Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Negative Review of that negative review.
Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 at 10:12:19 pm EDT (Viewed 122 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Negative Review of that negative review.
Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 at 06:58:53 am EDT (Viewed 118 times)

    I think the problem with that review is that the writer is focusing on what is lacking, but not reviewing what is there.

What is there? Certainly not a legit murder mystery or coherent story in general. There are lots of shallow homages to classic gangster movies. There is Sale's noir style, which I guess is the whole she-bang.

    It's comics, so there's room for a hundred different takes. They can do a whole maxi-series that is just about setting a certain mood or showcasing a certain visual style. It's the only story I can think of that takes from both the Godfather and Silence of the Lambs, and it's fun. No take has to be perfect in every aspect.

Who's saying it has to be perfect in every aspect? The reviewer is asking if it's competent in ANY aspect! I suppose it's competent in "creating a mood", but so are posers.

So if the whole point of 12-issues is to "create a mood", we should be celebrating?! What is the mood, exactly? Remembering how good some classic movies are?

And correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't it bill itself as a murder mystery? Wasn't all the hype about the mystery of Holiday? So, I believe it can judged on that metric. And on that score, it fails.

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