After his box office success with 2014’s “Lucy,” starring none other than “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Black Widow herself Scarlett Johansson, director Luc Besson took to the Twitter-verse (in his very first tweet, nonetheless,) to announce his newest project: a film adaptation of the French sci-fi graphic novel ‘Valérian and Laureline’, written by Pierre Christin with art by Jean-Claude Mézières. The novel, first published in 1967, follows the adventures of the two title heroes: special agents that possess the ability to manipulate space and time. (more…)
The Amazing Spider-Man wasn’t made for me.
Really, it wasn’t made for anyone outside of a targeted age range of thirteen to twenty-two — a collective who were still spending their pre-adult years in school, be it junior high or a junior in college, upon the time of its release. Director Marc Webb’s reboot was for the folks who hadn’t already bore witness to a trilogy spanning a significant chunk of their academic career (Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man came out during the summer between my junior and senior year in high school, with his Spider-Man 3 being released just after I had received my Bachelor’s Degree). This self-realization actually makes me feel quite lucky, as the big studio take on my favorite superhero was actually crafted so by a bona fide artist; a cinematic innovator who molded the property to fit into his established auteurist filmography while still revering the source material.
Unfortunately, this generation gets nothing more than a set of Spider-Man movies made by committee; cynical cash grabs whose plasticity is readily apparent from the very first frame. The first Amazing Spider-Man made a bundle of cash on teens desperately looking for something to have on in the background while they made out in a dark theater. Surprisingly, a certain section of comic book fans even seemed to dig it as well, praising the picture for “getting wise-cracking Spidey right”, as if that were enough to make up for the film’s glaring technical and narrative flaws.
So of course we got a sequel. But those looking to quietly canoodle or give this film the same easy pass they did with the first will probably have an even more difficult time excusing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a product tailor-made to remind us that these “movies” will not end until the Apocalypse comes and wipes humanity from the planet. Because only then will there be no more Burberry wallets left to gouge; no more parents’ bank accounts remaining to plunder. Those post-credit tag sequences are simply precursors to our own eventual demise, for only then will this “story” be 100% finished.
If anything, this latest picture of the Green Goblin from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will remind young movie fans that it’s really, really important you brush and floss your teeth everyday.
Yes, that’s Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin. Unlike his predecessor, Willem Dafoe, DeHaan actually looks like a real goblin. In others words, he looks super creepy.
In case you missed the headline, or just didn’t quite believe it, there are some potential spoilers in these three The Amazing Spider-Man 2 clips that Stan Lee narrates. Consider that your Standard Spoiler Warning. The rest of you can click-through the jump and check the clips out while those other folks get back to work. Quick! Your boss is headed towards your cubicle!!! (more…)
It was just yesterday that we got our first look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Green Goblin, in the form of a bust statue. Now, I know, it wasn’t very clear, and who wants to see a blurry picture of a sculpture of a movie character? That’s right, no one! Without further ado, check out this new screen from TASM2 featuring Gobby himself. (more…)
It’s been more or less confirmed that we’ll be getting three villains in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while we’ve seen up close pictures of both Rhino and Electro, it seems as though Sony has been keeping a clear shot of the Goblin out of sight, even just barely showing him in the first official poster released a few months back. Well, thanks to a video detailing the collectible bust statue, we now have the best look of this new Goblin yet. ***SPOILERS AHEAD***
I know that the nerd faithful by and large were somewhat disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man. I’m one of those people. That might explain why Sony was working extra hard over Super Bowl weekend to load us up with so many new teasers, trailers and ads that we’ll all get excited for the upcoming sequel in earnest. Call me a sucker, but I fell for it.
But in case you’re not like me, Sony is going further to convince you Doubting Thomases to give Amazing another try by seemingly stitching together all the Super Bowl ads in a super-mega-trailer that’s a total 3-and-a-half minutes long. So are you ready for director Marc Webb to spin another web starring your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man? Take a look at the video below: (more…)
Sony‘s latest run at making a decent Spider-man movie has released its latest trailer for director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the Internet today. Prepare yourself for a ton of nerd rage about the whole Rhino suit. Not sure what I’m talking about? (more…)
In the villain loaded sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, the most villainous of all is Max Dillion, AKA: Electro (played by Jamie Foxx). As we’ve seen in clips and images so far, we know we will see two sides to Electro, the pre- and post-super-power version of him, which begs the question: How will Electro get his powers in the film? It you subscribe to the Daily Bugle then you’ll already know the answer, for the rest of you the potential spoiler filled reveal is below. (more…)
A few days ago we showed you the teaser trailer to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, featuring Jamie Foxx in mid-transformation to Electro. That was only a part of what Sony had planned for Friday, giving fans in Hall H the first footage of Marc Webb‘s upcoming sequel. Lucky buggers.
What the studio essentially called a “reel” was the closest thing to a trailer anyone in that room has seen since filming began months ago. Covering brief character introductions, a bit of the trademark Spider-Man banter, and the troubles of keeping a “super” relationship, the footage was in rough shape. Incomplete effects, a couple of storyboards, but it was enough to convey the story to the audience in the room.
For a complete, more detailed description head over to /Film, they were in the room and do a fantastic job of telling you everything, here we’re delivering a slightly quicker version of what they saw. Let’s get to it, shall we.