A hairy man sorts out his foes…
Screencaps? Faffing about with my video software? Must be summer movie trailer time.
Behold! It’s “Thor: The Dark World”, with a teaser glimpse for your perusal and edification!
Loki is Emo – confirmed…
Expect to see his Norse Godliness in modern-day London, hints at a romantic triangle, lots of action and a last-minute cameo appearance by Loki-chops, with Tom Hiddleston apparently channelling Dani Filth from CoF for reasons best known to the costume department. Me likey.
“Thor: The Dark World” opens in good, bad and indifferent cinemas on October 30th in the UK and on November 8th in the US.
If you’ve been blogging for a while and take a look at how people searching online reach your site, you will no doubt have more than your fair share of ‘They searched for THAT and found me?’ results in your blog’s dashboard area.
Hence this post, inspired by some optimistic fellow seeking “Rosamund Pike Wrath of the Titians”. Conjures an interesting picture doesn’t it? They were, of course, seeking Rosamund in this Spring’s sequel “Wrath of the Titans“, but they did at least have a fighting chance of reaching my blog or finding a lovely image of the charming Ms Pike in her most recent film role.
As interesting are the bonkers results – “Sandra Bullock in Judge Dredd” comes to mind. Clearly somebody conflating Sandy Bullock in the Stallone vehicle “Demolition Man“ with the not exactly dissimilar Diane Lane in the 1995 Stallone “Judge Dredd” and perhaps telling us a little more than Stallone might want to know about how unique and memorable some of his back catalogue is to the casual viewer?
Regularly top of my stats?
I get a 100 to 200 searches every week for the Fantastic Four, who I’ve only posted about once, in relation to the putative Josh Trank reboot of the franchise that Twentieth Century Fox are quite eager to get underway. I’m not running a web hub for the perpetually bickering, Doctor Doom-thwarting Marvel superheroes, I don’t post regularly about them, but who can refuse that level of traffic?
Or is it just lusty Jessica Alba fanboys skewing things? Who can say?
My favourite, utterly barking search result? This one.
I know, right? Somebody thought of that and ended up clicking through to me, I assume for my sterling coverage of Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch‘s careers. Or they’re just into tall dudes. Takes all kinds of folks, I guess…
Yep, not enough awesome in that pic.
So, there’s this small superhero flick opening in a few weeks – you may have read the odd post about it on this blog?
“The Avengers” (or “Avengers Assemble“, if you live in a small and confused island in Northern Europe) had a glitzy premiere in Los Angeles last night and has prompted very positive early reactions from the
jammy sods press types who were lucky enough to see it.
My personal highlight of the Tweet-fest, from noted contrarian and geek critic Devin Faraci of BadAssDigest –
“AVENGERS is good enough to make me forgive IRON MAN 2“.
Yoink! Not that “Iron Man 2” was that bad – that Monte Carlo fight scene kicks all kinds of booty – but it’s probably the biggest misstep in Marvel movies to date. Another movie in a young series which ends with an extended action sequence which plays like a rejected pitch for a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots movie is not my idea of moving the franchise forward – I’m guessing that the team dynamic of the Avengers squad may have something to do with Faraci’s reaction.
Joss Whedon, nerd-father rising. Haters to the left, if you please...
Your actual, proper reviews are still embargoed but I don’t see that state of affairs continuing much longer if this early buzz is any indicator…
Filed under Films, Geekery
Is it the end of April yet? No? Oh well, I suppose that I’ll just have to make do with this new trailer for Joss Whedon‘s upcoming “Avengers” movie.
Hulk like trailer! Trailer full of Hulk Win! Hulk smash aliens good!
Of course, you’ll be noticing the odd title change that the film’s had in Europe – presumably so as not to convince the three people who went to see the ill-advised Ralph Fiennes/Uma Thurman “Avengers” movie back in 1998, the Marvel film is now “Avengers Assemble” in my neck of the global woods.
Well, at least they're not calling it "Super Happy Marvel Team Up Explosion", I suppose...
So, why not head over to our friends at The Mary Sue and get your face smacked up by the new hotness? If you have Fan/Nerd/Geek Squee, prepare to unleash it.
Guys, what was that thing about Joss Whedon randomly killing us off for giggles?
Once you get past all of the urban combat stuff which looks neat but uncomfortably close to the mise-en-mayhem of Michael Benjamin Bay, there’s a bunch of new stuff in this trailer which had me air-punching and chuckling at the massive scale madness and the toys that Whedon has to play with.
Hawkeye, in the air, shooting arrows at suckers, like a boss...
There may well be a distinct lack of posting on April 26th, by way of an advanced heads-up – it appears that I’ll be too busy picking my jaw up off the floor to do much in the way of blogging…
First things first – it’s in German. So, if you’ve ever entertained the notion of Scarlett Johansson having an even huskier, European accent – your Christmas has arrived early.
For everyone else, there are a few different sequences herein than seen in the earlier teaser trailer – the aforementioned ScarJo meeting Mark Ruffalo in pre-Hulk mode is new.
Scarlett. What else do you need to know?
There’s also a good sense of how sensitive, thoughtful, character-centric geek auteur Joss Whedon gets down when given the opportunity to blow things up:
Stitch that, Michael Bay!
There’s some seriously nice eye-candy for most viewers of this trailer, whether your taste runs to hot Nordic dudes swinging their hammers:
Imagine a Captain Hammer vs Thor battle. Oh, the possibilities....
Or bad-ass captains of industry out for a night flight:
This is, I believe, the Mark 3,987 Iron Man suit. Give or take.
It’s all kinds of sweet, even when you can’t understand a bally word those nice German voice over actors are saying.
I won’t lie – I’m super-hyped for this one.