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Star Trek 3 to Release on July 8, 2016 with Justin Lin to Direct!

Howdy all you jolly people of the internet, time for some new film news and today I’m going to talk about the recent happenings surrounding the next Star Trek film. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Paramount has, according to Deadline, set four-time The Fast and the Furious franchise helmer Justin Lin to direct the upcoming Star Trek 3 (or 13 depending on your point of view). The new arrives nearly three weeks after word first broke that Roberto Orci would not be taking the director’s chair.

Lin’s credits also include his indie debut Better Luck Tomorrow (which he retconned into a The Fast and the Furious prequel of sorts), the Naval drama Annapolis and several key episodes of Dan Harmon’s “Community”. He’ll also be directing the first two episode of “True Detective” season two.

And then there’s this follow-up article also from superherohype:

Following word yesterday that four-time The Fast and the Furious franchise helmer Justin Lin is set to direct the upcoming Star Trek 3 (or 13 depending on your point of view), Paramount Pictures has officially announced a release date of July 8, 2016. 2016, as Trekkies are well aware, marks the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s enduring sci-fi franchise.

So we finally have a director and release date for the next Star Trek film, and I, am okay with this. Now firstly let’s talk about the director, Mr. Justin Lin. This guy has good credits, besides breathing life back into the Fast and Furious series, this man as also handled one of my favourite shows, Community and will be working on True Detective as well. The man has talent and he definitely knows his action sequences and can get the adrenaline pumping in the F&F films, now obviously that doesn’t necessarily translate into the Star Trek series, but I can tell that this man will at least give us one hell of a ride when it comes to the action and spectacle. As for the release date, 2016, I’m down with it, looks like I can add another film to my watch list of most anticipated films of that year.

Now I’m a big fan of the recent Star Trek films, the first one in 2009 was one of my favourite films of that year and it was a create reinvention of a then dying franchise and the sequel, Into Darkness was a pretty decent follow-up which at the time I liked very much. Now both of these films have had their fair share of criticism, the first film had people complaining about the heavy use of action, questionable portrayals of original TV characters, the use of a new timeline to justify changing the events of the original cannon and the of course, the lens flares. The sequel also suffered from some of the issues from the first, but also had complaints about the bickering between Spock and Uhura, the lack of advancement in story and characters between the first and second film, the 4-year gap between films, the unnecessary secrecy of the use of the villain Khan, the use of Khan in general and all of the parrells to Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. I like this new series of films, but I can honestly say that my love for Into Darkness has waned a lot since last year, whereas the first film I still love. I am interested in seeing a fresh set of eyes handling this film series, I just hope that they balance between story, characters and action is done correctly.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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My Star Trek Into Darkness Video Review!

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Howdy peeps me again lol. I know I’ve already done a written review, but just in case you lot don’t like reading I have a video review I can show you instead. Don’t worry it’s spoiler free and it is just me going a little mental over how cool the film is. So if you can handle it have a look and tell me what you think yo! 😀

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Star Trek Into Darkness Review

It’s 2013 and we now have Star Trek Into Darkness, a film I’ve waited 4 long years to see. After the success of 2009’s Star Trek I knew that a sequel was coming. This new film looks bigger and darker than before, plus it has Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain, how could the film fail right? So does this film succeed in being awesome or does fall short of the previous film’s quality? Read on and find out!

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So the story for this film is as follows:

“After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.”

I really liked the story in this film, it was basically an epic game of cat and mouse between the members of the Enterprise and John Harrison. It was crafted in a lovely way with a great deal drama, danger, mystery and sacrifice. The story in this film takes place not to long after the last film and has some great connections to not only the last Star Trek film but other films in the series and the TV show. There was some great developments for the returning characters as well as the new ones who make their mark in this film. The pacing was good and at not point did it feel like the plot was dragging though at first as good as the story was it didn’t get really good until John Harrison came to the forefront of the story.

