Archive for July, 2006

Teasers and trailers: Happy Feet

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Animal Logic’s first animated feature “Happy Feet” popped into my head again today. The 2nd trailer has been out for quite awhile and I must say I’m still not overly impressed. Being a musical comedy, its great to see a fresh take on the animated feature medium (the way the penguins came up clapping in the background had me in stitches). But one thing that still pokes me in the eye about this film are the character designs. They’re too realistic for my liking and they all look the same. Looking back at Happy Feet’s 1st trailer, the only way I could differentiate between penguins was through their voice.

Here’s hoping the film will do wonders come this Novemberrr (gotta love the marketing!)

Apparently, the front-man (or penguin) is Robin Williams.

What was I thinking…

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

No, I didn’t draw on my Nintendo DS – Joshua Davis did. ;)

Teasers and trailers: Spiderman 3 and Transformers

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Possibly the top two movies I’m waiting for in 2007 is Transformers and Spiderman 3. Both released their teasers in time for the holiday season (Dreamworks/Paramount released the Transformers trailer 3-4 days early you sneaky bastards!) and I must say, I am quite frustrated, though on opposite ends of the “frustration” scale for both films.

Spiderman 3 teaser is such a big tease. The symbiotic suit looks awesomely hot and how the alien form crept onto his hand is superbly spine-tingling. Sandman exceeded my expectations and I still wish Mary Jane was a tad hotter. Just a tad (… but then she may be out of Peter Parker’s dorky league). One thing that is still difficult to grasp is the fact that “That 70’s Show” star (Chris)Topher Grace plays Venom. Now if you’ve lived on the Spiderman comics, cartoons, video games and collector cards, you’d know that Venom is a big beefy son of a bitch. Now picture scrawny Mr. Grace in a beefy Venom suit. It does not compute!

In conclusion, the Spiderman 3 teaser is frustrating because I want it right now. So bad.

The Transformer live-action movie teaser isn’t such a teaser of all. Doesn’t really show much and we don’t really get to see any tranforming action, besides on the titles. The teaser isn’t on the same side of frustrating like Spiderman 3, it’s the frustrating where we waited for a month for a superly over-hyped teaser that doesn’t reveal stuff that makes us go wow. And I must say, that “simulated” Mars sequence isn’t convincing at all. Since when did satellite feeds across a bazillion miles look so clear?

In conclusion, the Transformers teaser is frustrating because it looks like a piece of turd mixed with hair and sawdust.