Sunday, August 3, 2008

who is the master?!

Yesterday I watched a hilariously bad movie called The Last Dragon. Its about a kungfu student in Harlem looking for "the master" so that he can achieve the highest level of kungfu mastery, which is called "the glow" along the way he meets a beautiful host of a tv show and must save her from the self proclaimed "shogun" of Harlem. Its pretty ridiculous and it is totally awesome.

If you ever get the chance to watch it i suggest you do.

I also finished reading Superman: Red Son. Its a book about what it would be like if superman landed in Soviet Russia and not in America. It was pretty fun to read. It felt like a lite- watchmen. It dealt with nuclear war and the struggle between two different ideals and that sort of stuff that watchmen did, but in this book it was pretty heavy handed. It doesn't make it bad, just something I noticed. The art was pretty good. Normally i am not a fan of this traditional styled western comic book art. ( if that even makes sense) To me they all look the same. This kind of fits into that category for me, but i still can appreciate that its drawn well. I usually don't read marvel or dc books, they just aren't my thing, but I picked this up because I love character redesigns. The redesigns I thought were fantastically done. The best one by far was Batman. I don't think I've ever seen a cooler batman then the one in this book. The greenlanter, who I barely know anything about, was also really awesome looking too.

Id give it about a 4 out of 5. check it out when you get the chance.

This is kinda tangential but noticed this while reading this book and watchmen. when people are speaking certain words are bolded in their speech. I was trying to figure out why it was like that, because normally something is bolded for emphasis, so i tried reading it out loud while putting emphasis on the bolded words and it sounded so weird, so that couldn't be the reason. I also thought they just bolded the vital information so people who were skimming to see those words and kinda understand whats going on. That made a little more sense but it still didn't explain some of the weirder ones. Can anyone explain to me why this is? its bugging me.

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