Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Nerd Notes for the Week

First off, there's a good interview with Frank Quitely at Silver Bullet. Gets across the man's charm and skill. Also how cute he is. If there's one thing readers of this blog know, it's that we all have a huge crush on Frank Quitely. I want to kiss his face.

Second, I know that pretty much every science fiction movie ever is terrible, especially in the last twenty or thirty years. And I know that Joss Whedon's TV shows are extremely annoying with their incessant "clever" dialogue and terrible actors (I'm looking at you, entire cast of Buffy). But, by damn, if Serenity isn't one of the best flicks I've seen in a while I don't know what to say. Great characterization. The dialogue is a bit more subdued and therefore not annoying. The plot is a fucking train that will not stop no matter how much you want it to. And the fact that it isn't one of the "big franchise" sci-fi movies means that any character is at risk for any danger at any time. You can't kill Han Solo, but . . .well, you get the point.

Speaking of Mr. Solo, it was blogpal Brant who first said the TV show was, "Like what the Star Wars prequels would have been if they were about Han Solo instead of Darth Vader." That, combined with a more subtle understanding of the US Civil War/War of Northern Aggression than usually found in American media, adds to the appeal of the movie. In short, this is a fun movie that's very well done. Shit, it even gets me a bit excited about Whedon's Wonder Woman. But don't tell anyone. Wanting to physically pleasure Frank Quitely is near the limit of my homosexuality.

4 Love Letters:

Blogger Scott M said...

Never watched Firefly once, but I have heard so many good things about this movie (mostly from people who are pleasantly surprised) that I will have to check it out.

Joe - bit of news from the legal grapevine. Word on the street is that Quitely is seeking a restraining order. You won't be allowed within one long box of him.

2:28 PM

Blogger Bill Reed said...

Mmm. Quitely interview.

Serenity = awesome.

Buffy was more or less great, damn your eyes.

2:49 PM

Blogger Bill Reed said...

You know, Frank really looks like one of his own drawings...

3:01 PM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

Why must he break my heart?

3:16 PM


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