I didn’t hate Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, but I didn’t love it either. Sucker Punch had a huge presence at last years Comic Con, and while I didn’t feel like sleeping outside to get into Hall H, there was a lot of “buzz” surrounding the film; after all it was Zack “300” Snyder, the same guy that gave us Dawn of the Dead, and Watchmen… That’s a pretty solid track record. What happens when you give a “visionary” director total creative freedom? You get Sucker Punched (see what I did there?).
Even if you hate LOST, It’s hard to argue that finding Evangeline Lilly wasn’t a stroke of good luck. From the icy far away land of “Canada”, Lilly was a total unknown prior to playing convict Kate Austen for five seasons of mind bending mystery. We just got wind that Lilly landed a part in Peter Jackson’s upcoming two-part “Hobbit” film as a wood elf elf named, Tauriel. I always thought that Lilly had very Elven features, obviously Jackson’s casting director agreed with me. Here is what Peter Jackson had to say on the matter.
Peter Jackson – “Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel. Her name means ‘daughter of Mirkwood’ and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life.”
It also dawned on me that Lilly was romantically linked to Dominic Monaghan for quite some time. Can Hobbits and Elves do that?