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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Angry Assassins

2 not so big stuff in the world of movie news happened over the past couple of days.
The first one is the Angry Birds movie has a writer. Let me repeat that. The ANGRY BIRDS movie has a writer. A couple of weeks ago, a couple of studios were arguing over who got the rights to make a Angry Birds movie. Let me repeat that, STUDIOS WERE ARGUING OVER WHO GOT THE RIGHTS TO MAKE A ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE. Who in their right mind would argue over rights to make a movie where the characters don't talk! And there is not a story to carry an hour and a half movie. Pigs stealing birds eggs and the birds trying to get them back will make a boring movie if it's over 5 minutes. But Sony studios won that fight and green lit the movie. They must have been on drugs the moment they made that decision. They have hired a writer Jon Vitti who was wrote 2 episodes of The Office, the first 2 Alvin and the Chipmunks movies, The Simpsons Movie, and 25 of The Simpsons TV show episodes. Ya he might have done some decent work in the past but, he is going to have to work a whole lot harder in order to make a Anger Birds movie happen. Angry Birds is set to launch into theaters some time in 2016.

Now moving on to a topic that does intrigue me. They are making a Assassins Creed movie. This movie does have a story line that would make sense in movie form and the characters talk! That is a very important part to a movie. Starring in the film is Michael Fassbender. Of course he is Magneto in X-Men First Class and the upcoming X-Men Days of Future Past. Michael Fassbender is the only news to this film other then Michael Lesslie might be the writer. I have no idea who he is but, he has written 3 short films. Assassins Creed has been announced to come out on May 22, 2015. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Wolverine Trailer #2 review

Yesterday when I posted my top 10 most anticipated films of the year I put The Wolverine at number 6. I wish this trailer came out before I published it. This trailer made my anticipation for this film jump threw the roof. I said if they decide to make a Wolverine stand alone film they need to make it right. You can obviously tell that they made it right. They made it so Logan (the real name for The Wolverine)and The Wolverine are going through the same trials. Iron Man 3 made it so Tony Stark and Iron Man experienced different things and I didn't like that. But in this film Logan and The Wolverine will experience the same thing and I'm happy about that. In an interview a little while ago, Hugh Jackman (the actor who plays Wolverine) stated "This is The Wolverine ever one has been waiting to see." In my opinion every other film with The Wolverine has been the Wolverine I wanted to see. Just imagine how good he is going to be this time around. The basic plot for this film is "In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before." Wolverine in Japan sounds totally epic. In this trailer you see Wolverine fighting a whole heck of a lot of Ninjas. And you get a better look at The Silver Samurai!!! He is the "ultimate nemesis" at least I hope he will be. But what really intrigues me about this is Wolverine is now "vulnerable" which means he doesn't have his mutant power to heal at superhuman speed, but he will emerge more powerful then ever. Watch the trailer for your self and freak out about how amazing this is.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Top 10 Most Anticipated Summer Films

With Oblivion, Iron Man 3, and Star Trek: Into Darkness starting off the year of summer blockbusters I've decided to count down my top 10 most anticipated films of this summer.
 10. The Lone Ranger
I honestly do not know a lot about The Lone Ranger. It has been around sense 1933 first appearing as a radio show. And we have not seen a good version of the story sense the 1949 T.V. series. Yes there have been different movies but no one has heard of them. This year celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Lone Ranger from first appearing in his radio show. Because I don't know a lot about The Lone Ranger my anticipation is not that high. But with 80 years of source material, I feel like Disney will do a excellent job with this film. And what can be better then someone bringing justice to the old wild west.  
Here is a link to the trailer
9. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters 
I'm a huge fan of the book series. It is my very favorite book series of all time. So you might ask yourself "Why don't you have this higher on your list?" The answer to that is I was extremely disappointed from the first film. Don't get me wrong I still really enjoyed the film. It was just not what I was hoping. The movie didn't even have the main villain that was in the book! But I'm still a loyal fan and will be one of the many people in line to see this movie. That is  what makes this deserve the number 9 spot.
Here is a link to the trailer 
8. The Internship
A movie about 2 friends (played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson)who are 2 salesman who just got fired from there job because of the "Digital Age." They wind up at Google where they must compete with a bunch of geniuses for a shot at employment. This seems like a perfect plot for a witty comedy. Especially with Shawn Levy directing (Night at the Museum) and with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn I can't see where this film can go wrong.
Here is a link to the trailer
7. After Earth
You can tell this a new big thing in movies. People coming back to Earth after a huge evacuation. But unlike Oblivion this seems like it is exciting! Stuff is actually on Earth to help the movie go along. And with Will and Jaden Smith, the acting is going to be phenomenal. And with a strong script (At least that's what it looks like) this movie will be one of the better ones of the year.
Here is a link to the trailer
6. The Wolverine
I'm a big superhero geek. A superhero fanatic. And I was disappointed with X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Wolverine is a character that if you want to do, you have to do it right. The first one didn't execute the full potential of the character. But this one has to. Fox (The studio that owns the right to the X-Men universe) has a lot of pressure on them to make the movie going audience really enjoy this film so they will get more hyped up about X-Men: Days of Future Past. So because of that reason I feel like Fox put their best effort into it. Making it the number 6 spot on my list
Here is a link to the trailer 
5.  Pacific Rim
Let me tell you 2 of my favorite things. Big robots and aliens. Both of those things in this film about Aliens threatening Earth so big giant robots piloted by humans try to defend their Planet Earth. This plot sounds amazing. And robots and aliens fighting each other! Just give me 2 hours of that! You can tell this probably won't have a strong plot. But the main concept they are advertising is enough to make me go see it.
Here is a link to the trailer    
4. Monsters University
Putting this in front of the other films on this list might make you to believe that I'm crazy. Let me tell you this, you are the crazy one if you don't have this in your top 5. Monsters Inc. is by far my favorite Pixar film. Pixar mad the right move by releasing Monsters University right now. The kids who grew up with the first Monsters Inc. are now going in to college. I may have to clear up that Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters Inc. Sure you can tell from the trailer it has a plot that people of all ages will enjoy. It's Pixar and they can't go wrong. BUT GIVE ME A INCREDIBLES SEQUEL ALREADY!
Here is a link to the Monsters University trailer
3. Despicable Me 2
You are also crazy if your not looking forward to this movie. This is probably my favorite animated movie of all time. It is the perfectly family movie. The minions are by far the best part of the film. This movie seems like it has a legit plot. The minions will fit perfectly into this movie. So excited for it.
2. Now You See Me
In a way this is sort of like a modern day Robin Hood. 4 street magicians decided to team up to become the next big thing in magic. But during there shows they rob banks and reward their audience with that money. What can be cooler! Magicians robbing a bank! This even if it is a terrible movie will be one of my favorites of the year.
Here is a link to the trailer 
Here is the opening scene to Now You See Me
1. Man of Steel
After the Dark Knight Trilogy and The Green Lantern (A joke of a film)Warner Brothers has some space to fill with their rights to superhero movies. The last Superman movie Superman Returns (2006) which made 200 million at the box office was not the right way to do it. But Man of Steel. You can already tell this is the way of doing things. Man of steel has that little darker tone (After all it is produced by Christopher Nolan) that I think is a good way to start of a Superman franchise with Zod as the villain. The pressure is on Warner Brothers. Depending on how this film does, depends if we will see a Justice League film or not. This film deserves the number one slot on my list by a long ways. 
Here is a link to the trailer

