So I’m doing my usual trawl through the vast, over populated metropolis that is the internet in search of film/tv/comic news when I come across a couple of things that frankly blew my mind.
Nathan Fillion suggested to be “in talks” to play Dr hank Pym A.K.A ANT MAN, in the Avengers movie. Now, not only is this awesome on a number of different levels that would make an M.C Escher painting look flat because….well, y’know, ITS FUCKING NATHAN FILLION! But it also suggests that all round genius mangod Joss Whedon is going to be directing. But don’t get too excited (after all this is a blog written by someone with ABSOLUTELY no connections or genuine knowledge of what’s going on and is writing this merely out of boredom/being a fan/practicing writing) this is all speculation, but the rumors of Whedon being involved AND Nathan Fillion (a well known member of the Joss Whedon Actor’s Stable) makes me even more excited about the possibility of this happening, combined with the good things we’ve seen coming from the set of the Thor flick and the “leaked” pics of Captain America’s costume, THE AVENGERS could very well be the Citizen Cane of comic books people believed THE WATCHMEN would be.
Paranormal Activity. A film that, while NOT the scariest film ever made, was VERY well made and had some great moments. And for the record, if you think that it means that A) you’re a fucking pussy/moron and B) you haven’t watched LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS, not necessarily a SCARY film, but the thought of watching Matthew Horne in ANYTHING ELSE EVER is scarier than anything i’ve ever seen.
Anyway, that little rant wasn’t the point of why i started this. I’ve been told that there’s going to be a trailer for the sequel screened in front of prints for the new TWILIGHT flick. Now, anyone who knows me, knows EXACTLY how i feel about the Twilight franchise and if you don’t you can probably guess from the content of this post alone. But putting the Paranormal Activity 2 trailer in front of Twilight really makes no fucking sense. Not only because people WILL NOT pay to see Twilight just to see the trailer (its not The Phantom menace and never will be, although Kristen Stewart might just replace Jar jar Binks as the most irritating, unbelievable entity in the history of film) but its the wrong audience. Twilight has a VERY specific audience, tweenage girls who don’t know better and forty something women who should know better, or the HARRY POTTER audience as i call it. It doesn’t take a genius to see in the ven diagram of “Twihards” (i’m pretty sure my soul just threw up having to type that anal rape of the english language) and Paranormal Activity fans, there is about as much cross over as there should be when dealing with the particle streams from Ghost Busters, a laboured metaphor i know but i’ve spent a long time writing about Twilight now and feel i need to balance the article with something that isn’t badly written, performed, edited and directed.
So, to recap. Nathan Fillion as Ant Man? BIG OLD TICK.
Paranormal Activity 2 trailer in front of Twilight? BIG OLD CROSS.