Sometimes partnerships just don’t work.
Reprising the role of the badass assassin Jason Statham plays Arthur Bishop a “mechanic” with a specific style of eliminated his targets. Never allowing any suspicion of foul play, Arthur makes it seem that his victims either die of natural causes, accidents, or the ever common case of strangulation from autoerotic asphyxiation.
After being contracted to murder his mentor, Arthur is approached by his son Steve to teach him everything that he knows. At first apprehensive with the idea of aiding this kid Arthur eventually decides that he’ll follow the teachings of his mentor and pickup his own apprentice.
At this point the thrills are taken to the next level. In good ol’ Statham style the main draw to this movie will be the action and trust me this film delivers. If you’ve got a slow, or can get into a matinee screening definitely check out this movie.
The Mechanic Trailer:
First fight scene from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. One of the best movies of 2010.
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.
Full length Captain America: The First Avenger trailer. be forewarned there will be CG scenes that make you say I don’t want to see this but if you watch it all the way through your tune will totally change.
Pay attention to the tag line on Dwayne Johnson’s arm, this movie doesn’t have time for explanations or forgiveness (well forgiveness, once in a while). Everything in this movie is straight to the point, and dialogue by “The Driver” played by Dwayne Johnson is sparse. But please don’t take this as a recommendation to see this film, if it was at the bottom of the radar keep it there and “The Rundown instead. At least you’ll be entertained by Dwayne Johnson’s antics in that movie.
This movie suffers from creating any type tension. Even when someone is hired to take out “The Driver”, you already know this guy will be unsuccessful. By the time you figure out who the true villain is in this movie, there will still be 75mins left to watch a few well known actors collectively phone in their parts. If you decide to watch this make sure to keep the room clear of any glass bottles, cause you may end up tossing it at your TV screen…oh and for some reason Billy Bob Thornton is in this flick and I don’t think he realized that he was even in a movie at that time.
Faster Red Band Trailer:
*Be forewarned this trailer basically reveals everyone that dies in this movie.*
Finally the Transformers series seems to be taking a dark turn by showing how violent the Decepticons would be in their extinction of the human race. Far more informative than trailers that you’ve seen in the past, yet still not revealing everything, my favorite aspect of this movie happens to be the elimination of Megan Fox. Never cared for doe eyed style of acting in the first place…next time you talk
shit about someone don’t do in the press, when you’ve got to work with them again. Hopefully this flick will also derail from the side show of “slapstick” characters and create more suspense behind the growth of the characters.
Living up to the purpose of a good movie trailer, this preview changes my opinion on what this movie will be…hopefully the director was able to guide the emotion of this story well enough to build some depth around these characters. This series deserves to be portrayed well, and previous iterations bastardized anyone’s faith in these movies improving in any way. Hopefully when X-Men First Class releases on June 3rd all critics (plus myself) will be proven wrong.
This is one of those movies that satisfies that “I want to see everything in slow-motion” urge you always get when watching women’s tennis.
The Fighter, an awarding winning movie based on a true story. Starring the talents of Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Melissa Leo,
Real Steel, a movie compiled of CG Robots that box one another, starring Hugh Jackman who needed something to do since he’s not in the new X-Men movie (hopefully). I don’t see purpose in this movie, but somehow it will make money…probably not come close to covering the cost of this potential flop.
This trailer happens to detract from earlier previews of this movie by taking your focus away from the Green Lantern suit. However the explanation behind the Green Lantern Corps helps people who have no prior knowledge of this comic book character. The film is looking good though, time will only tell.
This movie will definitely get rid of the bad taste you get in your mouth when you see Eric Bana and the first thing that crosses you mind is Ang Lee’s Hulk.
I’ve heard other criticism that say how empowering this movie is for women, by showing a young lady that can take down any adversary. Or, others that feel it’s sending the wrong message by the violence portrayed. For me this movie shows the consequences of revenge. Hanna spends most of her life training to be a cold hearted killer, while her father forgets to set time aside for her to know what it means to have a normal life.
For those that don’t know the plot of the film, Hanna is a young girl who plans on executing the woman that killed her mother. From start to finish you see what this girl has been training to do, but you also see her open up to the world. Experiencing things that she’s never been exposed to, and snapping necks like it’s apart of her morning workout.
I loved this movie…the character development is great, the action sequences are amazing, and the storytelling is spectacular. While you’re supposed to believe that Hanna is this emotionless shell of a killing machine. When she interacts with people who are not her father, you see how she is still a naive young girl and deserves the chance to know what it means to be a kid. If you like the combination of a great story and action you will enjoy this movie in so many ways. Comparisons are impossible to make so you need to see this to understand how amazing a movie this really is…
Planet of the Apes
Unlike the previous trailer to this beginning story of the Planet of the Apes Saga, you’re given a much more in depth explanation of what caused the uprising of man vs. ape. This movie is actually looking pretty good. And, when Franco isn’t ruining award shows with his comedic schtick, he is an amazing actor.
X-Men First Class
Shame to the other movies created around this Marvel franchise.
I can’t take claim to this quote but, “X-Men: First Class is a comic book movie set in real time”. Taking major events integral to world history, as the Holocaust and the Cuban Missile Crisis and than shaping the mutant story around that is what brings this movie together. Staying true to the comic by having Eric Lehnsherr (Magneto) being a Holocaust survivor, this movie immediately does something that the others never did…making you understand the hatred Magneto has towards people that attempt to abuse the powers that mutants posses or human beings that want to keep tabs on all mutants. Another clever thing that this film does is show you that Charles Xavier (Professor X), didn’t always use his powers to benefit others, once in a while he used it to get the ladies.
But overall, what should attract you to this movie is the acting. I’ve never thought of Kevin Bacon as a villain before, but now whenever I watch Footloose all I’ll see is the guy who shot Magneto’s mom, just so he could unleash his powers. Or, think back to Wanted and wonder if James McAvoy tried to use any of his mind tricks on Angelina Jolie in her dressing room, wink wink.
If you haven’t seen it, tell your boss there’s a fire at your apartment and you need to leave immediately. It works…