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First off I have to stress that I'm a big fan of all the FF comics & they're various iterations so I was very enthusiastic when I saw the first teaser & trailer for this movie. I caught the film the night before it's official release & while I didn't completely hate it, it was also far from the innovative, hard science fiction film I was expecting. What I liked the least about this movie was that I noticed tons of scenes cut out of the movie. Scenes that were all clearly in the various trailers. This was also an issue for me with Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man 2. I strongly feel movie studios shouldn't release any teaser or trailers until the movie has completely passed through the editing process. It almost feel's like false advertising. This movie had been getting plenty of hate since it was announced but after seeing the first teaser it looked very promising to me because it seemed as if Fox was wanting to try something new that distanced itself from the Tim Story movies & create a successful movie brand like they've done with the X-Men. This FF leans a bit more towards the "Ultimate" version than the Kirby/Lee creations more clearly found in the Tim Story films. Basically Marve's "Ultimate" imprint took many of their veteran characters & rebooted them as much younger individuals. Needless to say, what this film comes across as a half grounded, gloomy science fiction & half popcorn movie. You can easily see where Josh Trank's vision comes through in certain scenes & where Fox exec's wanted a more straight forward, mainstream superhero flick. I also had no idea that Trank & Fox had been banging heads so fiercely throughout the production of this but after seeing the film it clearly shows. There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking some liberties with the source material if done well so Fox should have just let Trank make his film as he saw fit & as was originally planned, & it probably wouldn't have flopped so hard. Again, while the theatrical cut isn't nearly as bad as all that hate it get's it's still far from perfect. The cast are all excellent despite some real lack of character build up, terrific but under used special effects, & an almost all too brief running time. It's almost as if Fox edited this to be a fast set up to showcase more things in the sequel but any plans for that are in all probability dead in the water now. It is what it is. And it's a shame. C+
I was in shock when I saw this on the Comics Alliance website recently. Sad news for sure. It was Norm Breyfogle's artwork that drew me into the world of Batman after seeing Tim Burton's Batman movie back in '89. Yeah, I'm old. He along with regular scribe Alan Grant created some of the very best Batman yarns at DC during the early 90's & they still resonate today. He's also co creator of Batman fan favorite antihero, Anarky. I also fondly remember Breyfogle's work on super hero title, Prime over at the short lived Malibu Comics during the mid 90's too. Read on more @ the link below.…
    While it's not totally horrid as so many of the reviews would have you believe it's also sadly, not great. I'd been eagerly awaiting this movie after 2007's TMNT & 2009's very awesome 2K animated series finale, "Turtles Forever". With other movies out on the horizon this past year like Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, & Transformers 4, this was the one movie that was at the very top of my list of "must see's". I wasn't in complete shock being well aware of Platinum Dunes' deficient filmography but still had some faith since it was being directed by Jonathan Liebesman who's also responsible for the very underrated period/action flick, "Wrath of the Titans". Seeing the turtles move & fight truly shines here because it show's why they're a force to be reckoned with & certainly with a lot less comedic fight moves as the original films. Despite some great action scenes & special f/x that are absolutely top notch, it isn't surprising that this movie is more a Megan Fox vehicle than a TMNT movie. Outfit designs aside, the turtles themselves look absolutely jaw droppingly spectacular as does Splinter & while many complaints were targeted at the turtles themselves as appearing too hulking with flared nostrils, this is all just total nonsense. If your a long time fan you can see right away they look like a cross between the artwork of Michael Zulli, & those incredible A.C. Farley paintings from the Mirage Studios era. This movie's flawed because it moves at such a swift pace & then it's over just as fast which would be fine if we got to know the characters a little better but the script obviously didn't leave room for any of that. Also not sure why they decided to alter the turtles traditional outfits or why they played up the "superhero" aspect by making the turtles superhuman strong & bullet proof. Seeing one of the turtles throw a truck trailer & Raphael smashing out from the side of a van left me scratching my head. What made the TMNT special in the fist place was that they sort of broke the mold of the traditional superhero. They were basically outsiders because of their physical appearance but who also happened to be very skilled fighters. They WERE NOT ever Superman or the X-Men. The lack of character development kills any attempt at the story they're trying to tell here so everyone in the film comes across quite flat & one dimensional. This takes all the various iterations of the turtles world & tries to create something all together new which is fine but it's still quite a botched, celluloid mess. As a long time fan I can honestly say that many of the changes they made to the turtles origin's or Shredder & the Foot were completely unnecessary & un-innovative. In fact, this new film's origin story seems heavily influenced by IDW's current comic book series yet the film makers still can't get it quite right. Their lazy bright move? They sever any ties the turtles & splinter originally had with Japan, ninja's, Karai, & Oroku Saki (The Shredder). In the film, technically they're not even ninja's just because their "superhuman/intelligently fast learning mutation" allows them to photographically memorize all the moves & exercises from an old ninja manual that Splinter found in the sewers. Yes, horrible alterations to their origin. Unforgivable & an insult to the source material. Not everyone but certainly most old school fan's will dislike this movie regardless if they either grew up with them through the comics books or the infamous campy cartoon that followed it. Casual viewers will see it as disposable popcorn entertainment perfect for one viewing. They should really just do all the fans a service & make a brand new movie, do it correctly, & forget this one even exists.
     Great "under the radar" comic from the minds of the Men in Black films & one of DC Comic's premiere architects. A wonderful & original tale set during the age of the dinosaurs. The title itself pretty much states it's premise but it's all done all very neatly & alluring to appeal to a broad audience. The magnificent artwork is another excellent highlight. Mukesh Singh's illustrations is perfect & what really makes this a standout comic book among the monthly many. If you enjoy indie comics this is an excellent premiere. I'm quite eager to check out the second part because this first volume is a very fast read & the sketchbook section at the end is another plus. If you're curious what else is out there besides the Marvel & DC roster, this is as a perfect place to start as any. I picked up the 1st volume in digital format on Amazon.


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Are you kidding, a KISS fan?? Only the biggest!!!!!!!!! My whole house is a shrine/museum. I own the largest collection on Earth. I just made friends with a close associate of the group. Me and my father have been getting tons of signed items quite a bit lately. I have been trying to post pictures of my collection on, but do not know how to. Besides, by the time that I am done posting, I am sure that there will be more pictures to take, as I get items on a daily basis.
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