Noah (Trailer #1) Review
Forgot this film was actually getting made, big budget Old Testament adaptations are quite rare nowadays. Should make for a fascinating retelling. My knowledge of this story is limited to Sunday school as a child and Evan All Mighty so obviously I had to do a little research. Apparently the story isn’t just a Christian story but also Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mandaeism and Baha’i Faith have Noah and his arc in their religious texts. Also many other religions originating around the Middle East have some tale of floods, arcs and storing animals on them, so perhaps it has some basis in history. As for the beliefs surrounding it I am not opening that can of worms at all and I am just going to talking about how Noah has an Australian accent. So the trailer has some interesting visuals, all-star cast and water, lots water. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.
“When they come, they will be desperate and they will be many”
Box Office Predictions (14-16th June) Results
Second week of predictions and the results are a little more in my ballpark. I even had more readers comment on the prediction and a few made their own, but who was closer? Well if you continue to the rest of this post you’ll find out. I know everyone is fixed on knowing the big releases scores this weekend but we can’t forget about the returning films of which one showed some shocking results. I also want to thank everyone for the likes and comments on my review of Man of Steel, of which beat my previous comment record with over 90 comments.
Man of Steel (2013) Review
Man of Steel has a Zack Snyder look and feel with a Goyer/Nolan story, and if that is something that appeals to you then Man of Steel is your film. Somehow the team behind this film have made superman both more down to earth than any superman film before whilst also making him far more powerful and raw as a superhero. The visuals are just unbelievable and I’ll devote a paragraph to discussing that, the acting is good and General Zod is just wow. I have heard complaints that the film couldn’t decide between a science fiction film and a superhero film but to be honest that’s idiotic, the two blend perfectly and they did it in such a realistic way I am surprised it hasn’t been done before. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, leave any comments below, if you have seen the film then check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
“My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach you. Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you, but he is not one of you. To those of you who know his location, the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El, I say this: Surrender within 24 hours, or watch this world suffer the consequences.”
Box Office Predictions (14-16th June)
Second week of predictions isn’t going to be any easier with two wide releases which to say the least are wild cards. To be honest I like them that way because it’s more fun with making the predictions. I don’t see any returning films making a challenge to the new comers but you never know. One way or another this weekend should be fun to watch both in the cinema and on the figures. MAN OF STEEL!!! Go Watch it now!
Man of Steel (Trailer #4) Review
This final trailer gives the doubters nowhere to run. How anyone doesn’t want to watch this film now is just beyond me and this glorious trailer gives me goosebumps. It is AMAZING!!! I will be watching this film in IMAX, it will be great and it will blow my mind! On my previous review of trailer #3 I confessed my ridiculous excitement for this film, and clearly this trailer doesn’t help, I am losing it right now! The trailer started a little freaky like a found footage horror but then Zod’s voice commands your attention and you will listen! We also get what I am assuming is Zod’s theme music which I like, villains need themes and this one is badass! Oh yeah and everything else! Fighting, heat vision, Faora, then more FIGHTING!!! 14th June save the date!
Man of Steel (Trailer #3) Review
First thoughts after watching this trailer was that the 14th June is far too long a wait. Anyway this trailer didn’t waste any time, opening with a battle on Krypton, which couldn’t have looked cooler unless I saw it on an IMAX screen. On my previous review of trailer #2 I totally called Hans Zimmer’s score to be used on the 3rd trailer and it was and it’s brilliant! It’s got Zimmer’s usual sound but a bit more upbeat to match with what the films theme of superman seems to be. The scene as he takes off just gives me goose bumps. Notice how I haven’t talked much about the EPIC stuff going on in this trailer? That’s because I’ll be talking about them all in the top scenes section, which may have a few blurry images due to breakneck speed of the action. Now the wait begins to see the Man of Steel kick all kinds of ass. Oh God it looks so good! I expect comments of praise from all of you.
The Best of Ridley Scott
With the release of Prometheus this weekend I have decided to take a good look at its director’s past films and have decided that these are his top 4 films. Ridley Scott has made some of the best films ever made and four of them are below, so please check them out to get a good look inside of Ridley Scott’s mind.
Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Ridley Scott Film at the end.