Since I dissolved my other blog - because really? why was I splitting up my audience? and I was never really updating it anyway - I need to begin sharing things I write here for you people to read. So here goes…
Having only been five years since we last saw Spidey on the big screen, the timing of The Amazing Spider-Man hurts more than it helps. Add in the facts only two months ago we were hyperventilating over The Avengers and in a few weeks we’ll be in the midst of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight finale, and it only gets worse for the web-slinger. That being said, The Amazing Spider-Man is by no means a bad movie, or a bad super hero movie. It’s just that now, in 2012, the stakes for the super hero movie have been raised and Spider-Man falls a little short.
But like I said, Amazing Spider-Man is a good movie. Marc Webb scores big by crafting a believable origin for the teen hero that is more emotionally nuanced than Raimi’s and having a cast who deliver great performances across the board. The web-slinging and parkour acrobatics look fantastic, so good you’ll be craving more. And there’s one of the film’s hiccups, for a summer action flick there should be more heart-pounding action to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film’s highlights come not from spectacle or the climatic battle, but rather from the quiet moments between characters.
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Exorcism is something we are all well aware of thanks to a popular movie from the 70s, but it isn’t all head spinning and pea soup vomit. Possession is a scary business, and someone who’s called in to administer or assist in an exorcism must be strong of will and heart. B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1 is about those kinds of people, those with the grit and determination to tangle with demons.
Written by Mike Mignola and Cameron Stewart with art from Stewart and Dave Stewart, Exorcism is very familiar territory for the team and you can feel their ease in telling the story. This issue works well as a jumping on point for those uninitiated with Hellboy or the B.P.R.D franchise. I feel confident about this because I’m not very well versed in those comics myself, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and never felt too lost or confused.
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