Each of the trailers we're looking at this week are for a film with an element of the fantastic. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Fantastic Five.
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
As excited as I was after seeing the teaser trailer, this new preview for Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy sequel has me wanting to see the movie right now. There are tons of supernatural beasties on display here, making this kind of look like Pan's Labyrinth on steroids. We hear Abe Sapien talk, and I still miss David Hyde Pierce's voice, but I imagine once I'm in the thick of the film it won't be a problem. Here's what Eugene thought.
The trailer is shown from the perspective of a home video camera, though I'm not sure how much of the film uses this first person perspective. The whole thing looks awesomely creepy. A woman believes she has been followed all her life by a supernatural entity, and her husband sets up his camcorder in hopes of proving or disproving the phenomenon. The idea seems kind of like The Blair Witch Project meets The Entity, and I'm anxious to see this one. The official website for this low budget scare flick carries some promising review excerpts, including one from Cinematical's own Kim Voynar, and you can read her full review right here.
This one looks to be exactly the grade z schlock one would expect from the title. Apparently the only thing setting this a notch above dozens of direct to DVD zombie flicks is the presence of Freddy Krueger himself Robert Englund and porn superstar Jenna Jameson. There's a virus, it's turning people into zombies and it's running rampant at a strip club. I've loved many a zombie flick in my day, but I think the genre has run its course. Zombies need to do something really new to get my attention, and this one looks like it could have been presented by Rhonda Shear on USA Up All Night. Here's Scott's take on it.
This looks a lot like Day of the Triffids, but without the man-eating plants. A city is stricken by an incurable plague that blinds its victims, leaving 90% of the population without sight. Julianne Moore is one of the fortunate few who can still see, but the city is faced with a merciless quarantine. Kind of makes me think of two previous Moore flicks, combining the apocalyptic angle of Children of Men with the weirdness of The Forgotten. Seems like a cool concept and could be worth a look.
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D
Here's the latest trailer for the movie touting itself as the first live action digital 3-D movie. Beowulf clued me on what the process can do (I hadn't seen a 3-D flick in twenty years or so) so I'm curious as to how the film will look, but I'm not sure if the story has any legs. This looks more like a Disney World attraction than an actual film. Brendan Fraser stars in this modern take on the Jules Verne novel, whose best prior adaptation was probably the 1959 version that paired Pat Boone with James Mason.
Check out this week's new trailers at AOL Moviefone:
- Who's Your Monkey - Life long friends join forces to hide the body when one of them accidentally kills someone. Here's the trailer:
- Lost Boys: The Tribe - Sequel to the quintessential 80s vampire flick.
- Standard Operating Procedure - Documentary on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
- Mister Lonely - A Michael Jackson impersonator joins a Marilyn Monroe impersonator in a commune of celebrity doppelgangers.
- Mongol - The story of Ghengis Khan's rise to power.
- Tropic Thunder - Comedy about actors shooting a war film in Southeast Asia who find themselves in actual combat. Here's the trailer:
- The Dhamma Brothers - Documentary about a group of prison inmates who turned to Buddhist meditation.
- Bangkok Dangerous - Nicholas Cage stars in this remake of a 1999 Thai action film.