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Books & Comics / How big are the "new" Dredd case files?
« on: 15 July, 2012, 12:07:46 pm »

I'v got some of the Dredd Case files, and it hit me that I don't have the one containing Apocalypse war. The number 5.

And now when I checked the internetz I found that the most common one is what belive an american version, this one

which looks, in my opinion, a lot better than the european(?) purple one

So, colors aside. Is it as big too? I'm thinking of buying it, but I want it to be as big as the orgin. case files.

Big as in the size of the book, not the number of pages.

The same goes with The day the law died and The cursed earth saga. These editions

They aren't some sort of pocket variants are they? Small ones. Because I like them as big books :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 July, 2012, 11:53:20 am »
I saw Kubrick's The Killing and Huston's Asphalt Jungle to other night. Great films, especially The killing. The pun of the time he'd get for robbing small vs large dollars really summed it up beautifully in the end: "Eh what's the difference" haha.

And I just saw Pi. Quite mad with great photo. A work of art. For me it felt more interesting than good. I'd recommend it  to people to make their minds up about it.

I think i'll continue this journey through very "grey" movies shot in black and white with Tirez su pianiste and Rififi tonight.

Books & Comics / Re: What comics have brought a lump to your throat
« on: 15 July, 2012, 10:36:05 am »
100Bullets. Small spoiler, but just to be certain I marked some of it as spoilers. The agent Philip Graves cannot give Curtis Hughes a job as a "warlord" for an outfit-organisation that runs USA because Curtis has a dark skin(the outfit are rasists). But the closet homosexual Joseph Shepherd will get the job.
It hits me everytime when Curtis tells Shepherd:
"At least you can hide what scares them."

I feel real sorry for the guy everytime I read it. :'(

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 12:49:11 pm »
Can't believe that people are trying to find logic and consistency in the Joker's actions! There isn't any- that's the point!

He does seem to try to prove something similar to The Killing Joke's "One bad day...", but at the same time he doesn't seem to care that much either when neither of the ferries explodes (since he'll set them off himself) and when Batman doesn't let him drop he just laughs.

Have you read Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's The Joker by the way? It has a similar tricky portrayal of him, and a point of the story is the danger of rationalizing such crazy and unstoppable force/person. A real good read, and the joker looks familiar to the movie one (which I think is a coincident, since Lee's "realistic" joker design is 5 years older)

Film & TV / Re: RoboCop - Murphy's Law
« on: 13 July, 2012, 12:31:26 pm »
I wonder if they'll keep the Frankenstein qualites of the original, that gives the whole "clunky future" vibe enough charm to work. I think the brain implanted in a machine feels to ineffective to run such a spectacle as robocop since the devolpment of computers now days.

Maybe they'll let Murphy be alive this time, and let him roam the streets in more of a exo-skeleton or something. More Jesus than Monster.

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 12:14:30 pm »
--but there's a logic to what he does, a desire to expose the true human nature masked by society. "When the chips are down, these people will eat each other". To me that's far more chilling and relevant than a pantomime 'Clown prince of crime' type villain.

Yes, that sums it up for me too, about the Joker in the movie. I even think his goal in the end is a suicide by cop (in his case batman).
He got Harvey going insane and broken by breaking his belief in the system, and I think he wanted a similar thing for batman by making him break his one rule about not killing someone.

But then he also said that he's like a dog chasing cars, but not knowing what he'd do if he catched one.

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 11:32:00 am »
-Batman bombing is way through the city on his batpod without any thoughts on potential bystanders :P
-The whole Joker goes to jail/everyone get's blown up but him.

It's an action movie, those are genre conventions, not plot holes. To enjoy any action movie you have to suspend your disbelief for such things.

There are a few plot holes in TDK - the scene at Wayne's fundraiser never gets resolved satisfyingly, the identity or number of Dent's victims is unclear, the Joker claims to not make 'plans' despite pulling off things that would've taken years of meticulous planning... but ultimately they are forgivable minor wrinkles in an otherwise excellent film.

I never meant those at plot holes. But as you pointed out, things I suspend my disbelief for.

Same thing with the fund raiser. When I see it it's Woooah "Joker shows up uninvited, everyones in danger, Batman fell down a god damned sky scraper and landed saftley on a car." so much that I don't think about that they just cut it after that. There's no follow up on what happened next, Joker could have killed people, made a daring escape or something.

-But it's only afterwards I think about it. Not when I watch the movie.

Same thing with Prometheus. Shaw get's all bloody and no one gives a notice. And before that her boyfriend got burned to bits and suddenly it's like he's all forgotten.
I almost bought it when in the theatre, style over substance. But it was hard I tell you, not easy at all. Especially when thinking of how easily they could have tightened the whole thing, like having more focus on David, giving it some 2001 S O vibes.

I belive the bits are all there, they'd just need to remove some of them from the puzzle to make it a lot better. A shorter and a bit more slowpaced movie like Alien would have done wonders.

Sadly I think Riddly have said that he's all good with the movie.

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 10:21:28 am »
As for The Dark Knight comparison, granted there are a couple of plotholes (as there are in any blockbuster) but the writing is strong enough elsewhere that they are easily forgiven.

NOTHING in Prometheus makes any sense whatsoever. They're worlds apart.

No of course, I think Dark Knight is more tightly written when it comes to dialouge and such. It's really easy to forgive a lot of stuff in it. Saw it yesterday. I still thought it was awesome all the way. I even bought that Racher isn't played by the same actress without thinking about it.
But the moment it endds I always think about the constant "controlled explosions and destruction"
-Batman bombing is way through the city on his batpod without any thoughts on potential bystanders :P
-The whole Joker goes to jail/everyone get's blown up but him.

I think Prometheus should have focused more on David, making his intentions more "strange". I loved being a bit intrigued and the same time uneased by what he was doing. Instead they tried to "flesh out things" with some sort of "family drama" in the midst of it all.

A lot stuff like that could easily been simplified to in the same time expand upon it. Like they did in Inception, mentioning small hints several times to make them feel true to the picture instead of complicating things with too much information on stuff.

But I like the movie. Not as much as Blade Runner or Alien. But it left me with a similar feel and questions as when I'v watched one of those... Only that some of the questions where about how they where thinking when making the film  :-[

Film & TV / Re: Prometheus
« on: 13 July, 2012, 09:21:02 am »
I really liked it. It worked for me like The Dark Knight, always awesome but not always logical.

Love the point that if something created us, it could likewise destroy us too.

Hopefully there will be a Dir Cut, one that tightens the movie. The scenes on earth could have benifited from cutting from the white giant dying and creating life to the space ship. What they found in the cave was well explained in the briefing.

The two who wander off in the cave could have some screen time cutted too. I felt them being sceptical and "funny" a bit too over the top to be shown as often as they where.

Also the "mystery" of the hologram in the beginning saying: "I'm dead", and then he's shown alive. It felt a bit distracting from the overall atmosphere of the film, since so much of it gets comes from the "open spots" the viewer fills in him/herself.

I loved David. His logic behind the things he does was thrilling. Especially when he was given the order to "try harder" (since the aliens was dead) resulting in see what happens if someone came in contact with the black goo. A real devil  :)!

Games / Re: Nintendo 3DS - anyone got one?
« on: 11 July, 2012, 08:02:40 pm »
I got one since the release. Great console, and I like the fact it's just getting better and better.

Especially as some of you pointed out, the internet functionality is slowly but steady getting really good. Colors 3D and pullblox especially. Love those.

The retail ones I got are RE REV, Mario Land 3D, Mario Kart 7, Zelda OOT 3D and Kid Icarus. Lovely games, especially Kid Icarus. The way to control the game is a bit exotic (it can play it with "regular" controls if needed) but when I got a hang of it I can't stop using it.

I'd really wish they'd release a port of Killer7 and Zelda Majoras Mask. If they'd announce those it'd be sleepless nights for me till they where released, wouldn't be able to sleep with happy salty tears in my eyes :)

Will probably upgrade to a XL in the end of the month. I just need to get around the colors, I'd really love a white o black one :)

Welcome to the board / Re: Greetings, Citzens.
« on: 11 July, 2012, 07:42:45 pm »
Did I post something ten times? I thought I just modified my post a bit, I asked about "when can I post everywhere?" and saw in another thread that the moderators make a check so that I'm not a porn bot or try to offer people russian women :-[

Welcome to the board / Re: Greetings, Citzens.
« on: 11 July, 2012, 07:18:29 pm »
Welcome to the board.

Those replicas are ace!

Books & Comics / Re: What comics have brought a lump to your throat
« on: 11 July, 2012, 06:42:30 pm »
Judge Dredd: America: Wonderfully crafted and terrible sad. Especially Ben's relationship with Ami, I know exactly how such a "relationship" with a rebel girl you always wanted but couldn't get feels like...

100Bullets: It's almost like many of it's characters doesn't want revenge, but to make you, the reader, cry. Wylie runs the Voodoo down especially.

Watchmen: The thing Manhattan understands on Mars really does it for me. I don't cry, but when I read it, I strongly wish I could: I figure it'd feel nice.

Books & Comics / Re: Watchmen prequels now official and announced
« on: 11 July, 2012, 07:37:37 am »
So far so, so good I think. I really liked Minutemen and Comedian(felt very retro) and Silk spectre was quite good fun.

Nightowl, Ozymandias doesn't cut it for me. They both feel like they rely to much on the watchmen book, the other three feel like they could have worked even if I hadn't read the book.

I'm really looking forward to Rorsarch, if it's only half as good as Luthor or Joker then it's one of this years finest books for me :) !

I feel even if none of these books turn out to be good, or -who knows?- the best I'v read, I don't think it'll change what I feel about the Watchmen book.
It's like how I like Batman, I only like a couple of the books (very very much), which means there's alot Batman books I don't like. But that doesn't change a bit what I think/feel about those I love.

Welcome to the board / Re: Hi there!
« on: 10 July, 2012, 09:21:50 pm »
A big reason to migrate to this place was promises that a certain mad-man isn't welcome here ;) By the way, I'v heard he's been mentioned in a prog in some way, know which one?

Blimey, i didnt realise Pete Wells was Scojo, so thats why your all mean to him  ;)

Now then, and welcome Borntohula!

You know which prog :D ? It's almost surreal, both his madness and that it'd actually got him mentioned in the comic.
The movie having a writing on a wall "Judge Minty Rules" is a bit better me thinks ;)

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