Expectations will be extremely high for this Israeli thriller now that genre-director giant Quentin Tarantino has listed this as his favorite film of the year. I wrote about this film a few months ago here, but seeing as it is getting a release date in the US, has quickly made it one of my most anticipated films of the coming year. Check the trailer out after the jump Continue reading
Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers. Thats all I got right now, life has been busy lately. Trailer after the jump Continue reading
Second chances are something I try not to give out frequently; especially when it comes to film franchises. If I find myself disliking the first film of a potential franchise, there is a great chance I will find myself avoiding the series all together. While some of those decisions have been worthwhile (Transformers, Fantastic Four), their have been rare exceptions to the rule where I gave a film series a second chance and it worked out wonderfully (The Dark Knight).
I saw the first of the Hunger Games films and thought it was mediocre; now with all the acclaim that has been bestowed on Catching Fire; I find myself wanting to give the film another shot at winning my cinematic heart (Jennifer Lawrence does not have to worry, for she has already won that prize). However, it is not Katniss and her merry men that I am talking about here, it is Marc Webb’s Spider-Man franchise.
The first Amazing Spider-Man film was hurt by mediocre performances, a lackluster villain and a outrageous plot even by super-hero movie standards. From the visuals in this trailer for the newest adventures of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, they seem to be trying to rectify that mistake.
The action looks slick; there are more than one villain this time around – three actually – and while none of them are very excited on their own, all three together may not draw too much attention, so that the audience does not realize how bland these villains may actually be.
There is the threat of too many plots going on at once – Peter and Gwen Stacey; Peter and Aunt May; Peter and Harry Osborn; Peter and the villains – however, I do believe in second chances; I may want to give this film one.