I’m a big fan of the Matt Damon Bourne films, so this makes me nervous, despite the fact that I like a lot of the actors involved. The Damon trilogy played as real to me; for some reason this teaser has a superhero movie feel.
This is the absolute last movie I expected to be excited about, but this trailer kicks ass. I thought the reboot was a horrible, greedy, redundant idea, but now I’m into it. I particularly like that they apparently changed the origin story somewhat: that bit about Parker’s father is brand new, to my knowledge.
Andrew Garfield is also much better casting for Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire ever was: he looks like Spiderman from the comics, thinner, lither. The bulked up look they gave Maguire in the trilogy always looked a little silly. And hardcore fans are doubtless thrilled about the mechanical web-shooters.
“You seriously think I’m a cop, in a skin-tight red and blue suit?”
One minute, five seconds of badassery: the extended version of the Avengers trailer shown tonight during the Superbowl.
Easily one of the most anticipated science fiction movies of all time. And this, the first trailer, looks incredible. Ridley Scott has said since the beginning that the movie would involve the “space jockey” race from Alien, and the teaser doesn’t disappoint: the horseshoe-shaped spacecraft is the vessel from the beginning of the 1979 Scott film.
One thing I absolutely love is that Scott kept the look and feel of the original film: the production design manages to retain the late ’70s future noir of Alien, but in a way that seems totally modern.
It’s already old news, but here’s the first official trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This is part one of two films telling the story (with some additions) of Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
The Hobbit was the first real book I ever read, and the one that made me fall in loving with reading. More importantly, it led me to The Lord of the Rings, the discovery of which was undeniably one of the most influential experiences of my young life. There are Hobbit people (those who prefer this earlier, more whimsical story) and Lord of the Rings people (those who prefer the more adult-oriented masterpiece). Hobbit people generally view The Lord of the Rings as a somewhat dry, overlong epitaph to the simple adventure story that made their young eyes sparkle with wonder; Lord of the Rings people generally view The Hobbit as a children’s book, a delightful story that nonetheless pales in comparison to the grandeur of its epic successor.