Sunday, July 02, 2006

Things that make you go 'hmm...'

From Media Life Magazine:

Online movie fans want a hero--not you, Superman

Here's a sign we're not too impressed with the slate of summer movies Hollywood is offering: A week before promised blockbuster "Superman Returns" premiered, more of us were online seeking out the trailer for 'Spider-Man 3,' which doesn't open until May 2007, than 'Superman.' In fact, most of the most-searched-for trailers are for films that aren’t coming out this year. That's according to Yahoo's Buzz Index from last week, on which 'Superman' did take the No. 2 spot. It also took an estimated $21 million at the box office on its opening day Wednesday, putting it in the top 10 for mid-week premieres. The third-most-popular trailer on Yahoo was for yet another Marvel hero flick, the Nicholas Cage vehicle 'Ghost Rider.' 'Rider' won't be in theaters until February 2007. Rounding out the top five trailers are those for 'Transformers,' due in 2007, and 'Eragon,' due later this year, both fantasy films concerning, respectively, alien races' battle for earth (inspired by beloved 1980s toys) and a farm boy's journey atop a dragon.

I saw "Superman Returns." It was good. The script was disappointing, but the visuals and the super-adrenaline action scenes are really, really great. The "Spiderman 3" trailer, teaser, whatever you call it, was beforehand, actually. Thinking on it, I was more stoked by that than most of the Superman movie. Just goes to show you...


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