LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is, technically, a very well-designed game. It’s extremely colorful. It makes funny noises. The first time you swim too far into the LEGO ocean and get eaten by a LEGO shark, you will probably laugh for a measurable second. LEGO Pirates is the latest in the Danish toy manufacturer’s series of LEGO-fied franchises, and like its brethren — LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Batman, and LEGO Harry Potter — the game wisely decides to treat its material with all the gravitas of a summer camp sketch. So all your favorite scenes from the first Pirates movie (and all your least favorite scenes from the second and third movies) get replayed by curious little block-people who speak in a guttural caveman non-language. You can break pretty much everything into little LEGO pieces, and as near as I can estimate after playing the game for about five hours, there are something like 20 million unlockable characters. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is a lot like the other LEGO games: Cute, playful, relentlessly inoffensive.
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Jar Jar Binks is the worst character in Star Wars history, movie history, and perhaps in the entire history of human imagination. (The cartoon stick-figures in cave paintings have more depth and more believable dialogue.) So even if you are a devoted pacifist, you can’t help but giggle a little bit at a just-released video from the pranksters at Improv Everywhere, in which a guy dressed as Jar Jar Binks tries to bring happiness and joy into the lives of NYC commuters and instead ends up getting pummeled. (The video ends with a strident plea to track down the pummelers, but if you think this is real, you may want to check the calendar.) Check out the video after the jump… READ FULL STORY »
The Green Lantern movie is coming out in a few months, but they just cast one pivotal role: As the Los Angeles Times first reported, Geoffrey Rush has officially signed on to voice Tomar-Re, a prominent member of the intergalactic peace-keeping force known as the Green Lantern Corps. Warner Bros. confirmed to EW that the Australian actor, who recently received his fourth Oscar nomination for The King’s Speech, has already recorded his voice role for the film. (When you factor in Rush’s role in this summer’s Pirates 4, the guy’s having a regular “Mid-’90s Jeff Goldblum” moment.) Rush instantly classes up every project he works on, but this could be a moment of seismic importance for sci-fi film fans. After all, it’s been almost three decades since an epic science-fiction film has featured a noble, wise, dripping-with-gravitas fish-headed alien. I’m talking about Return of the Jedi‘s Admiral Ackbar, famous for his MacArthur-like declarations like “Our cruisers can’t repel firepower of that magnitude!” and “It’s a trap!” Could Rush’s Tomar-Re usurp Ackbar as the world’s favorite fish-headed ET? Let’s run down each character’s vital statistics: READ FULL STORY »
If you were to ask which Star Wars characters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost most resembled, I’d have to go with Han Solo and Chewbacca. The two British actors are great friends who’ve made several bromantic comedies together, like next week’s Paul, and Frost, I’m sorry to say, could actually pass for one-eighth Wookiee. Maybe the duo eventually would have had an opportunity to portray those two courageous characters in their homemade shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars, if not for this major snit just off the highway on Tatooine. They don’t always get the dialogue right — or, heaven forbid, the beeps and whistles — but they nail the droids’ ability to fry each others’ circuits.
I pity the poor Jawas who come across these two. Take a look at this CollegeHumor clip. READ FULL STORY »
returns to theaters in three-dimension form next Feb. 10, old-school movie theater marquees across the country will need to be structurally reinforced. Just think of the sheer weight of the lettering required for Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace in 3-D!Before the first chapter of George Lucas’ space opera
I appreciate that the soundness of movie marquees is not the primary concern for some skeptical Star Wars fans who harrumph at the 3-D conversion of the two iconic trilogies. It all depends on the quality of 3-D conversion, of course, but I choose to be optimistic and trust that if there’s one thing George Lucas knows and knows well, it’s cinematic technology. No chance he gives us a 3-D transfer as poor as Clash of the Titans, right? (Right?) In the thirteen-plus hours of the far-far-away science-fiction adventure, beginning on Naboo and ending on Endor, there are more than a few scenes that will get this Gen-Xer back in the theater to experience the Force anew. My Top 10 Star Wars scenes ripe for 3-D: READ FULL STORY »
It’s the Star Wars/TRON: Legacy mash-up I always dreamed of! And thought already existed kind of? I guess not. I like that no matter what, Luke still seems like a petulant whiner. Anyway, I’m not your father, Sam: READ FULL STORY »