Merry Christmas 2008

Hey everyone! It’s Christmas time! I hope you’ve all been having a wicked Christmas. 2008 for me?… Best. Christmas. Ever. That’s all I’m going to say about that 🙂

I was going to go check out the Spirit tonight because I hear it’s possibly one of the worst films ever made. Alas, despite its Christmas Day release date, the local theatre is closed so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Fair enough, even filthy theatre folk are entitled to a holiday… I guess.

I’m kind of amused to be perfectly honest. I was wondering how long it was going to take before Hollywood realized that Frank Miller WAS a genius, not IS a genius. It’s hard to say what happened really. Did he start believing the praise and hype that was heaped on him? Were his original works of genius just flukes? Did he just lose the touch? I don’t think we’ll ever really know. The fact of the matter is that Miller hasn’t done anything worth while in over a decade at this point. None of his work since ’91 is really worth reading. It’s a testament to how good his work was before, that he’s been able to coast on that reputation since and that it has been enough to over ride the shit work he’s been doing since.

I’ll give you a more detailed report this week after I’ve seen Frank Miller’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit.

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~ by Pagz on December 25, 2008.

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