Universal Studios has released the first trailer for the upcoming comic book adaptation, R.I.P.D.
Based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name, R.I.P.D. was directed by Peter Schwentke and starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, and Devin Ratray.
Watch the trailer below:
Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.
Finally, I managed to watch “The Amazing Spider-man” and it is not amazing as expected. This movie has serious issues that I hope the team would be able to avoid in the upcoming sequels.
First off, the cast are surprisingly great, but having two major characters killed off is nonsense and surely leaving a huge void in the sequels.
The Amazing Spider-man Movie Review
.. But what went wrong? [Spoilers ahead]
Peter Parker doesn’t have a specific goal in this movie. At first it was to figure out what happened to his parents, which isn’t explained as well. We know nothing other than that “They were scientists.” So what? That’s not even 10% of what I needed to find out. I know the staff are keeping this for the next movies but they kept teasing us with the tagline “The Untold Story” and what we got is less satisfying.
Peter’s second goal is to control his new powers. The scene in the subway train when a random loser puts the beer bottle on his head for no or a strange reason, Peter jumps off and sticks to the ceiling begins climbing walls and beating up some innocent guys, and guess what? Almost a dozen witnessed him doing such spectacular abilities and no one seems to care about that or reporting what they saw to the authorities.
Now Peter’s goal is to bring uncle Ben’s murderer to justice, after several trials he just stops doing this, with no reason! The only thing he would do is crying one time and kissing the girl in another.
Later, Peter’s new goal is to confront the new villain, The Lizard, which is more like a CGI version. This thing is horribly written and executed, it has confusing motives, in the human form he looks good while in his alter ego he becomes violent, angry and in one scene knocking cars off of a bridge for no obvious reasons! Maybe it was just to tell someone that the vaccine isn’t ready yet? This is ridiculous and not satisfying.
There were a confusion and inconsistencies in this movie that totally spoiled this experience. Peter seems to be very comfortable being in the sewers to the point enjoying himself there. Police trying to stun Spider-man with Laser rifle while shooting the lizard using live rounds?! Really! In one scene, where Spider-man rescues a boy from a burning car, he wastes almost 5 minutes trying to convince the boy to be brave, climb up and hold his hand. This is boring and unneeded details at all.
Apart from some amazing POV scenes that unfortunately were spoiled in the trailers, most action scenes were non-thrilling at all, taking place at night or visually uninteresting. Guys, CGI and the sky at night do not make good fellows.
The climax does not work because we have seen that in a dozen movies before. The chemical missile that needs charging, again, for no reason (actually for the hero to come and rescue) and guess what, there is an antidote for that! You know the thing Gwen has been working on for the past 5 minutes. Really? Since when kids study advanced genetics in school?
Finally, Spider-man keeps removing his mask almost to every major character in this movie, This really isn’t the spider-man I wanted to see.
Sony has released a new international Japanese trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man! The trailer has a bit of new footage to get you excited.
The movie cast includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. Watch the trailer below:
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012
Marvel Studios has unleashed the second full theatrical trailer for Marvel next action movie, The Avengers. Th trailer looks insanely beautiful and the movie gets even better with a new poster, shown above. Have a look at the trailer below:
The movie is directed by Joss Whedon and starsRobert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård & Samuel L. Jackson.
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.