Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Monster Overload In New Monsters University Movie Poster

I'm not a huge fan of Pixar revisiting old franchises, I much prefer it when they produce original stories. However Monsters University looks to be very interesting and although the characters are familiar the story looks unique for an animated film.

Anyway, today Disney/Pixar released a brand new movie poster which is full of characters and looks very cool...


What do you think?

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Monday, 25 February 2013

New Amazing Spider-Man Suit Looks Like Old Spider-Man Suit

Well I'm guessing they'll be filming scenes that features Spider-Man in his new suit soon, as we have our first official image of the new suit, which looks very familiar...


Don't get me wrong I'm glad they've gone back to the classic look, but with the exception of the eye pieces the rest of the suit is pretty much exactly the same as the Spidey suit from the Raimi trilogy.

What do you think?

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Good Day To Die Hard Opinion

Definitely not a good day...

Did anyone involved in making this movie even watch one of the previous Die Hard films? Seriously, you’d think the fact Bruce Willis is involved and presumably held quite a lot of power in the creative decision process this film would half resemble a Die Hard film. Just a reminder of the basic Die Hard film stories: -

Die Hard – Terrorists take-over a building and hold the hostages for ransom in a scheme to steal some corporate bonds. John McClane reluctantly finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and fights to save the hostages and prevent the terrorists plan.

Die Hard 2: Die Harder - Terrorists take-control of an airport and hold it for ransom in order to rescue a drug dealing terrorists. John McClane reluctantly finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time again and fights to save the passengers and prevent the terrorists plan.

Die Hard With A Vengeance - Terrorists hold a city to ransom in order to steal gold bullion. John McClane reluctantly finds himself forced into the plans and fights to save the city and prevent the terrorists plan.

Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0) - Terrorists hold part of a country to ransom for financial gain using computer technology. John McClane reluctantly finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time again and fights to prevent the terrorists plan.

Now, whatever you opinion on the fourth film is, at least everyone involved tried to keep it in line with Die Hard franchise theme. Yes, they didn’t quite get the feel right but it still stood up as a half decent action film. To put this into context I’ll try and put the little story of the fifth film into similar summary.

A Good Day To Die Hard – John McClane travels to Russia to help his son (who doesn’t actually need help as he’s on an undercover CIA mission) then follows his son around and actively throws himself into danger even though he’s not sure why or what’s going on (to be fair neither does the audience). There is something to do with finding a file and some nuclear plan, but nothing comes to fruition and doesn’t really make any sense. No terrorists. No ransom. No wrong place, no wrong time.

The script is literally terrible, there is no character or story development, character motivations change purely to (try and) shock the audience rather than making any sense, the plot doesn’t seem to  even know what it’s aiming for.

I’m pretty sure some awesome action was produced for this film, however it’s been shot and edited in such a choppy fashion it’s impossible to tell what’s going on, or where people are in relation to one another.  The director John Moore seriously needs to take a film-making class on spacial awareness.

But hey, Bruce Willis is in it, that must be good right? No.

John McClane has turned into a crazy old man, who speaks to himself constantly and even when the people he’s aiming his quips at clearly can’t hear him he carries on. He also boasts “How McClane’s kill scumbags! That’s’ what we do” which is just weird; I’m pretty sure in all the previous films the people he killed were out of self-defence and he didn’t boast about it after.

I’m not going to waste too much time on AGDTDH anymore, as the film is so below par on nearly every level, it really doesn’t deserve your time or money, and definitely not to be a part of the Die Hard franchise. Why do Fox keep doing this, do they not want to protect their franchises?

I’ll be trying to forget this as soon as possible.

3/10

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Bruce Willis Confirms Die Hard 6 Also Doesn't Like Title of Die Hard 5

Bruce Willis is currently in the midst of a press tour for the new Die Hard movie A Good Day To Die Hard, and was just interviewed on the BBC TV show The One Show. As part of the interview one of the presenters asked "Are we likely to see a sixth instalment?" to which Willis nodded and said "Yes, they'll be a Die Hard 6."

Interestingly enough it also appears he's not a fan of the fifth film in series title. He asked the presenters what they thought of the title and if they thought it made sense. He actually brought it up several times "A Good Day To... Die Hard? I don't know if that makes any sense..."

I'm sure the PR team love the fact that their lead actor is openly saying he doesn't think the title is any good. I'm guessing he had a different choice which didn't get selected for the final film.

What do you think of the title or the news of a Die Hard 6?

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Friday, 1 February 2013

Terrible Editing in A Good Day To Die Hard Promo Clips

Seriously, who is editing the new promo clips for A Good Day To Die Hard. They are literally god awful. They jump from section to section, one minute John McClane is there the next shot he's ten metres away for his last position. They jump all over the place.

Now I'm hoping this is because the marketers are trying to condense longer clips into shortened sequences for promotional purposes. Or the fact the film is R-Rated that they're having to cut out any profanity and violence for advertising.

But if that's the case why not use different sequences, or release red-band clips that are cohesive. Seriously, based on the trailers and posters I was excited for this film. But these promotional clips have got me really concerned about the quality of the film, which I'm sure is not the intended effect.

Now I'm really into films and movie marketing so I'm assuming the reasons for the cuts are as mentioned above, but Joe Public is just going to wonder what the hell is going on. Well done marketing team.

See the clips below for yourself and let me know what you think...







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