- (14 minutes) The production looks a lot better than I expected or hoped
for. The sets are amazing, the details
telling. However, in the 13 minutes we
were shown the film went into Snyder-Slow-Mo about 15,000,230,230,324 bajillion
times. It's distracting and insulting. The entire time it felt like Snyder wanted to
show off how great the details of the film are so he slows it down to show you,
assuming the audience doesn't know how to watch a movie without help. The beauty of the book is that it's not
really about superheroes. It's a
thriller that's more political that caped.
The movie didn't seem to get that and I think Snyder is only making a
pretty looking version of the Watchmen basics without touching on Alan Moore's
deeper themes. It might be a good
superhero movie but it doesn't look like it will try to accomplish anything
more than that.
4 - (7 minutes) Everything McG said made me trust him more and more. I went into the panel wincing that his name
was on this and left with hope. He
discussed everything from his douche-bag name to Bale's freakout to how he
regards the Charlie's Angels movies as well as how this movie fits in
continuity. As far as continuity goes it
follows the spirit of 1 and 2 while acknowledging the shift in time line from
3. It has nothing to do with the show so
those are now in branching time lines.
the 13th - It's got that super white guy who's on Supernatural and was in
Gilmore Girls as Dean. He was
there. It made me want to watch Gilmore
Girls. It's a Bay produced slasher
remake. Not to be racist but they all
look alike to me.
Woman - (whole damn thing) The new DC animated movie with Kerrie Russel and
Nathan Fillion. Every time I see a DC animated movie I wonder why they aren't
big news. They should be. This movie is
really really really really good. Lot of
hilarious lines and it actually makes her story not seem weird and dated and
odd with its pantheon history.
(48 minutes) They announced limited seating to the first half of Pixar's
Up. It was held in a room that seats
3,000 and they let in around 300. It was
amazing and it's not even done. in the
first 10 minutes they touch on topics I wouldn't think Pixar would approach for
another 5 years. The look is bright, the
textures mindblowing and the design is specially constructed to make you like
the characters in a second. I wanted to see
this movie before the showing. Now I
want everyone to see it.
Me movie - Just saw a trailer which was more of a teaser. No Fuller on this one but it follows directly
from the show with the same cast and some of the writers so I'm happy.
- (8-10 minutes) Complicated show so it's hard to get a feel from such a short
clip. It's Whedon so I'm sold for the first half-season. He spoke about how he wasn't sure of the
thread to follow and it didn't sound like he was comfortable with the material
yet. Between that and the "eh"
reviews I've heard I'm a little wary but we'll see.
Fringe – (10 minutes) The cast sounds
like they're having fun. The production
seems a lot more laid back than Lost and I don't know if it's the lack of
obtuse plotting, the fact it doesn't make the cast and crew movie to a distant
island or just goofier people. Noble is
adorable. He sat there denied that
there's anything odd or disturbing about the show at all. Jackson sounds a bit like his character if
his character wasn't an ass. He had
comments on everything and stories about everyone. And he seemed to appreciate the Mighty Ducks
shout-outs. Someone from the audience
spent a lot of time asking for Torv's phone number and, while I can't really blame
them, she's married so that was awkward.
Oh, and as for the show: there is more back story than what's been
spelled out. The symbols that appear
during the credits and that bumper commercial breaks are a code that reveals
information about the large conspiracy.
There are also clues to next weeks episode in every show. And, of course, there's the “find the
observer” game because he's supposedly in every episode.
Ghost Busters - This looks amazing. The Wii version is cute and cartoony, though I
was told the graphics have been improved since that revision. What really made my jaw drop was the 360
version. If you want realistic then this
is the version for you. The shadows,
movements and modeling is the best I've seen.
The closest thing I can compare it to is Dead Space but with more
attention to details on the characters and locations. And yes, you can cross the streams.
House of the Dead: - It looks like a grindehouse game. There are all the scratches and dust you'd
expect in the picture and the colour is slightly yellowed and 70s looking. The graphics are in line with how House of
the Dead has progressed. They've never
been the most realisitc games on the market but they have been getting steadily
better with each one. This definitely looks
like it was produced after HOTD 4. This
goes on my short list of Wii games I must own.