As much as I hate spoilers, watching the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has completely obliterated my expectations of how far the Marvel Cinematic Universe will go to please fans. The studio still has some tricks up its sleeve, providing … Continue reading
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Is ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Director Paul Feig Setting Low Expectations for Big Surprises?
There’s only one explanation that comes to mind regarding the influx of Ghostbusters teases director Paul Feig has been sharing throughout production of this reboot. And the simple answer that makes sense to me is that Feig is trying to set the bar so low that we’ll ultimately enjoy it. How else could you explain the uninteresting proton packs, Ecto-1 car, and Ghostbusters uniforms?
And like the first look at Heath Ledger’s Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, as easily as it is for us to judge something at first glance, the end result could be spectacular. The new Ghostbusters uniforms are pretty ugly with those orange stripes; the proton packs are very simplistic and not as fun or intricate as the originals; and the new Ecto-1 is boxy and lifeless. Are these teases helping to set prepare audiences so the transition into this reboot isn’t as jarring on the big screen? Maybe seeing the new Ghostbusters in action could be awesome?
I do like the look of the group together in uniform. Putting Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones next to each other, in those poses, there’s a certain attitude about them that I find appealing.
Director Paul Feig has even been trying to justify the reboot changes with detailed specs of the new proton packs too. It’s a cool tidbit, that proves that every working part matters. But why is he showing us this now? What difference will this make ultimately in the enjoyment of the movie? It seems as if he’s too busy trying to set this reboot right with fans to minimize backlash. I believe in Feig as a filmmaker because I thought Spy looked terrible and it turned out to be pretty entertaining. And I really enjoyed Bridesmaids. I can understand that he might be excited about this project and wants to share these teases, but I’d rather him put his energy in developing a great movie, not a great marketing campaign.
Most recently, Feig disclosed the names of the Ghostbusters, which are Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. This information carries absolutely no weight or any value until we hear them spoken in relation to context to the script. Ghostbusters fans have been trying to tie them with the original cast being Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). But nothing has clicked. Sadly, these bits and pieces of production has outraged some fans enough to warrant death threats toward Feig:
However this film turns out, it will not diminish my love for the original films. They’re such classics in my book. If somewhere down the line someone decided to remake Back to the Future, I may gripe about it, but it wouldn’t affect my love for the original trilogy.
Ghostbusters also stars Andy Garcia, Chris Hemsworth, Michael K. Williams, Neil Casey, and Matt Walsh. The film is set to arrive in theaters on July 22nd, 2016.
Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
Have we reached a superhero movie plateau? That’s a question I’ve been struggling over since I left Avengers: Age of Ultron with deeply polarizing thoughts on the film. Writer-director Joss Whedon has spent an impressive amount of time shaping the events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to culminate to this very moment that I would consider to be the biggest nerdgasm cinema has ever achieved thus far. It’s a spectacular ballet of many moving parts. And as breathtaking as the movie may be, Age of Ultron definitely has the feeling that this marvelous house of cards producer Kevin Feige has built could come crashing down at any second. Continue reading
Third ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Provides a Vision
In just a little over four hours, fans were able to unlock the third Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer this morning. It was originally suppose to release on Thursday this week. This full-length trailer provides audiences with more back story on Ultron and how his dubious plot affects our heroes. As one of the greatest big bads in the Marvel Universe, this trailer certainly sets up the movie to live up to expectations.
We’ve seen tons of Avenger-y action between the Hulk and Iron Man, well pretty much everyone versus Tony Stark really. However, we haven’t been privy to much about Age of Ultron‘s plot. As a comic book reader, and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes enthusiast, I am fully aware of what Ultron is capable of. This trailer sums up the intense conflict fairly well and provides just enough not to get into too many spoilers.
And as an added bonus, we finally get to see more of the twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, in action. We haven’t seen much of their involvement other than a few quick shots. In the trailer it looks like they’ll be involved with Ultron helping him in some manner before they realize their own stupidity and join up with Cap and the other heroes.
It’s a pretty awesome trailer all around, giving also our first glimpse of Vision at the tail end. Still, there is no clues as to how he comes into existence or how he’s involved amongst the chaos. However, I am comfortable with leaving everything as is and going into the film with just this information. I’m ready. My body is ready. Bring it on.
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Here is the official plot synopsis:
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, and Paul Bettany as Vision. This film is set to release May 1, 2015.
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Third ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Provides a Clear Vision [139 Screenshots + 30 GIFs]
In just a little over four hours, fans were able to unlock the third Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer this morning, which was originally suppose to release on Thursday this week. This second, full-length trailer provides audiences with more back story on Ultron and how his dubious plot affects our heroes. As one of the greatest big bads in the Marvel Universe, this trailer certainly sets up the movie to live up to expectations. Check out the trailer after the break. Continue reading
Chris Hemsworth Gets Wet for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show
Chris Hemsworth is getting all sorts of wet and wild this year in theaters. The Aussie born megastar will appear in three leading roles in just the first half of the year alone – Blackhat, In the Heart of the Sea, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. In support of his new movie, Thor himself made a special appearance on The Tonight Show, where per usual Jimmy Fallon tested his guest to a little game. This time it was a unique spin on a wet T-shirt contest. Watch the video after the break. Continue reading
Epic Second ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer is Epic (110 Screenshots)
While sports fans were watching one of the most historical college football games of our generation, during the big show a new trailer for a little movie entitled Avengers: Age of Ultron was released. The stakes have never been higher as the fate of humanity befalls upon our heroes yet again, but only this time it may be their fault. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed in a much darker direction. Join us after the break to watch the trailer. Continue reading
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Clip: An Unexpected Guest Crashes the Party (59 Screenshots)
It’s been only a week since the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron released, but Marvel and Disney want to spice up the pot with an extended look at the film. In it we find our heroes testing their might to prove who is worthy enough to pick up Mjolnir aka a superhero d*ck measuring contest. But there is an unwelcome guest that sees their efforts futile. Watch the clip after the break. Continue reading
Marvel Releases ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer and Poster Early Due to Hydra Leak (111 Hi-Res Screenshots)
In lieu of the recent leaked teaser for Avengers: Age of Ultron earlier today, Marvel has released the official trailer in beautiful hi-definition early. The trailer was originally suppose to air during next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. After the jump, check out the first footage of one of the most anticipated films of 2015 along with over 100 hi-res screencaps. Continue reading
‘Avengers 2’ Trailer Leaks; Over 40 Screenshots of Hulkbuster, Ultron, Quicksilver, and More
Avengers: Age of Ultron is undoubtedly the most anticipated film of 2015 for many people. And with the first teaser set to release next week during Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D., some folks couldn’t wait that long and had to show it to the world. Although I can’t present the trailer, I can offer you an abundant of screenshots that feature Ultron, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor, and more; as well as a trailer description. Check them out after the break.
[UPDATE: The official trailer has gone live and we have it here along with many hi-res screenshots]