Epic is not only Blue Sky's best movie but also director Chris Wedge's most personal, too: a swashbuckling, samurai action/adventure that takes place in a lush, microscopic forest world. It beautifully translates N.C. Wyeth for Alice in Wonderland meets The Adventures
The official Planes trailer has taken flight, highlighted by Mark Mancina's majestic score, accentuating the connection to Cars.
There's bonding between cars and planes before Dusty the wily crop duster (Dane Cook) soars high above and far away from Radiator Springs
Following the exciting WonderCon footage comes a new Pacific Rim trailer that delves further into Guillermo del Toro's mother of all CG monster movies (opening July 12).
Summer box office prospects look strong and the Oscar-contending VFX by ILM (going well beyond
After the eerie General Zod video warning comes the third and most emotional Man of Steel trailer: an existential journey to define the heart and soul of Kal-El/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and his role as outsider/savior. Read more
A clever Man of Steel (June 14) viral campaign this weekend (which included the use of L.A. billboards) has culminated on the movie’s site with a static video message from General Zod (Michael Shannon) that begins: “You Are Not Alone.” Read more
In the second trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (June 14), the tone remains somber but the imagery becomes even more Christ-like as Superman (Henry Cavill) grapples with his duality: “The World’s too big, Mom.” Read more
So what do you think of the Man of Steel poster released Saturday at Comic-Con? Not surprisingly, producer Christopher Nolan’s gritty DNA is present, linking it to next week’s release of The Dark Knight Rises.
Sure enough: director Zack Snyder confirmed in Hall H that this Superman is for a new generation that “can beat the snot out of some people.” A superhero that can deliver a sucker punch as well as take one.
Likewise, star Henry Cavill stated that he wanted to bring a modern version to the general public.
The footage reportedly screened revealed a more grounded tale of identity (will the world accept the Man of Steel) with a hand-held camera strategy. Read more
The Amazing Spider-Man’sMarc Webb isn’t the only director quoting Charles Dickens this summer (he finds the whole notion of these kids having a generosity of spirit yet distrust for the world around them very provocative). In The Dark Knight Rises (July 20), there’s a crucial moment in which A Tale of Two Cities is cited, which is appropriate considering the dark ambiguity, the theme of orphans, and the destruction of Gotham. Read more
“There’s a storm coming,” whisper’s Anne Hathaway’s Selena Kyle. I’ll say. The third Dark Knight Rises trailer overlays Hans Zimmer’s melancholy score over images of Bruce Wayne’s anguish, Bane’s creepy malevolence, and Gotham’s inevitable battleground of mayhem and destruction. It’s eight years later and Christian Bale’s Wayne is in need of redemption and release. Thomas Hardy’s terrorist Bane offers just the battle scarred warrior Batman needs to fight to exorcise his demons. What a culmination to Chris Nolan’s operatic ode to the Batman ethos due July 20 in immersive IMAX.