Best. Music. Ever

So, I woke up this morning and found those lovely people over at Warner Bros. had uploaded a new trailer for Suicide Squad. I thought the footage used at Comic-Con 2015 was good. This is better! Enjoy.

Worst. Superheroes. Ever.

They’re being very canny with the marketing strategy for this one. In all honesty, I was on board the day they announced Will Smith was going to be involved. His career has been on a bit of a slide of late, so to be involved with this kind of project is a somewhat ballsy move. You wouldn’t normally associate such a (perceived) big star signing up for an ensemble piece. He’s usually a one-man-band when it comes to starring in films, but as I say, perhaps his lack of a bone-fide box office hit in the last few years has made him consider other options. And what better way than to get on the superhero gravy train?

By the way, how good is that use of footage, editing and sound editing to hit the beats on an all-time classic? It’s definitey up there with the scene from Wayne’s World insofar as enjoyment of a Queen track goes!

Thank you for reading 🙂

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Ooga Chaka…

There’s nothing like being late to the party…but better late than never I suppose!

Following on from yesterday’s trailer awesomeness, I bring to you a first glimpse of Marvel Studios’ Phase Two offering, Guardians of the Galaxy (to be released August 2014). Now I know this thing’s been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks, but cut me some slack…apathy is a willing bedfellow! So, while you may have witnessed our first glimpse at the titular quintet of Galactic Mayhem (or so it seems from the trailer), as a bonus feature I’ve added some videos giving you a slightly closer, albeit brief, look at each member of the “team”…and “You’re Wecome” 🙂

Oh, and please scroll to the end…there’s a poster as well.

TRAILER

PETER QUILL

DRAX

GAMORA

ROCKET

GROOT

So…pretty good huh? As I touched upon when covering last year’s Comic-Con, this is the Marvel Phase Two film I’m most excited about; if only because James Gunn is directing. We certainly get a sense of Mr. Gunn’s usual tone when viewing the trailer. And as I stated in that previous blog, if you want to have an idea of what his “usual tone” is, check out Slither and Super.

In addition to the first trailer for GotG, we were also treated to its first poster. While it’s pretty standard fare in terms of look and layout, the thing that sets this poster apart from any other is the tagline at the bottom. Here’s hoping it was in response to the overwhelming outcry of approval for the trailer that was released the day before the poster arrived.

The Cruiser + Sci-Fi = Cinematic Goodness (hopefully)

It would be too easy to use the highly catchy tag line that pervades the first trailer for Tom Cruise‘ 2014 release Edge of Tomorrow for my Post Title; I’ll let you discover it for yourself. Suffice to say I’ve been waiting with baited breath since the Comic-Con title change announcement for a look at some actual moving pictures of this baby! What can possibly go wrong? The Cruiser, Emily Blunt, Sci-Fi, Aliens and Doug Liman helming (he does make some good stuff). I’m definitely up for this one. Anyway, here’s the trailer and a nice new poster to boot!

Edge of Tomorrow poster 4

Oh and btw…I’m back in the game baby! More salty goodness tomorrow. Thank you for reading 🙂

P.S. Yes! You did see the Legend that is Bill Paxton in the trailer!! Quite frankly it doesn’t get better than that!

A Comic-Con Poster A Day Bonus Features

Now the dust has settled and fansboys/ girls across the globe are catching their respective breathes, we can attempt to wade through the myriad of announcements that were made in San Diego and subsequently covered by our favourite movie-centric websites. Here’s hoping that at some point during the next couple of weeks we will treated to the teasers, sizzle reels, mood pieces and other such packages that were screened for the lucky few who were actually there!

Firstly we have another couple of Comic-Con posters for the newly monikered Edge of Tomorrow. While the first gave us a full-frontal assault of a faceless future-soldier, we are now treated to the two principles in similar garb. First thing that comes to mind is “Oooo…moody!” Quickly followed by “Oooo…Emily Blunt!”. Any-who, here they are and I hope you like them as much as I do.

Now I have to admit, I’m not sure whether this next poster was actually released during Comic-Con or that it’s just a happy coincidence. Either way, I’m really quite excited by the prospect of dipping another toe into the entertaining waters of Hiccup and Toothless in How To Train Your Dragon 2. The only downside is that we’re going to have to wait until July 2014 before (hopefully) our eyes are caressed by its stunning visuals – created by Dreamworks Animation – and we are (hopefully) entertained by its immersive narrative. I’ll also throw in the teaser trailer that was released about a week ago…’cos I’m nice like that!

How can you not enjoy that? And a great reveal at the end! And here’s the poster.

How Train Your Dragon 2 poster

A Comic-Con Poster A Day #5

So, the final day of Comic-Con 2013 is upon us and it seems that the studios have pulled out all the stops to sate the appetite of the gathered throng of fans. Let’s start with a nice triumvirate of posters revealed before proceedings got under way last week.

Let’s be honest, “From the producers of Underworld” is not going to set the heart racing when it comes to selling an upcoming feature. But I do like the look of the posters for I, Frankenstein, due to be released in January 2014. Moreover, it stars none other than Aaron Eckhart as the titular monster…which is nice. I’m not holding out much hope really, but my interest is piqued by the presence of such a fine actor. That’s by no means a guarantee of good things though – Jeremy Renner’s inclusion in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is proof of that!

And here’s a concept art poster created by Charlie Wen for Marvel’s August 2014 release Guardians of the Galaxy. Shooting started in the UK this week and no expense was spared in jetting the principles into San Diego for a flying visit to whip the fanboys into total geek-gasm frenzy! A wonderful left-field announcement (made at Comic-Con 2012), Guardians of the Galaxy is being helmed by James Gunn, once again proving that Marvel are quite happy to hand the reins of a tent-pole release over to a director that would not be on most people’s radar! If you haven’t already, I urge you to watch his two previous forays into the world of movie-making, Slither and Super – and don’t be put off by imdb ratings of 6.5 and 6.8 respectively, they’re both far better than those scores suggest.

Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Con Poster

A Comic-Con Poster A Day #3

Here’s a gorgeous illustration by Charlie Wen for Marvel’s next Phase Two release, Thor: The Dark World. I really enjoyed the first film and had hoped Kenneth Branagh would return to lens its follow-up. Alas, twas not to be, but from the first trailer for the sequel it certainly looks like more of the same: and that’s not a bad thing when you’re dealing with the Marvel Universe!

Enough of the trailer already! Here’s the money shot!

Thor The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World Comic-Con Poster

A Comic-Con Poster A Day #2

Hopefully I’m back on it now! And for your delight and delectation today I present you with not one but three posters for Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla reboot which is due to be released 16th May 2014. With principal photography almost completed, we’re clearly looking at a long post-production period to get those all-important effects shots in the bag and up to scratch. With Pacific Rim making its way to the $100m mark at the end of its first week of release, there certainly seems to be enough interest for another “giant monster trashes the world” go-around next year. Anyway, I hope you find them interesting.