Greetings, gentle readers!
The other day, I was thinking about how shocking it was that I actually graduated high school. It’s not that I’m really stupid and was failing all my classes; I just had a tendency to skip out on all my boring ones (under the guise of going to my locker or the library) and sneak into my friends’ more exciting ones. If the teachers noticed, they never said anything (actually, a few did, but they liked me so it was all good). While I wasn’t getting credit for the classes, I liked them. They were interesting. I actually learned things.
Today, I did something similar. Everyone remember FMS 302? Well, there’s a continuation of that class this semester that I was really looking forward to taking; but unfortunately, my Bio 100 Lab is at the same time on Mondays, which means I couldn’t take it (damn scheduling conflicts…).
Wednesdays however, I don’t have a class. So today, I sat in on the FMS 302 continuation (which I’m pretty sure the Prof was ok with). It made me realize just how pissed I am that I can’t take this class this semester.
Guess what they were talking about, gentle readers? Go ahead, guess…
Answer: Movie trailers aired during the Super Bowl and the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the movies’ posters.
Now, three stuck out in particular (probably because I’m a bit of a fangirl…):
The best trailer in my opinion. It grabs your attention, gives you a bit of a backstory without giving too much of it away, and sells a number of things to get people’s butts in the seats come opening weekend (adventure, supernatural, Marvel, 3D, sex, romance, redemption…)
Know what this reminds me of? A fan made trailer where they take scenes of a movie that don’t really fit together and do a mashup to really loud music. And it was only 33 seconds! I’m still excited to see this one though
The Green Lantern.
I don’t know what it is about DC versus Marvel in the movies but, to me anyway, it seems like Marvel does a better job adapting their heroes and villains to the times. I mean, did you see who the Green Lantern’s up against? Couldn’t they have made it less…Sketchy-Mad-Scientist-With-Huge-Foredhead-From-The-1950s? This is not timeless. This doesn’t translate well to the screen.
Now, if they had shown it as a comedy (like the end of the trailer, with the suit–by the way: wtf?) I might have considered giving it a shot. But first, it’s a drama. Then it’s a–weird thing I don’t even know how to describe. And then, a couple jokes.
Is anyone else horribly confused by this? Does anyone else plan on paying &7.50 to see this in theaters? I don’t.
Bring on Thor and Captain America!
What say you, gentle readers? Any thoughts?