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While the story is great, it is the cast that brings these characters to life and makes you care about the events that’s taking place around them. So let’s start with the returning cast starting with Chris Pine as James T. Kirk. I loved Pine as Kirk in the last film, his new interpretation on the character and the transition into the on from the original TV show was great and he continues his good acting in this new film. Here Kirk has a lot more of an emotional story arc and it really tests him as not only a person but as a leader of his crew. And then there’s Zachary Quinto as Spock was simply fabulous! I thought he was incredible in the last film especially with his more emotional interpretation of the character and in this film it is taken to new heights, Quinto was made for this role and really has some great moments verbally and physically too. Also I like how the relationship between Kirk and Spock was still at the forefront of the film and was developed even more than before, Pine and Quinto still have incredibly good chemistry.

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As for the rest of the Enterprise crew their still all on top form. Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy is still funny, enjoyable and has good screen time with Kirk. Zoe Saldana is still hot and efficient as Nyota Uhura and Simon Pegg is still awesome and hilarious as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott too. Also John Cho and Anton Yelchin are still cool as Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov. Even Bruce Greenwood as does great returning once again as Christopher Pike.

As for the newcomers, Alice Eve and Peter Weller add some interesting elements to the story as Carol Wallace and Starfleet Admiral Alexander Marcus.

But the standout performance has to be from Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, HE WAS A BEAST! That is the best way to describe him really. I loved his performance in this film, Harrison plays this former agent of Starfleet who’s now got a beef with them and wants to take down th organization. There is a lot of mystery surrounding his character and the less you know the better really because as the mystery unfolds you get to discover so much and it’ll be totally surprising. Cumberbatch is insanely badass in this film delivering lines and fighting people with intensity, fear and tenacity. Cumberbatch definitely sold the film for me, I thought he was a truly incredible nemesis for the Enterprise crew and he definitely made up for Eric Bana’s Nero in the last film.

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When it comes to the presentation of Star Trek Into Darkness I would honestly say that it is pretty much on par with the 2009. Industrial Light & Magic still know how to make some damn good-looking CGI, there are some great scenes and sequences crafted whether they be on Earth, an alien planet or in space, wherever it is it looks incredible. There some truly epic and larger-than-life spectacles to take in from space battles to seeing the Enterprise in warp drive, it’s just awesome stuff! As for the soundtrack, Michael Giacchino returns as composer and he delivers some truly awesome music while retaining some of the themes from the previous film. There is a music for every scenario and it amplifies the film but ten times, Giacchino still knows how to craft music that is epic, godly, but also soft and emotional too.

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In conclusion Star Trek Into Darkness is a cracking sequel to the 2009 film which not only advances the story and characters from the before but presents much bigger challenges and threats that make the film so much more epic. While there are some elements of the 2009 film I like better, I can easily say that Star Trek Into Darkness is my favourite film of 2013. Go out and watch it now. That’s an order! 😀

Rating: 9/10 (Totally worth your time!)

So what did you think of Star Trek Into Darkness? Did you love, think it was alright or did you hate it? Whatever your thoughts are drop me comment and let me know! Until the next review later on people! 😀

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl Trailer Review

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Okay here we go with the second of my Super Bowl TV spot reviews and this one is for Star Trek Into Darkness. As with Iron Man 3 this is one of my most anticipated films of 2013 and I like most people was hyped to see what the deal would be with the Super Bowl tv spot. Here is the video below:

This was the first of the TV spots that I watched and while it was pretty good, I can’t say that I was overly fussed about it. Don’t get me wrong there were a few nice scenes but in truth when compared to the first trailer there isn’t much new or different to talk about. So what did we see in this TV spot? Well there’s a few more shots of Earth, more shots of Kirk and Spock, more Benedict Cumberbatch, Spock and Uhura kissing and epic spectacles. My favourite part of the trailer was when Kirk was interrogating John Harrison and John says “I’m better.” And Kirk’s like “At What?”, to which John replies “Everything.” Such a badass comment and it totally fits in with Benedict Cumberbatch’s persona. Then of course there’s the whole ship falling in the ocean thing that was in the first trailer, but in this TV spot we get to see just how fall its fallen. It seems to have started losing altitude from above the Earth’s atmosphere and then started plummeting to our planet. Now many have speculated that it is the Enterprise and I would be inclined to agree with them. The only other decent bit is towards the end when there is a montage of clips with just the echoing sounds of the Enterprise ship beeping in the background, that was cool.

