Posts Tagged ‘trailer’

Marvel vs. Capcom 3

April 22, 2010

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After a decade of anticipation, yesterday Capcom officially announced the third installment of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise. It will the first in the series to use three-dimensional graphics; similar to that of Street Fighter IV.

With Super Street Fighter IV due later this month, it appears we may be heading back to the good old days when an annual Capcom beat ’em up left egos bruised, fingers sore and friendships broken.


The MvC team will be using Capcom’s MT Framework engine. The same engine seen in Resident Evil 5 and the eagerly anticipated Lost Planet 2. Although this teaser suggests a cel-shaded, comic book aesthetic.

Expect Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 on shelves Spring 2011.

Here’s the teaser:

Interview with producer Ryouta Niizuma.

Video courtesy of Gamespot


Karate Kid Trailer

January 21, 2010

I mentioned this title last year among a horde of upcoming remakes.


A story so good they had to tell it twice – kind of. This time round we have Lil Will aka Jaden Smith aka the other Dre taking the lead with Jackie Chan as the ever present fly catching, waxing groomer.

Here’s the trailer:


How To Train Your Dragon Trailer

December 30, 2009

DreamWorks has quietly debuted a second full-length trailer for their upcoming release, How to Train Your Dragon. DreamWorks clearly isn’t convinced that How to Train Your Dragon will sell on its own merits. Hence the elaborate intro with footage from all of their past movies. Hardly a strongest selling point but I was sold at Dragons anyway.

Heres the trailer:


Clash of The Titans Trailer

November 30, 2009

Sorry, wrong titans. The new Clash of The Titans trailer is doing the rounds at the moment and from what i’ve gathered from this teaser- titans will clash. The film is a remake of the 1981 cult classic and some obscure book on Greek disputes. Taking the lead this time round will be Sam Worthington as Perseus, son of Zeus and part-time snake charmer. It looks set to be the spring blockbuster, expect it in your local cinema’s on March 26th 2010.

Heres the trailer:

Family Guy – Something, Something, Something…Darkside!

November 25, 2009

The full length trailer for Family Guy’s Empire Strikes Back parody Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side premieres today on iTunes and YouTube. Interestingly, the trailer is shot for shot remake of the original trailer from the 1980 classic The Empire Strikes Back. Here’s hoping it has a few more jokes than the first offering- movie references will only get you so far.

Here is the official synopsis:

The saga continues as Luke (Chris), Leia (Lois), Han Solo (Peter) and Chewbacca (Brian) have evaded the dreaded Imperial Starfleet led by the cunning, conniving and curiously short evil lord Darth Vader (Stewie), setting up a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. With the rebellion in trouble, young Skywalker must take the advice of his late, and rather lascivious, mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Herbert) and learn the ways of the “farce” under Jedi Master Yoda (Carl) to save the galaxy once and for all.

And here’s the trailer:

The movie will be released on the 22nd of December on iTunes, DVD and Blu-Ray on the 22nd December 2009.


Modern Warfare, Modern Hype

October 30, 2009


There has been a furore of commentary recently over leaked footage of the highly anticipated FPS Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In the footage we see a terrorist attack taking place in a public airport, civilians duck and cover, bullets fly and bloody rampage ensues. The controversy with the footage stems from the participation the player takes in this mass culling.

Now, video games have always had their fair share of critics and campaigners calling for the destruction of the pixels, but their arguments were normally grounded on a framework of alienation and indoctrination rather than political commentary and taste. What makes this leak more harrowing, more personal and subsequent more tabloid worthy, is the direct comparisons that have been made between it and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last year.


There have been some perfectly level-headed articles about the footage in question, but there is a worry that this will be outweighed by the more draconian reactionary responses before the general public has had a chance to digest the scene within a narrative context.

It is the focus on interactivity that defines the very medium but is also the cause of most of its ills. How much is too much? Infinity Ward (the developer of the game) are revered for their video game immersion – utilising these bleak set-pieces to absorb the players within the fiction. The opening scene of the first Modern Warfare would be a perfect example of this,

This uncomfortable positioning is the very foundation of the franchise. We are very much aware of our own mortality and the antagonist who is in control of it. This is a developer with no track record of controversial publicity – only consistently compelling FPS’s. Understandably, the footage was vehemently discussed because of the placement of the player within the attacks. We are no longer the impassive president being dragging unwillingly to our slaughter, or the grunt grasping their last breath beneath the mushroom cloud. We are in the position of power now, the Cheney with acog. There is no doubting that the new Modern Warfare will be the biggest selling game this year. I just pray that the footage shown will be part of a narrative that doesn’t leave itself open to a hysterical media campaign.


We’ve already got the night vision goggles for that.


The Men Who Stare At Goats

October 30, 2009


Apart from being the greatest title ever conceived by man, The Men Who Stare at Goats also has an ensemble of genuine Hollywood talent which should see it opening strong at the box office next week. The Coenesque film is an adaptation of Jon Ronson’s book covering ‘the apparent madness at the heart of U.S. military intelligence’ and merges quick-wit satire with military operandi. This is the liberal movie of the year with a post-modern stamp of ironic approval.

You’ll be guffawing over skinnies on November 6th, Here’s the trailer.


Toy Story 3

October 14, 2009


If you’ve not been following news on the upcoming Toy Story film. The premise is thus, Andy (the kid) has grown up and gone to college; leaving his old box of toys to be donated to local nursery.

Pixar have a knack for the nostalgia recently. I believe they really are developing a craft for storytelling through image and image alone. Following the beautiful opening montages in both Wall-E and Up! Pixar are beginning to set near impossible marks for their counterparts to compete with.

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Throughout, the animation looks wonderful. Im not quite sure why I’m so impressed with the few scenes they showed of the mature Andy (still voiced by the original actor John Morris.). I think there’s something in his movement that really captures that age well. Pixar’s human animation has become better and better. This latest effort could possibly be the least cartoony animation they have ever made. But has the series grown up alongside the ikkle kiddies that watched the originals? or will it be more of the same with a 3d stamp of approval? We’re gonna have to wait a while to get that answer…..

If you missed the teaser click here.

Full Trailer.

Expect Toy Story 3 on June 18th 2010 stateside and whenever they feel like tossing it over to the limeys.