Sunday, 1 February 2009

From the director of The Mummy

Normally the above phrase would send me running for the hills. I hated The Mummy so much that I went directly home after seeing it and watched Raiders Of The Lost Ark to eradicate the experience from my memory. Didn't bother with Mummy 2 and the less said the better about Van Helsing which I couldn't bring myself to watch so put off was I by the CGI inflated trailers and clips. (I did try when it ended up on free TV but gave up after around six minutes.) 

But, I have say, the Superbowl teaser for the Steve Sommers-directed GI Joe looks bleedin' awesome. Finally, though, it looks like Sommers has found a subject that completely suits his hyper approach. Damn, if I'm not incredibly excited to see the final film having repeatedly watched those 30 odd seconds this morning. 

Check them out here.

3 comments:

Fran said...

I have to confess that Van Helsing is one of my (very) guilty pleasure films. Mainly for Richard Roxburgh's glorious overacting and David Wenham's ridiculous ears.

Annnnd, I also have to confess, after pre-deciding that I wasn't going to be interested in GI Joe ... that I may just be interested in GI Joe. It must be all the snow going to my head...

Mark Salisbury said...

Guilty pleasures are good. And I think I can safely predict that GI Joe will be one of them...

Great snow, too.

J.D. said...

I dunno, I actually really enjoyed the first MUMMY film. As far as Indiana Jones rip-offs, it was one of the better, IMO. It had just the right mix of humor and action-adventure. The second one (and third) were just crap.