wouldn’t go back for a third Batman outing unless he felt he had something he could bring to it. He clearly found the right story, but does he have anything to say? Click the link to find out…
Well here’s the biggie. Well at least until Friday. The Dark Knight is, by quite some margin, THE most successful Batman film both financially and critically. Well unless you count Under The Red Hood’s 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but that’s only from 7 reviews. Great film though. The Dark knight managed to gross over $1billion in worldwide takings, the only Batman film to do so. Some would argue that it only reached that point because of the fact that one of it’s leads, Heath Ledger, died a few months before release thus creating extra hype around the film. Fact is, if the film sucked then no amount of Heath Ledger hype would have made it take even half that money. Unless it had Transformers in it. They seem to be immune to quality. Anyway, click the link for my review!!
And so it begins. Batman Begins to be exact. Here’s where we start edging towards the finale on this marathon of Batman movies I’ve been reviewing. We’re in Nolan territory now! Batman Begins came into being after 8 years of attempts by Warner to do whatever they could to wash the bad taste of Batman & Robin from the worlds collective conscience. Truth be told nothing will ever wash that smell off of Batman. Nolan does a damn good job trying to though. Click the link for my review!
So I had no idea that this existed until I started searching for Batman films to review a few months back. It was never released here in the UK as far as I can tell and it’s based on a series that I gave up on halfway through it’s second season. There’s actually some unofficial Batman films from the 60s where he faces Dracula, obviously they’re lost to time, and Batman has faced vampires and Dracula himself in various incarnations of the comics. So this isn’t actually that batty a premise. Yes I’m still doing Bat-puns. Naturally I had to buy this because I like Batman, I like vampires and I felt like padding out this review season a much as possible. Click the link for the review!
Clumsy title that. Batman & Mr Freeze Subzero is the second in the animated DC Universe Batman film. It had the unenviable task of following up the excellent Mask of The Phantasm, which is generally regarded as one of the bets Batman stories. Quite wisely the series creators decided to not retread any ground and instead utilised a villain that they had helped reinvent. There’s an episode of TAS called Heart Of Ice that may well be one of the most highly regarded Batman stories of all time. In it Paul Dini took Mr Freeze, a villain that had largely been a joke, and gave him an incredible new origin story. Subzero uses the core of that origin to tell a new story giving Mr Freeze the focus he deserved. Click the link for the review…