Concept Art for Captain America and Thor has been released. Click on the images below to see Hi-Res versions of the Cap and Thor’s costumes.
The first image of Chris Hemsworth as Thor! helmet-less and Hammer-less (but im pretty sure anyone who stayed after the end credits of Iron Man 2 this weekend knows where it is)
The armor looks a little plastic-y if you ask me… but Hemsworth looks solid.
What do you think?
Looks like the latest addition to the Thor cast will be the great Anthony Hopkins, playing Odin (Thor’s father). This is fantastic news and gives the film some much needed punch.
He will be joining Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) in Marvel’s latest comic book to movie franchise. The film wont be out until May 2011.
When i first saw the trailer for this film i thought to myself, “this is a must see”. I awaited its arrival in theaters only to find that it was in limited release and not playing in my area. Yesterday Outlander finally made its way on to DVD and Blu-Ray (in Canada) and it was worth the wait.
This is NOT the “BEST. MOVIE. EVER.” claimed Tom Long, Detroit News. But it could be one of the best B Movies ever. There is a reason why this movie didn’t make it to the main stream is because it has that strong B movie feel to it… And that is due to the uneven directing. At time this movie looks amazing and others it seems very cheesy. If this had been put in better hands this might have been able to reach Blockbuster status.
The characters are decent enough to care about and the story is actually very fun. The first half of the movie is kinda hard to get into but the last hour is solid. One reason why i liked this film is that its something original. Who would have ever thought to combine Vikings and Aliens? Surprisingly it works very well together. The Alien takes on more of a “dragon” role, or “beast” they have to defeat. So putting this concept together isn’t that absurd.
I have always found Jim Caviezel the type of actor that is very enjoyable to watch. He is easy to connect to in almost every film he does. As an action hero he does a decent job and i would be happy to see him in more roles like this. The creature that he fights is also very cool. They spent a lot of time making the Alien look good visually and i really appreciate that. Often in movies like this the computer animation sucks and really takes you out of the film, This is not the case here.
In the end. Outlander is a cool film despite its average directing. It looks good a lot of the time. If you have an open mind towards this film, you will enjoy the ride.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10
If you liked Outlander, check out Brotherhood of the Wolf.
[The Blu-Ray DVD Packaging in Canada shows that there are no Special Features, That is not true. The box is wrong. There are tons of Deleted Scenes and other features for you to enjoy]
Thanks to the success of Wolverine, just as i had hoped. Deadpool is officially getting a spinoff movie. Not only that but there is also a second Wolverine movie in the works. Which will be the Japan story line. If you went and saw It this weekend you would know that After the credits you would see one of two endings. A Deadpool or Wolverine one hinting about the new films.
Although Wolverine didn’t meet my expectations. Both these movies have a chance to be really good. Lets hope they make them right.
May 1st cant come soon enough as I am a huge x-men fan. I have been waiting for the wolverine movie to come out for quite some time now.
One thing that made me very excited for the movie was that my favorite character in the marvel universe was going to be in the film. Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds. Now normally I wouldn’t be writing about this, but the new trailer for the flick came out and made me kinda nervous.
First of all Ryan Reynolds isn’t wearing a mask… which would be like seeing Spiderman without a mask, just doesn’t seem right. Also Wade Wilson (Deadpool’s real name) has no scars. But i took a deep breath and realized this is a Origins story, maybe all this happens later in the film. right?
Then later on in the trailer… we see the crazy looking guy (with scars!) wheedling these swords coming out of his hands. Could this be Deadpool? Odd that the swords are coming out of his hands like Wolverines claws…
THEN… We see this same unknown guy shooting lazers out of his eyes like cyclops… ummm… WTF?! So this cant be Deadpool. He never had that power.
All this made me wonder. So i did a search. On IMDB.com they have a character named Weapon XI. So this must be our mystery man and not Deapool cause he is even played by a different actor!…
I did a little bit more searching and found a leaked picture from the toy line for the movie.
This finally sealed it. The Crazy Sword/Lazer guy is in fact Deadpool… Take a look:
But WHY!? Why mess with Deadpool and do this? I don’t get it.
Later on imdb i saw this:
“In the comics there is no actual character known as Weapon XI (Weapon X for those who don’t know is Wolverine). As for this character, apparently the makers of the movie took creative licenses with Deadpool/Wade Wilson’s character where seems that Wade Wilson (played by Ryan Reynolds) is the merc with a mouth but he’s presented with no actual scars or the Deadpool replica costume known in the comics. During the movie Wade Wilson will undergo some changes in a procedure by William Stryker turning him to a silent killing machine implanting blades in his forearms and that’s when you witness his form being scared and disfigured being the character Weapon XI (played by Scott Adkins). It was revealed in a thread form Scott Adkins’ fansite that he will have the last fight against Wolverine in the movie and that’s what we caught a glimpse off in the official trailer where we witness Weapon XI doing a flying spinning kick in the face of Wolverine with blades appearing out from his forearms.”
Now hopefully they don’t screw this up. Somehow i hope all these powers get taken away in the end and Deadpool turns “good”, puts on the mask, and becomes my favorite super hero… But right now, this seems very sketchy. My only hope was that there have been talks of a Deadpool Movie spin off… so that would make me happy if all else fails.
Looks like we will find out if all this is true on May 1st.
THE AIR I BREATHE
I finally got around to seeing this on DVD. Frist time i saw the trailer for it i was very intrigued with the concept. I was really hoping this would be a great movie and i must say it met my expectations. First of all the cast is really good, each character does the best they can with their role. Surprisingly Sarah Michelle Gellar does a decent job, probably her best work ever. Same goes with Brendan Fraser. I always found him as a bit of an over actor. But he plays this part so calm and cool that he proved himself that he can take on a serious role. But the real show stealer is Emile Hirsch. His small part was fun, effective, and probably the best part of the film. As for the actual plot, it has some good concepts and ideas but its not without it faults. Some parts of the stories seem unnecessary and drag out a little long. The end plays out very nicely. I think fans of movies that have intertwining stories, characters, and deeper meanings will enjoy it. Its worth checking out.
OVERALL RATING: 7.5/10