Guillermo is Great!

14 Nov

I’ve finally come to terms with what happened to Tim Burton. The real Tim is gone and the days of his dark, funny, quirky and sometimes depressing movies have vanished. I moved on with my life and started secretly obsessing over Robert Rodriguez. Planet Terror, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico were all horrible, yet magical in their own way. Then I read Rodriguez left his wife of 16 years and his five children for Rose McGowan. I’m not especially judgmental, but believe me I’m judging.

With both directors tainted, I moved on to the only logical choice – Guillermo del Toro.

What’s so great about Guillermo? Let me tell you:

1. He’s married to his high school sweetheart. That’s adorable and all the cool kids marry their high school boyfriend or girlfriend.

2. He owns a separate house for all his books, posters and movie memorabilia. Del Toro has said, “As a kid, I dreamed of having a house with secret passages and a room where it rained 24 hours a day. The point of being over 40 is to fulfill the desires you’ve been harboring since you were 7.” Agreed!

3. He’s an author (The Strain) and was a special effects make-up artist for 10 years.

4. He’s made some pretty dark and fun movies – Hellboy 1 & 2, Blade 2 and Pan’s Labyrinth.

5.  Last but not least, he’s in talks to do Justice League Dark.

Rumors have been circulating the internet for weeks that Guillermo will adapt and direct Justice League Dark a.k.a Heaven Sent. Now, Del Toro has acknowledged that yes, there are discussions about a Heaven Sent movie. The movie will feature DC’s supernatural heroes like Zatanna, John Constantine and Swamp Thing.

Guillermo directing would such a change from the popcorn Superhero movie and it makes me wonder what the rating will be.

If this ends up happening, everyday until the release date will fill me with unbearable excitement. For years, I have been telling people about my love for Man-Thing. Almost every time I try to educate someone on his greatness they say “Ewww he’s ugly” or “Who or what is Man-Thing?” What is Man-Thing? He’s awesome – that’s what he is.

It’s about time the weird and ugly superheroes get some exposure. I love my mainstream characters like Batman, but come on – how bad does he have it? Yes, your parents died and that’s tragic, but you’re still rich, brilliant and good looking.

Take a look at Man-Thing and Swamp Thing…still think Batman has a rough life?


2 Responses to “Guillermo is Great!”

  1. JP November 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Guillermo is great and it would be awesome to have some more diversity in superhero genre.

    My favourite movie of his is Pan’s Labyrinth and I’m always recommending it to people at work who want a good fantasy movie, but I’m always crushed when they say they won’t watch a movie with subtitles…

    What’s your favourite Guillermo film?

    • calmiron November 16, 2012 at 5:45 am #

      Pan’s Labyrinth is amazing and my fav Guillermo movie, but I do love Blade 2.

      It’s so strange when people refuse to see a foreign movies.They miss out on so many interesting movies that don’t adhere to American film standards.

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