Overall it was a decent TV spot and possibly better than the one for Iron Man 3, but only by a little bit. It’s good that they haven’t revealed too much for this film so yeah I am happy they haven’t shown any crucial scenes yet. So what did you think of the Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl trailer? Whatever your thoughts leave them below! 😀

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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J.J. Abrams Will Still Produce a Third Star Trek Film

Okay more news about J.J. Abrams, but this time it revolves around his involvement with future Star Trek films. The following story comes from superherohype:

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“After yesterday’s surprise announcement that J.J. Abrams will be franchise-hopping from Star Trek to Star Wars, fans have been curious about what that means for the future of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew. Today, Paramount Pictures tells The LA Times that Abrams remains committed to Trek and will, at the very least, serve as producer on Star Trek III (or Star Trek XIII, depending on your point of view). What’s more, he’s also going to remain attached to at least one more film in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Abrams’ next, Star Trek Into Darkness, hits theaters on May 17 and reunites Chris Pine, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin with a cast of newcomers that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

Star Wars: Episode VII, meanwhile, is being written by Michael Arndt and is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2015.”

This was the one thing I was worried about, that JJ wouldn’t get around to finishing what he started with Star Trek, but luckily this report puts my mind at ease. I had hoped that Abrams wouldn’t leave Star Trek and thankfully he’ll still be around to give us at least one more Star Trek film. Sure this may make his life a little more difficult and possibly cause a bit of complication between Star Wars and Star Trek, but if he can find a way to balance to the two out then the future will be fine.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Films to look out for in 2013 Part 2

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome to the part 2 of Films to look out for in 2013! If you haven’t seen the last part then click here in order to see my last list of films. Like the last blog post I’ll be listing a number of films that you should check out over the course of 2013, and this time I’ll be covering 14 films instead of the 12. Now as I said before there may be some films that won’t be on the list either because I don’t know about them or I don’t care about them, simple as. Anyways let’s start this start:

42

Release Date: April 12 (US), May 2 (AU)

I saw the first trailer for this film a few months ago and was immediately interested in watching it when it comes out in the cinema. Most films based on true events have a good story to tell and this film about Jackie Robinson, a black baseball player showing off his skills while dealing with the racism that was the norm at the time looks like some very intriguing and dramatic stuff. I guess the main reason I’m interested in this trailer is because as black person myself, seeing films about famous black figures in history rising up and making something of themselves just makes me smile. So anyways 42 looks hot and I can’t wait to see it in April.

Evil Dead

Release Date: April 12 (US), April 19 (UK)

All I can say is after watching the Red Band trailer for Evil Dead I am feeling so creeped out right now. I thought the first trailer was filthy and freaky, but this latest trailer just takes the cake! What the hell is all this filth! Man I swear when I see this in the cinema all be freaking out like a little girl haha. Now I’m not really into horror films purely because I hate being scared out of my wits, that being said I am VERY interested in watching this remake of Evil Dead. I still haven’t watched the original films in their entirety but I know that they have a huge following. I mean this remake has to be worth a watch; both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell have been heavily involved in the production of this film so that must have helped to modernize the classic film too. Anyway 2013 sees its fair share of remakes so I hope this one stands out.

