Friday, 14 December 2012

Trailer Treble: After Earth, Pacific Rim, Superman Man of Steel

How good does next year look in terms of sci-fi movies? The seems to have been just trailer after trailer of hugely anticipated movies, so I thought I'd post a few of the ones I'm really excited about (excited: definition= will be watching in cinemas). The one omission from here is the Star Trek: Into Darkness teaser trailer, which I'm going to hold off posting until we get an extended version, although I'm pretty sure everyone's seen it by now.
First up, Will Smith in After Earth: It's hard to predict these things (especially with what looks like a bumper summer for film releases), but I hope Will Smith does well out of this movie- I think he's immensely watchable and his last few offerings haven't quite clicked. Smith and his son star as aliens who crash land on a planet devoid of humans but full of all manner of evolved beasts and creatures: Earth.

Pacific Rim: Guillermo del Toro's latest sees aliens invade the planet, not from the vast chasms of space, but rising from deep under the ocean and earth. Naturally, the humans build giant manned robots to fight them off. Hard to get a feel from a 2 minute trailer, but not sure of a) 'they did not count on human's resilence' voiceover, and b) robots. But, Idris Elba! And it is del Toro, so will watch.

Zack Snyder's Superman: I never got through the last Superman movie- I was called away from the tv for some reason and I didn't care enough to finish it. I've never cared for the character if I'm honest, but I'm curious to see what Snyder and Nolan have conjured up, and this trailer makes me even more curious.

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