If only Hollywood were this creative.

If you like superhero movies, it might be worth your while to check out two of the "trailers" currently featured over on TheForce.net, "Grayson" and "World's Finest." The first is about Dick Grayson resuming the role of Robin after the death of Batman, and the second is, as the title would suggest to Silver Age DC fans everywhere, a Batman/Superman team-up movie. They're low budget (not that you can always tell), and they'll never be made into real films, but they're a lot of fun, and better than a lot of full length superhero movies churned out by the soulless automatons at the major movie studios ("X2" and "Superman: The Movie" excepted, 'natch). Check 'em out.

Fun fact #1: "Grayson" features former WCW Nitro Girl Kimberly Page as "Villainess" (meaning Catwoman, but they can't come right out and say it, I guess).

Fun fact #2: The guy playing Superman in "World's Finest" looks kinda like one of my old supervisors from back when I worked at MetLife. Creepy.


Added 5:07 p.m., 10/5/04 - It's also worth your while to check out "Pink Five" and "Pink Five Strikes Back," which feature the adventures of Stacey, a Rebel pilot criminally left out of the original Star Wars trilogy. With any luck, one day she'll get her own action figure (If characters like Background NonSpeakingRole and OneLine BountyHunter can get figs, she deserves one, too... actual Lucasfilm property or not!).

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