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Ed Love

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Subj: Re: is everyone else nuts?
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 at 02:05:32 pm EDT (Viewed 115 times)
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Hi gang,

I was thinking about those situations when you like something that everyone else hates, or even more bizarre when everyone loves somehing you can't stand.

I guess the example for myself would be "Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade". I watched a review of this film where they gave it an A+. I have always despised this film, replacing a fantastic series with screwball comedy antics that Adam Sandler would be embarrassed by.

I think it hurt more because I found Raiders life changing as a young boy so my disaapoinment was extreme. In a lot of ways it helped me lower expectations. I think for most casual fans, they like the film, but I hated it with a passion.

do you guys have anything like this? Something that is universally loved and you feel like Cassandra shouting all alone about how bad it is.

I fear most of mine are mostly the recent variety such as the movie Silver Linings Playbook which is internally inconsistent with its double standards (everything the guy does is wrong, the pretty girl does the exact same things and it's considered ok, and then the shift to cliche rom-com winning the competition together as show of love in the last quarter), Brubaker's run on Captain America (and Bucky), Christopher Priest's writing including Black Panther.

I never really got into Alan Moore or Grant Morrison's writing other than a very small selection of their works. I don't see how people can even like Giffen's "5 Years Later" Legion of Superheroes. I like James Robinson's The Golden-Age as an elseworlds tale, but I tend to think it's highly over-rated. There is an underlying theme of sexism and misogyny to it that I don't think was meant to be a commentary on the post-WWII time but inherent in the writing and prevents it from aging well.

Never really cared for Paul Gulacy's artwork. Most of his figures seem to have all the naturalness and emotional expression of department store manikins to me. Likewise, as hard as I try I cannot get into Master of Kung Fu. It should appeal to me and instead it tends to bore me.

Gerard Jones and Barreto's Shadow Strikes is the best adaptation of the Shadow to comics, including O'Neil's and Kaluta's take.

Hank Pym needs/deserves to be restored to the pantheon he belongs either as Giant-Man or Yellowjacket, without the specter of mental illness and spousal abuse. He and Janet were founder members of the team and the first to return as regular members when the founders left. They deserve more respect than they get.

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