While most of you probably know Kit Harington, 25, from HBO's runaway hit show, Game of Thrones, based on the George R. R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire series, in which he portrays the heroic Jon Snow, the British Harington is showing a whole new side of himself in the new Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, in which he stars alongside X Men Origins: Wolverine actress Adelaide Clemens, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell and former onscreen father Sean Bean (as Ned Stark).
When you consider that, fan boy factor aside, this latest outing from hit-and-miss factory Marvel Studios is little more than a jumped up, pixel-spraying advert for lunchboxes and bedcovers, you really have to wonder what the two hundred thousand odd eager beavers who downloaded the leaked, effects free rough cut were so excited to see? Hugh Jackman's heavyweight thesping? Well, after sitting (or should that be suffering?) through the allegedly now complete experience, replete with all the digital wizardry, the first thing that comes to mind is the question of why exactly they bothered to spend the money? From the obvious rear-screen projection of the interior driving sequences to the abominable CGI Patrick Stewart, who honestly looks more like a GI Joe someone held too close to a naked flame, the effects work is just awful, and yet amazingly, it’s the best thing the film has going for it.
If you're a fan of John Carter, the Virginian hero from the Edgar Rice Burroughs' sci-fi Barsoom series, you're in for a treat. The first official theatrical trailer for the film John Carter, directed by Oscar-winner Andrew Stanton (WALL-E, Finding Nemo, A Bug's Life) and starring Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), has been released, and it promises to be packed with action.