Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Battleship Trailer Snow White & the Huntsman Features & New Wrath of the Titans Spots

I was in the theater watching some film and the trailer for Battleship (May 18) came on and the woman sitting in the row in front of me turned to her husband and said, "Well, that looks stupid." Trust me, dear reader, I nearly busted a lecture on her about the role of aliens in film since the 1950s, but, fortunately for her and her husband, I didn't. Here, instead, is the third trailer released for the film and it's looking good!
While I absolutely hate seeing the John Paul Jones sunk like that, this is going to be a serious political thriller (the John Paul Jones invokes the American Revolutionary War) however, the "end of the world" scenario and the extinction of humans is a  matter of protecting the status quo which may--or may not--literally be protecting the political status quo.
This is what a lot of us have been waiting for: new behind-the-scene looks at costumes, sets and concepts for the highly anticipated Snow White and the Huntsman. Here are three separate videos with great footage:

I'm glad I saw those bones on that wedding dress, that is something I totally could have missed. Knowing, also, that the kingdom has fallen into decay, and that Snow White has to rescue it, is really hopeful that it is not supporting the status quo the way I feared it might. These tidbits just make it harder to wait. 
One last little note, even though Dark Shadows is due in theaters in only two months, there is still no trailer! You can count on me to get it posted as soon as it comes out, but everyone is wondering, when will it come out?
On the other hand, the closer to the end of the month we get--and the release of Wrath of the Titans--the more trailers they are putting out. Here are several new ones, along with a more detailed synopsis: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind



The reason film makers spend so much money on advertising is because... it works. If, after having seen these awesome trailers, this movie turns into a bad blind date, I will be heart-broken. There are so many interesting elements at work here, I'm going to wait a few days to pull out some of the issues (it comes out at the end of the month with Mirror, Mirror). Okay, what Republican doesn't want to see George Washington in the imprisoned Zeus, and the escaped Titans pictured above as Obama, Clinton, Peolsi and Reid?
They'll feel my wrath if this movie is bad...