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So Done With Superheroes

The Nerdist puts it nicely here:

I’ve chosen to discuss this trailer with a little skit I’ve written.

Pitch Man: “I have an excellent idea for the new Spider-Man movie, boss.”
Sony Executive: “Oh? And what might that be?”
Pitch Man: “So you know how Sam Raimi’s first film less than a decade ago set the bar for superhero movies and then its sequel raised the bar impossibly high, and both movies were praised for their frenetic action as well as their wry sense of humor, making us connect to Peter Parker’s trials and tribulations even more than we already would?”
Sony Executive: “Of course I do. I loved those movies when I was in Junior High.”
Pitch Man: “Well, what if we take out all that and make it all angsty and subdued and sort of make it look like The Social Network and even get one of the guys who was in The Social Network to be the lead and then end the trailer for it with a weird, ambiguous quote that doesn’t actually mean anything?”
Sony Executive: Are you going to do another emo-Spider-Man? Market research shows nobody really liked that.
Pitch Man: But in this, he’s going to be extra emo, and there won’t be a dance number.
Sony Executive: I like it! Here’s a bag of money. Give as little as possible to the writer.


That's just one reason I'm so done with superheroes, of course, but it's a good start.

-The Gneech

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xylen
Jul. 29th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Speaking of bad movies, have you seen the trailer for Battleship?

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/battleship.html?showVideo=1
the_gneech
Jul. 29th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, that looks ... really, really bad. O.o

-TG
lowen_kind
Jul. 29th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Of course there are only 4 battleships that can be put to sea in 2012:
USS IOWA; USS WISCONSIN; USS NEW JERSEY; USS MISSOURI :=3

Two of which are show here:
http://pics.livejournal.com/lowen_kind/pic/0003ketw/g89

Actually they are both the Big Mo. I need to get the skins for the other ships.

Edited at 2011-07-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
harper_knight
Jul. 30th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
All of the Iowa-class ships are deactivated though right? I mean, there's this 'kept ready in case of needed reactivation' thing but, still.

Although personally I think it is a pity because damn, those ships are fucking beautiful.
lowen_kind
Jul. 30th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC)
The Iowa and Wisconsin are in mothballs, but could be back fairly soon.

Th Big J and Mighty Mo are "museum ship", but could be put back in action in about aa year.
harper_knight
Jul. 30th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Aww. Such a horrible-looking movie.. how did it get Alexander Skarsgard and Liam Neeson, two amazing and pretty men?
hossblacksilver
Jul. 31st, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
It made me cry.
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the_gneech
Jul. 29th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
My done-ness with superheroes is pretty general, although I must admit I'm interested in Captain America because it's actually done as a period piece.

I would also watch an Incredible Hulk movie done as a 50s "radioactive horror" movie. That would rock bigtime.

But the whole retelling the origin over and over and rebooting the franchise thing? Sick of that.

-The Gneech
anthony_lion
Jul. 29th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Frankly, there hasn't been a good Superhero movie since Mystery Men...

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