Thursday, June 16, 2011

In Brightest Day.... and in Dark Cinema

The hype that the movie created urged me, a primarily marvel comic fan to actually pick up and buy green lantern comics at my comic book store. i chanced upon the event of the lanterns and was immediately drawn to its light.

Green lantern have given me such joy in print. i have committed myself to continuing the green lantern collection even if the hype dies.

yesterday, i set out to watch the movie version of the world i now fell in love with. thankfully, it was a bit early when i had my tickets reserved, and wont have to endure the lines that (again,) hype has created. but joyfully enough, majority of the people in line were actual fans, who wore green lantern shirts and their own power rings. i was a bit jealous as i had neither.

The movie introduction already gave the feel of the many sectors of the universe, the alien language already made me feel that the creators were serious in bringing out the entire world of GL. then there was Hal (Ryan Reynolds), and his humor. prior to watching the movie, i thought that ryan wasn't cut to wear the ring. (but seeing him here made me reconsider or refute my initial sentiment)

OA literally made my heart stop for a second or two. i wasn't expecting fancy, i was expecting the one portrayed in the movie. the guardians were excellent, and the portrayal and facial expressions were perfect (to my liking). i also appreciated the part when both Hal and Hector were undergoing and suffering with the changes happening to both of them, showed the last bits of humanity in hector, and the last bit of arrogance in hal. 

The Corps were perfect, though only three (or four if abin sur is counted) was shown in full detail. 

Parallax, wasn't exactly how i imagined it to be. but it turned out ok (but whats up with all the tentacle hype?) if im not mistaken, parallax looks like a wierd insectoid and not a guardian (was he/it a former guardian? i need to catch up on my GL Readings)

The Story was good. it explained to alot for non comic viewers like how hal is different (aside from his humanity) from all the other lanterns. and it is the one concept that stayed in my mind , as well as in the minds of others in the cinema (i heard them talking about it, on the way out) - that in order to defeat fear, one must overcome it.  as most of the green lanterns try to avoid fear or disregard it. Hal, as inspired by Carol chose to face his fear and defeat it.

Green Lantern delivered its promise of a must see movie. keep em coming DC! 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fear Itself : Asgard out!

Recently, marvel unveiled its latest event called "Fear Itself". the story takes place right after the "Siege" wherein asgard was sent plummeting down to earth. with the city of the norse gods in ruins, the avengers exploited this opportunity to forge an alliance between man and god by helping rebuild the destroyed magical city.

meanwhile, the daughter of the 1st red skull called sin, rediscovered an ancient hammer that her father discovered. the hammer, under the protection of the nazi (wow!), granted sin powers and transformed her into an entity called skadi!

Odin, the all father has decided to leave earth and transfer to a different asgard, leaving earth with the problem of skadi and her minions. Who is then left to fend against the power of the gods in the hands of villains!

catch this 7 part series by marvel. Fear itself just released its second comic yesterday! grab your copies now!

"what has man ever given us but entertainment and dissapointment?" - Odin, Fear itself: Book One

Monday, April 25, 2011

Green Lanterns Light

I've been very curious  the past few weeks about everything Detective Comics [DC] (with the exception of teen titans, which i have been collecting since 2000). I've been a Marvel Fan ever since.

I remember growing up to xmen, spiderman, incredible hulk, captain america. of course, superman and batman were also part of my childhood. but recently, as i have been once again hooked to the world of comics, i relaized that i know little about the whos and the whys in the DC world.

i was supposed to start with JLA (Justice League of America) but then my eyes were caught by the green covers displayed in the shelves. The Green Lanterns!

And since the  movie inspired by the comics is upcoming , i decided to pick the comics to educated myself. fortunately enough, the Green Lantern Series have an ongoing event called "The War of the Green Lanterns". the story is great, and new readers wont feel the need to actually read everything prior the event (though it would help a great deal to do so!)

confusing cover though, as hal and the rest of the human lanterns are clad in other colored suits (for further info, rush to your nearest comic book store!)

a quick summary, Green Lantern is about a Man chosen by a dying green lantern (well its ring) to replace  him as member of the green lantern corps. green lanterns are keepers of the peace, policemen of the universe, each green lantern is assigned to a specific sector of the universe.

Hal jordan, the 2nd  human lantern (following Alan Scott of JSA), along with other human lantern such as kyle stewart, kyle rayner and guy gardner have been overwhelmed by other green lanterns who have been controlled by a former guardian! they were forced to remove their rings (which btw is the source of their powers) and think of other ways to survive the green lantern onslaught. if you are intrested, green lantern comics books are available at all leading bookstores and comic stores (i get mine from Comic Odyssey, Robinson Galleria)

Follow the event in a 10-comic book series - from the Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, and Green Lantern : Emerald Warriors. Now on its 5th comic!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

GEEK, Are You? Hrmmmmm?

in this universe, people are categorized into different stereotypes: the athletes, the brats, the maarte, ang jejemon, academics, geeks and others.

each has their own support groups and fields of interests. athletes for example, spend all day training, talking about their game, going to the gym, flexing those biceps. what group do you belong to?

i am a geek. an eccentric person usually surrounded by eccentricities and weirdness. to us, weird is normal, crazy is a good thing, and we stand by in what we do no matter what other people say. geek, as differentiated from nerds, loves to be different. they don't seek the approval of those around them. they do what they want to do, and they do it well.

games, comics, movies are some of their favorite past times. a 20 year old geek buying comic books and spending his free time playing his ps3 is a bit weird for some people, but imagine a 30 year old doing it, a 40 year old? and yet, we see them in comic shops, or in game stores.

we are geeks, we love what we do! welcome to our life!