Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Boys

It is impossible to appreciate Garth Ennis' The Boys fully on a single reading. I am currently rereading all the collections from cover to cover. I have learned the answers to these questions:

What is the Female's surname?
Which James Bond villain is referenced?
Who does the Legend look like?

But not:

Why is Hughie such a prat towards Annie?

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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Superman II


people speaking in a vacuum;
no time lag for Earth-Moon radio contact;
Kryptonese heard as English;
coincidences on a cosmic scale;
never-before-heard-of Kryptonian powers;
a kiss inducing selective amnesia;
no explanation of the terrorists' demands.


we recognize characters and settings from the previous film, thus establishing that we are watching a series;

the Zod Squad are not seen again in this series;

the first installment of the second Superman film series ends with Supes killing Zod;

this film ad shows them fighting above New York.