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Public Enemies was slow and just by the numbers.
It was like watching a History Channel Reenactment.
All the pieces were there for this to be great, on the level of Untouchables, but somewhere(possibly in the writing process) it just fell short.

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The next issue of Cry for Justice should be exactly like the first one, but with different heroes. Like Booster Gold finds out that Rip Hunter clogged the toilet and flies off all determined while screaming, “JUSTIIIIICE!”

Then the Question gets angry that a vending machine won’t accept her dollar, so she smashes it and walks away all determined while screaming, “JUSTIIIIICE!”

Then I tear the comic in half, throw it in the garbage and walk off all determined while yelling, “JUSTIIIIIICE!”

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yeah, I thought Cry for Justice had potential basically as a story where villains that have gotten away are actively tracked down, intead of waiting for their next plan.

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Zenrage said on July 5th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Then I tear the comic in half, throw it in the garbage and walk off all determined while yelling, “JUSTIIIIIICE!”

..or.. you set up a booth next to DC at the next major comic-con with dozens of copies of Cry for Justice and a shredder, Then every ten minutes, you take a copy and shred while yelling “JUSTIIIIIICE”

Just make sure you have something to sell in-between shreddings.

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Edgar Allan Poe said on July 5th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Public Enemies was FUCKING AWESOME.

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I only skimmed CRY FOR JUSTICE, so correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Robinson kill of not one but TWO black characters for the heroes to swear vengeance (er, I mean, “JUSTIIIICE!!!”) over?

Progress!

And yeah, Hal was acting way more like Hawkman than (not-possessed) Hal ever would, and the fact that Ollie kept mum either way only sealed the bullshit deal.

I loved the first half of THE QUIET EARTH, but thought it seriously lost its way once they introduced the other characters.

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about a guy who discovers that, as a result of a scientific experiment he worked upon, every person on Earth has disappeared. It’s flawed: needs better actors

Kinda a spoiler, isn’t it?

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Kinda a spoiler, isn’t it?

You never know, there could’ve been people at the beginning. Y’know, to establish that there were people, and the protagonist’s connections to them, before wiping them away.

But that does give the benefit of the doubt.

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And WTF was up with that terrible dialogue?

Ollie: remember the time I lost my money and became a LIBERAL?

Really?

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solid snake said on July 5th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

I thought that they were supposed to take an arm and a leg in taxes, not an arm and all of your make. Also when did Fox News start writing for DC comics?

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solid snake said on July 5th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I meant money. stupid fingers

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I’ve always found most Michael Mann movies to be pretty slow, so your opinion of Public Enemies was pretty much what I was expecting and why I’ll be waiting for the DVD to check it out.

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Lister Sage said on July 5th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

imag: Not necessarily. The other actors could only appear in flashbacks to before the disaster. Kind of like The Last Man On Earth.

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Durandal said on July 5th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Holy shit! I saw The Quiet Earth when I was 10, and I couldn’t remember the name of it.

It’s fucking… well, it wasn’t great, but if you thought the first 10 minutes of 28 days later were interesting, it works really well. It has some of the understated creepiness of a Lovecraft story set someplace “Cyclopean”.

And no, saying it’s a movie about everyone on Earth disappearing isn’t a spoiler. There’s other shit going on and it’s an interesting idea, though it drags a bit in the middle until right at the end, which if I remember has a visual that I really dig. See it, it’s worth a watch.

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“(I’m also not a fan of the DV cinematography in this case; it sometimes makes the film look cheap.)”

That’s a good way to put it. Some called it “documentary style” for the shaky amateurish shots, but that didn’t convey the poor execution (and probably wasn’t meant to).

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malakim2099 said on July 6th, 2009 at 12:21 am

Cry for Justice looked really good in theory…

Then I read the actual issue. Arg.

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Llelldorin said on July 6th, 2009 at 2:01 am

I think you may be missing why we like your parodies. The jokes are all well and good, but you frequently fix the damned things in the midst of the joke telling.

The best example is probably Barda’s death in your version (NOT the original) of Death of the New Gods, but there are many others. Your characters (even when they’re spouting internet porn phrases, *snickt**bub*ing, ranting about the mystic powers of My Little Pony, or singing Black-eyed peas songs to themselves) are usually more genuinely themselves than they were in their poorly-written originals. That’s why we love your parodies. The jokes are just a minor bonus.

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I agree with Llelldorin. Another example with Captain America…

Marvel Comic’s attempt: “No. I’m just thinking about my pal up there kicking your butts into Next Week…”

MightyGodKing: “If equally matched, engage; if greatly inferior in number flee or perish,” Sun-Tzu. Now look up freak.”

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I was just a kid the last time I saw The Quiet Earth, but I really enjoyed the ideas. Especially the ending. Sucks to be him.

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I read the preview of Cry for Justice or whatever that was in the back of Secret Six and just about choked on the hypocrisy. It doesn’t help that I find Hal Jordan completely boring no matter what part of the rainbow he’s tasting on a given day.

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I had a copy of The Quiet Earth on dvd – it is available. Beautiful really, a special little film.

For the scene in the church alone…. :-)

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If anyone absolutely MUST have a comedic parody of this comic…

… well, I didn’t redub the art. But I did rewrite the script. And write a list of 20 things that bug me about the story. Including the fact that two Black men (one of them gay) are the first characters to die…

http://looking2dastars.livejournal.com/123761.html
http://looking2dastars.livejournal.com/123446.html

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invisiblemoose said on July 6th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

This is twice you’ve said “This is as bad as Ultimatum” about another comic. I would love to see you tear Ultimatum a new one. Unless you’re waiting for issue 5 before you do that. In which case, carry on, citizen.

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Yay for Quiet Earth, MGK! Here in NZ it tends to get played on late-night Sunday telly about twice a year; most kids of my generation have memorised the dialogue. Bruno’s confrontation with God is one of the finest moments in our cinematic history.

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most kids of my generation have memorised the dialogue.

I do believe that Lord of the Rings has been surpassed as best thing about New Zealand ever.

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Yes, what is up with Cry For Justice?

I used to think James Robinson was good. Or at the least, I found Starman and the early issues of JSA he wrote to be entertaining. I also know a lot of people praise The Golden Age which I’ve never read.

It’s like working on and writing the script for League of Extraordinary Gentleman (film version) made him suffer, I don’t know, a talent stroke or something.

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The gunfights in Public Enemies reminded me of watching Civil War documentaries on A&E or The History Channel. I kept expecting a cut to some old dude in a chair talking about how his friend Johnny got shot that day. And then Morgan Freeman would explain everything, and it would have been awesome.

Instead, it was two hours of Christian Bale staring at nothing, Johnny Depp being awesome, and Marion being cute. And sometimes they went all Stormtrooper on each other.

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