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August 22, 2021 1:56 pm So- I get the GOSH aspect and I share that belief. But- if there isn't some kind of structure or logic- yes even comic book logic, how do you even begin to believe? And yes you have to believe in these worlds and constructs. If there isn't a certain in-house logic your story won't be able to stand on it's own. Without it everything might as well be: "Hero is the best and beats villain against all odds but does it anyway." Beginning-Middle-End of story. It's the details- it's the characterization that makes 'sense' the gets us and keeps us involved in the story. It's subtle but it Has to be there or the story is just a pile of bland jell-o.
August 17, 2021 1:00 pm I too fell asleep. Not a great sign for an action movie. I Am a fan of the Guardians movies and this felt like a cover band of that template. Character timing was a space or too off in almost every scene. Yeah, music stings and one-liners were there but poorly orchestrated. This wasn't a bad movie and if you found ways to enjoy it- great. But it wasn't great craft and its soul felt like a one size fits all James Gunn. I was excited when he was announced for this movie because I thought that he would dive in and uncover the characters- reveal something interesting in a cool setting. That did not happen.
August 9, 2021 8:30 pm Josh proposed he might be too old you basically he just kind of sucks right now. I don't agree with either. I do agree his stuff isn't as compelling right now and stated my theory as to why it might be. Comparing writing a comic book to the rigors of a pro athlete isn't a 1:1 comparison. I haven't heard of too many writers with career-ending injuries but I get your point. However again that is saying in your own way that he's long in the tooth for his career. Hemmingway- Scorcese- Georgia O'keefe are all artists producing some of their most compelling works in later years. And Bendis is not in his later years. The drop-in 'quality' I see is from someone who doesn't seem focused in his comic book work.
August 8, 2021 4:34 pm Whoa - whoa whoa. This whole Bendis is too old or his Marvel work doesn't count is all bullshit. Has his DC work been great- No. And it was def over-celebrated here the first year, it wasn't great then and then turned worse. It was Always - ehh from the beginning. :Let's not start taking the tact that Bendis is losing his touch. You know what is more likely? The man is an industry now. He is involved in how many projects- tv shows- movies - books- etc etc I am saying his focus is split- diluted. He might now have the hunger or instincts for a monthly book but as someone who isn't a super Bendis fanboy I highly doubt it's bc he's lost it. You can see the structure is there it feels more like that fire isn't quite. Ifanboy is famous for asking- "Is Bendis Quitting Comics?" "Are the Fantastic Four Too Old Fashioned for Modern Audiences" Nah- let's not go down that armchair cliche path. Too easy and often just incorrect.
July 25, 2021 4:44 pm Finally to the person asking "It may be just me" in regards to whether Josh "aggressively pissed on Black Widow. The answer yes- listener it Was You. Conor is famous for being overly supportive and enthusiastic of super hero movie- animation films. He definitely gets high on the supply and it usually take some time to get a balanced perspective on the work. I for one appreciated Josh trying to put a skeptical lens on the parts that didn't work. And that movie absolutely had parts that didn't work perfectly. I didn't see it as aggressive or pissing perhaps in contrast to the Black Widow Kool Aid Conor had in his cup it might have - but it wasn't.
July 25, 2021 4:16 pm I'll offer up that saying 'Well met' isn't a whole lot different than 'Good on you' But I agree.
July 25, 2021 4:10 pm I think I have finally cracked the code for Tom King's writing style. Raid all the fan friction sites for a basic premise then infuse it with PTSD and a pointless tragedy. Supergirl goes to a planet with a different color sun so she can get drunk on her 21st birthday? Someone on Angelfire is really pissed right now. Alfred- Wally- Kyrpto?! [ He killed the dog.] Just- why. Did any of these stunts enhance the story for anyone at anytime? Seriously. I know- I know he's such a nice guy and everyone loves him. Sure- but professionally I wish he would sign an exclusive deal with Image and just work on original properties. I think that would just make everyone happy.
July 15, 2021 11:38 am Mythic Quest Season 2 is good - def good not great. It's problem is it doesn't feel like it should repeat season one again and is afraid to be something different for an actual season 2. So it straddles the line between and ends up being a very good impression of season one. Side character development is the real enjoyment here and the main relationship between Poppy and Ian is almost a joke. Also- there is zero chance that mega woke manic pixie knows how to drive a stick.
July 15, 2021 9:36 am Mr. Softee looks like delicious icecream but tastes like they forgot to put the flavor in it. It's dey no DairyQueen on Main street in Topsham.