Oblivion

Release Date: April 12 (US & UK)

Firstly I love how Tom Cruise is again playing a character called Jack, I hope this continues into his later films so that he can sent a trend or something haha. Anyway, Oblivion to me looks pretty awesome. The trailer seems to show us this post-apocalyptic look at Earth with Tom Cruise and some other lady sorting out the mess that was left being after some massive attack took place. But then enter MORGAN FREEMAN! This guy is one of the most legendary people ever and in this film he is totally looking badass like Morpheus from The Matrix. It’s not until halfway through the trailer when things start to get interesting and we see that not everything is as it seems. There seems to be a lot mystery, conspiracy and deceit going down for Cruise’s character and I’m interested to see where that goes.

Pain and Gain

Release Date: April 26 (US), May 3 (UK)

Oh what’s this? A Michael Bay film that doesn’t involve robots? And it has just humans as the main focus of the film? Okay you have my attention. No offence to people who like the Transformers films but they have numbed my brain to the point of no return so whenever I hear anything to do with Michael Bay on the internet I switch immediately, but this film looks like it could be fun. Pain and Gain honestly comes across as a bit ridiculous, but at the same time it looks like fun and I did smile a few times. Plus I like Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson so there may be hope for this film yet.

Iron Man 3

Release Date: April 26 (UK), May 3 (US)

I think I have made my thoughts on Iron Man 3 pretty clear already but for those not in the know let me just say this… I WANT IRON MAN 3 RIGHT NOW! The word ‘excited’ doesn’t even begin to comprehend how hyped I am for this film. Besides Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3 has been on my radar ever since I finished watching The avengers in cinemas last year, and when the trailer dropped in October I blew up! It looks so frigging badass, the drama, the scope, the action; I like what I am seeing. I’m just hoping that that this film is better than the last Iron Man film and is more in line with the first one. This could be the best Iron Man film or it could very well be the worst, let’s just hope that Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin can be the kick ass villain from the comics that we know he can be yo. Bring on May 2013!

The Great Gatsby

Release Date: May 10 (US), May 17 (UK)

I don’t really know much about this film besides the fact that it was meant to come out last year but got pushed back to this year and that the film features Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan as lead roles. There has been a lot of talk and hyped surrounding this film and there have been good few film adaptations of the novel before this film so I’m wondering how it’ll fair. I finally seen the most recent trailer and I can see why this film is causing a lot of commotion, it looks very interesting, dramatic and potentially Oscar-worthy too.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Release Date: May 17 (US & UK)

Like Iron Man 3, my hype for Star Trek Into Darkness is beyond words. I WANT THIS FILM IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW! I loved the 2009 film; it rebooted the franchise in a wonderful way and put Star Trek back into mainstream media. Sure one could argue that the last film pushed the Star Trek series into a more action-oriented direction, but I think it benefitted from this and picked up the pace from slower episodes in the series. But let’s move onto this new film, it looks epic! The first teaser trailer had me totally hyped out of my mind. Seeing all of the chaos, amazing visuals and awesome shots of the cast just makes me so happy. I’ve also got mad hype for Benedict Cumberbatch and I can’t wait to see what kind of issues he presents for Starfleet and the crew of the Enterprise.

Fast & Furious 6

Release Date: May 24 (US & UK)

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Yay! Another Fast and Furious film! Fast Five was awesome and arguably the best film in the series so to see the films continue is not a problem for me as long as its good. The cast of series including veterans Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster, along with Dwayne Johnson and new faces Gina Carano and Luke Evans who plays the villain. Justin Lin returns to direct and apparently this film reunites the gang for their most dangerous adventure yet. Now obviously by the time Fast Five had come out this film series had become less about car driving and had become a whole new type of elaborate action film. But that wasn’t an issue for me, as long as Fast and Furious 6 gets the car scenes down, has a decent story and has a rematch for Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson then I’ll be happy.

