Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Green Lantern Movie

The news broke last week, but I've been getting more excited about it (in my 30secs of free time per hour) everyday.

Martin Campbell, director of Casino Royale, is pencilled in to direct the Green lantern movie!

The Green Lanterns are an intergalactic police force, who bestow to one being per space sector, a ring and power battery, that allows them to contruct anything they can imagine with a green energy.

Personally, I prefer the Green Lantern corps to Superman, as even though they have similar power levels (faster than a speeding bullet etc.), the Green Lanterns have a more varied weapon, and an easier weakness for villians to exploit: their rings are controlled with will-power. This means that if they lose focus or conciousness, their constructs (including their flight & defense) will fail and they are vunerable.

Should be an awesome film, especially with a proven action director, who can bring character to his heroes, behind it.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

What is The Matrix?

It was my stag night on Saturday, and to start off we had a special screening of The Matrix at my local indie cinema.

What is The Matrix?
The Matrix is still a storming good film 10 years on.

TEN YEARS and people are still copying it and not doing it as well! Amazing.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Ghostbusters the Video Game

This on-off again game is one of two reasons I got a Wii (the other being Star Wars: The Force Unleashed). In the game you play as a new-recruit Ghostbuster, which is a bit of a cheesy way in, but what else are you going to do without playing through the movies? Cliche or not, the promise of wielding my own proton pack with the Wii remote has me near-salivating.

It was first rumoured to have been put on hold as there was discussion of a third Ghostbusters movie that might have wanted to hold on to the video game rights. Following this the publisher, Activision, dropped it as a title (something that is happening quite frequently in the current economic dung-heap), and without anyone to pay for printing, shipping, marketing and the developers salarys for the last few months of production it seemed dead in the water. Enter Atari. With Atari publishing the game is set for a cross-console release this Spring.

Who you gonna call? Yourself!

Battle for the Cowl

Just a quick one as I liked the cover for Battle of the Cowl #2 (out in April) which will join with #1 & #3 to make a poster image. The pencils for #1 & #2 have been joined here by the artist, Tony Daniel.

The colour version of #1 is on the post below.

Friday, 16 January 2009

The Death of Batman

The big story-line in comics for Batman and his surrounding characters has (for those who don't know) been the Batman R.I.P. story and its lead-ups, tie-ins, and follow-ups.

Grant Morrison came on as Batman writer in July 2006, and immediately started to lay the seeds for this, the first chapter of his Batman-opus. In breif, Bruce Wayne is put through hell by a mysterious organisation called The Black Glove, who eventually attack him menatally, physically and emotionally, bringing him to the brink of insanity and death. Bruce Wayne is however prepared for almost anything, and destroys the organisation as they celebrate his death.

This however weakened him for Final Crisis. In which, Batman is captured and tortured, before escaping and (skip small text to miss spoiler) is 'killed' as he breaks his one rule about not taking a life by killing the evil god Darkseid. I say 'killed' as people have told me that it is highly likely that the way in which he died actually trapped him in a perpetual cycle of horror, from which he may one day escape.

So Bruce Wayne is out of the picture, but not Batman. Coming in March is a mini-series called 'Battle for the Cowl' which will see Batman's allies challenging each other for the right to be the new Batman. The two top contenders are Nightwing (Dick Grayson, the original Robin, now mid-20s) and Robin (Tim Drake, 17). Both have their advantages, (Nightwing is more experienced, and physically a better fit - Robin is more intelligent and a better detective), but personally I think that a Tim Drake Batman would make for a more dramatic story, as he struggles to live up to his mentor.

All in all the Bat-books are making for great reading right now, we're in very exciting times.
Will Bruce Wayne be back? You betcha he will - just in time for the next movie!

Welcome to myself

I created this blog to give me something to do, that would keep me away from message boards and inane arguements between fanboys about how many people Superman or Wolverine could beat in a fight.
It also gives me somewhere to vent my inner geek, as most of my friends won't listen.

I'll occasionally be posting news about comics, games and movies that otherwise people might have had to search for, or worse yet had to suffer the indignation of an over-inflated fanboy "You've never read Fantastic Four #106!?! How dare you breathe!".
Discussion and/or qustions would be nice in the comments, but I don't want any stupid arguements, people have different opinions - get over it. You are welcome in advance.