BTW, just to lighten the mood, considering the heated debates over this game in the past, here are a couple really cute things:
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/11/29/mario-meets-metroid/ (Metroid done Mario style)
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/08/30/legotroid/ (Metroid made of Lego)
A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.
Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs