written by: Lanval
In the beginning it was thought that the title of the new Star Wars movie was going to be simply Episode VII, but that was not the case. The name The Force Awakens was a little confusing for fans since it implied that The Force was asleep, but in reality the meaning was referring more to the awakening of the franchise after ten years of silence.
The production of the movie took about six months and it is now in its post-production stage. The shooting locations included Skellig Michael Island in Ireland and the Abu Dhabi desert, but the filming was done mostly at Pinewood Studios in England, which made some modifications to ensure the movie had the room it needed to shoot all the scenes.
There were also some complications during production, but the biggest one was the injuries Harrison Ford suffered in the accident he had earlier this year. This caused some changes in the schedules, but in the end there was no need to delay the release date in December.
The plot was set about 30 years after the Battle of Endor, which makes it easier to give a smooth flow to the movie when the characters of Han, Luke and Leia appear with the natural aging of the original actors.
The movie starts with Finn, a Stormtrooper who finds himself in great danger. This changes his life completely and propels him to the Star Wars world in an unexpected way. Rey, the most important female new character in the movie, comes from the planet Jakku (not from Tatooine, as some rumors said). She is a solitary and self-sufficient scavenger and her adventure starts when she meets 'someone', but nobody knows who that character is. Kylo Ren is the new villain of the saga, which will also wear a black cloak and will wield a new design of lightsaber.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to gross at least $500 million when it opens on December 18 as many people believe it will outrun The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron combined, and even top the final Harry Potter movie. And it cannot be any other way. The Star Wars franchise has fans that belong to more than one generation and it is more than likely there will be people who will go to see the movie more than once.
But that is not the only reason. Lucas Film and Disney are also creating a big expectation among fans, and that could be seen at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last month, when the second trailer of the movie was unveiled. It is said by insiders that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released at more than 4,000 locations only in North America and at very large number of locations worldwide. Disney has remained silent about that information so far.
But Star Wars fans can start enjoying the countdown of the movie two months earlier. The official worldwide release date of The Force Awakens merchandise was set for September 4, 2015 at 12:01 am, and they are calling it #ForceFriday. The merchandise will include Kylo Ren, the mysterious character from the teasers.
The merchandise will include light sabers, action figures, LEGO sets, books, apps, apparel, comics, and accessories among other things, and can be purchased at Disney stores and major retailers worldwide.
written by: BrianMarcus
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 sci-fi action American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The producer of this film is Marvel Studio, and the distributors are Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Avengers: Age of Ultron is the sequel to the 2012’s Avengers as well as the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Joss Whedon, is the writer and the director of the film, which features an ensemble cast such as Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlet Johansson, Mark Ruffalo Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and Don Cheadle. Others include Samuel L. Jackson, Idris Elba, James Spader, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Cobie Smulders, and Stellan Skarsgard.
The Avengers must work hard in Avengers: Age of Ultron to subdue Ultron, a technological enemy bent on the extinction of humans. The sequel was made known to the public in May 2012 after the successful release of Avengers. In August 2012, Whedon, the first film’s director was brought on board, and the date of the release was set. Whedon completed the script’s draft by April 2013 and by June, the casting, which saw the re-signing of Downey had started. In February 2014, the second unit filming began in South Africa and principal photography took place between March and August the same year.
The storyline of the movie starts with Tony Stark trying to jumpstart an inactive peacekeeping program. However, things go askew and the mightiest heroes of the Earth such as Thor, Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow are put to the ultimate test, as the fate of the planet becomes uncertain. As the villainous Ultron comes to view, it is up to the Avengers to quell him from ordaining his awful plans. Soon, an unexpected action and uneasy alliances pave the way for a global adventure.
Avengers: Age of Ultron uses English as its primary language and was primarily filmed at Shepperton Studios at Surrey, England. The film’s additional footage was shot in South Korea, New York, Italy, and Bangladesh, as well as various locations in England. The film, which goes for 2 hours and 21 minutes is highly ranked with a rating of 8.2/10 from 114, 309 users. Consequently, it is rated PG-13 due to the intense sequences of science fiction action, destruction, and violence, as well as certain suggestive comments. Concerning the technical specs of the movie, the sound mix includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Surround 7.1, and the aspect ratio is 2.35:1.
Similar, to all other films, Avengers: Age of Ultron has goofs. One of the goofs that clearly come out in this movie is when all the Avengers are defeated to pick Thor’s Hummer, who later picks it with a drink in his hand. However, when the next shot is taken, the drink is on the table. To purchase this film and other science fiction films, visit www.scifidoggie.com.
