movie

2014 Summer Blockbusters: X-Men Days of Future Past

wpid-x-men-days-of-future-past-poster-posse-art-series-1.jpg

Marvel has officially taken summer blockbusters to a whole new level this year, with the release of Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Amazing SpiderMan 2 both did extremely well, dominating there opening weekend. Now with X-Men Days of Future Past and upcoming Rise of the Guardians destine to follow this path.

I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that they were going to combine the characters from the original X-Men trilogy with their younger selves from the X-Men First Class series. I thought that both series are good on its own and combined may be a disaster. I’m not a big fan of Marvel but when I saw the First Class movie I fell in love with it, I’m a sucker for a good origin story. Days of Future Past story is partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps, giant robot called Sentinels patrol America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed. In the present day, the X-Men are forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring. They must change the past to save their future. The movie takes place in time different time zones, in the 1970’s(First Class) and 2018(where the film picks up with its original X-Men cast).

Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hault join forces with Patrick Steward, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackson, Anna Pacquin  and Hally Berry who all will be reprising their iconic roles. For those who are fan of the original X-Men trilogy don’t get too excited to see the cast back together. The original trilogy will appear mostly in scenes depicting the dystopian future so time commitments for the actors are minimal.

Bryan Singer is on as director and producer, he is also the director of the original X-Men trilogy. Michael Vaughn who director X-Men First Class was previously on to director Days of Future Past but he lost out to Singer. Vaughn is on only as a producer.

With a budget around $220 million its the second most expensive film made by20th Century Fox, the first was Avatar so it has big shoes to fill. The many trailers that’s been released did not disappoint and with a budget like that it can’t afford to. The Sentinels are high anticipation in the X-Men series, fans had been waiting for over a decade to see them and in the trailer they look spectacular and they are all CGI.

Fan of X-Men can look forward to a X-Men Origin: Mystique, X-Men Origin: Deadpool and a X-Men 4 movies in the future. They are just under development and I hope that they don’t get shutdown like the Magneto movie which I would have love to see.

X-Men Days of Future Past is going to be full of action, explosion and amazing CGI and effect. If your a fan or not you should definitely see this movie.

Are you excited to see it, let me know your thoughts by commenting.

-Have a good one.

 

 

 

 

 

Standard
movie

Trailer Frenzy

In the last couple week some trailers have been release and every putting in their ¢2 in and its my turn. But before… the new Captain America movie came out this week and I’m not a big marvels fan (never seen Avengers) but I want to watch it so bad. I’m going to watch the first Captain America and then go see the new one next weekend. I’m not going to do a review because I think there’s enough on the interwebs. OK I’m rambling now here are 5 trailers I’ve been dying to talk about.

1. Lucy (August 8)

You may or may not heard of this movie, this trailer was release April 4, that was 4 days ago and it has almost 8 million hits YouTube which is pretty cool. The movie centers on a woman forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system, transforming her into an ass-kicking machine. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can’t feel pain and other discomforts. It stars Scarlet Johansson as Lucy and Morgan Freeman this movie looks like its going to be badass. Its being compared to Limitless but apart from the “you use 10% of your brain premise” it stands on its own. You have to watch the trailer to see what I mean. This movie isn’t getting a lot of advertisements and its being release the same day as TMNT which is not good.

2. TMNT (August 8)

First of all, I love Michael Bay I don’t know why everyone keeps bashing him and his movies still makes millions and I know TMNT will be no exception. The trailer has been out for a week and most of what I’ve read have been negative. Why Meghan Fox is April? Why the turtles look like crap? Michael Bay (who just produced the movie) ruined my childhood once again. The turtles weren’t created. Where’s Splinter?
I get it Meghan Fox isn’t the best actress but give it a rest. The turtles, to me looks cool and realistic for CGI but they don’t look like teenagers. And the how they were not created BS I get I don’t why they changed something so big but we all have to wait until the movie to see how it plays out. The trailer is only 1 minute and 30 seconds there is only so much they can show without ruining  the movie.

3. Hercules (July 25)

Following The Legend of Hercules staring Kellan Lutz train wreck which came out earlier this year there is no way this film can disappoint with the expectations so low and by the looks of the trailer its not going to. I’m not the biggest fan of The Rock especially when I heard when he’s going to be Hercules but so far I like what I’m getting from the trailer. Most people don’t agree with The Rock ethnicity but I think that’s just pathetic.

4. Interstellar (November 7)

Although the teaser trailer have been out for 3 months and I’ve watched it a lot I still kind of don’t know what’s it about and I want to. From what I’ve read its about a group of astronaut/explorers that discover how to suppress the limitations on human space travel. Everyone is saying it going to the “Gravity” of 2014, its too early to say that but with Christopher Nolan directing and  Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain  staring its definitely won’t disappoint.

5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

OK the trailer for Mockingjay isn’t out as yet. WHY!?!? I’m dying just to see a glimpse of the trailer. It probably premiere at ComiCon which is in June so we have to wait until then hopefully the teaser will be out before then.

OK there are many more trailers has been released which ones are you most excited for and the ones your dying to see??
COMMENT!! COMMENT!! COMMENT!!

Standard