If it's crap ... We'll tell you
How's it going guys. Thanks to the people who listened in on my first podcast, and the few that let me know if they liked it or not. I love the comments, they keep me going, and because I can't gage how many people listened without you letting me know, so thanks a lot for posting. The next time I'm probably going to hit up the music bit for the year as well as the television since most of the things wrapped up, and now that exams are done it's only this and my short film.
In any case, here we go with the first big thing this weekend - the Thor trailer. YouTube wouldn't let me embed it so you can find it here if you haven't seen it yet. In any case, a few people I've talked to around here liked it, I guess for the star power of Hopkins and Portman, but I am not impressed. To start with, Marvel superhero films haven't exactly put up a great track record lately. Don't get me wrong, Iron Man was alright, but on the other hand it was the best out of the latest collection of Marvel films and everyone was just so happy it wasn't shit that they ate it up as the savior of Marvel at the movies.
I think they're stretching it too far for the 3D and the special effects, I do not detect that they have put any kind of thought into the story at all. I mean, yes, they haven't really for Marvel, but I'd still love to see them try, some of the best comic books have had deep and well developed stories that were well written. I am also upset to see Natalie Portman in this, especially after seeing her in Black Swan. I understand that every actor/actress should be multi dimensional and able to handle lots of characters, however, with her we already know that she has that range, having been in her share of different kind of movies, even a comic book film (that's right, looking at you V for Vendetta). Besides, she already has a film with Ashton Kutcher coming out this winter (I think) so there is no need to do two of those kinds of movies in one year.
Also, I've seen a lot of anticipation over True Grit, a few of my friends got a chance to watch it, and all I've heard was absolutely amazing. Mind you, I've been the guy defending the remake from day one they said it was going to go down. As I said in my podcast, if the remake was helmed by Michael Bay and starring, I don't know, let's say Owen Wilson, or some shit like that, yes people would be right to be angry. BUT, it's the Coen Brothers, it is Jeff Bridges (as much as the dude reference sticks, you killed it people), so really, it was in good hands from day one.
In other news, I've just been getting ready to throw up some game reviews on here in a bit, so be sure to check them out; Inception DVD/BluRay review coming tomorrow, as well as maybe Shrek Forever After, or whatever it is called. Stay tuned.