A small vignette from the beginning of the “Crossed” event. Note the man in shorts waving at the viewer?
Also: This is the Big Secret
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Didn’t we have enough Norah Jones when Norah Jones was doing it? This is the most vanilla boring song that has ever lurched from my speakers during a commercial. Moby might be able to get away with it, but Jewel learned to her chagrin that while Jingles are memorable, if your song is one, you suck.
No, we Americans are significantly more hardy and determined than our British counterparts. Our expectation is our peoples will stand on their own two feet and make their own way through life.
Does anyone else think that it is a good chance that we’ll see snow on the ground by September 31st this year? The glorious weather we had just a week and a bit past appears to have been what would have been a heat wave in a normal summer (40+ degrees) but was the only thing that looked like summer this year.
I’m going to hibernate this winter, call me when the Great Lakes have dried up due to the heat.
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The sucky weather has come back in force; oh well. It was summer for a few days anyway.
This is no way to get things going if you are going to pick up Amateur Super Heroics. In fact, I might suggest that this looks like total failure. This is the climax of issue one of Kick Ass (soon to be a major motion picture in theaters from Lions’ Gate). The basic plot isn’t really that much, no real motivations except heroics (maybe dead mommy issues) and the desire to do something. The “real” world has a share of the “Duff Man” styled super heroes running around being fat in tights. Kick Ass looks to say “those are the posers, this is what happens when you really want to do something”
Things improve for our protagonist by issue two:
I can’t say I was really into Kick Ass when it first came out, I had a full plate of Invincible and other standard superheroes and “alternate superheroics” (The Boys, Black Summer, Etc) do read. So when Kick Ass wasn’t right there for me to read, I missed a few issues and then forgot about it. It was violent and gritty, but “The Boys” showed superheropes getting their orbits cracked by a little scottish Simon Pegg. How could Kick Ass compete? A Movie is a good start.
The Intro seems to mirror the first pages of the Comic and the extended trailers looks REALLY amazing and the clips convinced me of Nic Cages commitment to the material. It looks like Kick Ass will be setting the “Violent as a Japanese Guro Horror” bar for 2010, but really, I hope it’s not just ridiculous violence like Machine Girl or Tokyo Gore Police.