Archive for April, 2011
Here is the new Green Lantern banner featuring many of the Green Lanterns from the upcoming film. The fifth Lantern in on the right onwards are as follows Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison), Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), Kilowog (Michael Clarke Duncan), Tomar-Re (Geoffrey Rush), Thaal Sinestro (Mark Strong).
Green Lantern hits theaters in 2D and 3D on June 17.
Here is the new trailer for Transformers Dark Of The Moon featuring lots and lots of robot goodness.
Transformers DOTM hits theaters on July 1.
I’ve been looking forward to Thor since the first pictures of Chris Hemsworth were released, and after seeing this long overdue film last night i’m slightly disappointed. It’s by no means a bad film but its by no means a great one either, the acting is for the most part good and in a few cases great (Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins) but its not helped by the script which is average at best. One thing that I did love though was the sprawling scifi / ancient viking city Asguard. The scenery was amazing to behold and was one of the only uses of seeing this film in 3D as it added a few extra layers giving you a sense of depth and scope. Chris Hamsworth stars as the god of thunder Thor and does a pretty stand up job, he pulls off the accent for the most part, definitely looks the part but when the character Thor softens up near the end he looses some of his sparkle. Tom Hiddleston though is the standout for me, as the god of mischief Loki Tom is flawless and seems to relish being the brother / nemesis of Thor to the point of almost out shadowing Anthony Hopkins (Odin) who is also persistently good through out. Idris Elba as Heimdall was another standout character for me and you could really believe that he could defend the rainbow bridge from any enemy who sought to conquer Asguard. The first 30 minutes of this film was by far its best as you get one of the films best action sequences featuring plenty of frost giants getting their skulls smashed in. Speaking of the frost giants these guys are twice the size of a human, covered in blue skin and can create weapons from ice, they are seriously well done and carry a foreboding aura around into any scene they are present. The big downfall for me though was most of the earth scenes which were dull and boring compared to the scenes in Asguard, and the earth characters suffered from a bad script as well as having no interesting scenes. Especially Natalie Portman as Jane Foster who after her oscar worthy performance in Black Swan bored me to distraction in Thor. The god characters such as Thor, Sith, Hogan etc fitted in so well into Asguard and you could really believe thats where they lived, but as soon as they stepped foot on earth their armor looked out of place, and their interactions with the locals (especially Thors) just didn’t work for me and made for uncomfortable viewing. The Destroyer though was one of earths saving graces (The effects work on him were pretty fun to watch) though the action scene in the middle of town was pretty short lived it was well executed for the most part.
SUMMERY: Though this film has allot of shortcomings (namely the script), Kenneth Branagh I think did the best he could in bringing this comic book character to life, with a few of the action scenes (particularly the battle of Yodenheim) coming straight out of the comic. Asguard was beautiful and the inhabitants equally so with Chris Hemsworth exuding swagger as the god of war, Anthony Hopkins owning his on-screen moments as Odin (Thors father and king of Asguard), but Tom Hiddleston as Loki was the standout for me and this film would have been half as good without him.
My Rating:- 3/5
Marvel has recently confirmed that Thor villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will be reprising his role in the upcoming Avengers film, which is good news for me as watching Thor recently he was one of the best actors in it and fitted perfectly into the role of the god of mischief. The Avengers director Joss Whedon has also confirmed that Erik Selvig (Stellan Scarsgard) will also be returning.
THOR SPOILERS! At the very end of Thor Loki uses Erik to take a magical cube from Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), which is most likely the Tesseract as seen in the Captain America trailers being held by the Red Skull and is ultimately his tool in which he plans to take over the world with. Seeing as Loki is obtaining this great source of power I can only imagine that he will be the main villain in the upcoming Avengers flick, but what he is going to conjure up with said device I can only wonder.
A new Captain America photo has surfaced thanks to MTV. Sporting his iconic shield and winged helmet Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) is really looking the part.
Captain America : First Avenger hits cinemas on July 22nd.
Aidan Turner (Being Human) recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming role as Kili one of the 13 dwarves in The Hobbit. Heres what he had to say;
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You were sporting a pretty impressive beard at the Hobbitpress conference. Is that for Kili?
AIDAN TURNER: Yeah, it is. I’m growing out the beard. We’re giving it a chance, seeing what it looks like.
Is that how Peter Jackson plans to make you less handsome and more dwarf-like?
To de-handsomify me? [Laughs] No, not really. I mean, famously in the books, the dwarves have really long beards, so we’re just trying stuff out and seeing what it looks like.
Are you in “hobbit boot camp” now?
Yeah. Well, it’s dwarf boot camp, not really hobbit boot camp. It’s just all dwarves—training and stuff.
What are you training in?
I can’t really give too much away, you know? But it’s pretty much everything. It’s physical training and everything you can imagine, really. I guess just working as an actor helps you for these things. It’s more physical than anything else, but there’s dialect coaching and all those kind of things.
How did your Being Human cast react to you getting The Hobbit role?
They were all very happy—super happy. Everyone was thrilled.
The actor Robert Kazinsky (Eastenders) has recently had to leave the set of The Hobbit due to personal reasons back in the uk. In The Hobbit he was going to play one of the 13 dwarves Fili who accompany Bilbo on his adventure. Luckily not many of Filis scenes had been filmed yet so production is still on track for the already long delayed film.
Im quite annoyed by this as I had high hopes for the Eastenders star and thought hed make a great dwarf with fellow brit Aidan Turner (Being Human) who is playing Filis other half Kili. I’m sure though that Peter Jackson will find a suitable replacement for Robert and bring us The Hobbit in due time.