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How can you tell the difference between a Michael Bay movie and a Paul W.S. Anderson movie? The minute of destruction featured in the second half of the trailer would take up all two minutes if this were a Michael Bay joint! But since this is Anderson, it meanders from being a rip-off of Gladiator, to a rip-off of 300, then segues to ripping off Dante’s Peak before capping things off with a healthy “homage” to Roland Emmerich’s 2012. That’s right disaster gore fans, the latest trailer for Pompeii– excuse me, I mean, Pompeii 3-D was released today. Behold the doom of the angriest volcano of the ancient world below: (more…)

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First, a disclaimer: any reference to director Paul Anderson doesn’t mean Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood and The Master director Paul Thomas Anderson. It means Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of Mortal Kombat, Alien Vs Predator and the Resident Evil movies.

Paul W.S. Anderson’s next, uh, masterpiece is the upcoming Pompeii, the story of – spoiler alert – the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius that killed the entire population of the city of Pompeii in 79 AD. Shot predominately in Toronto, Canada (?), the film is basically Titanic in Ancient Rome with a scrappy young slave-turned-gladiator named Milo (Kit Harington ) who falls for the upper class cutie Cassia (Emily Browning). And that’s why you’ve got to love Paul W.S. Anderson, he can take two completely random things – like Titanic and Gladiator – and turn it into another piece of crap. Probably.

Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, here’s the trailer for Pompeii.

In addition, Entertainment Weekly interviewed Harrington about the film, including the first instance we meet his character:

“This is the first scene you see me in. It’s set in London, in fact, and it’s a scene where my character is a gladiator fighting in an arena. That’s his gladiator look. It’s a great little fight against three masked gladiators and sets up who he is and where he’s going. You see me display my skills quite early on.”

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But wait, don’t cry “derivative” too soon, Harrington talks about his character’s motivation in more detail:

“Milo is a Celt who is enslaved when he is a child and his family is killed. There’s a time cut that happens in the movie where you see me go from a child to a man, and you realize he’s been a gladiator for a long time. Eventually he’s taken to Pompeii… There are some beautiful scenes in there.

He’s a good swordsman and good fighter, and quite brooding, which is all of what Jon Snow is, and he doesn’t really speak a hell of a lot, even though I’ve got a lot of screen time. He kind of keeps himself to himself.

He’s an angry, angry man who doesn’t care what he does. For a large part of the film, he’s driven by pure rage.”

I think there’s going to be a lot of angry men when Pompeii comes out February 21st, 2014.

Source: Geek Tyrant

New Sucker Punch Banner!

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new banner for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. opening in theaters and IMAX on March 25th.  This movie just keeps looking better and better.  I think this banner and the character portraits after the jump would look great in a smaller format framed together.  The retro future look that this film has shown us so far is fantastic.  I just hope the finished piece is greater than the fragmented parts we have seen so far.

I am hoping the fight scenes of Sucker Punch continue in Snyder’s style used in 300 and Watchmen.  That slowed motion minute long shot from 300 of King Leonidas walking through his enemies, taking one out after the other.  That scene sang to my nerdbastard heart.  The film stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Oscar Isaac and Scott Glenn.  Quite the lineup, eye candy all around.

Which of these ladies do you think will steal this movie?  Which will stand out?

Larger image of the above and more of the lovely ladies after the jump

Via ComingSoon.net

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