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Superman Review & Trailer!!!

Superman is back! We saw the first footage from the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, and it was pretty electrifying. And yet, somewhat tormented and alienated, as well.

Spoilers after the trailer…

The overwhelming thing we took away from this special Comic Con trailer was that this is a more alienated Superman — someone who has felt different all his life, and is rebelling against society. Also, the few glimpses of Kryptonian tech we saw in the movie were grungy and sort of squidlike — almost as if Snyder was trying to make up for leaving a squid out of a certain other movie.

The first part of the trailer consisted of scenes of Clark Kent’s childhood, intercut with the grown-up Kent walking around a snowy landscape like Alaska or someplace. The childhood glimpses included blades of grass with the Kent farmhouse in the distance, and then a rusty toy wagon on its side, a toy butterfly, and a swingset. Then a little kid wearing a red towel as a cape and running in a field with laundry hanging. There are lots of shots of laundry.

A voiceover says: “What if a child dreamed of being something other than what society intended? What if a child aspired to be something great?” We see the older bearded Clark, looking alienated, as he works at a fishery in the middle of nowhere, struggling with his identity.

And then there is a glimpse of a sequence when Clark is a little kid, and a schoolbus crashes into a river, falling in slow-mo. And then water is flooding inside the bus, and the kids are drowning. And Clark somehow swims up to the emergency door and saves the kids using his superpowers. A woman says in a voiceover, “My son was in the bus. He saw what Clark did.”

Kevin Costner, playing Pa Kent, says “People are afraid of what they don’t understand.” He takes young Clark into the Kent barn with a flashlight. There is a weird dark shape in there, full of tubes and ridges — and like we said, it looks squidlike, or whale-like. “It’s not from this world, Clark, and neither are you,” says Pa Kent. He hands Clark a small object, like a signet ring, with the “S” shield on it.

And something squid-like lifts up into the air, a small item, levitating.

We see the older bearded Clark saying, “All these questions, like where do I come from.” He looks positively grief-stricken and miserable.

Then we hear Pa Kent again: “It was left to you to decide what kind of man you want to be, Clark. Whatever that man is, good or bad, he’s going to change the world.” ”

And during this, Clark is going into a space in the middle of the tundra — and maybe it’s the Fortress? He’s wearing The Suit and looking pensive. He closes his eyes for a moment. And then he opens them — and rockets skywards, leaving a little Jetstream behind him. He soars over the clouds like a bullet, and it looks frankly incredible. The flying in this movie looks like nothing we’ve seen in a superhero movie.

And then there is some weird action with cars and trucks being lifted upwards as if by an anti-gravity ray.

We see a grief-stricken Jor-El (Russell Crowe), exposing the S-Shield on his chest, as if revealing a secret.

And then Clark is in a series of horrible situations — he’s being buried in rocks and shouting “NO!” He’s on fire and apparently stark naked. He’s thrown through the air and through the wall of a building, landing next to a bank vault (as in the photo we’ve seen.) He’s handcuffed, wearing the Superman costume, and being led away by guards. And there’s just a glimpse of General Zod, the movie’s villain, scowling.

Oh, and Clark is holding a baby protectively, in the middle of a nightmare battle. And we also see Clark kissing Lois, and an explosion on the side of a building, as Metropolis gets trashed. There are also shots of CG blue flames going everywhere.

And Clark says, in a voiceover: “My father believed, if the world found out who I really was, they would reject me out of fear. He was convinced the world wasn’t ready. What do you think?” And we see Clark walking into the Daily Planet office, past the famous globe and logo, and putting on the glasses.

There are soldiers raising machine guns to Superman — and Superman walks towards them, fearlessly. Smash to the “S” shield.

“Superman is the king daddy of all superheroes,” says director Zack Snyder. “To make him work is a big deal.”

After directing Watchmen, “having taken the mask so far off superheroes and look into what superheroes are all about,” Snyder was clear that this movie was “all about being awesome and all about making him work and making him cool.”

In the past, Superman was “this big blue boy scout on a throne that nobody could touch him. But we tried to make him so he could beat the shit out of people.” And Henry Cavill says he wanted to make a version of Superman that everybody could relate to.

As for General Zod, Zack Snyder refuses to say anything about him, or even admit he’s the villain.

Someone in the audience asked whether the Superman movie could possibly lead to a Justice League movie or some other sort of team-up movie. Snyder responded cautiously: “We know that Superman is the jewel in the DC crown and really what we’re trying to do is get his house in order. And then who knows what’s possible?”


Rekall Trailer…did someone say three brea…


There’s been one question fans have had about the new Total Recall movie since it was greenlit. Not, “Will this film make me question the nature of reality and whether people are the sum of their memories?” But rather, “Will there still be a sex worker with three breasts?” (As we’ve covered in the past, this is an essential element of many great science fiction sagas.)

Now, you need wonder no longer. The latest trailer for Total Recall (above) includes a sassy lady who promises Colin Farrell, “You’re going to wish you had three hands.” Also, Kate Beckinsale is pretty great in the Sharon Stone role, even doing a similar aerobics-based attack on Farrell, and quipping, “What can I say? I give good wife.” It looks like it’ll be closer to Paycheck than to one of the top tiers of Philip K. Dick movies, but it still could be a fun romp. Watch the trailer in HD at Yahoo! Movies.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Trailer #3


The New Trailer #2 for G.I. Joe: Retaliation Hits!

Call me a sucker for fast paced cheesy action flicks, but the first G.I. Joe movie G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra wasn’t that bad, it had alot of action, and alittle sicfi thrown in there for good measure,  and even thow it had alot of one liners and a predictable plot, it worked.  But after watching the second trailer (below) for the sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, i’ve fallen in love all over again for cheesy action flicks! Take a look for yourself, comment and let us know what you think!

In this sequel to the 2009 release G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. The June 29 release was directed by Jon M. Chu.

Men In Black 3 Trailers Galore!

Since this site hasent mentioned one word on the New Men in Black sequel, I thought I would correct that. Opening May 25th, This will the the third installment of the franchise. I for one love the first movie, it’s great! has enough of a science fiction semi drama feel to it with comedy mixed in, the second MIB was not so good, here’s hoping the third installment takes the franchise back to it’s roots, and lets not forget the animated series, which was absolutely incredible, if you haven’t seen it and are a MIB fan it’s a must, and I believe it’s on YouTube right now!


In the sequel, opening May 25th, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

Trailer 1:

Trailer 2:

I Sunk Your Battleship!!!

There is a new clip online, thanks to showing a scene in the upcoming Battleship movie of the alien’s face. A semi tense scene, in what is practically set in stone to be a god awful movie, but ya never know, it may surprise us, judge for yourself…


Based on the Hasbro board game, Battleship is an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.

The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson and arrives from screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber.

Looper-Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for the upcoming Science Fiction thriller Looper as arrived, and WOW is all I can say. We have been treated to small 10 second clips the past three days leading upto the teaser trailer debut, and I must say the wait is worth it! We finally get a solid plot on what this highly anticipated time travel movie is all about:

Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels.