Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I think all of this PR is a smart move by the producers of The Spirit because its important to latch on to the super hero craze now while the movie industry is gearing up for a big summer. With six super hero/comic book movies coming out over the next four months (Batman, Iron Man, Hulk, Hellboy, Wanted and Will Smith’s Hancock), The Spirit needs to try and connect with the millions of moviegoers attending those movies now in the hopes that it makes it easier early next year to reconnect with them (and hopefuly entice them to the theaters).
I think The Spirit’s teaser movie trailer does everything it hoped to by teasing the audience of the movie to come without giving any real hint of a storyline or the characters involved. What strikes me as odd is how similar this movie’s look and feel is to Sin City. Obviously I knew Frank Miller was going for a similar look when he decided to employ the same filming techniques he and Robert Rodriguez used on Sin City, but with the teaser’s darkness it almost looks like the same movie.
This worries me considering how different Will Eisner’s The Spirit is from Miller’s Sin City comics. I really hope Miller has stayed true to Eisner’s vision and not turned The Spirit into Sin City lite. As much as I loved both the Sin City comic books and movie, I fear Miller might be using this directing opportunity as a warm up to his production of the Sin City sequels scheduled to hit movie theaters in 2009 and 2010.
“When I was young I was so…vulnerable and open to things, ya know? I guess I just wanted to feel that way again.
I wanted to be sixteen again.” - Robin
Robin…that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard come out of your mouth.
You want to be sixteen again?
I have watched your first Robin Sparkles video a thousand times, and it’s not because I’m proud of you as a friend.
It’s because you were totally, totally lame back then.
"Sandcastles In The Sand"
How I Met Your Mother
Wow, Robin Sparkles is back and it was so worth the wait! “Sandcastles in the Sand” was awesome and the James Van Der Beek cameo was really, really good. I couldn’t stop laughing at the line about his “amazing collection of Hard Rock Café t-shirts.” There was definitely no Britney like letdown here!
Robin Sparkles - “Sandcastles in the Sand” Music Video
Plus, the second Robin Sparkles video for her song “Sandcastles in the Sand” was as good as her first video for the “hit song” “Let’s go to the Mall.” Between Marshal’s made up word “revertigo,” Lily’s bad case of revertigo and the show’s shocking, yet rewarding, ending, “Sandcastles in the Sand” was an all around classic episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Turns out the two chase figures are of Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s Chicken Bittle, a character introduced in the ATHF movie, and Crackhead Morel Orel. I definitely didn’t see either of these two coming. The Morel Orel figure is pretty funny, but all in all I think the line is pretty disappointing in both choice of characters and the overall quality of the figures.