Saturday, March 20, 2010
So in the long, long, very long (grueling) process of casting Captain America for The First Avenger: Captain America we've heard every possible mid-20's actor in Hollywood from the absurd (John Krasinski), to the obvious (Chris Pine), to the "SERIOUSLY????" (Ryan Phillippe). Well the search is not over yet, but the new rumor is that Marvel has offered the role to former Human Torch Chris Evans.
Marvel hasn't confirmed this yet, and this could go on for a few more weeks, but I can see this actually being true. Now the question is, is this a good idea?
Frankly, as negative as we've been about some of the contenders, Chris Evans doesn't bother me all that much. Am I over the moon about him being cast? No, not at all. Could it be worse? Yes, it really could.
First off I'm not here to claim Chris Evans is a great actor, I'm not even sure I could say good actor, but he's done a lot of work, and some of it hasn't been terrible. Fantastic Four and Rise of the Silver Surfer were bad movies, but did he do Johnny Storm an injustice? When I think of the faults of those movies, Chris Evans never comes to mind.
I think the main reason the possibility of him being Captain America isn't so bad is I thought he was really good in Danny Boyle's Sunshine. A lot of people didn't see it (which is too bad cause it's great!) and I thought Evan's played a completely different character than I was used to, I was able to see that maybe he had a little range.
I think with the huge commitment of doing multiple Cap films plus at least one Avenger film, maybe having someone reliable who doesn't impose a huge personality on the role is the best bet. Captain America is great, and he makes decisions he believes are right, even if they don't reflect the feelings of the current government (Civil War), but in the end, like Superman, he's kinda boring. Cap's feelings and pathos aren't what makes him great, putting on the red white and blue spandex, grabbing that shield, and punching the Hulk (and Hitler!)... That's what makes him great! Too be honest, when I close my eyes, and visualize Cap, I believe I can see Chris Evans... punching Edward Norton!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
We were walking around our favorite Japanese supermarket the other day and saw this version of the District 13: Ultimatum DVD. There are certainly differences compared to the American version of the poster, but I think they really dropped the ball on not keeping this versions tag-line.
Muscle Never Die!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
In tribute to the great holiday that lets us drink until we pass out, we at Geek World will be celebrating by watching Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day (I did want to watch Leprechaun in the Hood, but the last time I played a Warwick Davis movie at a party people left... HEY LOSERS! WILLOW IS AWESOME!!!!!).
This is a photo of our copy of Boondock Saints autographed by one of the stars of the movie, and one of the most infamous "movie" stars of all time, MR. RON JEREMY!!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Picture Via Jim Schnabel
After the success of The Hurt Locker, Hollywood is greenlighting a slew of films about the newest hot button issue in foreign warfare, Killer Machines:
Hugh Jackman is starring in Real Steel playing "an ex-fighter who becomes a promoter when human boxing is outlawed for being too violent. The new gladiators are 2,000-pound robots with human qualities. His access to sub-standard robot parts hampers his hopes for glory in Robot Boxing, until he discovers a discarded robot that always seems to win." (Dark Horizons)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid's Nina Jacobson is developing "The Dominion, a sci-fi thriller which centers on a human who is chosen to command an army's first-ever platoon of robotic soldiers."
"It's a great really interesting subject matter," she told us. "It's been very educational for me actually to learn all about military robotics. My writer's actually about to turn the script in to the studio in the next couple of days and hopefully we'll start looking for directors soon." (Coming Soon)
It seems clear that this is a response to the first strike robot offensive Japan initiated this year with the Prius (Perpetually Rolling Incarceration Unit Soldier) and the recent discovery of the sleeper cell Honda killing machines, the 2007/2008 Odyssey and Element (We all know about Honda's previous Robotic mercenary Asimo (Autonimous Soldier Instructing Mechanical Overlords)). Whether or not we stand a chance in this coming "Robopocalypse" purely rests on the shoulders of Artificial Intelligence expert Steven Spielberg and strategist Daniel H. Wilson, whose work in progress is a battle plan against the impending Robot Invasion.
"The latest title gaining steam among speculators is Robopocalypse, now that Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard has been hired to adapt the Daniel H Wilson epic about the human race's attempt to survive an apocalyptic robot uprising. Wilson hasn't finished the book yet, but word is Goddard has gotten underway and that it's a serious candidate." (Deadline.com)
Steven Spielberg will be leading mankind against this uprising once he gets the battle plan from Wilson and Goddard, since former cybernetics expert James Cameron is unavailable due to his changing vocation and his current work on a way to defend alien planets against human invasion.
Posted by Geek World at 7:59 PM
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It's to be noted that we also have no drugs, no money, and we are not a medical marijuana dispensary. However we do have every episode of Dragon Ball Z and a makeup compact once used by William Shatner, so... that's gotta count for something right?