MAY 25, 2012
TRANSCRIPT: PWC Comic & Sci-Fi Focus
DATE: May 25, 2012
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REPORT: May 25, 2012
Welcome! You’re watching PWC: Comic & Sci-Fi Focus. I’m Chip Perro and Today is May 25, 2012. Full access to all Perro Worldwide Comics content is available at www.perroworldwide.com.
Opinion of The Week
So, I was at Target the other day, and Men In Black I, Men In Black II, and the Target exclusive of Men In Black: The Animated Series were on sale. All three sets came with an offer for a free ticket to see Men In Black III.
I thought it was a good deal. And it’s exactly the type of thing I like to see before the release of a popular sequel. Men In Black: The Animated Series has never been on DVD. It was a good show. And to get it on DVD, all it took was a third movie and some executive to say that releasing the series would be a good promotion.
I like the hype that companies go through when they’re releasing the next chapter of a franchise. It gets people excited, as well as thinking about the newest release. As someone who hasn’t thought much about Men In Black since the sequel came out in 2002, it’s been good seeing all these releases.
Personally, I went ahead and bought the animated series and Men In Black I. I already had Men In Black II, and had no reason to buy it again. Now I’ve got two free tickets to see Men In Black III and I’m looking forward to it, far more than I was before all this targeted advertising.
Weekly Comic Review
My comic pick this week is Amazing Spider-Man #686. It’s the penultimate (I’ve always liked that word, which for some reason, I only see in solicits for comic books) and features Doctor Octopus.
It was an interesting issue. Check it out it you’re looking to take a break from the Avengers VS X-Men event and want to see something focusing on your friendly neighborhood spider!
TV & Film Portfolio
Over the past several weeks, I’ve previewed each of the big comic and sci-fi movies coming out this summer. We took a look at: The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black III, and The Dark Knight Rises.
As of right now, The Avengers is shattering box office records, and Men In Black III opened today!
I’m curious to see how these movies will rank when Summer comes to an end. Which ones will have the highest box office numbers? Will Avengers remain top dog, or will The Dark Knight dethrone the team? And how will Spider-Man and Men In Black place?
Here’s my prediction. And remember… This isn’t about which movie is the best, it’s about how they will rank in box office dollars.
I think it’s a safe bet that Men In Black III will be on the bottom. Unless it really wins big with the kid audience, I don’t think it’s going to rake in more money than the other three comic book adaptations. I think The Amazing Spider-Man will come in third place. And then, it’s a toss-up for top film. Avengers may be the king, but The Dark Knight Rises is the sequel to the third highest grossing film ever. Will enough people push this one to the top?
It’s possible, but the villain for this film isn’t as exciting as the Joker, who was so heavily promoted in The Dark Knight. I think most people don’t expect the third film to be as good, so it might not see the numbers it’s predecessor saw. So, I’m going to say that The Avengers will be in first place, followed by The Dark Knight, Then The Amazing Spiderman, and finally, Men In Black III.
It’s been a big week, here at Perro Worldwide! On Monday we reported on filming for Mission Park: Rock Fusion, which took place over the weekend! It was a great shoot!
The project is now being edited, and preview pictures will be appearing on the Perro Worldwide website very soon.
On Tuesday we hosted the latest PWC Hero Cast Party Audition. Fifteen exciting new actors came out to audition for the upcoming Mission Park Quinology. Look for those auditions to appear online in June.
On Wednesday, voting ended for the current group of actors appearing in PWC Hero Cast. The next episode went live today. Head on over to www.pwcherocast.com to see the latest auditions and vote for your favorites.
Yesterday, we released a new recipe! Head on over to perroworldwide.com for the details.
That’s everything for this report! I’m Chip Perro, and you’ve been watching PWC: Comic & Sci-Fi Focus. Have a great week!