The new trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins looks like someone from the recently ended Spartacus series on Starz had some left over props.
For some crazy reason there will be two movies based on the legend of Hercules in 2014, and the first to hit screens will be Hercules: The Legend Begins. The second will premiere later in the year and stars Dwayne Johnson. The final trailer for the first one hit today, and… well… it looks awful. Like, really awful.
Oh, Hollywood. Just stop.
Hercules: The Legend Begins hits theaters on Jan. 10, 2014.
Muppets Most Wanted is on the way next year, and it looks like it will be just as fun as the first film.
I have always been a huge fan of the Muppets, so it thrills me to see new content coming out from them. The first film came out in 2011 and was a bigger success than many predicted, so it only made sense a sequel would come along.
The two trailers below give you a sense of the story, but honestly, does anyone watch the Muppets that much for the story? Give me the jokes and the very random star cameos.
Muppets Most Wanted Domestic Trailer
Muppets Most Wanted International Trailer
Muppets Most Wanted will hit theaters on March 2, 2014.
One has to wonder if the new Need for Speed film is all about setting up a new Fast and the Furious franchise. It sure seems like it.
Lets face it, since Fast & Furious, the fourth film in the series, the movies have been raking it in. It makes sense that someone else would finally step in to try to get some of that sweet car money. Enter Need for Speed based on the video game series of the same name.
Aaron Paul, bust known for his role on Breaking Bad, will be taking the lead in this film which, honestly, sounds like another installment in the current incarnation of the other series. Revenge story? Check. Crazy car stunts? Check. Loose plot? Check.
We’ll find out just how true this all is when Need for Speed hits theaters on March 14, 2014.
How a fake trailer in another film has turned in to two actual movies is beyond me, but somehow Robert Rodriguez has pulled it off with his Machete series.
What began as a fake trailer in the Grindhouse film down by Rodriguez and Tarantino has turned into not only one film, but a follow-up. And, oddly enough, supposedly there are plans for a third film called Machete Kills Again. Overall I have to say Rodriguez has captured the overall vibe of the low-budget 1970′s films, but I get the distinct feeling he will go a bit heavy handed with a message again at the end. We’ll just have to see. (Have all the messages you want in a film, but radical tone shifts in the third act never makes me a happy camper.)
A word of warning before you watch this trailer… there is a reason it’s a red band trailer and you have to enter your birth date. It is extremely violent. You’ve been warned.
300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to the extremely popular 300, released a new trailer today that still leaves me wondering why this needed to exist.
I will never grasp why the original 300 did so well. It was fun to look at, but the film had too many extraneous things going on as so many Hollywood films do these days. It was painfully slow at times, and downright boring at certain moments. But when you gross $456 million globally off of a $65 million dollar budget, you get a sequel.
300: Rise of an Empire will deal with the real life naval battle that happened off the coast of Greece around the same time as the Battle of Thermopylae, the basis for the first film. I can’t see it being all that interesting, but you never know what people will like. My prediction? This won’t do anywhere as well as the original.
300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters on March 7, 2014.
Lets just get this out of the way: Between now and the release of The Lego Movie in 2014, block/building puns are going to flow like water. Deal with it.
If you had told me years ago that there would be a movie based on Lego I would have looked at you like you were insane. Then came a massively successful line of video games that actually gave the ubiquitous blocks personalities and story lines. Who would have thought that was even possible?
While I can’t imagine myself seeing this in theaters, I did get a couple chuckles out of the trailer, and I actually think it might do okay at the box office. You never know these days.
Elysium is the latest film from Neill Blomkamp, and it looks amazing.
While Neill Blomkamp may not be a household name yet, I’ve been watching his career with some interest for a while now, and if you’ve seen District 9, you know it. He has an amazing talent for making the most otherworldly items looks like they belong next to the car in your driveway.
This trailer has definitely caught my attention, and I’m ready to go back into Blomkamp’s world.
300: Rise of an Empire will tell the story of the naval battle that ran concurrent with the events of the first 300 film. Although Zack Snyder isn’t directing this time around, it’s apparent that the style established in the first film has been stuck with slavishly.
300: Rise of an Empire will hit theaters on March 7, 2014.
It’s time to up the ante on the action aspects of the new Man of Steel film promotions.
While previous trailers have focused on the story of how Kal-El will make a home on Earth, this new one is all about the challenge he will face in the form of General Zod. Can he take on some of the most vile criminals to ever exist on Krypton? I guess we’ll find out.
The latest trailer for The Wolverine goes a bit deeper into the emotional arc of the film while also, finally, showing us a quick shot of the Silver Samurai.
While X-Men Origins: Wolverine was, well, really bad, this second solo film is showing some promise. While it’s clear some changes have been made to the source material of the Japan saga, it’s still looking pretty darn good. Lets just hope it really is.
Thor: The Dark World is the follow-up to the first film, and will be Marvel’s second film of 2013. Can the studio capture at least some of the excitement that made The Avengers the third highest grossing film of all time?
I’ve never been a huge fan of the Thor character, but I have to say that the first film entertained me, and I thought Chris Hemsworth did a stellar job in the title role. So much so that I’ve actually gone back and read some old issues of the series, which is saying a lot because I never thought the character could carry a series. I was proven wrong, I dig the comics more now, and I love the movies.
How will a second Thor film do? We’ll find out on Nov. 15, but until then try on this first trailer and see what you think. Jane (Natalie Portman) in Asgard? Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) looking annoyed at this turn of events? Loki (Tom Hiddleston) being snarky? I’m in for the ride.
R.I.P.D. has received its first trailer… or perhaps I should say Men in Black 4 has received its first trailer.
Well I normally don’t like to be overly biased about trailers, this first footage for R.I.P.D. couldn’t feel more like another entry in the Men in Black series except for if it actually was.
Lets see… an out of place rookie assigned to a law enforcement agency he didn’t know existed. Check.
Teamed up with a long time veteran of the force. Check.
Possibility of the world being taken over. Check.
In my opinion, about the only thing I found enticing in this trailer was Jeff Bridges as Roy Pulsipher, but I am so sick and tired of Ryan Reynolds at this point that I can’t even stand to look at him any more. And while Bridges looks highly amusing, I can’t imagine watching this just for him when it looks to be just a complete retread of so many other movies out there.
Oh, and it’s based on a comic book of the same name… as was Men in Black.