Just a few interesting notes from the weekend.
A large batch of new photos were posted at the Iron Man movie site. Several great shots in there, including different versions of the armor. The one above is a favorite. Seems to explain the movie all by itself. Still can’t get over how cool this is looking. If you didn’t like the Super Bowl commercial for Iron Man, there is not hope for you.
Next up, Marvel has posted a list of the 10 Greatest X-Men. the whole list seems kind of redundant. One, since it’s from Marvel, what kind of perspective do they have. As I was reading it, There were one or two entries where I thought “oh, look at my, I’ve got a new series coming out.” Most of the list I do agree with and I’d expect any longtime fan to as well.
Finally, my favorite question/article I’ve read in a while… Can a Lightsaber Cut Through Superman? If the lightsaber were made with a piece of green kyptonite as its crystal – of course it could. How big of a geek am I when I read it and I think, “of course, that makes perfect sense.”
Slusho! just released a new commercial and as I was digging around the Slusho! site, I searched for some of the other names and terms I saw. It turns out there is a huge viral campaign, very similar to what’s happening for the Dark Knight, for Cloverfield.
Digging around all of the sites, you start to get an idea about the Cloverfield movie and what it may all be about. It all seems very Godzilla like to me (which isn’t a bad thing).
Scientist discover a new (and tasty) organism underwater and begin to experiment and develop things with it. A trigger such as this could easily mutate something (maybe a whale – mentioned many times on the Slusho! site) to gigantic proportions. The organisms within the Slusho! drink –which must remain frozen to stay fresh– could have disastrous effects after long term gestation in a person (the exploding person in the Cloverfield trailer). I managed to find the following sites that are all related to Cloverfield:
- Tagruato – Be sure to read the Deep Sea Drilling and the Yoshida Medial Research (and related) sections.
- Noriko Yoshida’s Website
After I had done a lot of digging, I stumbled upon ProjectCloverfield.com, which has done a great job of logging and following all the viral clues. Definitely a site to keep up with, at least until the film comes out.