Post by coke & comics on Dec 26, 2016 1:25:11 GMT -5
Analysis is getting easier, because as far as I can tell today only has one entry we haven't seen before:
I thought Thor: The Dark World was a great roller coaster ride. I laughed and thrilled all the way through the theatre and left really energized. I was very pleased with how big and cosmic it made the universe seem. I prefer it to the first Thor film, though there are many MCU films I prefer more, so it wasn't particularly close to my list.
"We live as though the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be." ~Angel
"For all their indisputable intelligence, men take this farce as something serious, and that is their tragedy." ~Brothers Karamazov
foxley beat me to to it but my pick for this 11th day of Christmas is also Batman the animated series. This show got it right in every way. A smart, athletic, dark knight detective series that is fun and gorgeous in its animation. The design of Gotham city. The look of Batman and his extended family of crime-fighters and the villains all say comic book without looking goofy or silly. This is the Batman that a new generation fell in love with and it stands heads above any of the movies for design, style and truly pure smart fun.
Kevin Conroy nailed the Batman voice. Mark Hamill is perfection as the Joker. So much goodness in one cartoon that was must see every afternoon for many years of my misbegotten youth
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!
Post by Crimebuster on Dec 29, 2016 12:58:53 GMT -5
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
Just a ton of fun and a real showcase for what's great about Marvel movies. They took a bunch of characters nobody had heard of before outside hardcore comic fans and made them beloved worldwide simply by making a good movie.
Post by M. W. Gallaher on Dec 31, 2016 10:05:42 GMT -5
#2: Uzumaki (a.k.a. Spiral) (2000) ---
--- One of the things that I've become aware of, as I look back on what kinds of films, books, shows, and comics have most intrigued me, is that I love stories where weird stuff happens without a full explanation. The Prisoner, Lost, Eraserhead, House of Leaves, Twin Peaks... ...and Uzumaki. Of all conceivable threats, what twisted mind would think of a common geometrical pattern as an existential, ubiquitous, and terrifying menace? The guy that wrote and drew the manga masterpiece on which this film was based, Junji Ito: ---
--- Like the massive manga series on which it was based, the film Spiral depicts a small Japanese town going downhill fast as more and more of its residents become obsessed with spirals, and as spirals show up in more and more bizarre tragedies that overtake the village. It's haunting, it's terrifying, and hypnotic. Afraid of a shape? Nonsense! Until you step foot in this bizarre part of the world, where Junji Ito's nightmare is so effectively brought to life. ---