Movie Tidbits

Guess what Disney is up to?

Recognize that? I’ll give you a clue.

Ah you get it now? But here’s the twist – the movie adaptation will be told from the perspective of the villain!

Speaking of fairy tales, Chris Hemsworth is sure lining up his movies this year, there’s Red Dawn and The Avengers. And now we have Snow White and the Huntsman. I hope it’s not as cheesy as Mirror Mirror. =) But from the tidbits I’ve read so far, it looks to be an action/adventure version of Snow White with lots more fighting and killing (I hope).

And according to the same source, Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley is in negotiations to be in Iron Man 3 as the villain – but not as the Mandarin. Instead, the story will adapt the Extremis mini-series, “a new origin story for Iron Man and focused heavily on nanotechnology”.

And three more trailer for The Avengers:

Captain America: The First Avenger

A tad better than Thor, though I did enjoy that one, too. Don’t get me wrong here. I just didn’t expect Thor (or Asgard) would be packing more technology than magic but as the Red Skull said, science is like magic to the primitive man (or something to that effect).

I just got some question though. What’s a Vita-ray? How did Steve Rogers suddenly develop shield-throwing skills and become an expert in trigonometry (I mean, you need to know that in order to be able to effectively throw that shield with optimum results)? At least, I think it’s trigonometry. Maybe it comes in a package with that super-soldier serum? Also, how in blazes did Hydra develop all those technology? It was a bit advanced for the era, don’t you think? Was Red Skill (or his scientist sidekick) really that smart? Where’d they get all that funding? No wonder Hitler lost the war! LOL! (Just kidding, of course)

Still, even with all those questions, I enjoyed it. One of the reasons being that I didn’t read the Captain America comics though I did know a little bit about his background.

I’m also digging Red Skull’s uniform! And I also like the fact that they cast Hugo Weaving for the part. I keep forgetting he can act like a good villain (read: The Matrix)!

Next on my plate:

Images courtesy of: Red Skull –, Captain America – Singapore Trends (good review of the movie, too!) and the Blog Walking.