Here’s a question for you. What do you get when you combine Marvel superheroes, fan-favorite special agents, Joss Whedon, and Buffy/Angel alum?
Why, you get my new reason to keep my cable subscription till the fall:
This longer trailer gives us more of a feel of how the show is going to play out (in the early eps at least). And for all of you who were worried that Joss had lost his TV edge, you’ll be happily disproven in the first 45 seconds of this trailer (I do love snarky banter).
Getting to see more of J. August Richards in action is a nice bonus as well. He’s heavily channeling Gunn here (but then Gunn was basically a nice, semi-superhero, so the comparison isn’t exactly surprising). The real question is who he’s playing. Sadly, African-American heroes are somewhat sparse in the Marvel Universe. Rage of the New Warriors is the popular choice right now: he’s decidedly third tier (which Joss loves to mine for diamonds), the powerset fits with what we see in the preview, and he has a history with the Avengers. I’m hoping that his identity won’t be uncovered until the pilot; but the fall season is a long way off and the network will need to drum up more press as summer wears on, so I’m not holding out hope for that. Still, if I wasn’t onboard with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” yet, this trailer does the job and then some.
Clearly, after last week’s challenge, Ript is determined to end me.
At least when I’m homeless I’ll have the shiniest collection of makeshift blankets ever.
You’ll find it today only at Ript. May they have mercy on your wallet.
JoeCon kicks off tomorrow, which means images of the con-exclusive toys are starting to trickle out.
Janie, I do believe you’re going to need to either get yourself a ticket to the con or start hitting eBay, because they obviously made this figure with you in mind:
Proof of Joe insanity after the jump (seriously, that they ever stopped Cobra from doing anything only demonstrates the severe ineptitude of Cobra). Continue reading
“Meh,” you say. “It’s another superhero cartoon. So what?”
To which I respond “HOLY SCATTING BATMAN, SON! IT’S ONLY THE GREATEST DC SUPERHERO CARTOON SERIES TO EVER GRACE THE AIRWAVES.”
Then I strap you down, turn on the Netflix feed and do your eyes all “Clockwork Orange” style.
You’ll thank me.
Shit, Ript. Let’s make a deal. You stop making insanely awesome t-shirts and I’ll make sure I can feed myself and my family for a few days.
No? No good?
OK – then you should probably make more of these insane pop-culture mash-ups quick before I use up all the cash I’m going to get selling my kidney on the black market.
You know the deal folks – 24 hours. Click here. You buy.
Can it be a spoiler if it’s in a trailer? In this era of revealing every possible plot element before the movie releases, is it even possible to remain unspoiled anymore?
The video is after the jump just in case you’ve decided to go on an IM rumor embargo. But I will say this.
…DiMuzio is about to be very disappointed. Continue reading
G.I. Joe is a uniquely screwed up property, in a way that only cartoons born in the 80s can be. There’s a cornucopia of increasingly improbable military vehicles (it’s a tank AND a helicopter!), a rainbow selection of unnecessarily specialized operatives (So what if you’ve got a boxer, hypnotist, and alligator handler? We’ve got a comedian, wrestler, and football player!), and ninjas.
Ninjas by the dozen! Ninjas of every hue (including pink…really)! Ninjas with armor that’s so heavy, they’re samurai! Ninjas who don’t speak! Ninjas who wear only white! Ninjas who consistently and successfully wield knives at gun fights!
What I’m getting at is that, if you’re really going to send a love letter to the original cartoon and do it right, you’re going to have to get some “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” mixed in with your “Platoon.”
Lucky for us, the current creative team seems to get it IN SHURIKEN.
Seriously, what is Will Smith’s accent supposed to be? Southern? British? Erudite? South Afrikaner? At least Jaden just goes for a low-hanging-fruit “North Florida Southern.”
I want to be intrigued by this movie; but I can’t seem to build much nerd fire for it. Still, it’s refreshing seeing a post-apocalyptic movie where the future isn’t dominated by short white guys and transparently pale women. Some of the science seems dubious; but I’ll give that a pass too as long as Shyamalan doesn’t throw some idiotic twist in the last quarter of the movie (THE MONSTERS ARE US! WE DID IT! WE BLEW UP! YOU DAMN DIRTY NEO-SMILODONS!). As is, this looks to be a very straight forward sci-fi action-adventure that could be worth plunking down a few bucks to escape the heat this summer.
What’s that? You’re a Masters of the Universe nerd who prefers to showcase the fact that you love ‘roided out swordsmen (whose names all sound like something you’d find in bad gay porn) in an ironic fashion?
Well, my confused friend, Ript has the shirt for you…
You know the drill. It’s up for 24 hours. Get it or risk being called Orko at your next MotU gathering.