November 19, 2005

Movie Trailer Notes

Firewall (trailer)

In Harrison Ford news, it looks like there’s a new movie where Ford recreates the equivalent of a couple of seasons of ‘24’, but on the big screen:

He’s a security software expert whose family is held hostage while he is forced to help them rob the bank he has been working to protect.

The trailer is so-so. But I am interested to see Harrison Ford in another action movie. I’ve been missing the guy.

Hoodwinked! The True Story of Red Riding Hood(trailer)

Tell me they didn’t get this idea from The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf

Still, it looks amusing.


The trailer looks slightly less lame than the last teaser I saw, and there are a lot of good people in it. But the little dialogue in the trailer is super-lame. “She could mean the end, or the beginning of the world as we know it.” Huh?

Why, Ben Kingsley… why? And isn’t this movie superfluous with the similar “Underworld” and “Blade” franchises out there? “Blade 2” is the movie to beat in that arena, and this one doesn’t look like it can do it. We’ll see.


Ew. Icky.

It looks like ‘Saw’ and but without the clever psychological aspect. Just the torture.

Underworld - Evolution(trailer)

Speaking of “Underworld.” This whole genre is well past tired.

“A powerful immortal has returned! Vowing to release an unimaginable evil! Now, only one stands between their rise and the destruction of all mankind!”

Well, that’s new. Do they think people are going to shell out $9 every time Kate Beckinsale puts on black latex tights? Apparently, yes.

The Fountain(trailer)

Wins “Most intriguing Teaser.” A story spanning 1000 years, with immortals Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman? Pencil me in.

[Update: Superman Returns (trailer)

Looks like they’re going for a real redemption angle. Jor-El voice over says he sent his only son to help the people of Earth, by giving them an example of light. Bonus points for the voice over (Anthony Hopkins — am I wrong???). Bonus points for using the original score (at least, for the teaser).

I’ve never been a really big Superman fan, but it’s grown on me with ‘Smallville’, especially since they’re starting to drop the teenie-bopper aspect of the series this season and working more on story, less on one-shot X-Files.

Posted by James at November 19, 2005 10:36 AM
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Kingsley had never played a vampire but apparently had always wanted to. That's why he took the part.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 19, 2005 7:25 PM

I guess I asked, didn't I! :) Thanks, Chuck , for the inside info.

Posted by: James at November 20, 2005 9:05 AM

I figured, once I saw him as The Hood in Thunderbirds, that he was pretty much in actors' freefall and was going to do whatever the hell he wanted to. ;)

Posted by: Julie at November 20, 2005 12:24 PM

This sounds almost as bad as the great Raul Julia playing M. Bison in Street Fighter.

Posted by: briwei at November 20, 2005 1:35 PM

Do they think people are going to shell out $9 every time Kate Beckinsale puts on black latex tights?

I know I will.

Posted by: David Grenier at November 21, 2005 11:18 AM

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