The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gets coverage, Fast & Furious 7 adds some Rock to the proceedings, Frozen jumps right off a cliff, but not over a shark, The Wolf of Wall Street howls (I couldn’t resist) in a new trailer, and I give my thoughts on the new X-Men trailer!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has a bunch of new covers for Empire magazine, which will likely be out soon (I assume). I like the image of Bilbo the most. It’s very classic, and seems to really fit with the film, rather than the others, which are all well and good, but more about the film characters, rather than simply a scene from the book that would actually be on the cover of the book, such as Bilbo in the dragon’s lair.
Well, I suppose it IS a Dwarf castle.
Fast & Furious 7
Good God, Vin Diesel is such an annoying bro. In this new photo from Fast & Furious 7, which he posted on on Facebook, not only does he wear a thermal undershirt, he also posted:
“When brother Dwayne steps into the Hobbs role… you can’t tell where he ends, or the character begins. Our third consecutive chapter in the saga, and the short hand we’ve established makes the film that much better each time.”
Frozen has a new film clip where the lead guy and gal rapple off a mountain while being chased by a huge ice monster. I’ve never seen a snow anchor before, but I will use one in the future when jumping off a cliff. I do that a lot, so this is going to be super useful.
Question: can I throw a lasso on to the top of a snowy ledge and use that, sorta like Batman does with a grappling hook?
Cause I want to. I really do.
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street has a new trailer today, which I like to think is celebrating the fact that the film is actually going to come out this year – at one point it was being pushed to early 2014 because it was longer than 3 hours. Yeah, they made the right choice to get it in at a decent length and during awards season, cause it looks like a lot of fun. The one issue I have is that I don’t know that this should really be Oscar bait. The talent is all great, so don’t get me wrong, and I think everyone will do a good job, but it’s also sorta hammy in my opinion, and might not be serious enough to warrant the big time awards.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past came out with it’s first trailer today (check out the earlier write-up here), and I have to say I’m very excited. This far out it’s not a big surprise they didn’t really give us much for CGI, and especially the Sentinels, which should play a huge role in the flick, but it’s still nice to see the heart and soul of the film being the hope of a young, crippled Charles Xavier. James McAvoy is a hell of an actor, as is his older counterpart Patrick Stewart, so I’m very excited to see this take on the story. It looks insanely awesome.