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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Commercials and Trailers

Okay, I saw a commercial for Wolverine: Origins. Is it just me or does that movie look more and more awful the more we hear about it? It's such a shame, because I do think that the casting is very good. On the other hand, I didn't much care for the James Howlett origin story in the comics, and I don't much imagine I'll like it better here. Granted, I think pretty much any origin story is difficult since Wolverine's mystery has been so long established, but that one...did not much appeal to me.

The Watchmen commercials look awesome, but I really hope the whole "The World Needs Its Heroes" thing is meant ironically. :-)

9 Comments:

  • At February 18, 2009 10:03 AM, Blogger Bully said…

    Wait, "the world needs its heroes" is for the Watchman movie? I thought that was a Quiznos commercial.

     
  • At February 18, 2009 10:11 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Tee hee!

     
  • At February 18, 2009 11:12 AM, Blogger Nick Marino said…

    i dunno which Origins trailer you saw, but i saw the one during American Idol last night called "Legends"... and i thought it was SWEET! i mean, the movie is bound to be a bit corny, but overall i've been very impressed with all the trailers i've seen (though i haven't seen any with the actual "Wolverine Origin" content yet).

     
  • At February 18, 2009 1:24 PM, Blogger Rich said…

    I'm with Nick - I've really enjoyed the Wolverine trailers and I think it's looking better and better with each one.

    I'm looking forward to Watchmen, too, but I'm worried that Snyder will use too much slo-mo - but the first few minutes I saw at NYCC were great.

     
  • At February 18, 2009 2:33 PM, Blogger Avalon's Willow said…

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  • At February 18, 2009 3:48 PM, Blogger Avalon's Willow said…

    On the other hand, I didn't much care for the James Howlett origin story in the comics

    I <3 you.

    * Cause <3 seems so much less stalkerish.

     
  • At February 19, 2009 3:31 PM, Blogger Dorian said…

    Aw, not even the ridculous, over the top homoeroticism of the film can tempt you?

     
  • At February 19, 2009 9:53 PM, Blogger Frank Lee Delano said…

    I saw the trailer again last night before catching "The Wrestler," and was as mildly interested as I was for "X3: The Last Stand." Mind, I actually enjoyed X3 quite a bit, but as a cheeseball extravaganza. This one seems to take itself seriously, whereas I cannot. On the other hand, my girlfriend said, "Ooo, Gambit! I want to see that!" Clearly, I chose my partner wisely.

    As for "Origins," I couldn't be bothered to read it, but enjoyed the classic Stan Lee touch-- Having Logan grow up as a sickly little boy before developing a mutant healing factor. Of course he would. He's a Marvel.

     
  • At February 20, 2009 3:44 AM, Blogger Evan Waters said…

    It looks like it might work as pure cheese. Then again I thought the same about GHOST RIDER and I couldn't make it five minutes into that.

     

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