Retro: The Thing (1982) Movie Trailer 0 57

The Thing 1982 trailer

Retro is a regular feature highlighting the classics, whether that be an original trailer, poster, still image or classic scene.

To start off our brand new feature Retro we’ve decided to highlight the original trailer for John Carpenter’s classic 1982 horror sci-fi The Thing, starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon and T.K Carter. The 2011 remake was a mere shadow of this 1982 version which is, in fact, a remake in and of itself of the 1951 movie The Thing From Another World.

Carpenter’s film remains a masterful exercise in suspense, horror and sheer terror that’s rarely been topped since its release 30 years ago. The original trailer below is a great teaser for the film, starting off with panicked radio voice-over with the title slowly coming into view.

Take a look at the trailer below:

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‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot – Final Trailer Released 0 133


It’s been ten years since the release of the first film in Marvel’s Fantastic Four ‘franchise’, which ran for just two films. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, released in 2007, failed to build momentum, despite taking over $131m at the box office, and after that, things just fizzled out for the original comic book heroes.

fantastic four reboot final trailerHowever, the X-Men franchise is living proof that good comic characters never die, and so Fox are having another crack at bringing the Four to life. There are some big names on board, too – Josh Trank, who was at the helm of superhero film Chronicle, has taken over as director, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse). The soundtrack is by Phillip Glass, who is not usually associated with movie scores, but given the scope of his previous projects (cellists in helicopters beaming down music for stadium audiences, etc) there’s little chance that the music will fail to deliver.

The official trailer has now been released, and the first impression is that this is – different. It’s an original story for one, so there is nothing of the previous Fantastic Four films to be seen here, apart from the characters themselves; Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Thing and Human Torch. The cast is largely young and little known, and the special effects look absolutely spectacular. The story takes us back to how the Four acquired their super powers – people in a lab, trying to crack the secrets of interdimensional travel so that they can save the world, which they ultimately achieve fantastic four reboot final trailer – up to a point. There is little of the villain, who is now known as Victor Domashev rather than Victor Von Doom – in this version of events he is a hacker with a penchant for world domination.

We get to see some of how the new powers affect out superheroes as well; The Thing is, understandably, bitter about being turned into a pile of rock, and the Human Torch even miscalculates at one point, appearing to burn up. We do not see Mr Fantastic strutting his stuff in the trailer, but the graphics surrounding Invisible Girl are beautiful, and will undoubtedly make her a teen icon once again.

Fantastic Four will hit cinemas on the 6th of August, and the sequel, Fantastic Four 2, is already scheduled for release on the 2nd of July in 2017, so Fox are clearly willing to run with this one. If you want to take a closer look at the character’s individual traits, then you can click here to take the Fantastic Four quiz or head on over to the official website, which contains teaser trailers and information about the world of the Fantastic Four.

Full Action-Packed Trailer for ‘Spectre’ is Here 0 43


We usually save trailers for our Trailer Watch feature but we thought you’d want to see this one ASAP.

We’ve seen a couple of atmospheric teasers for the film so far but now Sony has released the first official full trailer for Spectre, the 24th film in the long-running spy franchise. The new trailer gives us more insight into the mystery-shrowded plot, as well as plenty of action, 007’s snazzy new car and a proper look at Christoph Waltz as the villain who calmly tells Bond that he’s, “the author of all your pain.”

Check out the awesome new trailer below:

Along with returning cast members like Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ben Wishaw and Ralph Fiennes, Spectre also features Waltz, Dave Bautista, Lea Seydoux, Andrew Scott and Monica Belucci.

It’s set for an earlier-than-planned release in the UK on October 26th.

Source: Sony