« The Z View

Movie Trailer Friday

by Matt Z

There are three new movies opening up this weekend.  Let's start with Man of Steel.  Director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead, Sucker Punch) gives his take on the Superman franchise.  Critics are very mixed on his interpretation.  When it comes to comic book movies, it's a matter of preference.  Do you prefer the old approach of cheesy, hokey, cartoon-ish characters and scripts or do you prefer the darker, edgier style?  For me, it's the latter.  I've been very excited to see what Snyder will do with this legendary character but probably more excited to hear Russell Crowe not singing.


Speaking of movies I am very excited to see, This Is The End is in theaters this weekend!  The movie is based on a short film that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg put together in 2007.  They decided to expand the short to a full length film.  The movie stars Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and the list goes on and on.  Critics are digging it more than they are Man of Steel but don't expect it to compete at the box office.  


And finally this weekend.....