Zack Snyder's stuff has actually been really good so far, stylistically. Yes, he operates almost solely on Rule of Cool, but he does it much better than hacks like Michael Bay or Paul Anderson. I mean, his stuff looks great, and is usually fun.
This looks like a combination of Bitch Slap, Reign of Fire, Showgirls, and, I don't know, Drag Me to Hell? I'll be there.
edited 27th Jul '10 12:01:04 PM by Dracomicron
"The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules." - E. Gary Gygax
Am I the only one who thought of Illidan Stormrage when I saw the "You will be...unprepared" line?
Honestly, it looks like it has too many oddball elements (western-style dragons, samurai, zepplins, Giant Mecha, pole dancing? What.) to really appeal to me. Over-the-top action is nice, but I dislike Excuse Plots...So Yeah.
"I think it's my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may." -Leonard Nimoy
It looks cool, but the way that pretty much all the women in it seem to have been played for Fetish Fuel has me sort of iffy. Women can kick butt without dressing like someone from the cover of a trashy novel, you know?
But I'll keep an eye on what people think when it comes out.
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Looks like Zach Snyder watched The Spirit and Ninja Assassin a lot. Not interested.
I loved both of those films. And I think Zack Snyder is an awesome director. But what really seals the deal for me is the mix of tropes and settings that are part of pretty much every action film.
Oh, and Abbie Cornish with an SMG. XD
It will be lucky to outgross Legend of the Guardians. Hollywood usually doesn't like female-oriented action films without Angelina Jolie or Milla Jovovich (it's slightly below non-comedic animation, ala Legend of the Guardians).