Other notable movies coming out in the summer
  • Fast and Furious 6
  • World War Z
  • White House Down
  • R.I.P.D.
  • Smurfs 2
  • Turbo
  • Elysium
  • Planes

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thor 2 Poster and Trailer Review

I bet you have all seen the teaser trailer and the poster for Thor: The Dark World by now. If you haven't I am going to talk about it now. I'm am going to discuss what I like and dislike about each item.
The Poster
This seems like a fan made poster. It seems like they just took Thor's main element of his character (God of Thunder) and magnified it to make us know who he really is. We know who he is. We have seen the first Thor and the Avengers. We don't need any more introduction of Thor. It would have been better of showing us the main conflict of the movie and the other characters. Granted that it will come later on in another poster, I still would've liked to seen the first poster get us a little more excited for the movie. My favorite part of the poster is where it says Tom Hiddleston. After the Avengers I was not sure where they would go with his character Loki. Beside Iron Man,  he was my favorite character in the movie. He does so well. But we all should be happy that Tom Hiddlestion is having a semi-big part in this film.
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Poster
 The Trailer
This is amazing. It shows a glimpse of Christopher Eccleston as Malekith and some of the other Dark Elves. It definitely sets the mood for Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (The MCU)  which is a little darker tone then Phase 1 which was a more fun action comedic tone. Thor was by far the best Pre-Avenger film.  But the disappointment of Iron Man 3 I'm not as excited to see darker side of Marvel. But of course it was going to have to happen sometime. But I trust Kevin Feige (the President of Production at Marvel) and where he is gonna go with the MCU. I will be first in line to see Thor 2 for sure.
Here is a link to the trailer

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Iron Man 3 Review

The latest installment of Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well as the last Iron Man movie Iron Man 3 came out over the weekend. Before you go to the movie you have to understand this is more of a Tony Stark film then a Iron Man film. That is one of the many things I liked about this film. Robert Downey Jr was born to play this role. I believe that Stan Lee even said when he was writing Iron Man RDJ is exactly who he had in mind. Along with RDJ the acting was incredible.  Don Cheadle, Gwyenth Paltrow, Ben Kingsly, Guy Pearce, definitely showed their full talent in this film. If they were standing next to me right now the would be Iron Man or Colonel Rhodes not their actor. Now I just wanted to clear up that I know for a fact that this fantastic group of actors/actresses did wonderful. But the story of this film was disappointing. It had many plot holes you didn't know what was going on half the time. I wanted to get the story really bad I just couldn't. It also seemed that they put little parts that were unnecessary into the film to make it a cool action movie. And it was! Just it seemed to me that they either had way to little, or way to much. They never had the perfect balance to make this movie enjoyable. I was confused or overwhelmed the whole movie. Never had the chance to enjoy. And the story it's self that parts that I did get made me mad. Make a good part of the movie that we can understand!!! But Tony Stark's latest Iron Man technology is one of the FEW parts I enjoyed. 
I guess coming after the Avengers (The best comic book movie of all time) and having Tony Stark/Iron Man be my favorite character in that movie I had to high of hopes. My hopes were let down. But the goal of this film was for the audience to see Tony Stark's character development throughout all of his trials. And the film definitely reached their goal I was not happy the way the achieved it.
If you have seen this film and you completely disagree with my review that is the great thing about film. Everything about it is about opinion. You have your opinions and I have mine

I rate this film a 7/10 or a B-. 

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The trailers were misleading and I wanted the Iron Patriot to have a bigger role.