There aren’t even words for how overexicted I am by this.
To make my day even better, I’m going to see Sherlock Holmes 2 later. Watch this space. 😀
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I know, I know. I promised you posts and then disappeared. My excuse is the sheer volume of year 2 preclinical medicine. But I couldn’t not blog this. No intro necessary. You know why I’m excited.
When (/if) I make it out from under this mountain of anatomy reading, I actually do have drafts written that may or may not become suitable for all you lovely patient readers. And hopefully I’m going to go and see Hugh Jackman punching some robots in the not too distant future.
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On the 29th July, Captain America: The First Avenger hits cinemas.
This is the sort of thing that should send superhero junkies like me into a frenzy of excitement. But instead, I’m just a little bit nervous about how the film is going to go down.
My main concern about Cap can be summed up in two words: Chris Evans. I’ve been saying it for months, and I really hope he proves me wrong, but I don’t like the guy and just don’t see him working. He annoyed the hell out of me in Fantastic Four but seeing as that’s pretty much all I’m basing this on I’m hoping that he was playing an irritating character and will find another dimension when playing Steve Rogers.
The other thing that bugs me is the potential for the film to look dated even before it’s started. I know very little about the comics, because to be honest I was never interested, so correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s always seemed like a very old fashioned character with the kind of excessive patriotism that doesn’t sit as comfortably now as it may have done then. It might get away with it in the American market but I’m not sure how British audiences will react. I’m also struggling with the fact that as much as I want to, I’ve never liked Cap. He’s too whiter than white for me, kind of Marvel’s answer to Superman which I just find dull. As I said in the 15 Questions Meme, I’m anti-hero all the way.
And worry number three is just how much stock is tied up in this movie. They’ve gone ahead and called in The First Avenger. They might as well have stamped the word FRANCHISE across the poster. If Cap bombs then on the 4th May next year we have a big problem. So far Iron Man is going strong (even though a lot of people get stressed out over the sequel) and Thor got rave reviews (seriously, someone take me to see that!). That’s half the team sorted. But apparently we’re getting yet another version of Bruce Banner in the form of Mark Ruffalo, which scuppers my hopes that they’d somehow get Norton back, and if Evans fails to impress then we’ve got a very precarious situation. Even more so since he’s supposed to be the brains of the outfit. I don’t know whether they’d try to skew the film to focus on more popular or successful characters but it all seems a bit messy to me. Especially since they’re also going to try and keep each character’s separate movies going (or at least they are with Iron Man, for now…)
All this seems like a potential disaster. And a lot of it comes from how much money is riding on these films, which isn’t how it should work.
Having said all that, Hugo Weaving is in this film. Which can only be good. And the trailer looks OK. It didn’t get me as over-excited as some, but it wasn’t as teeth clenchingly cheesy as The Green Lantern. So let’s hope I’m just worrying over nothing.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 7 so far )
Even though Cap is just a couple of weeks away (more on that story later) right now, I’m more excited about this:
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The other reason I love going it the cinema, besides the ear shattering volume and giant pictures, is the trailers. On the front of X Men we had a few worth paying attention two.
The first was a trailer which looked like it was going to be for something really cool. It’s actually the second time I’ve seen this one on a big screen and it still suckered me in with its 196o’s space race preamble. I started wondering what this new cool movie with Steven Spielberg’s name on it could be.
Turns out it was Transformers 3. So that sucks.
The next trailer which caught my eye was for Green Lantern. Now, I still haven’t forgiven Ryan Reynolds for defecting to the bad side. Especially when going from Deadpool to Lantern is a massive move down in the world. I can’t decide where I stand on this film. Bits of it look cool, bits of it look incredibly camp (not usually a problem, but I’m not sure this film knows whether it’s taking itself seriously or not). Reynolds has the potential to be really annoying too. Jury’s out on this one, I probably wont see it in the cinema but I might catch it on DVD. I’m still more excited about the upcoming Deadpool movie.
The final trailer I want to talk about just looked fricking awesome. I’ve been hearing good things about Super 8 recently but somehow it’s managed to stay under my radar. Not much to say other than this looks wicked.
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Well, the opera is over. It’s been an amazing month and I had loads of friendly faces out in the audience which was lovely.
Post-opera depression is sure to set in with a vengence soon so it’s a good thing I’ve got this blog to keep me going. I consoled myself yesterday with Toy Story 3, which is a good start.
Easter break is revision month, which always sucks so I’ll probably be needing some good movies to cheer me up. The light at the end of the tunnel comes in the form of Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirates 4 is out in May just before my exams. Although the two previous movies have failed to live up to the fantastic original movie, there is always fun to be had here, and I reckon it’ll be just what I need.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 6 so far )
I know this blog has got pretty Marvel heavy recently but I couldn’t let this one go by without a post. I’ve already caught it on three different blogs this morning so I’d be letting the side down if I didn’t post it too!
X Men: First Class. I had reservations. Then they cast McAvoy. Now we have a trailer. And it looks gooooooood!
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My Marvel sense is twitching….
Hope you’re all having a great Christmas (or “holiday season” if you’re one of my friends across the pond). I’m briefly breaking my silence to bring you the trailer for one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of 2011. Thor.
I know slightly less about Thor than I did about Iron Man before I first saw the film. So this has me excited.
Watch this space for a comic book post idea I have for the New Year. I’m hoping to get lots of you involved. Keep eating that turkey.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )
I already love this film, but I’ve got at least a 6 month wait before it comes out. Dang.
Johnny Depp as a chameleon. What more could you want?
How about Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina and Ray Winstone? Now you’re talking!
Animation looks pretty awesome and I love how unusual it is as a premise. Going to be looking forward to this one.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 5 so far )
In the movie business it’s who you know and apparently I have friends who have friends who have friends in high places.
Today is the World Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s new movie Inception. Nolan is a UCL graduate (as am I) and filmed some of the scenes around uni. As a thank you to our lovely provost Malcolm Grant he sent tickets to tonight’s opening, but a cruel twist of fate has landed those tickets in the hands of friend (and fellow blogger) Josh.
Seething with envy doesn’t even begin to cover it.
However, there is good news for us poor plebs who have to wait until the film opens in theatres next week. Josh has promised to write something for me so we can all find out what it’s like to be a celebrity for five minutes. (Now that it is published in print there’s no backing out ;))
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