Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Editor's Note: DEC 2: Just posted below the trailers of a new Pirates movie coming next year. And, no, that's not the "Pirates" movie you can think about!

Also, those of you waiting to know how good or not is the new Transformers ride at Universal Singapore might be interested by this email i just received from a good friend who is a theme park specialist and perfectly reliable in his opinion about a ride:

"Hi Alain, I rode the Transformers ride. It was nothing more than Spiderman 1.5. No new effects or surprises. Just bigger screens and obviously improved 3-D. Good stuff, though, and worth the ride. But for sure not a revolution"

So here we are, as expected the Transformers ride is an improved Spiderman ride, pretty good, it will probably be a big success in Singapore and Universal Hollywood later next year, but apparently not the revolution Universal claim it is supposed to be.

That said, don't miss my Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary update below!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Pirates are back in 2012 !

There might be no update in DLP POTC next year as i told you in yesterday's update but there will be a new Pirates movie coming at a theatre near you in March 2012! And no, Johnny Depp won't be in this one, as it is a movie directed by famous Aardman Studios, the creators of Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run. The studio is known for films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques but also successfully entered the computer animation market with Flushed Away in 2006.

Here is the storyline of this new movie called "Pirates! Band of Misfits": "With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure! ".

Although i've always considered Aardman Studios stop-motion clay animation really impressive i've never been a huge fan of their movies. But this one, probably because it is set in a Pirates world is one of the animated films that i'm waiting for 2012. And i'm curious to see if they will have include some hidden references or tributes to Disney's beloved attraction!

Okay, time for you to have a closer look at all this. Here is the first trailer...

...and here is the latest one in which you'll see different clips.

So, what do you think about this "Pirates! Band of Misfits" ?

Videos: copyright Aardman Studios - Columbia Pictures

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