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The 1st ‘Iron Man 3’ full trailer hits the web

23 Oct

After the leaked photos from the set, the officially-released photos, the teaser trailer and the teaser trailers for the trailer … the first full 2-minute trailer for Iron Man 3 is finally out.

As the image shows, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) isn’t exactly in a happy place. The trailer reveals that an all-powerful enemy (The Mandarin played by Ben Kingsley) destroys everything Tony has — his mansion in Malibu, his armory of Iron Man suits, etc — and even threatens the love of his life, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).

Longtime Marvel fans should notice a number of not-so-subtle reveals: the Mandarin and his Makluan Ten Rings of Power, the Iron Patriot armor (whose pilot is unknown at present) and a hint of the self-assembling armor from Warren Ellis’s award-winning Extremis story arc.

The trailer is big, loud and ends on a cliffhanger with Tony at his lowest, dragging his deactivated and useless armor through the snow. It’s textbook Hollywood movie magic that leaves you wanting more. Iron Man 3 is the first instalment of Marvel Entertainment’s latest series of movies leading up to Avengers 2 in 2015.

Iron Man 3 opens in Singapore on 25 April 2013.

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Avengers Blu-Ray trailer

2 Jul

 

The trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers Blu-Ray special combo pack is out. I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on it, either. A lot of the footage is familiar but I swear there are parts there I’ve never seen before (and I saw the film three times).

The Avengers in Blu-Ray will be out 25 September 2012.

Amazing Spider-Man Trailer!

7 Feb

Okay, okayyy … all scepticism aside, this does look pretty cool.

Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn full trailer

12 Jul

 

OK they obviously cranked up the action and merged some storylines. (Tintin first met Captain Haddock in Crab With The Golden Claws, not Unicorn.) But it still looks like a mostly faithful adaptation. It’s certainly on my list of must-see films this year!

 

 

The Adventures of Tintin: the Secret of the Unicorn opens in Singapore on 10 November 2011.

Comic vs Movie: Captain America Trailer

2 Apr

How will the movie Cap differ from the comic book? Grumpy Fanboy goes frame-by-frame on the new Captain America: the First Avenger trailer to see how the film compares to comic book canon.

How frail is the pre-Super Soldier serum Steve Rogers?

Steve Rogers as a 90-pound weakling is disturbingly realistic. It’s amazing how they managed to make Chris Evans look small and frail. Marvel worked with the same special effects wizards that did similar effects in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The scenes showing Steve attempting (and failing) to enlist in the Army should be familiar to most long-time Marvel fans.

Will we see Cap’s sidekick Bucky?

The movie version of James Buchanan Barnes (aka Bucky) is not the camp mascot or teenage sidekick like in the comics. Instead he is the same age as Steve and very much a peer. This scene actually puts Bucky in more of a mentor role to the smaller, less formidable Steve.

Is Operation Rebirth just like in the comics?

For the most part, yes, including the participation of Dr Abraham Erskine (played by Stanley Tucci). One small difference is the link to previous Marvel movies. In particular, Erskine is assisted by Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark (aka Iron Man).

Does Cap’s classic costume make an appearance?

Maybe. Apprently Cap’s costume goes through an evolution of sorts, from the more “soldier costume” look to the more functional armored version. In this shot, we get a glimpse of Cap’s blue jersey underneath his army fatigues. Other images from the production also show Capt with his original shield.

How does the Red Skull look?

Just like in the comics! Though as with the previous teaser trailer, we only see his face for a split-second.

Will the Howling Commandos make an appearance and are they led by Nick Fury?

Yes and no. From the trailer, we see that the Howling Commandos are the elite team of soldiers assigned to work with Cap. (Look! There’s Dum Dum Dugan in his bowler hat & moustache.) But unlike the comics, Bucky seems to be taking up the role Fury played. No sign of Samuel L. Jackson, who played Fury in the Iron Man films, in the World War II scenes.

Does Captain America throw his mighty shield?

Hells, yeah! A few fans were concerned that, because previous footage and photos showed cap carrying a gun, he wasn’t going to throw his shield like in the comics. This trailer lays those fears to rest.

Here we see Cap catching his flying shield …

Throwing it …

And we see the shield carom off the walls just like in the comics.

Woohoo! I’m excited. What about you? Captain America opens in Singapore on 4 August 2011. Click here for release dates in your market.

Comic vs Movie: Thor Trailer #2

19 Feb

What will they change when Thor goes from the page to the big screen? Grumpy Fanboy goes frame-by-frame on the new Thor trailer to see how the film compares to comic book canon.

So let’s answer the questions that really matter to comic book fans!

Is Jane Foster a nurse?

No. In the movie continuity, Jane is apparently a storm-chaser: a scientist who studies tornadoes and storms. In the trailer, we see her with storm-studying equipment and riding around, video camera in hand, with fellow scientists.

Will we see Dr Don Blake?

Probably not. Unlike in the comics, Thor’s mortal identity does not appear smaller or frailer than his godly form. In the trailer we see him land on Earth, identify himself as “Thor” and appear in the rest of the trailer without Blake’s trademark walking stick. But we know his godly powers are absent because he is knocked unconscious by a taser.

How does Thor’s movie costume compare to the comic book version?

When the costume designs for Thor first leaked onto the web, the collective reaction from comic book fans was, “Where’s his helmet?” The good news is, we do see the winged helmet and flowing red cape in the trailer briefly. The bad news is, we don’t see much more of the helmet. The succeeding action scenes show Thor in battle without his helmet.

What about Loki’s costume?

Good news! We see Loki in his trademark color (green) grasping the Gungnir spear. There is also a split-second where we see Loki in his familiar horned helmet.

What does Mjolnir look like?

More good news! The glimpses we get of Thor’s hammer look right out of the comics. Even the inscription – “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” – appears in the film, although in what appears to be the ancient Norse script. (It was written in English in the comics.)

Is that the Destroyer?

Hells, yeah! The enchanted Destroyer armor looks straight out of the comics, complete with disintegrator beam that fires from his face.

Will we see the Warriors Three?

Yes! And I almost missed this! We got barely a peek at them in previous trailers. In this trailer we see Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim and Volstagg the Voluminous — three beloved characters who are part of Marvel Comics canon but not part of classic Norse mythology — for a split-second.

Does Thor fly?

Apparently not. No footage from the trailer shows Thor “flying” by hurling his hammer and hanging on (as he does in the comics). However …

Does Thor throw his hammer?

Oh yeah! In this latest trailer, we see Thor throwing Mjolnir twice. And we see the hammer do a 180 in mid-air and return to Thor’s hand. Just like in the comics 😉

Thor opens in Singapore on 28 April 2011. To find release dates in other countries, click here.