In Celebrities, Film on July 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm
Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan in the new Green Lantern movie. I understand that he’s becoming more popular but… meh. He’s so very, very meh. He just doesn’t feel like Hal Jordan. There’s something in the shape of his head (and how it looks disproportionately big on his body) that has never sat well with me.
Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake also did screen tests for the movie but Reynolds ultimately got the role. And again, none of them particularly feels like Hal Jordan and they don’t really look like any of his comic or cartoon incarnations, do they?
This casting is puzzling.
In Celebrities, Film on May 8, 2009 at 8:39 pm
Despite X-Men Origins: Wolverine being Rotten, I think that Liev Schreiber deserves a round of applause.
Did anyone else feel this way? I thought Wolverine was entertaining but with a bad script and very, very average acting, but I thought that Schreiber totally outshone Jackman. Because, as dedicated as Hugh Jackman is to the role and as much as he looks like Wolverine… he doesn’t understand who Wolverine actually is. What Jackman’s basically been doing is reading lines written for the actor playing Wolverine. He doesn’t actually seem to know the character all that well.
You can tell because while people thought he was awesome in the X-Men Trilogy… what exactly did he do in those movies? He fought. A lot. But he didn’t really have many lines- he didn’t necessarily have to build a character. That’s what he needed to do in this one but he came up short when the focus was solely on his character.
But Liev Schreiber was brilliant. My Cinema Buddy (Anti-Trekkie BFF) and I said from the get go that he just didn’t look like Sabretooth, he didn’t look like he could pull it off. But he did. And it was good.
Ryan Reynolds deserves a heads-up too, I think. He had quite a minor role as far as acting goes. But I think he understood Deadpool’s brand of insanity and charm. I’m totally looking forward to his movie.
Taylor Kitsch actually disappointed me. I didn’t know much about him, but he sorta looked like Gambit and I was excited to see him in action. Seeing as I am a girl and, unsurprisingly, Gambit is probably my favourite mutant (being tied with Magneto and Icarus (do NOT ask) I was let down by his lack of ability. The accent wasn’t right and he… he just wasn’t Gambit. If he reprises his role for Gambit’s rumoured feature film, I hope he does better.
Anyway. I liked the film. But a lot of it was just a solid ‘Meh’ for me.
P.S. What the hell was up with Wolverine’s hair? It had a life of it’s own and it was on its way to filming a Pantene commercial.
In Celebrities, Comic Books, Film on April 11, 2009 at 2:14 pm
In Comic Books on April 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm
But who the fuck cares- it’s Captain America! The Steve Rogers version! The best version! Though in all honestly, all the black would suggest something like an evil clone or dark magic, a lot of typical Marvel fan torture and then Steve Rogers appearing deus ex machina style in the last two issues or something, giving Iron Man a heart attack and causing a few volumes of angst for the newly resurrected Cap.
You know it will happen.
But seriously, Marvel, what the fuck, you cannot just give us a fucking star and a date– even DC’s done better than that! Everyone knows what that star means, so there’s no mystery, and everyone knows that July is 87 days away and no, I’m not counting, shut up, so all this is going to do is drive me up the wall while waiting. But I won’t mind because any Steve Rogers is better than no Steve Rogers.
Also, a little more effort with the art wouldn’t have been a bad thing.
In Comic Books, Film on April 2, 2009 at 10:00 pm
Ignore the lovely Megan Fox’s boobs for a second and scroll to the bottom and look at the robot character lists. You see the Autobot half? You see how there is “Sideswipe” clearly written under “Bumblebee” and above “Arcee”? Yes? You see how “Skids & Mudflap (The Twins)” is written right at the bottom?
Yes? Do you understand why I’m angry? Not only that- Sideswipe has been down-graded to an American. Having previously been a Lamborghini Countach or Diablo, the red twin is now a silver Chevrolet Corvette. I will completely ignore the fact that it looks kinda cool on principal and instead suggest that it go die in a fire.
Also: LMAO @ Wheelie being a Decepticon.
In Comic Books on April 2, 2009 at 11:06 am
Geoff Johns, my personal Jesus, has a new blog. Flash: Rebirth #1 was released yesterday/today, bringing Barry Allen, my favourite Flash (tied with his grandson), back into mainstream continuity like Johns did for Hal Jordan, my favourite Green Lantern. At this point, I would take a bullet for this man.
I am actually torn- do I wait for the graphic novel? Or do I get my ass to Covent Garden every month from now till August to buy single issues? I’m chronically lazy, of course, and entirely too busy from now till August to get my ass anywhere that requires an hour long tube journey, so I’ll probably read it on the Internet and pre-order the graphic novel. Because I only ever buy graphic novels, but this– I could totally break that rule for this storyline. I’d buy the graphic novel regardless of owning the single issues anyway, but still… Argh. Indecision.
In Celebrities, Comic Books, Film on April 2, 2009 at 10:30 am
Because Iron-Man 2 starts filming on Monday 6th April 2009. The film will star Robert Downey Jr, of course, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle as Rhodey, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash (or Blacklash, I think, if you prefer), Scarlet Johansson as the Black Widow (O.M.G.) and Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer.
BRING IT ON.
This is the reason why I will always love Marvel more than DC.
Also, I’m compiling a list of all the rumoured superhero movies. I’ll see if it’s complete enough to post by Friday.