BBC confirms casting for DAVROS...
But before I dissect THE INCREDIBLE HULK
, some movie news. SPACED
: THE MOVIE
? Don't rule it out if THIS
interview with JESSICA "Always Be Stevenson To Me" HYNES
is to be believed. There's a brief snatch of a 'villian' from THE DARK KNIGHT
. Be warned though, it should be viewed as SPOILERY
in nature. Here's a pic from the new X -FILES
movie I WANT TO BELIEVE
, it's only bleedin' BILLY "Once Stayed With My Dad" CONNOLLY
Billy takes the 'red eye' literally.
A new, much more sombre
, trailer for THE CLONE WARS
has been unleashed. See it in all its effin'
, if you use your ears, you may hear the familiar tones of CHRISTOPHER LEE
. Now, he hasn't been officially confirmed but word on the street (and by that, I mean the internet)
is that it is
him. Rumours are still
doing the rounds that HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN
has voiced ANAKIN (though he remains coy on the matter)
and what of OBI-WAN
? Not much has been heard of him in any of the trailers. Does this mean....?
Well, we'll just have to wait and see.
Obligatory Tatooine cameo...
So to the green one and his latest big screen outing. I feel it pertinent to mention ANG LEE'S much maligned 2003
version - which, fact fans, I saw in the beautiful Ziegfeld Theater
in New York. I really enjoyed the first thirty minutes or so
; I was dazzled by the transitions from one scene to the next and I felt like I was watching something very new. But, sadly, when he hulked out
the film became less interesting and the CG
work was particularly
off~putting. Two shapeless, changing monsters fighting out for some reason in a plot that disappeared as soon it was written. Not much has changed in five years then.
But, enough of days gone by and, as you can probably tell from my last remark (and the title of this post)
, I was none too enthused about this re~make
. Before I saw it I wondered, "Why bother?"
and afterwards I wondered, "Why did they bother?"
I'm not blaming EDWARD "People Only Like Him 'Cos Of 'Fight Club'" NORTON
and his monotone performance but it didn't help. Some blame should be laid at the feet of TIM "Remember When He Used To Be Good?" ROTH
and his ridiculous portrayal of a soldier though the script did not help him out. He got all
the bad lines for sure.
Classy, as ever!
Thank the deity for LIV "So Yummy, She's Scrummy" TYLER
and her delicious
gob. Most of the time I was thinking, "Have they CG'd
her moo to make it look bigger?" That was in between contemplating why Banner
would trust as scientist for so many years who was obviously an idiot and sighing at the poorly realised CG
work. The stuff in the shadows was great - reminiscent of CLOVERFIELD
when the big guys got the city (poor New York!)
- so why put the Hulk
in daylight? It doesn't work
. Why put him in a cave, soaking wet in an emotional scene with Betty
? It doesn't work
. And you know what, we found that out five years ago! Hollywood
She's got her own slave, bet that makes her smile...
surprised that the title sequence contained the 'back story' and disappointed that it was quickly binned. My franchise~sniffing
nose also got active when I saw the names Nick Fury
flash up. And who
should appear at the end? The conclusion was muddled. Banner
claimed he wanted rid
of the Hulk
and yet at the end, as he is in control, he revels
in it. Are they (and by 'they' I mean the numb~nuts that put this together)
saying that it's acceptable
to be a monster as long as you can control it? Hidden, in a log cabin?
Will they lezz up?Maybe
I'm reading too much into it but it's worth noting that, like BATMAN BEGINS
, the 'hero' has to learn how to better himself through foreign voices, devices and ways of thinking. Then, he returns home wreak havoc - for better or
worse. Still, it wasn't all
bad. The shots of the Brazilian
city were very
good and hinted that good things were about to happen. STAN LEE
and LOU FERRIGNO
also got the obligatory shoe~horned
cameos. Interestingly, and third
mention for the city in this post, I found myself standing beside the aforementioned TV Hulk
in New York a few years back. He was talking to DIRK BENEDICT
story, sell that on eBay
Speaking of WALL•E
, I mentioned last week that PETER "Are Coldplay Trying To Be Him?" GABRIEL
had released his song Down To Earth
in the US
only (at the moment)
. Well big
thanks to blog~reader RICH
for helping out there. Great song and I expect that the former GENESIS
be getting on OSCAR
nod for that little ditty. WARNING!
There now follows a paragraph dedicated to...
and it was all...., yelllow.
... the world's favourite band COLDPLAY
. I'm not really
a fan of them and have enjoyed, perhaps, two of their songs in the past decade so you can imagine my surprise when I realised how much I flippin'
enjoyed their new 'album', VIVA LA VIDA etc...
to go to BRIAN ENO
who has made CHRIS "Read This For A Larf" MARTIN
sound interesting and
good. Quite a combination though I did ponder if they all thought they were making the new PETER "Another mention? What's Going On??" GABRIEL
album 'cos that what it sounds like in parts. So well done but it doesn't mean I'll stop
The Incredible Sulk?
Another release that has got me going in a very real and meaningful
way is EXOTIC CREATURES FROM THE DEEP
. It's pretty much exactly how you think a Sparks 'record' is gonna sound: funny, melodic and different. Well done to them and top marks for writing a song called Lighten Up Morrissey
. Though they chose Good Morning
as the lead single the duo could have chosen any of the tracks (they're that good)
and I want to single out (pun very much intended)
the songs Likeable
and The Director Never Yelled 'Cut'
as top tunes. Don't mention games much here but I have been playing INDIANA JONES LEGO
for the Wii
and, as the young people are fond of saying, it's made of awesome
Bricks!'Til the next time,C.