Daily Archives: October 4, 2011
Almost every geek on the Internet (including me) is a cynical bastard these days, so naturally, a cute little video showing a 4-year-old reacting to the big reveal in The Empire Strikes Back has ignited a firestorm of controversy in message boards across the InterTubes. Staged or not, it’s still really fun and innocent, so it boggles the mind why grown men are so angry about it. Here’s the clip, you be the judge – faked or not?
Well, hmmm…oh boy. Here we have our first look at Russell Crowe decked out in a rather interesting take on Jor-El’s Kryptonian scientist garb. It’s obvious from the previously leaked photos of Superman’s costume that Zack Snyder’s production team is going for a regal, retro-1930’s sci-fi design aesthetic for the costumes. Whether that is going to fly with modern audiences used to sleek, CGI suits of armor ala Iron Man remains to be seen, but my initial reaction is that Crowe looks like a jackass in a rubbery, bulky costume that wouldn’t look out of place on some random bad guy standing behind Rip Torn in The Beastmaster.
Looks like it’s photo day here at LaserCola. First I threw up the new Muppets posters, and now I’ve got seven shiny new stills from The Avengers for your viewing pleasure. There’s nothing terribly exciting or revelatory here, and to be quite honest, I’m sick to death of posting these photos day in and day out. We need a damn trailer for this flick so we can see
Scarlett Johannson running from an explosion in slow-motion this great superhero team brought to life. The Avengers hits theaters on May 4, 2012. (Click on thumbnail for hi-res version.)
So far the marketing campaign for The Muppets has been heavy on the parodies of other films like Green Lantern, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and in the famous first teaser trailer, generic rom-coms. Now with the Thanksgiving release date rapidly approaching, it looks like the marketing team is going back to basics with these four simple and classic character posters.
It seems like Jason Segel and Disney are really putting everything they’ve got into returning the Muppets to their former glory in the pop culture limelight. I truly hope they succeed, because these are wonderful characters created by a wonderful, creative man who should never be forgotten. Click on the thumbnails for the large, hi-res versions.