After Earth

Release Date: June 7 (US & UK)

I want this film to be good. I want so badly for this film not to suck. It features not only my favourite actor ever, Will Smith but also his son Jaden (who is starting to become a really good rapper), and the trailer for this film actually looks pretty intriguing. What we see in trailer is a lot of interesting locations and landscapes and cool shot of Will Smith looking badass, and a lot of shots of Jaden in different locations and flying around in a squirrel suit haha. I like Will Smith’s voiceover in the trailer; it really sets the tone for the film and explains a lot about what the planet was like prior to its current state and leaves room for mystery. The only looming shadow over this film is M. Night Shyamalan, he hasn’t done a good film in years and I fear the Smiths will suffer because of his curse on films. But again I PRAY that this film doesn’t suck!

Man of Steel

Release Date: June 14 (US & UK)

Ah a new Superman film that’s directed by Zack Snyder of 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch. It’s being produced by Christopher Nolan of The Dark Knight Trilogy and being written by David S. Goyer. This all sounds both intriguing and questionable. Why? Well firstly there hasn’t been a good Superman film since the first two films decades ago. Plus Zack Snyder as good as he is at creating great visual spectacles in his films, he has a bad habit of using slow motion too much and Sucker Punch left a bad taste in my mouth yo. But I assume that Chris Nolan will keep this project afloat and stop it from sucking, plus I think Snyder’s eye for good action sequences will benefit Man of Steel. The first full trailer seems like a very different and colder interpretation of the Superman source material, and while it doesn’t make me overly excited, it does make me curious.

This is The End

Release Date: June 14 (US), June 28 (UK)

This is another film that I didn’t know existed until very recently and I watched the Red Band trailer and have to say it looks pretty jokes. While the thing with Seth Rogen and James Franco gotten a little to drawn out in the beginning, the rest of the trailer looked crazy with all this chaos, death and funny exchanges between some of the characters involved. Plus Craig Robinson was just funny as hell in this trailer. It looks like it’ll be a good time; I just hope it’ll be worth my time because I am very picky when it comes to comedy films.

Monsters University

Release Date: June 21 (US), July 12 (UK)

The teaser trailer above was the first look I got of Monster University and it does seem like it could be fun, I’m not overly keen on the whole “Monsters Inc.: The College Years” idea, but maybe Pixar had a good idea for this tale. Now even though I have this film in my list I can’t say I’m that hyped about it. I though Monsters Inc. was a good film, not a great one but a good watch. But man it didn’t need a prequel. I say it all the time, certain films don’t need continuations or backstories because they work fine on their own and most of them are only created to make more money for the studios involved. But heck I could be wrong. Monsters University could be awesome and could put Pixar back on the map as the animation studio that can’t do any wrong (they need it after the disappointment that was Brave).

Kick-Ass 2

Release Date: June 28 (US), July 19 (UK)

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I thought Kick-Ass in 2010 was pretty awesome and gave us a realistic take on what superheroes would look like in real life. It was funny, action-packed and way better than I expected. And so now we have Kick-Ass 2 in which Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse return as Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist where new adventures and adversaries. I am curious to see how new director Jeff Wadlow takes over from Matthew Vaughan, and I’m also interested to see how this film adaptation varies from the comics and how much it’ll be toned down by too. All I need a bloody trailer and I’ll be happy.

White House Down

Release Date: June 28 (US), September 6 (UK)

Now I didn’t know about this film’s existence until I saw it in IGN’s 2013 film guide and the following premise alone got me interested:

Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx).  Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group.  Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

Most films with Jamie Foxx are worth watching and this is main I’m keeping my eye on White House Down, well that and the plot sounds cool too.

Alrighty then well that is part 2 of my film list over, hopefully you enjoyed my picks and look forward to the next part when it comes around (part 3 may take a little longer than the last 2). Peace out! 😀

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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More Details Revealed About Star Trek Into Darkness Villain

While I have been a little choppy when it’s come to uploading film and video game news recently, when it comes to Benedict Cumberbatch and Star Trek Into Darkness I will make the time to write about it. The following article comes from superherohype:

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“Following the reveal earlier this month that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness villain goes by the mysterious name of “John Harrison”, TrekMovie and GyaO! caught up with director J.J. Abrams and Cumberbatch himself.

