Do the Monster Mash
THERE have been two very exciting trailers out this month for two of next year’s most anticipated films.
The newest one is Godzilla, which is directed by Gareth Edwards (who did the low-budget, critically-acclaimed Monsters in 2010). Godzilla has been in the making for some time now, and this is the first teaser trailer we are seeing.
A trailer that ends with the revelation of a gargantuan creature, letting out a fearsome roar as its shape and size becomes clearer as the dust around it settles. No doubt about it, this is a jaw-dropping moment all right.
As shown in the poster revealed in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we see soldiers jumping out of the plane while David Strathairn’s character is giving his men a “last hurrah” speech. We get behind the goggles of one of these men falling from the sky, and at one point we can make out parts of Godzilla.
We see the destruction this radiation-spawned monster creates, alternating with the puny humans’ reaction. Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen deliver shocked looks while Aaron Johnson (with army haircut) looks a little lost. Ken Watanabe is also among the cast, and we figure he must be the guy who discovers the monster’s origins as he is wearing an anti-radiation suit.
The teaser already looks better than the Godzilla movie directed by Roland Emmerich back in 1998. Let’s hope this is true of the finished film.
Earlier this month, we also got to see the newest trailer to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which runs
ADAPTATIONS of true events suffer from one common problem – a spoiled ending. But even that doesn’t take away from the fact that Captain Phillips is easily one of this year’s most gripping films. Based on a true story, the movie is director Paul Greengrass’ multi-layered examination of the hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. In other words, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favour if you have absolutely no clue about that particular incident. for 2mins and 40secs. It offers plenty of action (there are two Matrix slow-mo moves) with Spidey fighting more than one enemy.
Dane DeHaan ( Chronicle) plays Harry Osborn – who seems to have a hand in the origin of Electro (Jamie Foxx). There is also the Rhino (Paul Giamatti). In the synopsis, it says that Oscorp – owned by Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin in the comics and Sam Raimi
Despite its title, Captain Phillips is a film that, more often that not, stakes its plot on events rather than being character-driven; which makes the casting of Tom Hanks as the titular character all the more baffling. But if anything, Hanks’ captivating portrayal makes for one of his most memorable roles to date. — ChesterChin (
FOLLOWING the success of Tangled and The Princess And The Frog – which highlight the strength of their female characters – Frozen showcases two “Disney princesses” who are smart and independent women who don’t wait for a Prince Charming to save them. There is a bit of romance, but that is covered swiftly.
Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) are two sisters who drift apart after an incident; the relationship remains strained into their adulthood until it finally breaks one day. While the songs are uneven, the visuals of a snow-covered land are movies – is sending a slew of supervillains to fight Spidey.
Poor Peter Parker, he can never catch a break. But it seems Peter (Andrew Garfield) has made up with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Even though the trailer has its lighter moments – thanks to the romantic pair – the film looks like it will have plenty of explosive action and many tragic moments. It’s a bit scary too, thanks to the trailer voice-over where Electro declares his intention to get rid of SpiderMan.
By the way, the suit Spidey wears has the same tint of blue as in the comics. Nice!
Both films are set to open in May. pleasing to the eye. The film also carries an important message – of not letting your fears rule your life. — MumtajBegum (
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
FANS of the first movie and the books will not be disappointed. Kudos to the cast and crew for staying faithful to the soul of the books and characters, while still making a great movie.
Although I still disagree with the choice of Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson have grown into their roles superbly. Their chemistry is particularly important here, as they not only have to pretend to be in love after their triumph at the previous Hunger Games, but must go through the emotional rollercoaster of being forced to participate in the upcoming Games as well.
The film is visually stunning and the emotional touchpoints, spot-on. Non-fans might find it a bit long, but it’s still a good watch. — TanShiowChin (
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