Monday, 11 March 2013

Trailer Time: The Hangover Part III, Much Ado About Nothing, After Earth

Three times the charm today with the new trailers circulating the web.

First up is the final conclusion to the Wolf Pack saga, which may or may not be good news depending on how well you welcomed Part II.

Initial reports for the story promised an event that would change the face of the world, with some speculation leading to an end-of-the-world scenario. Whether or not this is what happens has yet to be seen (certainly the line "Someone needs to burn this place to the ground" suggests a big event) however we have been promised that the plot will not mimic the events of the previous instalments. The film opens in the UK on May 24th.

Next up is that small movie Joss Whedon did immediately following his Avengers gig, his modern retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

In terms of modern-interpretations of the Bard's plays, results have genuinely been positive (Romeo + Juliet, Coriolanus) and this looks to be no different. The choice to film it in black and white is a nice touch and it's nice to see so many faces from the Whedon alumni. The film opens June 14th.

Last up is the Will Smith/Will Smith Jr film set on a deserted earth.

I'm still sceptical as to how well this will pay off and the choice to not include Mr Shyamalan's name anywhere (while probably a good move) does not fill me with any hope. On a positive note, the film does look visually gorgous (the CGI animals could do with more work however) and I'm hoping that Stephan Gaghan's script (he of Traffic and Syriana fame) will give some depth to the story. The film opens June 7th.

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