You’ll believe a man can fly… again. Superman shocks the world by suddenly appearing back on Earth after a long hiatus that left Mankind to fend for itself. So begins a journey of redemption.
Does this sound familiar? Four films about the same character, the first two great, the third so-so, and the fourth loathed by critics and fans alike. The character in question wasn’t seen again for years until something quite remarkable happened…
Take one of the most beloved comic-book heroes of all time, whose celluloid career was considered to have run its course years back. Give all the elements within the origins framework, a spanking new design with a fresh new lead in the middle of it all, and stand back…
V for Vendetta
The graphic novel by David Lloyd and Alan Moore is brought to life by Matrix director James McTeigue, and tells the story of a masked warrior known as V (Hugo Weaving) who threatens the security of an Orwellian, dystopian Britain.
With its original opening date pushed way back due to the July 7th bombing of the London Underground, this film has the ‘terrorist’ theme potentially working against it, but also a cult following of the graphic book baying for its release, and indeed controversy equals publicity, however sad the circumstances.
Pixar’s seventh feature film follows an ambitious racing car – did you spot the clue? – called Lightning McQueen, who gets lost on his way to win his biggest race yet.
Based on first impressions of theme and dialogue, this looks and sounds like it could be the most ‘kiddie’ Pixar film since A Bug’s Life, but any new release from the studio is still reason to expect something special. After all, films about wardrobe monsters or a fish searching for his son might have sounded too childish on the tin, but were anything but…
There's more on what's coming, including X-Men 3, Perfume, The Da Vinci Code, Final Destination 3, Underworld: Evolution in
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