Apr
19
2017

The endearingly bloodily folkloric ‘Siren’ trailer.

I will say this for the Siren trailer: the mermaid in it looks properly alarming.

There’s nothing really… bad… about her features (my wife notes that the pupils are very, very contracted), but I’m not really surprised to find out later that she’s got the ability to transform into something with razor-sharp teeth and a taste for human flesh. Extra points for her dolphin-style underwater attack, too.  It might make up for the heavy-handed message fiction hinted at in the trailer, but what the heck. I always like to see the old folklore get used without first getting all of the blood and pain cleaned off first.

Comes out on Freeform in 2018. I keep hearing about this channel, for some reason. Weird.

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9 Comments

  • qixlqatl says:

    I could watch that….

  • acat says:

    Freeform appears to be Disney Inc. trying to keep the audience their cartoon and live-action kid-friendly shows worked so hard to build…
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    Think “Life of Julia**” only in media consumption terms.
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    Of course, I would be *most* happy if they’d announce they’ve got Atticus Shaffer under contract to play Miles Vorkosigan .. start with a somewhat re-worked “Warrior’s Apprentice” and work out from there.
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    Mew

    • acat says:

      ** I apologize for the political reference, I couldn’t come up with a better example.
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      As always, you may replace this with another appropriate reference at your convenience, or just delete the whole thing, that’s fine too.
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      Mew

    • jeboyle says:

      I’d watch that.

    • AndaO says:

      Is someone thinking about doing a Miles Vorkosigan? or just hopeful thinking?

      • acat says:

        It’s not even hopeful, as far as I can tell.
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        Just one cat grumbling “if Hollywood weren’t so cranio-rectally confused, there’s *MONEY* to be made here ..”
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        Mew

  • Luke says:

    I support the genocide of man-eating monsters.
    Is this even controversial?

    • nicklevi86 says:

      That’s the whole point of the story, I suppose. Are they man eating monsters, or just aggressively defending their (surf&)turf? The marine food chain does not care about human moral sense, only survival.

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