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November 9, 2012 3:29 pm Love TheLastSon21's Constantine pic. Simple costume but he nails that classic pose of JC lighting a fag. Zombiekil1a's costume is terrifying. Anyone who ever wondered what the bastard child of the Joker and Leatherface would look like need wonder no longer.
June 8, 2012 9:10 pm See, I went into this movie willing to follow the path Spaihts, Scott and Lindelof took us and like you, I do think there's still a lot of fascinating non-xeno material to be mined from the franchise. But I just didn't think what Prometheus had to offer was very captivating and I hope that if Prometheus 2 comes along, there's more depth involved. But hey different strokes n all that. Very well written review as always. I find your stuff comes across more as personal essays than reviews which is way more interesting than "Actor X was good. Scene Y was awesome, etc."
June 8, 2012 8:43 pm See I'm in a minority because I way prefer Aliens over Alien. Cameron's film is my revered xeno movie, not Scott's original. And one of the things that had that Alien didn't is a cast of characters that were far more engaging than anyone on the Nostromos. Yes Ripley was the only one to go through any real development (although are perceptions do change of characters like Burke and Bishop) but at least Cameron gives the rest of his one-note grunts memorable lines and entertaining banter. I felt in the face of such a dour, mysterious plot, Lindelof missed an opportunity to have any interesting interplay between the crew
June 8, 2012 8:11 pm Apologies for the rant but none of my friends have seen it and I needed to air my discontent some way!
June 8, 2012 8:10 pm This was my most anticipated movie going into Summer but as I left the cinema, I realised that the sinking feeling in my stomach that was present for most of the movie wasn't fear or dread but bitter disappointment. No doubt it may be one of the best looking films of the year but the characters and script are simply piss poor bar David (a great performance that proves why The Fass is one of the best actors today). I felt the problem was it was stuck in a halfway house between being an Alien prequel and tackling the larger themes Scott is so clearly fascinated about. It shuns a lot of the Alien mythology in an attempt to meditate on where life began. Such a fresh take on a franchise is laudable and I was completely open to a film that explored non-xenomorph areas of the alien Universe but the problem is that the script simply doesn't have enough depth or substance to keep me captivated, bar a couple of ominous scenes of dialogue. Which basically means that in a movie meant to explore our beginnings I'm left just wanting to see Aliens fuck shit up. SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT: It's made worse by the blatant sequel baiting that denies us an answer to one of the key questions the movie raises (aka: why the fuck did the engineers create us only to try and wipe us out?). Since all the characters bar David are so trite, that central mystery was one of the only things I had to hold on to, and instead the movie just shrugs its' shoulders and ends. I totally get that the point may be that some things we will never know about the universe,etc. but since all the character arcs and development are so poor, all it managed to do was leave a bitter taste in my mouth.
January 17, 2012 3:27 pm I don;t buy the book I've just kept an eye on it since the relaunch cuz I was curious to see how it would do. The point isn't that it offends me, it's just eye-rolling. I don't have an beef with his storytelling or general ability. Just that subjectively, his need to constantly put women in sexy or alluring positions when the scene doesn't call for it is rather irritating.
January 17, 2012 3:00 pm His cheesecake art is outrageous though. He's definitely not a bad artist but his shameless urge to draw sexy ladies constantly is embarrassing. I've no problem with showing an attractive lady in a superhero book but March absolutely pores over them. It really distracts from the story and reminds me that comics haven't quite gotten away from that sexless, horny stereotype yet.
June 6, 2011 2:41 pm Regarding the Archie email, while I agree with Conor that you wouldn't want to see any of the things he described in an Archie comic, I do think he jumped to one extreme without considering the full argument. Yes we should all be agreed that no one wants to see such troubling, deadly serious subjects like rape or abortion in Archie, but at the same time I think there's some "real life issues" that can be tackled in a manner that is instructive, while still remaining light hearted and entertaining. 
June 6, 2011 2:22 pm Good God, Guillem March has some of the most unashamedly cheesecake (yet admittedly pretty) art I've ever. 
January 19, 2011 3:09 pm After reading his mediocre work at Marvel I'm so glad for this. Diggle needs a serious kick up the ass. He hasn't written anything near the quality of The Losers or his Hellblazer run in years (or if he has, I haven't read it). Hopefully a creator owned work will be more refreshing, both for him and the reader, after a couple of years of so-so superhero stuff.