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The big Licensing Expo is happening in Las Vegas. That's where studios go to drum up business and interest in future projects. ComingSoon.net went around, taking pictures of the various posters and promo images of the upcoming movies.

Firstshowing.net then went ahead and also posted images. Scroll down, and you may see what was done for Guardians:


Which then sparked this.

Hm. One major character is missing from this image. Crud.

Happy to see they got the first image from Croods!


Just for quick comparison-reminder, this is what Zhao hinted at: the original image of Jack Frost, posted way back around 2009...

and this, 2011

Personally...well, I'm biased, so I can't give my opinion. Don't be afraid to be honest about it, if you have any thoughts on it.

The whole 47 Ronin thing was inspired by a reaction from another story artist at our studio XD. I just had to use it! Thank you, Anthony!
Keanu Reeves?


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Jun. 15th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
I have seen rough versions of this that made it work.
Here...no comments.
Jun. 15th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
YAY MORE IMAGES FROM GUARDIANS- ...his... his beautiful faaaaceeeee... D: I liked the original one because it didn't look so... squashed and with the weird CGI cartoony look. It was so cool and now it's so... not. D:

Also, I salute your friend Anthony, I probably would've had the exact same rant! I'm glad Mysterious Closet Character went off on it! *high fives Mysterious Closet Character!*
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
That darn CG blender, right?
Mysterious closet character has taste, I have to agree.
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Jun. 15th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)

Jun. 15th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the posters! Yay new pics! :)

Looking forward to see the characters move! I'll give an opinion after ;)

Jun. 15th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
It is true that animation does give them a lot more life. Still pictures can be treacherous.
Jun. 15th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
They're making a movie of that You Sank My Battleship! board game? *googles* Gah, they are. Wow...

And I like the original Jack a whole lot more.
Jun. 15th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. As I posted to someone else, Hollywood is turning to board games (ok, so they did Clues ages ago).
Their most recent is taking this:
to make this:

Jun. 15th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Every single one of the characters on that poster has the exact. Same. Smirk. Not a good sell, guys. Why did they remove all of the personality from Jack's face? He looks like the teenager I buy Cinnabons from at the mall!

Pfh. The original design looked so cool and weird and fae.
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love your short analysis! XD
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Jun. 15th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, movie studios are now going to board games for movie..ideas.
I mean, they took this:
And made it into this:

I'm still waiting for Trivial Pursuit XD
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Jun. 15th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Noooo! His face...not mischevious enough. It's like they reshaped his eyes, and his entire facial structure. And minus those faint freckles? :C
Jun. 15th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
And Zhao laughs...
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Jun. 15th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Indeed...indeed my dear! :)
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
I kinda like Jack's look. Maybe I'm just blind but I don't think it's that different from the original promo pic.

I just think it's a shame that all the other characters look so boring.
Jun. 16th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
It's tricky, when the characters are just posing. They're more interesting when moving, which is true of all animation.
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
I like the original Jack a bit better -- the poster looks like it's trying too hard for anime-without-pointy-chin, which drifts towards the Uncanny Valley -- but I think I can assume that he looks better in motion, and his True Handsomeness will shine through!

This is something that I should take my 11-year-old to see, yes?
Jun. 16th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
Animation does improve everything a thousand times, 'tis true!

Every child is different. Wait for the movie reviews (in one year) and choose wisely ;)
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Jun. 15th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
I did a double take, and then checked the studio...
my fears were confirmed. It's Dreamworks.

This is all I could think of: http://topmoviez.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/difference-pixar-dreamworks.jpg

and I also agree with the shadow guy, Keanu Reeves? Samurai? what. What. WHAT.
Jun. 16th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
Ah yes, the "smarm" expression.
It's also spreading way beyond Dreamworks- Cars from Pixar have been infected too!

Keanu as a Samurai. Maybe they're going for a Tom Cruise "Last Samurai" thing? I don't know.
Jun. 16th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Haha, mysterious closet guy has excellent taste!

And Jack seems to have lost some personality in his design. I agree with the comment above. He's gone from a sort of impish-looking unique figure to generic celebrity kid look. XD

Jun. 16th, 2011 07:25 am (UTC)
Always tricky with a still image- animation will improve his looks.

Jun. 16th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
Ahahahahaha, I clicked the first link, saw the 47 Ronin Keanu thing and went off to rant at anyone in earshot for five minutes before returning to read the comic. I then proceeded to almost die laughing. Mr. In-the-closet, without seeing you, you are my favorite already.

And as for the Jack Frost face thing...I am made very sad by these changes if they are to be permanent. The first design had such a nice feel to it and fun to look at, now he has the facial interest of an albino Ken doll. ;_;
Jun. 16th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Mysterious closet guy is glad he already has a fan of sorts.
Jun. 16th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
...Keanu Reeves...is a Ronin...HE'S NOT EVEN JAPANESE!!!! ARGH!!!! FUUUUU- *dons kilt, grabs Claymore off the wall and makes for the nearest bus station* Mysterious Closet Thing, I am so with you.

To actually be honest: I rather like the look of Jack in Roomates best! But To choose between the two: the original is so much better. He had EPIC eyebrows...now they're just lame.

So I freely admit to being kinda excited for Battleship, solely because Alexander Skarsgard is in it. *Rwrawr*
Jun. 16th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
Let's see...we had Tom Cruise in Last Samurai, Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin.
There are talks of remaking 7 samurai plus still rumours of Akira (but not set in Japan).
Oy! *facepalm*

Ha ha, maybe Jack can regain his epic eyebrows during the making of the film. Let's see if he can make them grow XD

I don't know what they'll do with Battleship- straight war movie or some sort of twist to it all, almost like War Games but with ships.
I really don't have the faintest idea.
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