Faces come out of the rain

You can’t base anything on trailers and publicity photos, really, but at the very least, they seem to be getting the look of it right. It has people looking forward to the movie.

I sure hope the final product is as good-looking as the appearance of it. After all, Peter Jackson set the Hobbit movies in the same lush world he helped to craft for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and that worked about as well as a concrete parachute.

Meanwhile, what a ride for Benedict Cumberbatch. Right now he is as sure a guarantee of customer anticipation as anything else in the entertainment business – hearing him attached to a project is a surefire way to get fandom squealing and casual moviegoers to say, “Hm, that sounds interesting, I may give it a chance.”

(On a tangential note – I would love for the Dr. Strange movie to have a scene with Fin Fang Foom, just so a movie dragon could have a conversation with a man who provided the voice for a movie dragon.)

His Sherlock is generally terrific, and the shooting schedule allows him to take on all sorts of other projects. Such is the quality of his work that his star remains undimmed despite Into Darkness’ many flaws and the Hobbit films’ gluttonous rot and bloat. In fact, the latest is that Marvel and Disney wanted him to lead this film badly enough to fit their intricate timetables around his availability.

Fingers crossed that it pays off, especially that scene where streets are all he has, because he’s down.


2 thoughts on “Faces come out of the rain

  1. chunt31854 January 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Most of the comics I read as a kid were Sgt. Rock, The Losers, and The Haunted Tank, but I had a copy of Fin Fang Foom.

    • nightfly January 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      The war comics were some of my father’s favorites: Haunted Tank, Sgt. Rock, Nick Fury and His Howling Commandos, and The Blackhawks. (Dad was ecumenical in his fandoms.)

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