Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vent Blog: Why Mess With A Good Thanos?

If you know Marvel movies, then you know that the mid-credits and/or post-credits scenes that follow the awesome films are jam packed with foreshadows, spoilers, and Easter eggs. Therefore, at the end of the 1.5 billion dollar grossing superhero film The Avengers, I was genuinely mind-blown, freaked out and in awe of seeing the Mad Titan come to life on the big screen, if only for a few seconds. The man behind the amazing makeup prosthetics was none other than actor and stuntman Damion Poitier who's worked with Joss Whedon before in his shows "Firefly" and "Dollhouse" as well as working on "Charmed" and True Blood. As Thanos he looked amazing with a grin that could shatter worlds. The scene alluded to Thanos' presence in future Marvel movies and I was so excited! I started following Poitier's page for updates and found that the handsome actor is a genuinely awesome guy with an adorably geeky sense of humor with a love for two sweet pups. 

Imagine my surprise and anger to learn that in upcoming films such as The Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos would be voiced and portrayed through performance capture by Josh Brolin. 

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanos#Film

You can see Poitier in the top photo with eery, glowing blue eyes looking like a villain you could reach out and touch, but wouldn't want to because he'd crush you like a bug. The bottom photo is the performance capture Thanos, which to me is a disappointing and downgraded version. The muted purple tones and undeniable CGI-ness leave me shaking my head and shouting, "Poitier for Thanos!"
"Poitier for Thanos!"