Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Iron Man 3 Newest Trailer #3 & Christopher Nolan News

Not politics, just good, ole' fashion revenge,...
This is a good trailer. Originally scheduled for release on May 3, it's now opening April 25, the weekend of my birthday, so you know that rocks! There are politics involved in this film, it opens with a politician who is supposed to protect this country at all costs; that will be a can of worms the film seems anxious to open, not to mention the rumored problems between Pepper Potts and Tony Stark. This might sound a bit too detail oriented, but that Tony Stark is having problems sleeping is a bit of a big deal. USUALLY, like in the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, sleep is a spiritual state (as in The Song of Songs from Solomon) necessary for a new "spiritual awakening" (and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained features the character Django which means "awakening" so this is in the current film-lingo) so, if you can't go to sleep, you can't "awake,... unless,...
It makes sense that Pepper would mourn for Tony, not just because of their love affair, but because of what they affair symbolizes. As we discussed in The Avengers, Tony has a quirk for not liking things "to be handed to him," but Pepper loves to be handed things, because Tony has had things "handed to him" all his life--being the son of a billionaire--but Pepper has had to work all her life, so she wants rewards handed to her for her hard work. That wouldn't be possible without Stark Industries. Pepper, as the "middle-class" or at least white-collar working class, mourns the upper-class industrialists who created their jobs but are now being demolished.
...Tony "can't die."
The beneficial side of sleep is spiritual awakening, the other side of sleep is that it prefigures a state of death. In this trailer, Tony introduces himself to us, as if we don't know who he is, but we know he's a billionaire, the 1%, and everyone asking "Where's Tony Stark?" instead of, "Where's the President? What's the President going to do about this?" Tony has the attention, and even though Tony might feel like it's time to die (and the Mandarin asks Tony what kind of death he would prefer) he can't die. Symbolically, this is probably a lot like the economy (come on, you knew this was coming), the capitalist system might be shut-out, but can't die, it has to be productive, and those who drive the economy can't die either. This makes sense in the superheroes genre, because The Hulk can't die, and it's been questioned if Thor and Loki can die.
Director Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale.
This is actually a big deal.
It is being circulated that director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) is now the man at Warner Brothers for all the DC Comic projects, including the Justice League movie which he is producing (one script has all ready been scrapped and they await the new one; it's like The Avengers but with different superheroes), just as he is producing Zack Snyder's Superman Man Of Steel film. What's so important is, it appears the Christian Bale will be returning as Batman,...
Winner of numerous Oscars, including Best Director, Life Of Pi is out on video this week. Out on video this week, if you are interested, is the second part of the final part of what is being called a "saga" regarding a girl who married a vampire, aka, Twilight, but more importantly, Rise Of the Guardians and Red Dawn, along with Hitchcock is out! Something was really screwy with Rise Of the Guardians not being nominated for an Oscar. The Oscar-winning Searching for Sugarman documentary, John Dies At the End and Paranormal Activity 4 are also out.
It's rather an important weekend coming up for Disney Studios because Oz The Great and Powerful comes out and they spent a pretty penny making the film (IMDB estimates it's "only" $200 million, but yahoo posts $325 million for the film). Sadly, it appears reviews suggest the film is "pretty bad." From James Franco to Mila Kunis' inability to act, and something of a "weak" story line, reviews are not good, BUT that doesn't mean a whole lot to me. I thoroughly enjoyed Red Dawn, for example, and Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, and those seriously got panned by mainstream critics, but all of us here prefer a bit more depth to our films, so that's going to be our concern, as always. What's really got Disney scared is that Jack the Giant Slayer spent roughly $200 million on their tale and made a paltry $28 million its opening weekend. To put it in perspective, however, last year's record box office intakes might have made executives a bit greedy about what to expect for an opening weekend: I mean, just because The Avengers and Skyfall were so phenomenal, they think every movie should do that well on debut,...
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