This is a visually thrilling piece of film, but that just isn’t enough in the face of appalling dialogue and acting, paper-thin characters and a poor excuse for a plot. Let’s just close our eyes, pretend this didn’t happen and await a return to form with Superman. I have faith in you, Zack.
This week, with the release of Sucker Punch so close you can almost feel the explosions, we’re teaching you a bit more about the man bringing us the confection of fire-breathing dragons, WWII bombers and girls wearing very little while wielding very big guns; it’s Zack Snyder.
It’s been reported that Legendary Pictures – the company behind The Dark Knight and 300 -will be creating a new Godzilla flick, having reached a deal with rights owners Toho. The last time the scaly beast raised its infamous head was in 1998, in a fairly horrendous film by Roland Emmerich. However, it could be that the guys behind The Dark Knight have a bit more to offer. They’re certainly no strangers to creepy city shots and shadowy midnight battles.
Get ready for more blood, guts and digitally-enhanced abs, because the prequel to that most macho of ancient battle epics, 300, is now officially in the works. The film, titled Xerxes, will focus on the battle of Marathon in 490 BC, 10 years before the Sparta-Persia battle chronicled in 300 took place.