Mmmm yes, every shitty EW cover is like going home. And then it’s a frenzy of clawing and scraping away from the light as I realize going home in this case is death, at least for any sense of taste.

Moving on, there’s also a new TDKR image that’s clearly straight out of an asset package for Spencer’s cardboard standee department or something. You can tell by the backing on the hair, if the fact that no promo image ever comes clipped out like that doesn’t tell you already. Either way, ass:

And finally we at least get a substantial nugget from Tom Hardy (in that EW issue above) that both acknowledges the complaints concerning the unintelligibly of his dialogue, and kind of suggests shit isn’t going to change.

“It’s a risk, because we could be laughed at — or it could be very fresh and exciting. As the film progresses, I think you’ll be able to tune to its setting.”

So much of the swirl around this movie has been baffling – the stubborn fixation on this voice issue, and most of all the relatively thin marketing efforts that have time-after-time allowed shitty promo shots and licensing images to rule the conversation. I get that we weren’t going to get another TDK-scaled ARG campaign, but how did the studio not understand that this would be one of the most anticipated films of all time, and that some sort of controlled stream of content was needed?

To Warner Brothers: Don’t Tron out on us or anything with incessant material, but figure it out. Come up with something new and befitting the phenomenon this represents. This is 2004 shit guys, jeez.

I’m just a bit annoyed at the fact that my brainspace on this film has been more shaped by the kind of imagery you find on action figure clamshells than actual professional imagery from adults.

We’ll all be there on July 20th suppose, so fuck it.

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