“When J.J. described the role to me… he described someone who was, in movie terms, a mixture of Hannibal Lecter, Jack in ‘The Shining”, and the Joker in ‘Batman’,” Cumberbatch told GyaO!. “…He’s someone who has enormous physical strength. He’s someone who is incredibly dangerous, both as a physical entity and through the use of various technologies and weapons and who performs acts of what I would describe as terrorism. He’s also a psychological master. He manipulates the minds of those around him to do his bidding in a very, very subtle way.”

“His name is John Harrison and he is sort of an… average guy who works in an organization called Starfleet,” Abrams explained to TrekMovie, “and he turns against the group because he has got this backstory and this kind of amazing secret agenda. After two very violent attacks, one in London and one in the US, our characters have to go after this guy and apprehend him. And it is a far more complicated and difficult thing then they ever anticipated. ‘Into Darkness’ is very much about how intense it gets and really what they are up against.”

Fans can catch a brief tease of Cumberbatch’s character on the big screen now as part of a nine-minute IMAX preview during digital screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (find the full list of participating theaters here). The full film hits theaters May 17, 2013.

You can read the full Abrams interview by clicking here and watch <GyaO!’s video interview in the player below.”

This John Harrison character is sounding more and more interesting by the day. The fact that this character is being compared to some of these iconic movie characters like Jack and Hannibal Lecter means that this character should be someone of some degree of danger and craziness too. He sounds great on paper, but it all depends on how he comes across in the film. I want a villain who has a horrible atmosphere to him and really does feel like he could destroy everything around him if given the chance. But this is BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH we’re talking about so I think we’ll be fine… Hopefully.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve Talk About Star Trek Into Darkness

Even though I watched the interview with these two at least two or three days ago before this article on superherohype got put, I thought I might as well post it on my blog now that some good soul out there has put the interview on YouTube so I don’t have to use the horrible IGN player to try to embed the video into my blog (which normally doesn’t work anyway). Anyways here’s the follow article from superherohype:

“Last week, it was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing ‘John Harrison’ and Alive Eve will be Carol Marcus in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness (if you missed today’s new extended trailer, check it out by clicking here). The pair were on hand after the film’s prologue was screened to talk about the film and you can check out the interview below (via IGN).

Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 17, the film also stars John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Peter Weller.

The film finds the crew of the Enterprise called back home where they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization that has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

The film has also launched a new viral website at AreYouThe1701.com. There’s currently no content outside of the ability to register for updates, but that will likely be changing in the very near future. You can access the site by clicking at the banner at the bottom of the page.”

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Regardless of who these characters are and what their relations are to Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan I am excited for this film, the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch is in the film is more than enough reason for me to be even more hyped than I was before. I do hope the material for this next Star Trek film will be original and won’t be hiding some secret from the audience until we watch the film like the whole Talia Al Ghoul thing from The Dark Knight Rises, but I can’t help but feel like the filmmakers may just pull a fast one on us and just say near the film’s release, “Oh yeah Cumberbatch’s character is Khan after all.” If they dare, man, the word disappointed won’t even cover it. Unless the film is that amazing that it makes me forget about that glaring issue. Let’s just hope that doesn’t come to pass.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Star Trek Into Darkness Full Teaser Trailer Review

Okay so a week ago the internet gave us our first look at the second Star Trek film from JJ. Abrams, and today we get the full teaser trailer of Star Trek Into Darkness which has a slightly different tone from the first video, but is by no means any less awesome. Check it out below:

Now obviously a lot of what is in this trailer was available in the last video, but it does introduce a lot of new scenes, more questions and mysterious that needed solving. I like how Bruce Greenwood had this nice monologue about James T. Kirk and it seems like from what voiceover is saying Kirk has done something that might have endangered his crew and possibly started off this whole war with Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, Jim Morrison. I like seeing the quick shots of all of the Enterprise crew in different locations with such distressed looks on their faces. You can see that some bad shit is gonna go down yo!

