Didn’t see this coming.
It’s a bit of a stretch, asking anyone to come out of Prometheus this weekend without an overwhelming sensation of feeling hollow. It’s a rather empty, desolate film in all the ways that matter: setting, visuals, character – even plot. There just isn’t a lot there.
Compounding the problem is that the marketing machine behind the film has inadvertently already given you 90% of it. Walking out of the theatre tonight or tomorrow will feel like you’ve just seen an extended trailer, albeit a two hour one.
Phew. I was frightened. We hadn’t been blasted across the nips with Prometheus images in like, a day. Maybe even two. Here’s some off the digi-presses, courtesy of Advertisement (Entertainment) Weekly.
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Well if this isn’t a collection of various fielded talents right here. Dope director, talented writer (though I’m not insane for the dude), and one serious man crush of an actor. Could they!, could they really be converging?
I can’t wait for the official Prometheus trailer dropping…today? Or is it tomorrow? It’s soon! Soon man. This week of trailers has my brovaries throbbing. Throbbing so hard! Want a still of Magneto holding a flashlight in anticipation of the trailer? Hell yeah. Get some.
The X:Men First Class posters released by Fox sucked. Fact, not opinion. Dope website that I sometimes snag from, Sucker Punch, issued a challenged to its readers. The decree read (I’m paraphrasing), “Talented motherfuckers, we can do better than this.”
And they did.
Check out some of the results.
I’m stoked for X-Men: First Class. The more I see of it, the more I’m vibing with the retro approach to the whole fiasco. So I was totally stoked for this Communist trailer for the upcoming flick. There’s a few new scenes, including Magneto rocking out with his powers as a young kid.
Hit the jump for the video.
Apparently the Magneto and Professor X character posters released last week were of the international sort. This week we’re treated to the US version, and oh fucking boy! Nothing is cooler than floating heads superimposed over silhouettes. Well, at least some comic book geek is probably having the graphic design internship of a lifetime.
Hit the jump for the posters.
Marvel’s dropped some character posters for the upcoming X-Men: First Class. The posters are of Xavier and Magneto, and they follow the “Before he was a crippled bald dude, he was…” motif. Which, I must add, I’m totally digging. I didn’t realize that there would be such an emphasis on the friendship and ideological rift that erupts out of it between these two chaps. Good calls! It seems that often they’re left behind in lieu of giving greater focus to a hairy dude with blue fur dropping one-liners and optic blasts.
Which I’m cool with, but this is even cooler.
Hit the jump for the posters.