Tweets Of The Week
@leeunkrich Wait, is there a new Avenger I was unaware of? pic.twitter.com/OxtCdje9 (via @fusionaddict)
One of the best (and worst) things about Twitter is that it allows creators to connect directly to their audience. Take, for example, Max Landis – son of John and writer of the excellent found footage superpower film Chronicle. After a press release went out announcing his new “superhero” show Vigilant Landis took to Twitter to clarify the situation. At length:
@Uptomyknees I’m going to restate this because I don’t know who wrote the announcement, but: Vigilant is not a “superhero” show in ANY traditional sense.
Comparing it to “The Cape” or “Powers” or “Arrow” or “Smallville” is…just not accurate. No disrespect to those shows…
Vigilant comes at the whole equation of what a “vigilante” in a very different way. It has more in common with The Wire than Smallville.
On a similar note, it weirded me out when people called Chronicle a “superhero movie.” Chronicle is like…Carrie, basically. No heroes.
It’s a sign of the times; these days super-powers and vigilantes are just automatically lumped in with “superheroes.” #oversaturation
If Firestarter came out in 2013, they’d call it “Stephen King’s Superhero Thriller.” The superhero trope is so blurry at this point.
This ends my twitter rant for the night. God I’m so excited about C2 and Vigilant and stuff, I can’t even tell you guys.
In a time before Twitter Landis’ voice might not have been heard for weeks, if ever. And while the ability to react instantly might not always be in the best interest of a PR campaign planned to the finest detail, it certainly makes the process a whole lot more honest.
The SFX Twitter Stream
@JeffWadlow Day 9… the rubber meets the road. #kickass2 @ChloeGMoretz pic.twitter.com/izNWigRs
@MintzPlasse First week of Kick-Ass 2 done. Looking fucking great. @JeffWadlow is doing an incredible job directing a diva like me.
@ManMadeMoon Watching Crystal Skull… Almost in recognizable as an Indiana Jones film. Breaks my heart. “Fate of Atlantis” was just sitting there!
@jwrinzler Brain hurts. But am up to p. 250 in the layout, adding in some good storyboards–one has Ackbar with lobster bib.
@jonathansfrakes directing #Castle w @NathanFillion @stanakatic title of episode…The Final Frontier…go figure…
@mishacollins The show about the two underwear model brothers who are always hallucinating about ghosts just turned 7. May it have many years to come.
@Sean_M_Maher God is a Browncoat- who knew??? “@Magietagie: @Sean_M_Maher Seen this? RT: Funny! We knew he was a Browncoat at heart! http://twitpic.com/au78rf ”
@sasharoiz“@NBCGrimm: Waiting for #ThankGrimmItsFriday triggers more #shirtlessrage. Right, @SashaRoiz? pic.twitter.com/iEyrVb6H” you better believe it
@danharmon Sold! RT @DamonLindelof Complains about Dan Harmon getting fired. #iPhone5Features
@simonpegg How do you get past the curse of the “:”? You get rid of it altogether. Trek ain’t a noun, it’s a verb. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS MAY 2013
@davegibbons90 Finally saw DREDD. Absolutely nailed the mood and character. *****