Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Movie Trailer Monday (Tuesday?) Double Feature- "Terminator: Salvation" & "X-men Origins: Wolverine"

DJ KnewJack was nice enough to give the Bedtime for Toys gang and myself a little Serato lesson last night, so unfortunately I totally bailed on "Movie Trailer Mondays." To make up for it, here's a popcorn movie double feature for you. First up is the badass trailer to Terminator: Salvation, starring Christian Bale as the grown up main character, John Connor.

I emphasize that while the trailer got me pumped up, I'm still a little phased by the last Terminator Movie (Rise of the Machines) which was pretty horrendous, and it's yet to be seen if Director McG (of "Charlie's Angels" fame) will be able to deliver. I for one do think this one will be rad in the end- It looks like a proper reboot of the franchise and I like that the trailer has a real gritty feel to it. By the way, Common costars, so maybe his futuristic robotic music video to "Universal Mind Control" was his way of prepping for the role?. Kick back and enjoy:

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Next up is the much anticipated trailer to the next X-Men film, "X-Men Orginins: Wolverine", once again starring Hugh Jackman (soon to play host at the 2009 Oscars) as everyone's favorite badass hairy razor sharp clawed Canadian dude, Logan. The film looks to be following the "Batman Begins/Dark Knight" & "Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace" popular formula of returning to a character's roots. The film is directed by Gavin Hood who also directed the brilliant "Tsotsi" which took home the 2006 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. For all the comic book geeks out there, the film features many superhero cameos, including one by Gambit (played by actor Taylor Kitsch), who's basically this crazy Cajun dude that can turn anything he touches into an explosive (including his weapon of choice- playing cards):

So here's the trailer... For the most part it looks pretty awesome- Liev Schreiber (who soon stars in the fantastic looking "Defiance") looks like he does a good job (as always) as Wolverine's nemesis Sabretooth. One little thing though... does anyone else get a plasticy feeling from this?... I was hoping the cinematography would have a real dirty look to it. Decide for yourself, and enjoy:

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