The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has 2 new posters, The Monuments Men explains the film’s name and premise, Robocop provides a tasty tease of the film’s plot, How to Train Your Dragon 2 has a weird looking dragon on its new poster, and 300: Rise of an Empire continues to focus on the lead!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a couple new posters today that aren’t altogether great, but they do show off a cool detail on Electro. The Spider-Man poster looks crappy, but the Electro one shows that not only Electro glow like a badass, but his skin is more or less translucent, meaning we can see his veins pulsing. Likely we’ll see said veins pulse with power, but whatever, it’s cool.
The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men has a new film clip, its first, that gives us a look at the plot. Basically it’s pure exposition but carried well by the charm of the main characters played by George Clooney and Matt Damon, so it’s cool. Still, it’s kinda lame to see just how on the button the writers were when they wrote the exact plot of the film in a single sentence. You know those videos that make fun of how films often use the title of the film at some point in the dialogue? This does that and then explains the entire premise.
Robocop has an interesting tease in this new TV spot, and may illuminate a part of the plot thus far not shown. It appears the film will have Omnicorp plan, from the get go, to kill ol’ Roby. The idea is that they have built really effective robot killing machines that have proven to be capable of pacifying whole areas of the most dangerous parts of the world, but they aren’t allowed to use them in America because the American people don’t trust robots. Nor should we. So they decide to make Robocop, a police office with all the robotic stuff, only with the mind and supposedly heart/conscience of a man. Sounds good.
This TV spot indicates that they might actually have planned to kill him off all along though, making him a martyr the American people can believe in. Basically, they want to make him a hero then kill him so they can either make more just like him, or potentially soften up the American people to the idea of robots on the street.
But of course Robocop will stop them!
How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2 has a new poster of Astrid, who I suppose is the love interest of the lead, and she has a dragon that is quite ugly. Like, fugly ugly. Yo’ momma ugly.
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire has a new poster of star Sullivan Stapleton looking pretty cool, and I realize one of the potentially huge flaws in the new film, which is that it might not have very good supporting characters. The villains and lead Spartans might be okay, but the original had a remarkably good cast. Not only was the cast talented, their characters had at least some degree of interest to them. Michael Fassbender, who has become one of the top leading men in Hollywood, was more glory hungry and almost insane in the original, and the father/son duo was pretty cool. And the narrator played a cool guy who got his eye cut out.
And I didn’t even mention the lead, Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas. That’s a lot of talent for a single flick. It wasn’t all boobies and badass action.