The first Judge Dredd movie sucked. There’s just no other way to put it. It was one of the worst blockbusters of 1995. In a year that included Batman Forever and Waterworld, that’s really saying something. It marked such a low point for comic-book adaptations that any future Judge Dredd film could only be a marked improvement, no matter how bad it turned out. While the buzz on the upcoming reboot Dredd hasn’t been exactly promising, fans continue to hold out hope. That hope seems to have been validated by ten seconds of footage that was previewed by Machinima today. It comes from the trailer that will be premiering on Thursday.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Trailers and TV Spots for The Dark Knight Rises have been coming at rapid fire succession for the past few weeks. One would think it possible to piece together the entire film with all the footage that has been revealed thus far. Yet, the barrage has no signs of slowing down. An exclusive Nokia trailer for The Dark Knight Rises appeared online earlier today. Those hoping for more spoilers and secrets will be sorely disappointed, as it offers nothing that previous trailers haven’t. It does, however, manage something much more subtle. It compiles elements of previous trailers and TV spots into a much more coherent narrative. It also lets the images speak for themselves, to the point where dialogue hardly seems necessary. A moment where Bane catches Batman’s fist in mid-air spells out the threat level of the film’s villain better than anything else that has been shown up until this point. The anarchic scenes of Police clashing with Bane’s mob in the streets of Gotham are startling in their scope. There also seems to be many more shots of Batman in broad daylight than ever before.