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The most annoying character in the Star Wars saga, Jar Jar Binks, is back in this trailer parody for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Motion graphics artist and technical director Michael Murdock has released a video on his YouTube channel called Star Wars: The Blink Awakens, in which we see the despised Gungan outcast from the prequels doing his((Go To Article))
Star Wars on Vanity Fair Cover!
Even though Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron are dominating the box office right now, we already know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will break their records by a huge margin when it releases this December. We've only seen a couple of trailers so far, but soon, we'll more and more promotional content will be released.
Good news is that Vanity Fair will be releasing exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos and video tomorrow. Plus, the magazine's June issue's cover will feature several characters from the highly-anticipated film. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, ((Go To Article))
Pacific Rim is a good old fashion SCIFI movie with robots, aliens, and adventure. Director Guillermo del Toro and cast starring Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman tell a tale in the not so distant future about aliens not in outer space but right here in our own planet in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
The story opens up with the about creatures coming out of the abyss of the Pacific Ocean destroying nearby cities. It is soon discovered that these creatures are not of this world but were transported here via a rift in the fabric of space and time which is in the Pacific Ocean. For the folks a little confused about this, its a wormhole - a small black hole that allows travel between two very distant points in space in a fraction of the time it would take for a rocket ship to travel that distance even at light speed. This wormhole was created by an alien race knwon only in the movie as the Masters. These Masters are also the one responsible for sending these large aliens to Earth to destroy all in there paths!
Not to be out done, the Nations of the world unite and pooling their resources and money and industrial know how create the Jaegers or large robots. The Jaegers are piloted by 2 highly skilled operators specially chosen not only by their skills of fighting but by the other attribute of being compatible in thougt patterns in order to control the Jaeger bots. Like the larger sized dinosaurs, it was discovered that the Jaegers need two brains, i.e. two people, to help control the massive hunk of metal. Two brains and two people who are compatible to work together and control the left side of the Jaeger and the right side. It was told that if one person tried to control the entire Jaeger, serious injury would occur to possibly cause brain damage due to the feedback and control gizmos generated by the sensors hooked up to the pilots. This is like someone studying for two final exams in college one after the other. I think if they just drank enough Mountain Dew that they would have been able to do it!
Now the movie opens up in the period of time when the Jaeger bots under the auspices of the United Nations are beginning to lose the war against the alien invaders also known as the Kaiju. In the early conflicts between the Jaegers and the Kaiju, the Jaegers with their missiles, laser cannons, and raw brute strenth easily over came each and every Kaiju who passed through the rift. Just like the younger brother always getting pushed around by their older sibling, soon the Masters develop Kaiju in size and abilities in such a way as to methodically and brutishly bash the Jaegers. In one scene, the Kaiju and Jaegers are fighting a battle where it looks like the Jaegers are going to win this battle but soon one of the Kaiju bark out pulses of energy which seem similar to EMF pulses given off by nuclear blasts such that all electronics on the Jaegers are destroyed. The science of that might be similar to electric eel’s electric charges used to protect themselves but on a more gigantic scale. These Jaegers and Kaiju appear to be at least 200 feet tall in the movie!
The movie soon ends (yes, all good things must end) where the only course of action, a hail marry throw, do it for the gipper, is to attack the source of the evil and destroy the wormhole. Of course, this is when the biggest and baddest Kaiju, a Class V Kaiju and three of them no less, are on the war path when our heros push on for the kill. Like all good SCIFI we like a good ole fashion fight but when the good guys are the underdog, three against two, that makes it even better! And yes, the Kaiju claw away at the first Jaeger who then makes the decision to blow themselves up hoping to take out the remaining Kaiju, to open a path for the secound Jaeger to get into the rift and destroy the wormhole using their thermonuclear engines on overload and for our hero and heroine to escape back to Earth where they live happy ever after. Pew...
I found this movie to be very refreshing and cool using some of the latest and greatest CGM and 3D modeling available to date. The creatures were so detailed and moved around like they were well...real. I voted this movie as SCIFI material because it is science based, a well put together cinema graphicwise, and inspirational for the youths of today to think about science and math. What tiped me off to inspirational was my son's comment while we watch this movie. He said ," Dad, I'd like to be a pilot of those robots." A tear came to my eyes as I thought, "Yes, he has turned to the dark side..." I just didn't have the heart to tell him that we may never have giant robots like these but instead encouraged him to look into becoming an airplane pilot, boat captain, a heavy equipment operator and even Yes, an engineer to design new robots for the future.