TRAILERS – The Dark Knight Returns – Part One

As referred to in our recent podcast episode on Batman (1989) here’s the trailer for The Dark Knight Returns animated film –
definitely worth a watch for any fans of Batman. (Check out the podcast episode here.)

Please comment and let us know what you think of the film if you’ve already seen it.

Available to buy on Amazon or as part of Amazon Prime.

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FUNNIES: Honest Trailer – Batman (1989)

Honest Trailers – Batman (1989)

Obviously, in our podcast episode we’ve already gone into great detail to cover our fondest memories of the Tim Burton 90s classic film but have you checked our Screen Junkies take with the Honest Trailers Batman video?

In our podcast we focussed on our memories growing up with the film. Why it endured extensive production battles to make it a reality back in the late 1980s. In a slightly different and always welcome tone, the Honest Trailer below is a great parody of Tim Burton’s classic, paying respect when and where its due.

Check out the Honest Trailer for Batman (1989) below or directly on YouTube.

FUNNIES: What if The Avengers was made in the 1990’s

Gone are the days of the classic trailer with the growly voiceover man – something we miss here at Retro Ramble. What if such an approach was taken with the blockbusters of today? Well, look no further, as the good people at Vulture put together a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, complete with a mid-nineties, Bruckheimer-esque spin. Enjoy.


TRAILERS: Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

We’re going (back) to war!

To celebrate the 20 year anniversary (and probably reignite interest in the upcoming reboot), there’s a new animated film for Starship Troopers, continuing the adventures of Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien – who found time in his busy schedule…) and Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer). Sadly Paul Verhoven has had no involvement but original scribe and Robocop screenwriter Ed Neumeier, so hopefully there’ll be satire to accompany the sci-fi bug battles.

I’ve just got one question, where the hell is Michael Ironside? I thought no one quits?!

Need a refresher for Starship Troopers? Why not check out our podcast and review?


TRAILERS – Alien: Covenant (the best trailer!)

Alien: Covenant hits cinemas May 9th and you’ve probably already seen posters about town and even checked out the trailers if you’re a fan of the franchise. We have too and it appears that, as per usual, there is more than one theatrical trailer. It also appears that, as per usual, one of those trailers is just right and the other gives far too much away – why film studios are choosing to do this these days is baffling.

If you’ve not seen the trailer that seems to be doing the rounds then you come to the right place since we have the ONLY trailer that you should watch for Alien: Covenant – the other versions give away far too many Act 3 plot points much like the trailers for Prometheus did (Alien spaceship rolling after Charlize Theron anyone!)

Anyhoo, all that said, here is the best trailer to watch. Regardless of the mixed reception Prometheus, this one does appear to be aiming for the suspense, horror and action that made the first two films the cult classics they are today.

Enjoy and please let us know what you think below.

TRAILERS: The Last Jedi

As you might imagine, we are very excited about the latest batch of Star Wars films here on Retro Ramble. Despite treading familiar territory in The Force Awakens, it was a thoroughly satisfying experience to watch a solid Star Wars film at the Cinema.

The more recent Rogue One showed just how much Lucasfilm can achieve and if the trailer for The Last Jedi is anything to go by this Christmas is going to deliver another cracker. A while yet before we see every supermarket aisle on the planet littered with a never-ending supply of loosely related merchandise, BB-8 Tangerines anyone?

TRAILERS: Starship Troopers (1997)

“Everyone fights, no one quits. If you don’t do your job I’ll shoot you myself.” (Michael Ironside)

Classic 90s action, with classic Paul Verhoeven at the helm, this is a very enjoyable space romp that takes a satirical look at a future where Earth is run by a totalitarian and facist regime and goes to war against an ugly planet, “a bug planet!”

The film has aged better than you might expect since they seem to have got the blend of prosthetics and CGI just right.

Would you like to know more?

Check out the full Retro Review and podcast on Starship Troopers here.

TRAILERS: Face/Off (1997)

A solid action film that takes you back to a time when studios took risks on action films that offered bigger actors, high concept plots and an exploding boat load of physical special effects.

Face/Off was one of the first films we decided to review it here on Retro Ramble for a number of reasons.

Not only is it a film we grew up on and have watched a fair few times since, it really was a big deal when it came out, being billed as the best thing since Die Hard.

If you’ve not watched it, and like a good action flick, then its definitely a must see.

For those of you who’ve seen it before, especially if its been a while you’ll be surprised just how more amusing this film’s plot has got with time and we would urge you to dust off the DVD and check it out again for yourselves.


Is this John Woo’s best action film?

Which is your favourite scene of Travolta turning his acting up to hammie/camp factor 11?

Who’s film is this really Travolta’s or Cage’s?

Let us know in the comments below.


TRAILERS: Air Force One (1997)

Released in the great year that was 1997 and reviewed in our very first Retro Ramble Podcast (Episode 0) check out the theatrical trailer for Air Force One below.

If you’ve not seen it in a while its definitely worth a rewatch.

Obviously, if you’ve never seen it and like Harrison Ford or any type of Action Thriller we highly recommend you don’t waste another minute and watch it here.

FUNNIES: Honest Trailer – T2: Judgement Day

Check out the Honest Trailer for Terminator 2: Judgement Day. As per usual the guys at Honest Trailer cleverly highlight everything you’d expect plus a few hidden nuggets both honestly and hilariously.

Quite a few fan theories both entertained and debunked and pays respectable hommage to the 1991 action sci fi classic.

John Connor? – Duhn duhn duhn duhn duhn!

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