Avengers who? While Warner Bros. shied away from competing with Marvel's mightiest heroes, they are safe to launch their marketing blitz without fear of Iron Man siphoning off their hype.
On top of the posters released this week (here and here), we have eight brand new stills, courtesy of Batman News. The images include behind the scenes images, including director Christopher Nolan, and also highlight Batman, his arch-nemesis Bane and the feline femme fatale Catwoman.
The G.I. Joe: Retaliation marketing carried an air of confidence about it. It basically told us, "Yes, this movie is going to be silly but there's no shame in silly." You don't position a ninja-rappel-battle as the punchline to your trailers if you are not defiantly proud of your stupid movie.
I love silly, I love stupid, my heart was ready to love G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Paramount have decided to take that away from me, moving the release date from June 2012 (August in the UK) to March 2013.
Debuting on Facebook earlier this week, we have the brand new poster for Christopher Nolan’s final instalment in his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.
The marketing campaign has been lacklustre for The Dark Knight Rises so far. This is the sign of a franchise with very little to prove, they know people will turn out and so far marketing has merely been a reminder that the film exists. That all changes now.
Thor 2 is looking for a new villain. I have my issues with the first movie but they got the villain aspect perfect with Tom Hiddleston's Loki, a character with a more deliberately mapped out arc than the star of the movie, but after menacing Thor and The Avengers it's time for something new.
Loki will still be involved in Thor 2 but he will not be the primary antagonist of the film there is still room to flesh out and explore the dysfunctional family angle but as a key antagonist he has run his course for now. It's time for new blood.
The first trailer and poster for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal American novel The Great Gatsby have been released. This new adaptation will be directed by Baz Luhrmann, a man who knows how to create a lavish spectacle or two and stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher.
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Welcome back to Multiplex Goes Retro, the place where I watch the films that are hated, loved or both and see whether they've improved or worsened with age.
This time, I'm taking a look at 2002's Queen of the Damned, a loose adaptation of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series, specifically the novel of the same name and but also its prequel, The Vampire Lestat. I am a huge fan of both the novel and adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, so, in need of a film to watch one evening, I decided on this one. After doing a little research, it seems that the film divided a lot of people - some hated it furiously, others passionately defended it as a decent film. Naturally, something this divisive made me even more curious and as such, it was perfect for this column.
To celebrate the release of Iron Sky this Monday, we have a copy of the Blu-ray to give away.
Towards the end of World War II the staff of SS officer Hans Kammler made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity. From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right. Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom."