It’s a World Of Darkness And Chaos… // artwork by Marko Manev (2013)
Aquaman (OG Remix) // artwork by Ogi Grujic (2014)
So I Just Watched… RoboCop (MGM/ Columbia - 2014)
Huge Spoilers coming this way so be warned.
If you are 30-something like me, when you sit down to watch this film you inevitably will want to compare it to the original. Do yourself a favor: Don’t. Chances are, you are gonna hate this one. The original Robocop was released in 1987. It featured a cast of mostly unknown fellas or actors of modest fame. The property gave every single one of them their 15 minutes in the spotlight. (enough to warrant two sequels, one cartoon and a line of toys). Of course what stood out was the main character: Peter Weller as Alex Murphy/ Robocop. The performance of this man was so unbelievably good that you almost shared the pain of the heavy losses he experienced during that film. That said the 27 years old story didn’t really need the upgrade because it’s not dated at all yet. But since Hollywood is out of ideas, they just remake everything under the sun including the classics. Proving again and again that in the current movie industry there’s nothing sacred.
In 2014 we have Joel Kinnaman donning a redesigned suit of armor to play a new, more agile and more organic (ew!) Robocop. The wooden acting of this guy actually helps him through all the film (he’s playing a robot you know!) and it’s up to veterans Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jacky Earle Haley and Sam Jackson to carry on the film which they do efficiently (but not great). And although the music carry some of the great original soundtrack by Basil Polidorus it relies more on well known american classics to carry on the story music-wise. Again, it’s only good. Not great. What hurts most this film (if you’ve watched the original) It’s the heavily toned down violence. It’s my understanding that this was done intentionally to achieve a PG-13 rate for the film. But Robocop it’s a brutal robot with few organic parts who kept his conscience and his soul. He who shoots criminals on sight with his fucking huge ass gun, not some pussy cyborg who carries around a 50.000 volt teaser gun.
All in all this film it’s not as bad as i’m making it look, If you are under 17 and don’t know the character you may very well like it and enjoy it for what it is (do yourself a favor however: watch the original after this one. You’ll thank me for life). But for the old fans of the character… well I guess it’s just good news that they decided to keep the property alive. Yo did just good Jose Padilha… Here’s hoping that if you get to make a sequel you can do better!
Paul Bettany has been cast to Play The Vision in “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” // by Variety (2014)
Well this took long enough! the man who has voiced JARVIS, Tony Stark’s personal A.I in four films will have a corporeal form as “The Vision” in the upcoming Avengers :Age Of Ultron. Want to know who The Vision is? read here!
Wonder Woman // artwork by Alex Garner (2012)
Superman // artwork by John Romita Jr. (2014)
In one of the greatest news i could ever receive this day Dc just announced that mister Marvel Universe John Romita Jr. will pencil the core Superman book with Geoff Johns writing. Don’t know about you but i sure want to read this. It’s also sad that DC has to fish on Marvel’s talent pool to make the character relevant again after making him unreadable for a long time in the hands of Scott Lobdell. Click on the link for more about these news!