recent articles + Saga #5 review + The Walking Dead: Comic Book vs TV Show + The Dark Knight Rises mini-review
Two fun things I’ve been working on lately, one is my usual weekly comic book reviews for Kabooooom! I read and reviewed ‘Saga’ #5 and loved it. Seriously, this book is one of my favorites, maybe ever, and we’re only five issues in!
The second project, and ugh, is project totally the right word, is a series of articles I’m beginning for Nerds in Babeland in where I compare ‘The Walking Dead’ the comic book to ‘The Walking Dead’ the television show, discuss the changes made for the show and whether they worked or not. My first installment is up now and feedback is greatly appreciated!
Now, I apologize. Get ready for another long one folks ‘cause I let the weekend come and go before I updated with my recently contributed articles. To make things a bit more manageable I’ll start with a few you should read only if the headlines tickle your fancy:
If a ‘Star Trek’ Animated Series Was to Happen, It’ll be in the Abrams’ Alternate Timeline| Could There be Dark Elves in ‘Thor: The Dark World’?| ‘The Wolverine’ Concept Poster Now Official, Plus Shooting Begins Next Week| ‘Booster Gold’ Script on its Way to Syfy Next Month
The Emmy nominations have been announced and are as unsurprising as usual. What am I excited about? Game of Thrones and Sherlock were both nominated, with Peter Dinklage, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman scoring acting noms. If these guys don’t win I’ll be furious. I’m already confused because Dinklage was nominated in the Best Supporting category and not Lead Actor. Who do they think is the star of this show, anyway?
Neil deGrasse Tyson defends the original starship Enterprise at Comic-Con and it’s grand. He’s, as always, elegant and awesome. I just love the dude. Watch:
Here’s a few more video related posts worth a watch:
‘Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later’ is very funny. It’s the epilogue we deserved and I can’t wait for more. And those ‘Hobbit’ movies, man do they look gorgeous. Have you heard Peter Jackson now wants to make them into another trilogy!??!! I know! I’m sure they’ll be lovely, but Pete, I can’t wait any longer!
The Olympics begin on Friday and I’m stoked. I don’t know why, because I’m not super into sports or anything, but I freakin’ love the Olympics. Maybe it’s the pageantry, maybe it’s the whole world community atmosphere. I don’t know, but I’m excited. And I’m especially excited once I heard this crazy rumor that I’m praying is true: Mary Poppins and Voldemort to Duel During Opening Ceremonies
How weird is this?!? I don’t care, I think it sounds awesome and I hope they actually pull it off.
Lastly, in the way of articles, I wrote a few things about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Go figure, being THE movie releasing this past weekend.
I haven’t got around to doing a proper review, and I’m not sure I ever will, but I’ve collected a few thoughts about the movie and the tragedy in Aurora below the cut.
What I will say is I liked it, a lot. It’s a grand finale to Nolan’s epic Batman opus. Unfortunately, it’s the weakest of his three Batman films and I think it’s because with what he achieved with ‘The Dark Knight’ - probably one of the greatest super hero movies ever - any kind of conclusion would never feel fully satisfactory. I will say for an ending, to his Batman and his Gotham, it works. And shit! You’ve gotta be impressed that he’s able to give Batman an ending. The Caped Crusader will never get that kind of treatment anywhere else because The Batman is ongoing, forever vigilant and all that.
Highlights are most definitely Tom Hardy’s Bane and Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman. They’re excellent, and really, across the board the acting is top notch. Gary Oldman’s Gordon is a total badass, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a great sidekick even without actually being a sidekick. And Michael Caine, dammit, his Alfred made me cry! Christian Bale never really won me over as Batman, his Bruce Wayne sure, but his Batman always struck me as off. It could have been influenced by the plethora of parody or “the voice,” which I’ll never get used to. But I will say I’m sad to see him go. By the end he really embodied Nolan’s vision of Batman, which is far more about the idea than the man.
But after recent events, Bale as completely won me over. I’m sure by now you’re aware of the horrible massacre that occurred in Aurora, Colorado. It’s left me feeling angry and violated because something I love was twisted and turned into something dangerous.
So it was wonderful to hear Christian Bale visited victims in Aurora. At least something postive can come from this tragedy and it shows what a stand up guy he is. Really, well done. Way to make Batman proud.
For some reason these images are what struck me the most, of Bale visiting the make-shift memorial at the theatre:
If you’d like to know how you can help the victims in Aurora please visit GivingFirst.org.