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Published on April 25th, 2012 | by Mark De Guzman


Cinemacon: Day 2. Iron Man 3, The Avengers, The Lone Ranger, Captain America 2 and all Things Disney

It started off with a 15 minute clip of the Avengers, which showed the fight scene between Iron Man and Thor with Captain America trying to stop it. Once the clip ended, it went onto discussion about Thor 2, not into details about it but talks about Thor’s character and that its coming out in 2013.

A discussion on “Captain America 2” followed, which will be a continuation of where Avengers leaves off, “Captain America 2” will carry on from his point of view with him still working with S.H.I.E.L.D. and exploring himself more. But that won’t be release till 2014.
“Iron Man 3” is set for 2013. I believe this one will be co produced in China. In the video presentation, Black dubbed the movie a “technological thriller” and a “crisis movie” set in the world of “international war, arms and terror” saying that they will “put Tony Stark through the wringer” as they explore the trials of being Tony Stark. Although no villain has been revealed for the film, he said the villain will be one that will “frighten in today’s world

Moving onto an animated movie, “FRANKENWEENIE”, Tim Burton was on hand, where he discuss a personal relation to the movie as well as discussion the original version. How he thinks it would be cool to make an animated movie in the old black and white format, like the original, and make it 3D. It was very interesting how he made the character blend in together and a bit interesting to watch.

Another Disney movie is “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” about a family trying to have a kid, but facing the facts that they are not able to do so. The family as a way of moving on writes their “ideal” kid on paper, put it in a box, and burying it, and for some odd magical reason, it starts raining and out grows a kid, in the garden. The story from there does get interesting and saw a good 10 minute clip. Jennifer Gardner was also the one who was on stage introducing it.

One movie I found interesting, is the Prequel of the Wonderful Wizard of OZ. Titled “OZ the Great and Powerful”. James Franco and Mila Kunis were on hand to introduce the picture. It basically goes into, how the Great and Powerful OZ came about. How he was a magician in a world like Dorothy’s world. Starting it off in black and white, and showing how Oscar (OZ) was just an average person. He was swept away in a air balloon into a whole new dimension where he falls in love with Mila Kunis’s character, a witch called Theodora. You also have Glinda and Evenora as the other witches. In this prequel, they show them as normal people and the movie unfolds on how OZ became the great and powerful and how the witches become the way they become as we know it today.

A discussion of “The Lone Ranger” followed and the Lone Ranger music started playing. Out comes Kermit the Frog on a horse (plywood horse) who stated that he wanted to play the Lone Ranger but unfortunately the movie was already in post production. Kermit said he tried out for the Hulk, since he was green, he thought he had a shoe in, but, unfortunately that didn’t fly either. Then out comes Miss Piggy all decked out in a glittery white outfit and a castle behind her stating that she wanted to be the good witch of the North. Since both rolls that Kermit and Miss Piggy desired were taken, they disclosed that That they plan to star in “The Muppets 2”.

So exit Kermit and Miss Piggy, and back to the actual Lone Ranger which was discussed that the movie is being viewed by Tonto’s eyes. Who else can explain the craziness of Tonto’s character, is of course the one and only Johnny Depp. Who came out with a confused look on his face and asked the audience if he actually saw a talking frog on a horse. Johnny Depp didn’t say much about Tonto, except for the fact that it was from Tonto’s point of view and have to go see it. It was nice to see Johnny Depp, but didn’t really explain much about the movie.

John Lasseter, the mastermind of Pixar, went into the movie that is coming out “Wreck it Ralph”. Which focus on a video game that was so 8 bits ago. Mainly 30 years in the movie. Ralph plays a bad guy in a video game. Same thing over and over again, and nothing changes. Ralph starts thinking to himself, what would it be like to be the good guy and John C. Reilly who explained how he got into character.

John Lasseter also introduced Finding Nemo in 3D and showed a clip on how the 3D looks. From my perspective it is pretty awesome. Doesn’t look converted and something I would approve to see. He also mentioned Monster Inc in 3D. Not only that, he also introduced “Monster University”, which focused on Sully and Mike going thru college and how they met. They had a clip where John Goodman and Billy Crystal introduced Monster University and showed a clip.

Last clip was cool. It started out with actual Scottish Bag Pipers coming on stage and John Lasseter in a Kilt. John made a joke, about why he doesn’t come out with a Kilt that was made with Hawaiian Print, since he’s known for his Hawaiian shirts. He said, wearing a Kilt with a Hawaiian Print, is called a Moo moo and john doesn’t wear moo moo.

The film had the crew working with Scotland and using Scottish actors and it being more of an international project. He was proud to introduce “Brave” and we saw a good 30 minutes of it. The action and the detail in the animation, is really good but the accents were hard to follow for me.

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