1-18-08

My Transformers experience wasn’t a total wash, though, because before the movie they ran the trailer for a new “Untitled J.J. Abrams Project”. According to the IMDB, it’s got a writing credit by Drew Goddard, who was heavily involved in “Lost”, “Alias”, and “Angel”.

There are rumors and speculation up on ain’t it cool news, which I’m avoiding partly to go into it as unspoiled as possible, and mostly because I don’t like to linger on that website.

The trailer’s up on Apple’s trailer site. It’s not nearly as cool seeing it on a computer as it is in a theater, but it’s still pretty intriguing. Based on the people involved and the potential of that trailer, I’m tempted to start standing in line now.

21 thoughts on “1-18-08”

  1. Part of me got really excited when I first saw the trailer and started investigating the cryptic Web sites associated with it (although now they’re saying those sites were fake, and had nothing to do with the film–OR WERE THEY?!)

    But another part of me was just getting bad “Godzilla”-remake vibes…I suppose another giant-monster-attacks-New-York movie could be cool, but I just hope it’s a little more than that.

  2. Godzilla: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, makers of Independence Day and the MST3K classic City Limits
    New movie: JJ Abrams, Drew Goddard, and Matt Reeves, makers of “Lost,” “Alias,” “Angel,” “Felicity”, and some of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Homicide.” I think they win.

    I’m hoping that amateur-video trick isn’t just a gimmick used for the trailer — maybe not the whole movie, like in “The Blair Witch Project,” but at least a significant part of it. I hate the movie Signs, and it’s always bugged me to have to admit there’s one really, really cool scene in it: where they have the amateur video sighting of the alien. If this new movie just expands on that trick, then my ass is in the seat on opening day.

    Plus, it’s made by people who have a track record for coming up with some phenomenal concepts that just don’t carry through for a whole TV season. Here, they’re forced to tell the whole story in 2 hours. (Unless there’s a sequel).

    I’m thinking it has the potential to be as bad-ass as the “Lost” pilot, without having to go through 3+ years of frustration afterwards.

  3. The trailer kicks much ass, and I’m as excited as a fat guy that just found an extra chicken wing in his KFC Big Box sampler. Like, for realz.

    I’ve heard the monster is anything from Godzilla to Cthulhu. None of these would disappoint me. I think I’m going to try to avoid digging too deep on this one, because Jesus H…it’s just a monster movie. That’s plenty for me. Sign me up.

  4. Ok, do me a favor and go back and actually read what you just wrote:

    Giant David St. Hubbins.

    Tell me how you wouldn’t find that to be the coolest thing ever. EVER!

  5. But can the Nelson brothers shoot lightning out of their antennae? I submit not.

    This only option for this sissy was Goldar. I didn’t even hear about Spectreman till I was 20.

    I will concede that Spectreman’s villains were better. Goldar fought Rodak. I believe his mask was made by taking a dump, then rolling it around in freshly cut gorilla hair, adding 2 candy corn for fangs, then pressing it unevenly around the unfortunate actors face.

  6. Would the giant dereck smalls have a giant cucumber down his pants haha

    Hopefully.

    But can the Nelson brothers shoot lightning out of their antennae? I submit not.

    Obviously you never watched “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” All the Nelsons can do that.

    This only option for this sissy was Goldar. I didn’t even hear about Spectreman till I was 20.

    This sissy watched Goldar, too. When he was five, BURN. And even then I understood that there was something deeply wrong about it.

    Doesn’t matter anyway, because even Spectreman isn’t fit to hold Jet Jaguar’s enormous jockstrap.

  7. That trailer was wicked bitchin. Am i still allowed to comment on this blog if I don’t recall who/what Goldar is/was? I could have been all cool and googled it first and tried to make some witty comment, but y’all aren’t here to judge me, right Chuck?

  8. this is not just another generic monster movie. ive watched the trailer a few times and ive been staring at the poster for a few minutes now, and ive realized something. in the trailer, we see the head of the statue of liberty flying through the streets of manhattan. so, at this point i was thinking that it was just ripped off and tossed there right? wrong. look closely at the poster, you will see that there is still residual debris flying around the top of the statue of liberty, but the head is already gone. there is no “monster” to befound. there is a fresh wake in the water between lady liberty and downtown manhattan. from there on you see destruction in the streets. lets look at some theories. the head was ripped off, and tossed, and the “monster” or whatever entity is behind the point of view. this doesnt explain the wake in the water, or the still airborn residual debris around the statue. the head didnt cause the wake, because the angle is impossible due to how close to/on the water the entity that caused it must have been to the water. another thing is that the statue must have been picked uff and hurdled so quickly, its not even funny, because as i stated before, there is still debris in midair, which at its position, could only have happened a split section before. it looks like it was tackled at the speed of sound. im not sure what this is, but its no godzilla remake. all i know is, im damn excited. also, if im wrong about all this, then they were wrong to put those blatant clues there.

  9. It’s not Godzilla. This movie is taken from a 1953 b-flick called… “The Beast From a 20,000 Fathoms” The story line is…

    As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America. Soon thereafter the rhedosaurus emerges from the sea and lays waste to Manhattan Island until a scientist comes up with a plan to try to stop the seemingly indestructible beast.

    Also, the original poster shows a bubble of text where a guys screams “It’s Alive”. In the new trailer for the movie there is a guy that screams “It’s Alive, It’s Huge”.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_from_20,000_Fathoms

    CHECK FOR YOURSELF

  10. Thanks for the info, guys, but I’m trying to stay completely unspoiled about the movie! The coolest thing about the trailer is that I had no idea what was going to happen by the end of it. I was hoping that they wouldn’t even say whether or not there was a monster involved, or if it was something else…

    Normally this blog is information-free because I don’t know anything, but here I’m willfully avoiding finding out stuff!

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