Monday, May 12, 2014

Seavey/Perry on Godzilla, vampires, Detroit, more

I belatedly declare May this blog’s “Month of the Nerd III” (the prior two such months having been back in 2008 and 2009).

Surely it is time, since Star Wars VII has reportedly begun filming, several geek-pleasing films are out this month, and: a new Seavey/Perry video is up, with us discussing the impending new Godzilla and how I got into comics as a lad, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s super-hip vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (with Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, and John Hurt) and a dash of Brick Mansions.

This was a good time for that aside about the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers, too, since tomorrow night’s the season finale of the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, for the real diehards. And though I am harsh on Detroit in the video, I will say this for the Detroit area: it offers 6,000 extras the chance to appear in scenes from the 2016 Batman vs. Superman movie -- which makes me suspect that poor old Detroit will be playing the part of the ruins of Metropolis left over from Man of Steel.

Godzilla, like Detroit, summons thoughts of immense, potentially civilization-wrecking disasters, and it seems a few of those have been discussed in the news lately, including fears of the Yellowstone supervolcano, World War III in Ukraine (if an alliance of Obama fans and NGOs and EU banks and the like really insist on backing the Western coup government over the Eastern referenda government, etc.), the very real danger (especially from the military, if you ask me) of A.I. someday running amok, the MERS virus, and the occasional UFO (more military high-jinx?). I hope you will endure.

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