Where is the “Epic” Appeal? A Movie Review

Epic inserts is a movie made on steroids. It tries to be too much of everything we love from Disney and it’s not needed.

Epic Film PosterThe main problem with Blue Sky Studio’s Epic is that it tries too hard to be just that. This film forgets where its inspirations should be coming from. It could have borrowed from Peer Gynt—which would have been fine—but it didn’t. While the CGI is very impressive with its photo-realism, that isn’t enough to carry this film.

This movie deserves a Oscar nomination for artistic direction. As for any other category, it may need a Razzie for its story development.

Its fairy tale aspirations gets forgotten in favor for an action story in the same vein as Avatar. Instead of an invasion of an evasive human species, the antagonist here is with the forces lurking under the earth. All the nastiness of mosquitoes, mole-men and rodents (including bats) gets personified as agents of pestilence.

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The Spanish Wolverine Poster

Wolverine1The new Spanish poster for the movie The Wolverine (realease date of July 26th) is quite intense. A very focused Wolverine with claw out and Japanese katana held in the free hand may become highly collectable by both comic book fans and film poster collectors alike.

Source(s): SciFi Now

New Pacific Rim TV Spot

Check out the latest action in the Pacific Rim UK TV spot. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (Films: Megamind, Puss In Boots & Kung Fu Panda 2) and starring Charlie Hunman (Film: Nicholas Nickelby, TV: Byker Grove), Ron Perlman (TV: Danny Phantom, Justice League & Teen Titans) and Rinko Kikuchi (Film: The Sky Crawlers).

Source(s): Total Film

Special Thanks: The JoBlo Movie Network

New Man of Steel International TV Spot

But hey, Zack, if the Man of Steel film is dinner would it be too much to expect a Margot Kidder cameo as dessert.

I’m confessing I’m hungry now for the Man of Steel movie. This new international TV spot is causing me to drool. But before the new TV was released today I’ve had no interest in seeing another Superman reboot. After watching the line of Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and my personal favourite Christopher Reeve don the tights my need to watch Superman had been more than filled. I let the previous film incarnation slip by without so much as a glance, even though it had Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor (who I respect as an actor). But Michael Shannon as General Zod looks really good. I’m hoping his characterization of Zod is at least on par with Terence Stamp’s previous portrayal (who played Zod in the 1978 film Superman).

But hey, Zack, if the Man of Steel film is dinner would it be too much to expect a Margot Kidder cameo as dessert.

Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder with screenplay by David S. Goyer. Original story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan. The character of Superman was created by the team of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster.

Sources: Filmo Filia

Special Thanks: The JoBlo Movie Network

The Great Ghost Rescue, A Movie Review

Despite the hiccups that The Great Ghost Rescue has for pace, this product can be an enjoyable light-hearted Halloween treat for the entire family.

The Great Ghost RescueHumphrey was once an ordinary boy with an ordinary life. Well, that is, until he died—quite by accident, really. But just do not tell his best friend, Barnabas, that. His death literally sets in motion The Great Ghost Rescue, a tongue-in-cheek horror comedy from the UK about dislocated spirits looking for a new home.

This movie made a quiet releaseir?t=wiupgeatthmo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B005BO5OX8 on this side of the pond with very little fanfare during a Halloween season. Also, this film is by no means a faithful adaptation of Eva Ibbotson’s original novelir?t=wiupgeatthmo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=0525467696 of the same name, published 1975. And the message it makes about how one particular family can stay strong during a moment of crisis cannot go unnoticed.

While children may not get all of the jokes, older audiences can easily chuckle at the hilarious sight gags and crazy societal dysfunction going on. This production is a blend of the humour from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the grisly silliness from The Addams Family. Even though the laughs are cheap and the acting over the top, this film can be enjoyed when everyone is sharing that same sugar rush after trick or treating.

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