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Love the new “Dundee” movie trailer… creative marketing genius too!!!

I’m not watching the Superbowl at all tonight but I did happen to catch the new “Dundee” movie trailer. It’s interesting ’cause after this Superbowl ad, people thought they were tricked into thinking this isn’t a real Dundee movie but an Australian tourism ad. When you go to the Dundee movie site, it takes you to an Australian tourism site instead.

https://www.australia.com/en-us/campaigns/superbowl-dundee-movie-why-visit-australia.html

So what’s going on here? Is this a real Dundee movie or not? Yes, it absolutely is. It’s funny that so many people got tricked into thinking this isn’t a real Dundee movie when IT IS! This is the 4th installment of the series and the funny part about all this, that these trailers have sparked people wanting the return of Crocodile Dundee when this is exactly it!

Paul Hogan reprises his role as Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee or better known as Mick ’cause as you can see Mick Dundee makes a cameo appearance in this trailer. This trailer is Dundee 4. It’s just a movie about tourism.

That’s what the first two Dundee movies were about… tourism in Australia pretty much. In the first Dundee movie, Sue goes to Australia to find Mick so she can write this story on him and then she decides to bring him to NYC. I fuckin’ love the first Dundee movie. The first one will always be a classic. The 2nd one was pretty good but I didn’t like the third one, though.

Once again, THIS IS the new Dundee film with Paul Hogan coming back… this is just very smart marketing. Trying to get a buzz going about this film and attract more attention. How much will Paul Hogan be in this new film? Will he have just a cameo or will he be in through the whole film? We’ll have to wait and see.

Of course Paul Hogan is coming back to the new Dundee film. I could have sworn a long while back Paul was talking about bringing back another Dundee film and this is it. Paul is the executive producer of the new Dundee movie.

The new Dundee movie is looking good so far and I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Kev

Chris Hemsworth joins Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot…

Chris Hemsworth has joined the Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot and Chris will be playing the Ghostbusters receptionist. The Ghostbusters receptionist was previously played by Annie Potts in “Ghostbusters I and II”.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/chris-hemsworth-joins-ghostbusters-reboot-801718?facebook_20150610

Anything to get women interested in the film, I guess. How much do you wanna bet that Chris is gonna have at least one scene where he’s gonna be shirtless or have a scene where he’s wearing nothing but a towel wrapped around him just to get the women going?  One of the female “Ghostbusters” will have a romantic interest in the male receptionist? Chris’s character won’t have a romantic relationship with Melissa McCarthy’s character but he’ll probably be all romantic with one of the other three females… maybe with Kristen Wiig or Kate McKinnon.

I’m skeptical of this movie like everyone else but who knows… maybe when the first trailer comes out, it may look good after all. We’ll have to wait and see.

Kev

Film Review: “Thor: The Dark World”

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins

Directed by:  Alan Taylor

Today, I decided to check out “Thor: The Dark World” and here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: The plot to this movie is pretty simple and straightforward. Just continues from the first “Thor” film about saving Earth from evil beings. This time there are evil beings known as the Dark Elves who wants to send the universe into Darkness by using a weapon called the Aether. Thor reunites with Jane Foster so she can help destroy the Aether but instead the Aether takes over her body. The Dark Elves wants Jane ’cause she has the Aether inside of her body. Later, Thor teams up with his evil brother, Loki so they can help destroy the Aether and they can help save the 9 realms of Asgard (which Earth being one of them). 

I’m not too big on Marvel superheros. There are only very few Marvel superheros that I am big fans of. The only Marvel superheros that I am big fans of are the Wolverine, The Punisher, Iron Man, Captain American, Hulk and of course, Thor.

I enjoyed, “Thor: The Dark World”. It’s just a fun and exciting movie just like the first one was. Just your typical popcorn-action film with impressive visuals and effects. The story was entertaining and watchable but the ending was too predictable, though. I like the action scenes in this movie. There are more action scenes in this movie than the last one. The entire cast did a good job like usual but Tom Hiddleston steals the show here. Hiddleston as Loki is badass. I am noticing that the Thor movies wants to mix action and comedy together. There are a lot of humor throughout these movies.

