Oh God. I can’t express how excited I am that MGM got it together in time to make Skyfall. Since Daniel Craig took over the role of James Bond, it’s my opinion that they can’t get the out fast enough. I had a minor heart attack when word came down that the project would be shelved due to MGM’s pending bankruptcy. But alas, those worries were all for naught because the Bond Gods smiled down on us and the film got the go ahead.
With the release of this, the first trailer for the new 007 film Skyfall, all I can say is thank God that the whole MGM bankruptcy debacle got worked out and that this film is actually getting made. I loved Casino Royale and how the new Bond took a more gritty turn with the arrival of Daniel Craig. Quantum of Solace wasn’t quite as good, but that film suffered through the writer’s strike as well as an inexperienced director. Regardless, I still enjoyed it…just not as much as Casino Royale.
Set about ten years after the events of Clash of the Titans, Wrath picks up with demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington), having shunned his demigod status and choosing to live a normal life, working as a fisherman and raising his son, Helius. There isn’t much mention of Io, his wife, aside from the fact that she died, but Perseus trudges on trying to raise his son away from the shadow of the gods.
Perseus gets a visit from his father Zeus (Liam Neeson), who tells him that because mortals have stopped praying to the gods, they’re losing their power. The lack of belief is creating a chain reaction, which results in the weakening of Tartarus, the underground / underworld prison where the gods sent the titans. It’s kind of like Azkaban, but without the Dementors. Anyway, Zeus asks for Persues’ help, which he refuses. Shortly after, Zeus is captured by his brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes), and his other son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez) so that they can transfer Zeus’ power to resurrect Kronos, father to Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. With me so far?
Shakespeare, comedies, charming feel-good, more war, and a big time WTF is all included in this week’s Trailer Wrap. In theaters this weekend is Final Destination 43, which chances are good that I’ll see it. Until I do and get my review written for it, check out the latest trailers from this past week.