Video Blog: Sony's 'Skyfall', 'Spider-Man', 'Total Recall' at CinemaCon
by Alex Billington
April 26, 2012
Bond. James Bond. He's back. Yesterday at industry convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I attended the presentation hosted by Sony Pictures, the same as Columbia Pictures. They've got a very exciting slate of movies this year, but four of them in particularly really impressed us and we recorded our thoughts after. Not only where we shown the world premiere of the teaser trailer for Sam Mendes' Skyfall, which looked outstanding, but new extended footage in 3D from Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, plus another glimpse of Rian Johnson's Looper, and finally an extended look at Len Wiseman's Total Recall. Dive in!
As has been the case throughout the week, this video was recorded with colleagues Peter Sciretta from SlashFilm and Steve Weintraub from Collider, discussing these four movies (and maybe even a fifth one):
Despite my negativity towards Total Recall in our video discussion, I still want it to turn out good, I just don't have much (or any) faith in Len Wiseman, and what we saw made me fear for the worst. As for the other three movies, The Amazing Spider-Man and the footage from that was the big one that really made me go crazy with excitement. I honestly thought I couldn't see anything more from it that would impress me, but there were so many spectacular shots that we haven't seen yet, that looked even more incredible in 3D. Do not write this movie off, it is going to be awesome in every way possible for a Spidey flick, and it may even put Raimi's series (well, maybe not the second movie) to shame. And I'm not alone in believing this.
As for Skyfall, the teaser they showed us looked SO DAMN GOOD! I can't wait for everyone else to see it, because I know they'll all go nuts over it as well. There was a lot of great footage Sony showed and I'm so excited to get into the summer movie season and watch all these movies. It is going to be an excellent year!