21 May 2010

Another Megamind Trailer Elicits More Yawns

While better than the teaser, this just seems like a ripoff of so many things like Austin Powers and the Incredibles. Also, there weren't any hints of the potentially interesting "villain turns hero" plot line that was originally rumored.

20 May 2010

Smallville Season X - The Final Chapter

After 10 years and after besting nearly all of Superman's classic enemies, Clark Kent will finally be ready to become Superman. Smallville Season 10 will be the last. Will we finally see flights and tights? I sure hope so. It's not that I particularly want Smallville to end, but I think most people still watching are watching because they want to see the end- the end being Superman, in costume, flying. And, while cool, this single frame from the season 9 finale doesn't count:

So, what does season X promise? Due to mentions of Apokolips and sightings of a possible Granny Goodness (see below), the rumor mill says Darkseid. Since he is the one major villain left, I am all for it. I just hope Lex rears his bald head at least one last time before the end.

We shall see, but in the meantime, here is a clip of what the final season may hold in store:

17 May 2010

Green Lantern's Brightest Days #11

#11 Justice League: Legends

Up until just recently when Alan Scott got a shoutout during Smallville's 9th season, the Golden Age Green Lantern had never appeared on film. However, the 2002 Justice League episode Legends, paid homage to original Justice Society members with its portray of the Justice "Guild." Guild member Green Guardsman was an obvious, though respectful tribute to the original bearer of the emerald power ring. John Stewart teaming up with one of his childhood fictional heroes was another nice touch.

#25 - Justice League Unlimited: Initiation - John Stewart's new look
#24 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Death Race to Oblivion! - Guy Gardner's Lanternmobile
#23 - Justice League of America: Pilot - Doesn't air
#22 - Justice League Unlimited: The Once and Future Thing: Time Warped - Hal Jordan joins the league
#21 - Legends of the Superheroes - Lantern goes live-action
#20 - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths - Darker shade of green
#19 - Batman Beyond: The Call - Lantern of the future
#18 - Static Shock: Fallen Hero
- Hero Worshiped
#17 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: The Revenge of the Reach! - Loads of Lanterns
#16 - The Batman: Ring Toss - Gotham by Greenlight
#15 - Justice League: Hearts and Minds - More to the Corps
#14 - Justice League Unlimited: The Return - The Corps is Greener Yet
#13 - Justice League: The Savage Time - Ringless
#12 - Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Day of the Dark Knight - Guy is the Man
#11 - Justice League: Legends - The Green Guardsman

No More Capeless Heroes on NBC

Its official, NBC has canceled Heroes. There is still a chance that Volume 6: Brave New World may get made as a special event movie. Anyways, out with the old and in with the new. NBC will instead be showing a series titled The Cape. Here is the series description:

"The Cape" is a one-hour drama series starring David Lyons ("ER") as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife, Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, "Life on Mars") and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, "Flash Forward"). Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Faraday becomes "The Cape" his son's favorite comic book superhero -- and takes the law into his own hands. Rounding out the cast are James Frain ("The Tudors") as billionaire Peter Fleming -- The Cape's nemesis -- who moonlights as the twisted killer: Chess; Keith David ("Death at a Funeral") as Max Malini, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape, Summer Glau ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; and Dorian Missick ("Six Degrees") as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday. "The Cape" is a Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun production from executive producer/creator Thomas Wheeler ("Empire"), executive producer/director Simon West ("Con Air"), the executive producing team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun (NBC's "Mercy), and executive producer Gene Stein ("Accidentally on Purpose").

And some clips:

Is this a worthy replacement? All I know is that by the end, even though I somewhat enjoyed heroes, I was watching it more out of habit than because it was good. I am kind of relieved to have an hour of my life back each week. I will reserve judgment for this until I see a bit more, but I will say the show looks less cheesy than the title sounds, but it still looks in the territory of Smallville.