As the year winds down, previews for some of next year's big releases start to trickle onto the web. Here's a listing of the most recent, along with a few comments:
Robin Hood - Directed by Ridley Scott, Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchette
There's not a whole lot to this trailer, although I'm still very interested in the film. Robin Hood happens to be one of those stories that ends up receiving a re-telling for each generation.
Iron Man 2 - Directed by John Favroe, Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gweneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle
Well, they're certainly pulling out all the stops for this one. And after the success of the first, why not? With a great cast, a bigger budget, and even more public awareness, this sequel is all set to be among next year's biggest releases. Let's just hope they aren't biting off more than they can chew.
Clash of the Titans - Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neesan
Action, action, and more action. That's what this trailer delivers and that's pretty much all I expected. Sam Worthington seems to be in high demand for action flicks these days. He appears to have what it takes when it comes to all the fighting and yelling, but will there be a decent script behind all the adrenaline? (Oh, and Liam Neesan looks kind of ridiculous in his costume.)
Alice in Wonderland - Directed by Tim Burton, Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Although not necessarily my favorite as a kid, this material still intrigues me. Tim Burton and his usual band of actors are probably some of the most qualified people to tackle this project. I think it helps that this is more of a sequel/re-imagining of the original stories, as it allows the creative team license to do as they wish. Burton has embraced CG more than ever for this film and I like what I'm seeing thus far.
Shrek Forever After - At this point, who cares?