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: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Colin YNWA 25 November, 2021, 06:12:00 AM
Week… eerrrr is anyone keeping count anymore? (well yes I am its 5) and you know what if I said Week 4 was a step up in quality, well I’d suggest this week is even better. See what you reckon...

As with John Wagner, so with John Smith - a trill to show that not everything he touches is gold here (well in my opinion at least). Thing is it's up against a movie that’s most 2000ad aspect is it had a cleaning robot in… well i guess that and a couple of gun-toting angels

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Pussyfoot 5 - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=PUSSY5)

Vs.

A Life Less Ordinary - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=LIFELESS)

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 28th November and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this? (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.0)

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.msg1070150#msg1070150)

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: broodblik 25 November, 2021, 06:29:00 AM
Pussyfoot 5
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: abelardsnazz 25 November, 2021, 08:17:07 AM
Haven't read ALLO but did see the film, in my opinion not one of Danny Boyle's best.

A spin-off from Devlin Waugh wasn't as good as any of the Vatican agent's main stories, but still had sufficient Smithian weirdness to get it my vote.

Pussyfoot 5.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: IndigoPrime 25 November, 2021, 08:38:32 AM
ALLO was an odd one. Totally out of place in 2000 AD. An excellent example of licensing a properly prior to understanding what the property was. Pussyfoot 5 isn’t Smith’s best, but it’s bonkers and interesting, so that wins out easily for me.
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: rogue69 25 November, 2021, 08:39:50 AM
pussyfoot 5
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: JayzusB.Christ 25 November, 2021, 09:16:15 AM
Pussyfoot 5.  It wasn't great, but A Life Less Ordinary was very ordinary.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: AlexF 25 November, 2021, 09:43:20 AM
Oh this is tough, and not really in a fun way. Pussyfoot 5 is a great team that should have been fun to read but was way too pedestrian to have come from John Smith.
Life Less Ordinary is a film I ADORE (hey it was in the cinema when I was 18 and had just started at Uni, it was basically written for whiny wannabe writers like me) - but the comics version just doesn't work, and that even with Yeowell working in his older style that I like a lot. It highlights just how much Danny Boyle brings to the films he directs, all the inventive angles and camera moves and music cues and such - things that can sometimes be achieved in comics, but not when written in something of a rush.
I think for me the problem is that the comic only has time to focus on the McGreogr/Diaz pairing, but the film works best when viewed from the point of view of the Lindo/Hunter angels pairing. The comic has no time to do anything other than check off the plot beats (and there's a lot of plot), and not enough room to wallow in the absurdity of the situations.

Anyway, after writing more words about the comics adaptation of ALLO than any other human being ever has, I'm voting for the bland but at least competent Pussyfoot 5. Hell, I'd actually be kinda thrilled if Ales Kot had a go at writing new space adventures for the team - bet he could have some outrageous fun.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Blue Cactus 25 November, 2021, 10:15:35 AM
I reread Pussyfoot 5 recently and enjoyed it. As has been said it’s not Smith’s best but there’s plenty going on and I wish we’d had more. I’d happily see Kot give it a go too, although I can’t imagine it’ll ever be seen again.

ALLO.... nah.

Pussyfoot 5
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Funt Solo 25 November, 2021, 04:29:56 PM
Pussyfoot 5 isn't the best thrill in the prog - I'm not even sure it would triumph over Space Girls - but at least it belongs in the prog. Bad-hair-film adaptation ALLO is like watching paint dry.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Southstreeter 25 November, 2021, 06:18:10 PM
Pussy Foot 5 was good fun. A Life was deadly dull.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 25 November, 2021, 07:06:57 PM
a life less ordinary

and i can't stand a life less ordinary (apart from the soundtrack).

jeez there's a pattern here, colin. forget the romance of the cup - this preliminary round is often the purgatory that exists between the devil and the deep blue sea.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: maryanddavid 25 November, 2021, 11:53:00 PM
Pussyfoot, what a talent Smith is.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Colin YNWA 26 November, 2021, 06:30:10 AM
jeez there's a pattern here, colin. forget the romance of the cup - this preliminary round is often the purgatory that exists between the devil and the deep blue sea.

I know what you mean, the counter though is how often do we get to reflect on these 'lesser' strip. We talk about Dredd, his figure, board game, telly shows (ahem) all day. Its good* to consider the lesser light, to remember unsung thrill that make 2000ad the variety pack it is. Hey we can't appreciate how good the highs are, unless we embrace the lows!

*Well okay not always good!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Colin YNWA 27 November, 2021, 06:47:07 AM
So quiet here BUT one again we're not going to get a shut out - which I love, we've not had one today in this tourney. So get ya votes in today and I'll count up in the morning.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Dark Jimbo 27 November, 2021, 09:35:51 AM
... the counter though is how often do we get to reflect on these 'lesser' strip. We talk about Dredd, his figure, board game, telly shows (ahem) all day. Its good* to consider the lesser light, to remember unsung thrill that make 2000ad the variety pack it is.

Well said, Colin! When was the last time anyone really said anything about Colony Earth, or ALLO?
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: I, Cosh 27 November, 2021, 07:47:37 PM
Pussyfoot 5.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Colin YNWA 28 November, 2021, 06:43:56 AM
VOTING CLOSED

Well for a while here I though we were going to get our first lockout but no, even a movie adaptation of an almost forgotten film, that felt out of place in the Prog is able to russle up a vote. Maybe against a better John Smith thrill it wouldn't have? As it is even

Pussyfoot 5

is able to storm into Round 2. See you Monday whe  we start to look at which other long ignored stories might be joining it.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Pussyfoot 5 vs A Life Less ordinary - Rd 1 Heat 40
: Link Prime 29 November, 2021, 04:34:58 PM
Pussyfoot 5 of course.

The only thing that sucked more that the 'A life less ordinary' movie was the comic adaptation.