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...That I hate Frank Miller?

Especially for "Frank Miller's The Spirit".

Hey! Effing Frank Miller! It may be your movie which I'll go see only while threatened with bodily harm... but it's not your "Spirit".

It's Will Eisner's! Of the Fucking Eisner Awards! Of "The Plot", he who had more talent in his pinky finger than you could ever consider having.

Aaaaargh!!!!!!!!!

Okay, rant over.

But seriously, there has to be a differentiation between the two. Future generations will see this movie go find the book and ask "Who is Will Eisner? I thought Frank Miller did the Spirit?".
That friends is very bad.
Very bad indeed.
A little artistic integrity is at times required.

Speaking of which... or the lack thereof, do click on this:


Via [livejournal.com profile] aesiron and Newsarama.

The Dark Knight Returns is the only Miller thing I feel is worth reading, if only for the character revamp that enabled Batman to rise up again from the campy Adam West, who is entertaining, but oh so bad, and become the dark messed up post-trauma character again.
Everything else that man has touched is just so... so... bad.

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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