In Which I Spam You

Joss Whedon’s letter to Angel fans from the DVD box-set, for those like me that don’t own it but want to know what he said anyway.

Meanwhile Serenity (remember that old thing?) continues to creep towards earning back its budget. Which still puts it miles away from recouping all its costs, but still…. And 26% of its box office came from overseas, most of which was personally accounted for by my friends list.

Two films that I had no interest in seeing until recently, but which the trailers have successfully turned me around on:

An “inside look” at King Kong featuring some interview footage of a Peter Jackson who has lost an incredible amount of weight but failed to have his hair trimmed accordingly, resulting in an appearance which I can only describe as a disturbingly insane gnome. More importantly there’s plenty of Giant T-Rex on Giant Ape action. The wisest decision they ever made was setting ths remake back in the 1930s, an era when (my brain insists) they really did have spooky jungle islands filled with dinosaurs.

And The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of books that never agreed with me, but which the trailer cannily paints as a mixture of Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings to fairly spectacular effect. In a brave casting decision it features Liam “Wise Old Mentor” Neeson as a wise old talking lion.

Lastly, but not leastly, and certainly most randomly, an interesting optical illusion involving spinning lights that will almost certainly not make you go blind, but I’m taking no legal responsibility just in case. Fear my spam!

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