A bad movie and some Stan Lee.

§ December 28th, 2006 § Filed under sir-links-a-lot Comments Off on A bad movie and some Stan Lee.

I made a reference in yesterday’s post to the new Fantastic Four movie hopefully being better than Eragon, which would imply that, yes, I did indeed inflict Eragon upon myself. I wrote a brief review of it for some pals, which was as follows:

“Boy, Eragon really wasn’t very good. I don’t think it could have been more predictable if I had a copy of the script with me and I was reading along. Totally generic by-the-numbers fantasy twaddle, and ends with a total lead-in to a sequel that will probably never come, which would be sad if anyone cared.”

And for some reason, the fact that the movie’s title is the word “Dragon” with an “E” instead of a “D” really irritates me, but that may just be free-floating hostility toward this film.

So, yeah, avoid at all costs. Which, it appears, most of you have been doing anyway.

Special “Stan Lee’s Birthday” news:

  • More thoughts on the new Fantastic Four movie, this time from the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

    “So who’s playing Galactus? No names on at IMdB. Maybe he’ll be CGed, although how cool would it be for Stan Lee to finally have a big part in a Marvel movie?”

  • Comic book tie-in to Who Wants to Be A Superhero? to be released several months too late.
  • Here’s an audio clip from NPR where Stan Lee discusses realism and superheroes.
  • The Motley Fool discusses Marvel’s potential financial rise or fall, depending on the fortunes of their 2007 movie releases (most of which will feature Stan, natch).
  • And, hey, did anything ever come of this? “Stan Lee and Ringo Starr Team to develop new superhero franchise – Ringo Starr to become evil-battling – yet reluctant – superhero.”

    “‘Ringo is beloved worldwide for his commitment to people and his singular wit. Our Ringo Superhero character will combine these qualities, along with Ringo’s secret powers which people generally didn’t know about because he has kept them secret, until now,’ said Stan Lee, who also serves as POW’s Chief Creative Officer.

    “‘What a blast this’ll be! Ringo Starr is one of the most colorful, creative guys I know. Between the two of us, we’ve cooked up enough wild ideas for music, humor, action and superhero surprises in our new animated project, featuring the rollicking, ringed and bearded Ringo, to keep the fans happy and excited for years to come,’ Stan Lee added.”

    Because, honestly, this would be 100% fantastic.

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