Posts tagged “woman

Breaking Dawn Trailer Review

Some say that vampires shouldn’t sparkle in the sunlight; others say that they shouldn’t be overly protective, possessive and display signs of obsessive stalking, but those people should simply be happy that the series is coming to an end.  However, there are millions of Twilight fans and they’re facing the end of the series, well actually the last film was split in two so there’s still a while left.  Part one comes out on the 18th of November 2011 and part two will be released on the 16th of November 2012.

Today, fans were given a glimpse of the film as the first full length trailer was released.  The trailer really pushes the romantic side to the story, basically excluding the darker themes and focusing mainly on the wedding and the guests getting there invitations, plus Bella and Edward having sex in various locations, wonder if they’ll be able to keep a PG-13 rating, which results in Bella becoming pregnant.  I think it goes without saying that this will be one of the least ‘boyfriend friendly’ movies in the Twilight series.

If you’re familiar with the book you may be wondering where the split will be.  It has been said by both Wyck Godrey, producer, and Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter, that it will probably be one movie were Bella is human and one with her as a vampire, though the decision is ultimately up to Bill Condon, the director.  Godrey had the idea of shooting the second one, with vampire Bella, in 3D to differentiate between human and vampire.  Though 3D has become an annoying trend in Hollywood, it’s nice to see it being used to actually aid in the telling of a story.

Fan’s will most likely love the trailer, but it is very one sided.  The more romantic elements are shown, the wedding and the jealous Jacob love triangle, where as the darker mythological part, a woman being impregnated by a vampire, is only briefly hinted at, despite the pregnancy playing such a large role in the book.  Though the actually movie will be more balanced, it seems that the trailer was made to give the audience and over romantic view, thus drawing in the girls and striking fear into the hearts of the boyfriends.

What do you think?  Will Breaking Dawn be rated above PG-13?  Is the trailer boy friendly?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe.


Wonder Woman Returns to a TV Near You

You may or may not have heard about the upcoming Wonder Woman TV show.  It was in production hell for a while, but it’s finally getting a pilot.  Adrianne Palicki will be taking on the role of Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, and Justin Bruening will be playing her love interest, Steve Trevor.

This show will not be connected to the earlier series, which spanned three seasons ending with Diana moving to Los Angeles.  Lynda Carter, star of the previous show, was asked to appear in the pilot, but could not due to scheduling issues.  However she remains optimistic about possibly making a cameo in a future episode.  It would have been great to have Carter in the pilot, but don’t get too upset as Elizabeth Hurley and Cary Elwes will be there to distract you, both of which will be guest starring.

The plot of the show is something of a mystery, but since Steve Trevor, army vet, is in it, I’d assume it’s still going to have some connection with the military.  I did hear a rumour that it would be set in L.A. and Wonder Woman would be a corporate executive by day and crime fighter by night.  I doubt the rumour’s true, but you really never know.  Despite the criticism they’ve already received for the new costume, I actually think they could make this show work if they play their cards right.  This could put Wonder Woman up there with movie stars like Batman and Superman.

What do you think?  Are you excited about this show?  Do you like the new costume?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.

The Resident

In every city thousands of women live alone, Juliet is not one of those women.  After renting an apartment that seems too good to be true, Juliet finds out that she’s not alone.  Her seemingly nice landlord has become obsessed with her and is watching her every move.  There isn’t a safe room in the apartment, so she’ll have to fight to survive.

I always have my doubts about films that only have one or two victims.  Let’s face it, the main character, most likely, isn’t going to die, so you go in already knowing how it’s going to end.  At least when there’s five or six main characters there is some real danger for the characters, because they can’t all survive.

The trailer looks good, but not great.  It really reminds me of Vacancy.  It has all those unbelievable tunnels that you only see in the movies, probably because most real killers are just going to kill you and not play hide and seek first.  It really doesn’t even look scary, bear in mind I’m really not easily scared.  If you liked Vacancy you’ll probably like this as well.  It stars Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Christopher Lee. 

One thing I do love about the film is that the name could have two meanings.  She’s the resident of the apartment but she’s also a doctor (one of the levels of qualifications of doctors in a resident). 

It’s in cinemas now if you want to check it out.  Let me know what you think by voting and leaving a comment below.

The Avengers

Today is a special day; it’s the last of the three part superhero marathon.  To finish up we’re going to discuss the upcoming Avengers movie.  We’ll also be talking about some members of the Avengers that didn’t get their own section, either because they aren’t getting a solo movie or because their solo movie is already released.

Many heroes have joined the Avengers over the years, but the original members were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, The Wasp and Ant-Man.  However, the timeline was rewritten to make Captain America a founding member in place of Hulk.  The Avengers were formed when Thor’s adopted brother Loki accidentally gets all five heroes in the same place at the same time.

Iron Man is the story of a rich man who decided to become a superhero.  The concept for Iron Man was to create a character that nobody would like and make them like him.  To achieve this, they made him everything that was hated at the time.  The Cold War was happening so they made him a rich weapons manufacturer, in a time where everyone was poor and sick of war.

The recent Iron Man movies have been a complete success and characters from the films will be appearing in the Avengers movie.  Iron Man, Natasha Romanoff and Phil Coulson will all be returning, but War Machine will not.

The Hulk was an incredibly bad movie in 2003, but in 2008 they went back and did it again, with better results.  Rumours of a sequel start spreading around, but they were delayed because of the Avengers movie.  The Hulk will not only be in the Avengers movie, he may also have a few sequels after it.  There is a downside to this uplifting story of a green man, he has been recast.  Edward Norton played Bruce Banner in the 2008 film, but he will not be returning, the following statement was released;

‘Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members,’ said marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige in a statement.  ‘The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H., Chris E., Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented cast.  We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfils these requirements and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks.’

They went with Mark Ruffalo.

Hawkeye is also set to be in the Avengers movie.  He will be played by Jeremy Renner.  Renner has announced that the costume will not be the one from the comics, it will be something more ‘reality based’.  Here’s what I think of that.

Hawkeye started out as a villain, but then joined the Avengers as their ass kicking, arrow slinging companion.  Like most of the heroes in the upcoming film, he does not have superpowers.  However, he is a great archer and has several ‘trick arrows’, a lot like DC’s Green Arrow, who was created over 20 years before Hawkeye.

Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, and he won’t be working alone.  Cobie Smulders will be portraying agent Maria Hill.  Cobie was one of the front runners to play Wonder Woman, but unfortunately the movie, which would have been directed by Joss Whedon, never got made.

Whedon will be directing the Avengers movie, which is set to hit cinemas on the 4th of May 2012.  Whedon is a great director, who really cares about the characters in the movie, so it is in good hands.  The Avengers looks like it’s going to be an amazing cinematic event, lucky we don’t need to wait too long to get a taste of the action as Captain America and Thor are both being released this year.

This may be the last part of my superhero marathon, but still check back tomorrow for another post.  Leave a comment and vote below or you’re supporting the destruction of lids on coffee cups.