I must admit that when I first heard of Star Wars: The Clone Wars that I was highly dubious of its worth but the show won me over as it progressed with some compelling and incredibly dark, for a TV show, storylines that added some oomph that was missing from George Lucas’ Prequel trilogy. However, the moment Disney purchased Lucasfilm nearly everyone could guess that The Clone Wars would come to an ignominious demise and it did while Disney went on to commission Star Wars: Rebels to premiere on its own channel.
Much like my ten episode review of the new Space Battleship Yamato 2199 I ended up overcompensating by taking far too many screencaps for my Star Trek Into Darkness Post-Mortem Editorial than I could ever use so I decided to just post them here so that they don’t go to waste. In this case, I had purchased the Into Darkness 3D Blu-Ray which comes with a free digital download from either Ultraviolet or iTunes. I decided on the latter which ended up being the source I used to take these caps.
With the Summer movie season now in the history books it’s time to look back specifically at Star Trek Into Darkness to grade the movie’s box office performance and to see if we can ascertain any hints about the franchise’s future. Let’s be honest shall we? The past few weeks have seen Into Darkness’ reputation basically being dragged through the mud by the mainstream media but not without some degree of merit as news broke out of two Star Trek conventions that diehard Trekkies were not only mad but downright furious deciding to vote the film the worse Star Trek film ever in one poll while the other had it wallowing in 6th position. Is it really the time for revisionist history to kick in?
Many have asked me why I have not updated the box office numbers for Star Trek Into Darkness and done a more in-depth analysis of the results but I’ve been waiting for the final box office tallies from International markets to write my report. As most will know the movie is now available to purchase through numerous digital services here in Canada/USA such as ITunes or through the Xbox while the physical Blu-Ray and DVD discs are due to be released on September 10.
Now that we are in the home stretch of the summer 2013 blockbuster season studios are beginning to ramp up their marketing for next summer’s slate. At first glance there are many big films coming although it has to be said that there doesn’t seem to be one title that appears to be the undisputed box office leader.
Warner Brothers must be happy with Man of Steel as it not only successfully rebooted Superman but so far has made $621 million worldwide assuring a sequel. Well, it was just announced that there would indeed be a Man of Steel 2 but…it is also going to include Batman.
Just when I thought Warner Brothers had released the last trailer for Pacific Rim they decide to drop another one on the public. This new one contains a lot of already seen footage with only a few new shots as the only really major element that has changed is the more dramatic sounding musical score.
Here is probably the last trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s big budget film, Pacific Rim, which finally decides to change the tone of the message to something that at least attempts to show some gravitas. Normally, I would not pay too much attention to this change but alas something doesn’t seem right here and unfortunately it has execs at Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures very worried.