Yes, yes, I’m still around. Been checking out the reboot of Sailor Moon over at Hulu, and I’ll have to say… the novelty ain’t there. It’s gone. Mind you, when I first saw the series (at least up until Chibi Moon showed up, and I promptly ran the other way), I was in my late 20s or thereabouts, and while I cringed at the cheesiness of the whole thing, I enjoyed the novelty. Now, even with the updated character designs and stuff, I just cringe. I’ve only seen two episodes, and I think I’ll call it a day, in a manner of speaking. It’s definitely time to move on.
And speaking of animated stuff, three movies I’d love to see (not counting How To Train Your Dragon 2):
Big Hero 6 has been getting a lot of buzz over at iO9, and I’m stoked. Yes, I’m still a not-really-nerd, and I fall in the category of “casual fan” in the comic book world, but I can appreciate good entertainment when I see it. And, boy, computer animation has really come a long way.
I was blown away by the stop-motion/CG animation of ParaNorman, and this movie looks like it’s even more complicated or intricate. And it’s set in the 19th century!
Guillermo Del Toro (producer) + animation + Dia de Muertos = Here, take my money! I haven’t heard much about this film, and I’ll have to rectify that ASAP. But this movie, along with the other two above, will be released this year, so it’s looking to be a pretty damned rich year for great full-length animation.
And now to count the days till Guardians of the Galaxy comes out. Also waiting for more announcements from Marvel over at Comic-Con. Rumor has it that Joaquin Phoenix might very well be Dr. Strange, but that needs to be confirmed. If it’s true? I’m all for it.