Iron Man 3
Oh, times are tough for Tony Stark . . .
Actually, this looks pretty awesome, and while I like Jon Favreau, I’m excited to see what Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) can do with the material. Obviously, I’m seeing this opening night. My two biggest concerns are this:
A: Ben Kingsley. I’m not sure how I’m feeling about the voice, and while I’ve never actually read the comics, I’m almost positive that the Mandarin is supposed to be, you know, Chinese.
B. Dealing with post-Avengers fallout. Clearly, this movie isn’t just going to ignore what happened in The Avengers (which THANK GOD), but I hope that they’re going to give legitimate reasons on why the other Avengers can’t help when someone’s blowing up Tony’s pad. I figure we’ll probably get at least one cameo, but this is an Iron Man movie, so I’m not expecting, say, Captain America and the Hulk to come rushing in and save the day. That being said, they totally would do that if they were able to. I just want the issue to be addressed, is all.
Also, you know things are dark because they’re destroying
the Bat Cave all of the various Iron Man suits. You know what that means. Shit just got real.
Red-band trailer, people. Probably NSFW. You know what that means! GORE!!!!
I’ll admit to being skeptical when I first heard about this remake, but . . . I don’t know, this looks kind of good. I don’t have any real deep thoughts about it, and I’m not sure if I’m going to go see it in theater or not, but I will say I’m considerably more optimistic about this film than I was this time yesterday.
There are no more appalling words in the English language than “from Nicholas Sparks.” (She says, unfairly, since she’s never read a book by Nicholas Sparks, nor seen a film based on one of his works. And she probably never will.) Throw in an unnecessary Fleetwood Mac cover and a romantic dash through the rain, and you’ve pretty much guaranteed that I will only watch this film under pain of death.
(Also, who wants to bet that the girl’s big secret is that she’s actually Julia Roberts’s character from Sleeping with the Enemy? Anyone?)
And finally . . . A Good Day to Die Hard
This is another fairly short trailer for the latest film in the Die Hard series, although it gives you a tiny bit more info on the actual plot than the last one. Which is to say, we now know that John McClane goes to Moscow and helps out his son, who’s apparently the kid in trouble this time. (I think the third movie is the only one where a member of McClane’s family isn’t in danger.) Also: lots of people rather spectacularly (and presumably unrealistically) crash through giant ass panes of glass.
This movie is schedule to come out on Valentine’s Day. I don’t have a boyfriend (or a romantic bone in my body), but if I did? I would rather go see this on a date than any freaking Nicholas Spark’s film.