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Journey from Krypton

Remember when summer movies were just plain fun?  No need for dark and dreary, just adventure and excitement?  No need for deep and poignant emotion, but an excuse to escape the heaviness of real-world problems for two hours?  Only one of the new preview releases seems to have that escapist romp vibe, and that film is The Lone Ranger.  Nothing serious there–just a goofy Western throwback with just a bit pulled from the classic original.  And Johnny Depp doing the kind of crazy characterization that earned him an Oscar nomination in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.  Who cares if they don’t have futuristic special effects and instead rely on a good old-fashioned train chase scene for their action and adventure?  To us it just looks like fun.  Check out this fun and action-packed new trailer for The Lone Ranger:

But you can’t have just one trailer and call it a trailer park so we have three more you may or may not want to check out.  Next up is the new longer preview for Man of Steel.  Man of Steel is starting to crystallize as a film that has a strange casting problem.  First, the lead, Henry Cavill, doesn’t seem to carry the mantle of Superman from any previews yet released–the zip, pizzazz, charisma, kindness and power of Christopher Reeve will forever be the comparison for anyone daring to fill the shoes of Clark Kent and his caped alter ego.  A chin dimple doesn’t make Superman.  Continue reading

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Iron Man 3 poster

The movie studios are releasing multiple trailers for coming attractions these days and this week we’re featuring four new previews from movies that already released previews that we’ve featured here at borg.com.

First up is for our pick as the most awaited movie this year.  We’ve seen a few trailers already but beginning this week–finally–is the sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Bruce Willis as Joe Colton, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Ray Park.  We could watch this newest preview featuring Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes over and over.  Is this some new kind of parkour?

G.I. Joe: Retaliation begins this Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Next up is a flick we’ve seen previewed over and over–Iron Man 3.  It has a fun new movie poster, too (above).  The international preview is pretty long as previews go and reveals more footage of Ben Kingsley’s villain Mandarin than previously released.  Compared to the first Iron Man film and Robert Downey, Jr.’s role as Tony Stark in The Avengers, Iron Man 2 was a pretty weak entry in the Marvel superhero universe.  So our expectations are in check.   But this sequel is expected to unveil nearly every version of the Iron Man armor from the Marvel Comics archive, so this could be a lot of fun.  Here’s one of two new previews:

Iron Men drones?  Where can we get one?  Here’s the shorter TV ad also just released:

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Spaceship chase

As with many movies these days it seems like studios release enough trailers that by the time you see the movie you already know it front to back and can even quote key lines.  It looks like the same may be true for the new Star Trek movie coming out soon, Star Trek Into Darkness, all previewed here earlier.  And this weekend Paramount released yet another preview.

Lots of great colors and “wow!” imagery, maybe even more so than with the earlier teasers and previews.  Even more story elements are revealed including many that make you want to sit down and list how many plot points it has in common with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and the other Star Wars prequels.  Depending who you are and how much you liked the Star Wars prequels, a comparison like that may or may not be a good thing.  But with J.J. Abrams locked-in to begin directing Star Wars: Episode VII soon… you just can’t help draw the comparisons.  Here’s a few apparently obligatory prequel scenes to think about as you watch this trailer:

  • Jar Jar and Qui-Gon Jinn chased on foot across the fields of the planet Naboo
  • R2-D2 suddenly having the ability of flight across a planet’s surface
  • giant vertical cityscapes of Coruscant
  • female/alien bounty hunter Zam Wesell’s lavender outfit
  • space car chase scene with cocky Anakin and serious Obi-Wan Kenobi complete with joking banter
  • Jar Jar Binks, Qui-Gon Jinn and Kenobi in a submarine craft startled by a sea creature
  • and even though it’s not from the prequels, remember Han Solo’s line to Chewbacca before the jump to light speed?

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Dwayne Johnson Milk Super Bowl

Although this year the Super Bowl didn’t seem to net any ads as awesome as this great Star Wars themed ad or Ferris Bueller ad from last year’s Super Bowl, we did get to see the movie studios try to find the best way to cram a two-hour movie into the time it takes to forget what show you’ve been watching.  All of the six previewed movies have already released full-length trailers.  So did the studios succeed in convincing you to see their newest release?  Did any ad get you to order advance tickets for any coming attractions?  Here are the movie trailer commercials straight from the 2013 Super Bowl.

First up, Universal Studios shelled out some big bucks for a full 60-second spot for the May 24, 2013 release of the sixth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise.  If none of the past versions of the road race series interested you then maybe a team-up of Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel will.

It all looks like… a lot of car chasing, but it doesn’t look like it is promising audiences to be anything else so we’re betting “what you see is what you get” with Fast & Furious 6.

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Star Trek Into Darkness The Brig

Does anyone else think J.J. Abrams might kill off Captain Kirk at the end of the next Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness?   Just look at that image at the end of the Japanese teaser trailer.   Look at the tears in the eyes of the entire crew.  If they could kill off Mr. Spock in the first Star Trek II, why not Kirk this time?  Then in Star Trek:  The Search for Kirk, Spock must figure out how to merge back into the original timeline to bring back Kirk?  Better yet, give us a movie or two to see what it would be like without Kirk.  Hmm…

Back to the subject in the title…

Didn’t we just see the first trailer for the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek reboot, titled Star Trek Into Darkness?  That’s right, we featured the first trailer here just ten days ago, along with an extended version released in Japan, and already we have another one.

It’s not the nine-minute preview that some got to see in front of certain showings of The Hobbit last weekend.  We’re anxiously waiting for that preview to hit the Internet.

Kirk and lens flares

Abrams returns as director, packing his lens flares and ready for action.

Meanwhile more has been released about Star Trek Into Darkness’s secret characters revealed by Movieline.com this week.  If you’re not afraid of spoilers check it out for some great details.  The high level disclosure by Abrams & Co. is that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing BALOK!  (OK, not really–but wouldn’t that be awesome?)  Actually he’s playing a terrorist named John Harrison, a non-lead background character from the original TV series, evidently now changed into a force of evil and major player by the new events and timeline shown in Star Trek 2009. 

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