Bit of a double whammy here, in the last couple of hours two biggies have dropped in America. Firstly, the teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn's comic book DIY superhero film 'Kick-Ass' then one for Louis Leterrier's potential epic 'Clash Of The Titans'. Trailers courtesy of Firstshowing.net.
Everytime I read the title I think of the phrase "kiss-ass" which is even worse because I never say "ass" anyway. Arse, all the way. I digress, bad intro. This teaser trailer introduces the concept of Mark Millar's graphic novel - a kid with no super powers, trying to be a superhero. Hopefully, the Comic Con footage will be used in future marketing because those clips were uncompromisingly brilliant. Like the film, I'm led to believe.
Clash Of The Titans
I've always had an interest in classical civilisation and mythical tales so I imagine 'Clash Of The Titans' will be quite engaging. The plot summary isn't particularly exciting though - "Follows Perseus and his quest to battle Medusa and the Kraken in order to save the Princess Andromeda." Concise, yes. Thrilling, not so much. But the teaser trailer tries to jam in as much as excitement as it can, like a coked up 'Lord Of The Rings'. I enjoyed most of Louis Leterrier's last film 'The Incredible Hulk' (the Ed Norton version) so look forward to seeing more of what he's done here.