This week on the podcast, the topic of Avatar came out, and not the one that brought us the Last Airbender.
Wait, why am I doing these again? I don’t know. I have enough problems when I’m part of the show. I can use my desktop for better audio but no video, or my Kindle Fire for video but sometimes spotty audio. Back to reactions…
Ryan, it seems, was quite enthusiastic to defend James Cameron and the movie Avatar. But really, do we need four sequels to this movie? Furthermore, how do we measure success for a film like this?
Earlier today, Ryan posted the new Warcraft trailer, which is a thing that is happening. I’d posted a couple, and usually couple the trailer in question with something that looks much cooler. While looking for something to go with the new one before Ryan beat me to the punch, I found this thing for Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. I had a few thoughts.
What the hell was that?
Sid and Marty Kroft are still in business? Are those guys still alive?
Who the hell are these people?
Seriously, what the hell was that?
Look, I know nothing of this whole thing, but it seems to be a thing that exists. You know, like Warcraft. There’s a date attached for June. Anyway, trailer after the cut. Go nuts. It’s probably better than Krull.
Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days. While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own. See them after the cut. Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross. Not the net. I won’t be screwed over that way.
We know you don’t listen to critics. Or us. Both Ryan and myself counseled against seeing the new Divergent movie. But a lot of you did anyway. Rotten Tomatoes ranked it at 10% fresh. And still a bunch of you went.
How many? And who has got the report this week? Check after the cut.
By and large, I don’t put much personal stock in the Academy Awards. They strike me as an excuse for Hollywood to pat itself on the back for all the good work it says it does. If I watch the show at all, it’ll be the last few minutes to find out who won Best Picture, and that’ll be it. The humor is rather lame, the musical numbers dull, and the low-burning outrage over what did and didn’t win can linger for decades.
Case in point: Forrest Gump beat out both Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption for Best Picture. I don’t care how much you like Gump, there’s no way anyone can justify it is a better movie than both of those other two.
But then this year, I actually saw most of the Best Picture nominees. Thoughts after the cut. No predictions, though. If you want predictions, try Watson’s article.
So, Ryan has already reviewed Pierce Brown’s Morning Star. Now, while Gabbing Geek Enterprises, a division of a much larger entertainment conglomerate (not really) would prefer not to have repetitive content…here’s some repetitive content in the form of my review of the self-same book.