Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mr Holmes (2015) - Trailer

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The trailer for the latest Sherlock Holmes movie adaptation starring Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, X-Men movies) as the titular character has been released.

The movie is based on Mitch Cullin's book: “A Slight Trick of the Mind. The pastiche focuses on an elderly Sherlock Holmes coming to terms with the physical frailties of old age.

McKellen is an actor with an uncanny ability to disappear into his roles, whether heroic or villainous in nature. I enjoyed his turn as the Master of Magnetism in the X-Men movies including the latest one, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Equally absorbing are his performances as Gandalf the Grey/White in the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies.

Supporting cast includes Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada and John Sessions.

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Bill Condon has directed the movie. His previous efforts such as The Fifth Estate, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 have not been critically acclaimed, irrespective of their box office returns. On the plus side, he has already worked with McKellen on Gods and Monsters, a movie that featured the actor as the real life director, James Whale in his final days. Hope that this movie will enjoy both critical and commercial success.

The music is by Carter Burwell. Carter is well known for his frequent collaboration with The Coen Brothers, such as Burn After Reading, No Country for Old Men and Fargo. 

The trailer is OK. Most of the recent adaptations have heavily focused on Sherlock's supposed love life with Irene Adler. Even though Irene Adler is mentioned in only story (A Scandal in Bohemia) in the Canon, she has been an integral character, starting with the Guy Ritchie directed movies, followed by BBC Sherlock and now the latest Russian TV Series.

Hope the movie turns out better than being just another cash cow to capitalize on the hot streak enjoyed by Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic character. 

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Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron - Trailer

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The trailer for the upcoming movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man is out. The ensemble cast includes Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Mark Ruffalo as  Bruce Banner/The Hulk and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. 

Joining the regular cast are James Spader (as the voice of Ultron), Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver).

This trailer hits the same notes as the trailer for the first Avengers movie: A young blonde lady looking out through the glass, followed by scenes of mass destruction and people running around in fear and of course the heroes coming to the rescue. There is even the shot of the lead characters banded together in the middle fighting a much larger group of enemies in a city environment.

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I guess Marvel's motto is: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The only interesting aspect in the trailer is character of The Vision introduced at the end of the trailer. As readers might be aware, The Vision is an android and a member of The Avengers group. He will be played by Paul Bettany in the movie.

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