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The Valiant Cinematic Universe Begins with Bloodshot!

I’m no fan of Valiant Comics. I’ve read a couple of titles here and there, but none have been able to stick with me. So I’m at least vaguely aware of some of their characters. I for sure know about Bloodshot, and he’s getting a movie!

Two trailers were released today.

The movie looks pretty good. Looks tough, looks like it has some charm. Though you’ll notice that Bloodshot’s iconic look — seen here — doesn’t show up at all in either trailer. I’m all for Vin Diesel, but you’re not even going to show us comic book Bloodshot in the trailers for the Bloodshot movie? Surely we’ve reached a point where studios aren’t afraid to actually show the superhero in the trailer. Granted, they didn’t show Venom in the first Venom trailer…but c’mon! People know Venom. Nobody knows Bloodshot.

But who am I to talk? The Bloodshot movie comes out on Feb. 21. Normally February is a dumping ground for bad movies, but studios have been seeking to reclaim February for years now.

And perhaps Valiant hits this one out of the park! Maybe this will be the start of the Valiant Cinematic Universe! Then we can get movies about X-O Manowar, Harbinger and perhaps even Faith! I would think Faith would be a solid option for a film. Valiant could score some points with a light-hearted flick about a plus-sized superhero. That hasn’t been done before, and Valiant is the one comic company poised to make it work.

We’ll see how all of this shakes out in February!

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Pick on Riddick Day

The Riddick movies are an odd franchise. I’m fairly certain they are propelled solely by the will of Vin Diesel, possibly also by the wallet of Vin Diesel. Are there any hardcore Riddick fans out there? Or does he just desperately want a franchise/character to call his own?

He must be doing something right, because I believe Riddick was #1 at the box office this weekend. So that means it’s the perfect time for Cinema Sins to mock both previous movies!

Pitch Black:

Chronicles of Riddick:

And a good time was had by all. I’ve got nothing against Vin Diesel. I rather like the guy. Plus he’s a huge geek, and that’s always a plus in my book. What’s also a plus? Iron Giant.

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