The Dark Knight Rises teaser released

Well, with Harry Potter being out in theaters now for a little less than a week, the new teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has FINALLY hit the internet!!  Here it is for all of you to enjoy as much as me, complete with some talking points from the article writer!

The Dark Knight Rises

This movie obviously has HUGE shoes to fill after The Dark Knight, but I have faith that it’s gonna be super awesome!  I know I’m excited about it.

Also, in other superhero movie news, apparently there is a trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man ahead of Captain America: The First Avenger this weekend.  I’ve seen the bootleg trailer, and while it looks like they’re trying to do something a little different story-wise, stylistically it doesn’t look horribly different than the last three Spider-man movies we’ve seen.  I’ll wait until there’s more out on that one before I decide if I’m excited or not.

EDITED: Well, turns out the official Amazing Spider-Man trailer IS out.  Click here for the article and trailer.  Click through and watch it in High-Def if you can.  Much better.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon was AWESOME!

So I was able to go see a preview showing of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 3D last night at 9pm.  It was made of AWESOME.  A few of my favorite parts (spoiler-free) were:

  • Alan Tudyk being in the movie.  This was a very pleasant surprise to me, as I loved him as “Wash” in Firefly/Serenity.  And he’s just as funny/awesome in this movie as well.
  • Optimus Prime’s trailer.  FINALLY Prime gets his trailer and all the associated goodies.
  • Political potshots at both sides of the fence.  Definitely some funny stuff here.
  • John Malkovich is pretty funny (as usual).
  • Some new faces, both Autobot and Decepticon, that were cool.

Anyway, the movie is 2 hours and 37 minutes long, so go to the bathroom beforehand and try to pace yourself drinking your soda during the movie.  The 3D I felt was definitely worth it and very cool in several scenes.  This movie made a fitting conclusion to the series.  Go see it.

Simon Pegg hates fast zombies

Here’s a cool article by Shaun of the Dead actor Simon Pegg about why he feels that “fast” zombies are ruining the zombie genre of movie.

A call to the return of slow zombies

From the article:

I know it is absurd to debate the rules of a reality that does not exist, but this genuinely irks me. You cannot kill a vampire with an MDF stake; werewolves can’t fly; zombies do not run. It’s a misconception, a bastardisation that diminishes a classic movie monster. The best phantasmagoria uses reality to render the inconceivable conceivable. The speedy zombie seems implausible to me, even within the fantastic realm it inhabits. A biological agent, I’ll buy. Some sort of super-virus? Sure, why not. But death? Death is a disability, not a superpower. It’s hard to run with a cold, let alone the most debilitating malady of them all.

Makes sense to me, but only if we’re going with actual “undead” zombies and not the “mutated rabies” zombies like in the 28 Days/Weeks later movies (which he addresses as not being actual zombie movies).  Just sayin’.  Read the article.  It’s long, but humorous, and he makes some good points and provides a lot of zombie movie history insight.

“Permission to traumatize Banner, sir?”

So the trailer is out.  Maybe it’s been out for a while, but I just found out, so here you go.

The Incredible Hulk

It looks waaaaaaay better than Angst Lee’s version.

P.S.  And no, the post title quote is NOT in the trailer.  Bonus points to someone who tells me where it’s from (members of the Party just get a cookie).