Monday, June 24, 2013

Thoughts on an Inconstant World: All Galactus Edititon

It takes a big man to admit when he's mistaken. It had long been my impression that in his initial appearance the classic Stan Lee/ Jack Kirby character was not, in fact, wearing pants underneath his gigantic skirt when he first appeared. I have since discovered that this incorrect thanks to this video--

Though you have to wonder considering that Galactus is a giant and is literally standing over tons of people how much the pants really help.

PASSERBY: AHHH! I can see up his skirt!
GALACTUS: Judge not, mortal. The fashion choices of Galactus are beyond such as yourself.
GALACTUS: Galactus is not bound by your mortal conception of modesty  Galactus is beyond good and evil. Galactus does what he must--- goes where he must-- AND WHERE GALACTUS GOES, GALACTUS GOES COMMANDO!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thoughts on the Man of Steel

Actual conversation I had with my father about Man of Steel:

Dad: "How was the movie?"
ME: "It's the best Superman movie ever made."
Dad: "That bad, huh."

As you've probably guessed by now, the Christopher Reeves Superman films are not exactly regarded as cinematic breakthroughs around the house. (Yes, yes, I know people who will defend Christopher Reeves' portrayal of Superman in the first movie. To which my rebuttal is that Gene Hackman's utterly terrible portrayal of Lex Luthor has completely and utterly eclipsed any aspects of the movie that I might have otherwise enjoyed. Although, taking my fading recollection, I don't think there was much about that movie that I thought was that great otherwise.)

Actually, Man of Steel was pretty awesome. I think it's the first Superman movie to really capture that sense of awe that regular people would feel if  they lived in a universe where Superman actually existed. A combination of "Oh, my God. That dude's flying! That's awesome!"  and "Holy Shit! This completely contradicts everything I believed about the universe and the laws of nature.  I'm scared. Hold me."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Useless Bits of Genius: Everything Wrong with the Dark Knight for 4 Minustes or Less

Damon Lindelof hates this video. That alone is good enough reason for me to post it. (No, I'm not letting the whole ending of Lost thing go).