I was discussing this Summer's movies with a friend yesterday. In general, outside of what I'll call kids movies (Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, ect...) I think this was one of the dullest movie Summers in a long time. While I enjoyed Iron Man 2 a good bit, other movies I was looking forward to (The Last Airbender, Clash of the Titans) sort of fell a bit flat for me.
Not sure what I was really looking for in Clash of the Titans, but for some reason, that movie seemed a bit too by the numbers to really recapture the feel of the old Harryhausen movies. Maybe it was because the actors kept repeating the theme of the movie over and over again. I'll put up with that nonsense in a kids movie, but do we really need to carry that convention over into *grown up* movies?
Also, I wonder if just trying to recaputure the magic of those old stop motion monster movies is a lost cause in this day of plentiful CGI? If every movie can feature amazing special effects, perhaps those effects are less special.
I know damn sure I'm tired of all this 3D hoopla - mark me down as unimpressed with the new wave of 3D movies.
It may be just me - maybe I'm just tired of big, booming movies. It may be telling that my favorite movie from last Summer was NOT Star Trek, Watchmen or Dark Knight but Inglorious Basterds. Both Star Trek and Dark Knight were fun and exciting, but I find myself thinking more about IG as time goes on.
Anyway, talking about stop motion monsters leads me to the star of today's free comic - Reptisaurus!
Reptisaurus was a giant monster comic based on a Danish monster movie Reptilicus. It was published by Dell in the 60's. As far as I know, only 8 issues of the title were published. I suspect the first issue was a movie tie-in which got a name change to Reptisaurus when Dell didn't liscense the character out right.
[ Reptilicus ]
[ Reptisaurus ]