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... was going to be the most cracktastic 'period' piece coming out in the near future.

Apparently, the John Cusack vehicle Poe movie wants to give it a run for its money:




To be fair -- what this movie actually wants to be is RDJ's Holmes movies.

... are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Obvious crossover potential is obvious!

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okojosan
Oct. 8th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hahaha awesome! Aw man, I thought this might be coming out this month but it's not coming out until next year.
rednikki
Oct. 8th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
This seems like a less campy version of the failed ABC pilot Poe. The similarities are striking.
raqs
Oct. 8th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Snort!

i saw the cracktastic musketeer thing at the movies - meant to phone you just to be appalled with you. :-)
eregyrn
Oct. 9th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
Recall that back in April, I posted the Musketeer trailer here in my LJ, just to boggle at it, and made this icon especially for the occasion.

Regardless, I will have to go see it, of coures.
telepresence
Oct. 9th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
I forgot to mention to you, I finally saw Green Lantern. Man, that was not good. Every once in a while it would start to be cool and it's as if someone just off camera went "Shit, it's about to be cool, quick, switch to movie B! Or movie C! Or movie J!"
eregyrn
Oct. 9th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
Seriously, does that movie have the WORST SCENE TRANSITIONS of any movie recently that was supposed to actually be somewhat good, or what? God.

Now you know about that specific cut I was talking about near the end where there's some scene with Hal and then it cuts to a long sweeping shot of Oa and you realize someone is zooming around (it could be any Lantern) and then the tracking continues and it transpires it's Hal. And you're like... no, the ending of the last scene did NOT in any way suggest that the next scene would show us him arriving on Oa, and what's more, it's NOT that kind of cool "let's fake the audience out slightly" thing you can actually get away with, you just LEFT SOMETHING OUT.

And the whole movie was like that.
telepresence
Oct. 9th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
The screenplay is just bizarre. Like, I can forgive the Star Trek Reboot for having tons of plot holes, because they're trying to get a variety of very difficult ducks in a row, what with introducing a new cast and rebooting the franchise and if the story has to contort to make all that work, so be it.

But like, in GL....Run run run to OA: Hey , GL Corps,you've gotta help me save Earth!

But we don't really think we can take on Parallax and win, so, no, sorry, Earth is boned.

Okay, I will now make an inspirational speech, to convince you to....let me go back to Earth alone, to prove Parallax can be fought...to give you guys the courage to fight Parallax, to save Earth...which I'm doing alone anyway, because ytou aren't coming until I can prove I can fight Parallax...

I fight Parallax, and beat him! Takes about 3 minutes! No sweat!

OH Hai, we showed up at the last minute to pull you out of the gravity well of the sun! Yay, you proved we can fight Parallax! Lets go get..oh, never mind you destroyed him.

Well, thank goodness you demonstrated we won't need to use that Yellow Power ring!

Sinestro, who up till now has not really been demonstrated as being particularly power hungry or fascistic or stupid or amoral or evil or really anything out of the ordinary, puts on Yellow power ring FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHATSOEVER.

Chewbacca lives on the moon of Endor, this movie makes no sense!
telepresence
Oct. 9th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
What also bugs me is..okay, look, I get that sometimes a bigger hammer will not solve a problem, and throwing good money/troops etc after bad is a bad idea. But...okay, you go after Parallax with like 7 Lanterns. Really high quality Lanterns, and y ou lose. That sucks. But, dude...DUDE. In those OA group shots, you clearly have SEVERAL THOUSAND Green Lanterns (canonically, 3600 actually. Now, let's say at any given moment a few Lanterns are too, injured, sick, dead to participate. Let's further say that some GL sectors are so unstable that they can't leave, even to fight Parallax. SO that leaves you what? 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500 Green Lanterns? Maybe fear and uncertainty, which is how Parallax beats and eats Lanterns, might be reduced if every Lantern went into battle knowing there were like, 2500 buddies who had his or her back. That's gotta be more of a confidence booster than going in with like, 6 buddies, right?

Like I said, sometimes just saying "throw more troops at it" is just a stupid idea, but I wish the screenplay has paused for amoment to say why, given that the GL Corps constituted a rather large army, why they never went after Parallax with more than a small handful of troops? You'd think it would be worth it even to sacrifice even a couple hundred vs "Oh, let's try messing with this evil power that got us into this trouble in the first place and undermines everything we believe in."

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