Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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scott91777 said...

Couple of things:


What do you think about Hancock? I mean, I know you probably haven't seen it yet but since you feel Unbreakable was too serious... how might this fit in to the idea of Revisionary Supehero Narrative? Is it really a Revisionary Superhero Narrative?

And Everyone,

I don't know if I posted on this last week... did anyone else get Coldplay's new album? I mean it's good and all, and "Viva La Vida" and "Violet Hill" are easily the best songs they've ever done... but does anyone else feel like they didn't finish the album? It seems like they had a bunch of a half finished songs that they just kind of pasted together to form one song. Thoughts?

Jason said...

Just wanted to take a moment to thank people for continuing to comment on the X-Men issue-by-issue Claremont blog thingies. My internet access has been incredibly sporadic since I quit my job, but going forward I'll be back online. So Doug, if you're reading, I should be readily available to argue with you over the finer points of "Days of Future Past."

Jason Powell

Geoff Klock said...

I have not seen Hancock yet but the reviews have my attention. Not sure about it as a revisionary superhero narrative or whatever, but I will let you know when I see it.

scott91777 said...

I haven't seen any reviews? Are they positive?

James said...

The reviews I've seen are all negative, but make me really want to see the movie. The thing that caught my attention about the trailer was the seismic shift in tone.

Madd_Hadder said...

James, that tonal shift feels even crazier in the actual movie.

I loved Hancock, but it would not surprise me if people did not like it. Sadly about 30 minutes was cut and it was cut pretty recently, so at times it feels a bit disjointed, but I thought the mythology was interesting and I liked how dark it got. Plus, Smith is always solid in big movies.

Mikey said...

Geoff (and everyone) - any thoughts on the trailer for the new Coen bros (Burn After Reading)? It looks like Pitt's having a great time. I like that in an actor / movie - when their enjoyment is palpable. Great poster too.

Also - I hear the Coen's are adapting Chabon's Yiddish Policeman's Union. This is ridiculously exciting to me.

Jason said...

Mikey, no kidding? That's sweet! I love Yiddish Policeman's Union.

Streebo said...

Has no one else seen Wanted yet? Perhaps I shall type up a short review to warn you all to stay away from it.