Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Talk Nerdy To Me: Comic book edition

A weekly taste of geeky goodness from our resident GeekPerv©, Trin.


There's no secret that at least two of the Perv Pack are big time Comic Book nerds. 2011 is looking like it is going to be the year of Comic Book Movies. Trin decided to invite Jeanne to join her in chatting and celebrating some of the yummy geeky goodness that will be gracing the silver screens in the coming year. Join them and take a look at some new eye candy that is sure to make your pulse race.

Jeanne: While I'm a huge Seth Rogan fangirl, the draw for me in this movie is the Jay Chou. This Taiwanese singer, actor, and musician is already a star in Asia, but I think it won't be long before his sexiness catches the eye of Western audiences. I know that he's making me drool in the trailer, with his dry humor and kickass action scenes. I'm an old school fan of The Green Hornet, and remember crushing hard on Bruce Lee's Kato. As I look at Jay's version of this beloved character I am confident that I have a new crush on the horizon.

Trin: I am just in HEAVEN over this movie. I remember when the news broke that Seth Rogan had been cast and I was practically giddy! I make no bones about it that I love me some bespectacled, bearded, fluffy guys. Then when I saw the first shots of Kato I was just....WOW! Like Jeanne, I am a huge fan of The Green Hornet so I have very high hopes for this movie. Not to mention it is going to be VERY nice to watch those two on the screen.

Jeanne: Oh Holy Mjöllnir! I have been squirming in my seat ever since I heard they were making this movie, but after I got the see the footage that they showed at the 2010 San Diego Comic Convention...*Jeanne explodes in fannish glee* Not only does the movie look great, but the cast is pretty fucking smoking. Natalie Portman (who rocked it hard in Black Swan I might add), Kat Dennings (who is my Bella Swan, jsyk) and the man himself Chris Hemsworth. You might remember from a little movie called STAR TREK. He played Kirk's fearless (and gorgeous) father in what has to be the most heartfail moment in the entire freakin' movie. I am sold on Chris's acting ability, and after seeing him (and his muscles) in the trailer I see him as the Norse god. UNF!

Trin: I'm not embarrassed to say that I sometimes troll comic sites to see some of the chatter about upcoming movies. I remember when there was some speculation about Natalie Portman being cast for this movie and I told myself not to get my hopes up. To have both her and Kat Dennings (both of them are Bella Swan in my head as well) together in this movie my girl crushes just soared. I had to IMDB Chris Hemsworth because I couldn't place him right away but as soon as I knew He'd been George Kirk I wasn't concerned one bit about his ability to pull it off. Like Jeanne said this trailer alone has me counting down the days until the release.

Trin: Ryan Reynolds and I go WAY back to Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place days and I love his sarcastic humor and really think he has a wide range as an actor. I'm going to just skip over the casting of Blake Lively and move happily on to Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. FUCK YES! I had the pleasure of seeing the Green Lantern panel as I waited for Harry Potter at Comic Con 2010 and after watching Ryan recite the Green Lantern oath and his cute interaction with the little boy (see video below) I couldn't wait for the movie. From the looks of the trailer it seems Ryan will be showing off a little of his comedic ability, too.

I don't LOVE the mask...but I can make do.

Jeanne: Honestly, I'll be in the theater to see this for one reason alone...Ryan Reynold's abs. Yes, I'm shallow. This isn't the Hal Jordan of the comic book, but I'm sure that it will do a lot for the franchise. So, yeah. I wonder if I'll get thrown out of the theater for trying to hump the screen. I guess we'll see. ;)

Footage from the Green Lantern panel at the 2010 San Diego Comic Convention:


Trin: Who doesn't love a man in uniform? I wasn't a HUGE fan of Chris Evans, because I never really liked the Fantastic Four franchise but he turned that around for me with Scott Pilgram VS. the World. I think what I might be the MOST excited about with this movie is that it is set in the 1940's which is one of my most favorite eras. There still hasn't been a lot released about this movie, but some comic purists seem to feel like they are taking way too many liberties with the story. I am really pleased with the shots they have shared so far, but only time will tell.

Here's some muscles if you like that thing.

Jeanne: I'll be honest, when I heard that Chris Evans had been cast as Captain America I threw up in my mouth a little. I say this, because I grew up reading about an older, more seasoned Captain who was a man from a different era out of place in the modern world. Once I heard it was going to be set in the 40s I did a complete 180. Chris has a great combination of humor, hope and wholesome (All American) good looks to pull this off. Captain is supposed to be the epitome of the American Hero. He is how America saw itself with it was still young an innocent. I'm a hardcore fangirl, and they have a lot to live up to, but I'm hopeful that they will pull it off. *crosses fingers*

Now, it's your turn to tell us which movies you're excited to see. Who is your favorite comic book hero? Share your thoughts with us. We want to know.