Month: May 2011

Ra.One ‘s Underwhelming Trailer Analyzed

The Trailer for Shahrukh Khan‘s Sci Fi extragavabonanza Ra.One directed by Anubah Sinha has just been released. He jumps, he flies, runs in leather bootsies, flips cars on Battersea Park Power Station, raises his arms slowly and romantically (i’m guessing here) and all this with funky spikey hair whilst Kareena Kapoor stares at him mouth agape as I’m sure the rest of SRK fan club will be.  We have to admit this trailer leaves us severely underwhelmed. Check out our thoughts and the full trailer below.

Thanks to Honey for the exclusive of course. There really is no other blog for Bollywood gossip and exclusives. You Go GIRL!

 

So the extremely calculated marketing machinery Random Access One has been a rollercoaster ride of which we are only seeing the first bump.

It started with the Ra.One poster, then the 30 second teaser a couple of months ago (which was pretty exciting we have to admit)  and then yesterday the first track from the soundtrack “Chammak Challho” got ‘leaked’ featuring Akon. which you can listen to on The Daily Honey too by clicking here (legitemately popilicous crack for your ears)

We will still have to live through for another half a year of Arjun Rampal‘s reveal, SRK getting back on twitter and every tweet being regurgitated on blogs and gossip sites, the song promo’s being on 24/7 rotation. Add to that some political hoopla of offending one people or the other (I am guessing the electricians this time) and SRK apologizing in a passive agressive manner.

Just show us the damn movie already , as we won’t be able to take months of Shahrukh’s marketing ‘wizardry’. In this case wizardry and deluge being a very fine line indeed.

We don’t know much about the story, we haven’t seen much of the the titular character,  Shahrukh Khan’s character is named G.One (so we got a bit of Ghajini going on here) and he flies around a lot with his mouth tightly shut, probably worried he might swallow a bunch of insects. And is it me or does he just look extremely skinny and tired.

Most of the shots we see have a huge Endhiran hangover (a movie offered to SRK initially), Matrix’ s sound design), Spiderman’s urban setting and the final shot is pretty much T2 Judgement Day’s liquid T -1000 rehash but a quarter of a decade later. And I still think a lot of it is inspired by Infamous the Playstation game. Not to forget that Anubhav Sinha has not really ever made a decent movie ( Dus was half average and hasnt aged well). Also SRK doenst make good movies with people he doesn’t know well.

There is the heavy reliance of slow mo wire-fu, a completely played out technique and something Bollywood has never really mastered. The pairing of SRK and Kareena just doesn’t seem to gel with me. (Was Marjaani from Billu really that good ? And I see a little girl touching G.One’s face whilst they are spinning around in a car, an image that fills me with sappy dread)

The whole thing just smells of desperation and seems a bit “deja-has been” but you can never count out SRK expecially when his competitive edge has smelt blood like a starving shark.

The Bollywood media will of course be demanding Ra.One to be as big a hit as his other 2 Khan rivals ie Amir’s Ghajini and 3 Idiots and Salman’s Dabanng and the upcoming Ready.

So here is a list of what we don’t to see in the next trailers but I am guessing we will be seeing:

  • Some corny ass lines that are meant to be bad ass dialogues
  • Quick and epilypsy inducing cuts
  • Wire Fu
  • Bikes flying through trucks
  • Trucks flying through bikes (actually that WOULD be cool)
  • More wire Fu
  • Lots and lots of blue electricity

What we do want to see more of in the next trailer:

  • Kareena Kapoor looking pretty and dancing

That’ s it really until let’s say… September?

In any case we’lll be looking forward to the Singham trailer releasing in the next few days and listening to Chamakk Chaloo in the meantime.

Let us know your thoughts on the Ra. One Trailer in the comment section below.

 

 

 

 

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Ep 25 Fast Five, Thor and Game Of Thrones

Re-Post: The regular team takes a hit as Belgian internet goes on strike, but we combine with Filmigirl and Moviesbybowes to bring you a Voltron of an episode.

Not content with just one blockbuster, we first delve deep into the world of Fast Five and director Justin Lin.  Is this Vin Diesel’s finest hour?  Can Paul Walker’s eyes get any bluer?  Arguably yes and no to both of those questions, but you’ll have to listen to find out what we really think.  Spoiler alert, we do think it’s really really good!

Next up, we return to familiar super-hero territory and dish the dirt on Thor.  Now, if you’d asked us a couple of years ago, what the K-Bran would be doing whilst “resting” between series of Wallander, the chances are, we wouldn’t have said “oh sure, we know, he’ll be directing the next installment in the Marvel Comics franchise”.  ’Cos of course, that’s as likely as Michel Gondry directing Green Hor…oh, right.  Nathalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth star, but has the director gone all Shakespearean on us and diluted what should be a winning formula?

Last but by no means least, is Game of Thrones.  HBO’s latest fare recalls dungeons and dragons, high fantasy and a rugged as ever Sean Bean.  There’s a hint of Lord of the Rings too, but don’t be fooled by this mention and let Upodcasting guide you through the 7 Kingdoms and set you on the right path

We all Love this little video Sung Kang star of Fast Five made;

 

Trailers:

 

Check out Filmi Girls writings on her blog

Danny’s In Depth review of the Fast & Furious series is on his blog and you can find more of his writing on Tor

Let us  know what you thought of the episode in the comment section below!

 

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Ep 24 LimitLess/ Source Code

Re-Post: Jam Packed Episode of Upodcast this week. We give you 4 movies reviews for the price of zilch! We start of with in-depth review of Bradley Cooper’s first movie as a leading man, Limitless. Did one of our host just pull the race card on Duncan Jones’ Source Code? To wrap the show up we keep our final reviews of the show Scream 4 and Your Higness spoiler-free. This might be one of our funniest shows so listen or download after the jump!

 

 

Shownotes:

  • Limitless
  • Source Code
  • TV shows:
  • Green wing
  • Breaking in
  • What is a Sandwich show?
  • Ahmed Goes Green with an episode of Radiolab- Podcast: “Be Careful What You Plan For”
  • Preview of Green Lantern
  • Apocalyps Now remastered edition
  • Scream 4 (Spoiler Free)
  • Your Higness (Spoiler Free)

Trailers:

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As always let us know what you thought of the show in the comment section below! And drop us an iTunes review if you like what you hear! Thanks for listening!!!

 

EP 23 Paul/ The Man From Nowhere

The most fun fun fun Upodcast team is back. We give our take on Simon Pegg- Nick Frost Sci Fi comedy Paul and the Korean action flick The Man From Nowhere. Is Arnold The Governator making his return to movies and how does this make us feel?  Marty also forces to grow up a little by talking about Truffaut and we catch up on quite a few new and old TV shows. Check out our the New Episode of Upodcast after the jump! It’s deafeningly AWESOME!

 

The Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • The Return of Arnold Schwarzenegger (1.55)
  • Oscars (4.31)
  • Paul (7.55)
  • Movies for Grown ups by Martin: Truffaut at the BFI (12. 35)
  • The Man From Nowhere (17.00)
  • TV (37.10) : Archer, Bob’s Burger, Mr Sunshine, Episodes, The Killing
  • Outro

Trailers:

 

Let us know what you thought of the episode in the comment section below! Or drop us a review on iTunes!

 

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