FROM DEEP FAKES TO D-DAYS AND GOOD OMENS TO TO X-MEN: A BIG WEEK IN THE VIRAL VIDEO WORLD!
There is arguably a resurgence of late in Viral Content. And, as is just and correct for our title..we consolidate it every now and again..right here, just for you. You are most welcome. Enjoy!
STALLONE! SCHWARZENEGGER! DEEP FAKE!
Their rivalry was legendary in the 80s and 90s. Two action heroes, frequently considered for the same roles and often competing at the Box Office. But how would Sly look in Arnie’s signature role? Let’s find out!
FROM DEEP FAKE TO (NOT) FAKE NEWS..
The UK hosted President Trump. There were of course mixed feelings ‘on both sides’. And yet? The whole affair was choreographed beautifully and went swimmingly. This was about honouring the history of two great nations and their alliance in the face of evil. And that segued, seamlessly, into the D-Day commemorations.
In the interests of balance, I have included objective, complimentary and satirical/critical perspectives. But it was a successful visit and you cannot take that away, empirically.
D-DAY was of course, deeply moving this year. 75 years! Incredible.
The veterans so full of LIFE and so casual about their own timeless heroism, resilience and pervasive spirit of endeavour. They also seemed to have a great spirit of FUN! When we bemoan, sometimes unfairly, the contrast with subsequent generations? It is THESE inspirational survivors who remind us how normal they all were and how they just enjoyed life to the fullest as they still do; having risen to an occasion of history because the only option, back then, was extinction in the face of evil. LOVED the parachute jump, too: beautiful stuff.
And, speaking of tradition? The week finished up with some of Britain at its best, again! TROOPING THE COLOUR: A personification of military precision and pageantry played to perfection.
MEANWHILE, IN ACTUAL MOVIES / ENTERTAINMENT WORLDS..
X MEN promoted the Dark Phoenix movie. This is NOT as ‘bad’ a film as has been painted by some. Its failure is in many senses a product of Marvel’s dominance of this market. ENDGAME is not yet out of cinemas completely and we all KNOW that the titular Xavier-mentored bunch of mutants are headed now to Marvel’s evolving cinematic universe, thereby making this ‘ first class-phoenix’ iteration redundant, already. There is still a fine cast at work here and the promotion is an entertainment in itself.
THE GOOD OMENS CAST WERE ALSO AT IT ON THE WHOLE VIRAL FRONT..
(NB Look out for a cameo from Chris ‘THOR’ Hemsworth: also out on promotional duties fro MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL).
Have a great week, one and all! 🙂