“Thor: The Dark World” was pretty good. Nothing mind blowing or amazing but just entertaining. I know this review is a short one ’cause there isn’t a lot of things to be said about it. It is recommended to check out if you’re a fan of Marvel or superhero films.

I’ll give it a two thumbs up.

Kev

 

“Snow White and the Huntsman”… brief thoughts…

Last night, I finally got around to watching, “Snow White & The Huntsman”. It wasn’t as bad people made it out to be. The film did a pretty good job following the Snow White fairy tale. The visuals and cinematography were pretty impressive. I thought the action scenes were fun. Charlize Theron, made a pretty good Evil Queen, I thought she was menacing enough. Pretty much the only thing I don’t like about it, is the casting of Kristen Stewart. If they replaced her with a better actress and someone who is better to look at, the movie would have been perfectly fine.

Other than that, the movie was actually pretty good. Nothing I’ll watch over and over again, though. So I won’t bother buying the Blu-Ray. It is worth watching, the first time, though. Glad I never saw it in theater. This was a Netflix DVD rental, by the way.
Kev

Cool Video: So which version of “Snow White” live action do you prefer to see now?

Not too long ago, we’ve just seen the trailer for “Snow White and the Huntsman”, that stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. The film is directed by, Rupert Sanders.

Well here’s another new Snow White movie coming out, by a director named Tarsem Singh, his version is called, “Mirror, Mirror”, which stars Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer.

Which version do I think that looks better? Honestly, I think Tarsem Singh’s film, “Mirror, Mirror” looks better than, “The Huntsman”. “Mirror, Mirror” is getting a lot of negative reviews on this trailer. I think I’m figuring out why.

“The Huntsman”, is an action adventure popcorn flick with special effects, “Mirror, Mirror” is not. “Mirror, Mirror” is a different style. Tarsem Singh is an Indian, so of course, his version of the film will feel a little bit, Bollywood-ish. I think “Mirror, Mirror” is a stylish and unique looking film. It looks pretty similar to the original Disney story and faithful too. Plus, Julia Roberts looks enjoyable in this movie. Even though I don’t like Julia Roberts too much, I’ll admit, I had a smile on my face watching her in this trailer. Julia made me smile more than Charlize Theron did as the Evil Queen in “The Huntsman”. That’s why people are bashing, “Mirror, Mirror” because it’s a different film.

I will see both versions in theater, just to see the different take and vision. Plus, I enjoy the Snow White story. It’s my favorite out of all the Disney classics.

Watch both trailers and take your pick.

Kev

Film Review: Thor

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Well today, I decided to go to the movies for something to do. Get out of the house for the day. I’ve been wanting to see the new “Thor” movie for a long time. Now it’s finally here, I went and saw it. Here is my review.

Plot/Synopsis: In 965 A.D., King Odin (Hopkins) sends his warrior son, Thor, from Asgard to Earth, in our present time, forcing him to live with humans. Of course, when Thor first arrived in Earth in our present time, he had a lot to learn and didn’t understand Earth. So Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, tries to guide him living on Earth. She becomes a love interest for Thor. One of the most dangerous villains from Thor’s home land of Asgard, comes to invade Earth to try and kill Thor. Thor tries to save Earth from his enemies.

As a kid, I used to love reading Thor comics, so I was already a big fan of the character. I was a little worried that this film might suck since most Marvel movies aren’t that good, but, I was actually very impressed with Marvel’s “Thor”. This film actually told a superhero story, the right way. It stayed true to the comics.

The casting was really great and the acting was not that bad. I thought Chris Hemsworth as Thor, was a very good choice. Anthony Hopkins has been my favorite actor for years. Anthony always pulls off really good acting chops no matter what role he does, that guy can do anything.

I hate 3D movies. Most 3D movies are pretty bad, but I thought a 3D, “Thor” was very fitting. The 3D effects were very cool on Thor and that’s what the character needed to be cool. The special effects and the CGI made it feel like you were watching a movie, and not a cartoon. The special effects in the film was crazy.

There is something for everyone in this film. Action, suspense, comedy, romance, etc. It’s all there. I think this is the best Marvel superhero movie out of them all. They did a great job with “Thor”. I am so looking forward to the sequel already! I would go see this flick in theater again!

Score for “Thor” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)

Kev