I also just like the visual look of this film, the futuristic city scape, the crazy volcanic planet that looks like Mustafa from Star Wars Episode III, the vivid colourful plants on the alien planet, that clean white and bright look of the interior of the Enterprise ship. It all looks so good and it makes me excited for what other visual delights we will encounter in this new film. And then there’s Benedict Cumberbatch… BENEDICT FRIGGIN’ CUMBERBATCH! He is so friggin’ cool it is just beyond words. I hope his villain in this film is way better than Eric Bana’s Nero in the last film. But I think he will be badass, he has some badass dialogue and his face alone looks menacing enough to kill you if you stare at him too long haha.

Anyways all in all I’m super excited for this film, I want May 2013 to happen now I hope that it will exceed my expectations. So what did you think of the trailer? So out you thoughts in the comments below! 😀

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Review

Oh my god! I have been waiting for this trailer for ages! This is one of my most anticipated films of 2013 and today we finally have a teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness! I have already watched the trailer and all I can say is damn! Check out this epicness below:

If you were in the room when I watched this then you would have seen me jitter around like a little girl in excitement. The first JJ. Abrams Star Trek film was one of my favourite films of 2009 and I saw it 3 times in the cinema. To say I was obsessed with the film would be an understatement. So when I heard there was gonna be a sequel I was totally hyped and I’ve been waiting for some footage to work with for a while, and so here we are today… And the first teaser trailer is nothing short of frigging awesomeness!

I mean in this teaser we hear an awesome monologue from Benedict Cumberbatch as we see scenes of a futuristic Earth, there’s members of the Star Trek crew in different locations, and then we see Cumberbatch on-screen pointing a gun and then all chaos break loose! There’s a massive volcano explosion, I think we see the inside of the Enterprise ship being damaged and knocked to the side as people fall to their doom and there’s all these action scenes of Earth getting attacked and I think at the end of the trailer there’s a shot of the Enterprise falling into the sea. This trailer is all kinds of awesome!

What I love about it is that it does what a teaser trailer should do; it gives just enough to make you wet your pants, but leaves you wanting more. I haven’t felt this hyped from a teaser trailer since The Avengers Super Bowl trailer. What I also like about this trailer for Into Darkness is the visuals, Star Trek back in 2009 proved that GCI can still impress me when used properly and that is still the case with the sequel, I mean the design of some of these locations is insane from the massive colourful plants where Kirk and McCoy were to that amazingly detailed volcanic area, everything looks incredible. Industrial Light & Magic are really just the masters of visual effects! It seems like the tone of this film while darker and more dangerous than before, still retains the same tone and feel from the last film, there’s still an emphasis on action, massive set-pieces and individual character moments too which I like.

Now I was just on superherohype and there was bare people hating on this new film with them highlighting the lack of space and yeah while that is something that is apparent, I think something these people were expecting more from just a teaser trailer. Also there’ loads of people just hating on J.J. Abrams and the new style of Star Trek in general and to them I say just think about this, Star Trek was dead as a franchise until J.J. Abrams came along and re-energized it. Sure the 2009 film had an absurd amount of lens flare and streamlined elements from the 60s TV show, but it wasn’t a bad film in any way. Some people treat it like it’s as bad as Phantom Menace and that is not true even by a long shot. Star Trek was badass, received positive reviews; make a load of money and it introduced new fans to the series. I say either get on the hype or get lost and just watch your old Star Trek on DVD!

Well anyway I think the Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer looks badass and it makes me totally wet for the film when it comes out in May 2013. I can only hope that this film doesn’t fall prey to the sequel disease and turn out pants, but I guess we’ll what happens when 2013 comes around! 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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