Putu the Cat

Fear me, if you dare. Meow.

Friday, April 15, 2005

More on Sin City

And why Putu is convinced that there can never be a more accurate retelling of a graphic novel on screen.

Be amazed.

Keith Simanton on Sin City

"Unlike the truly dirty, unnerving titillation that David Lynch provides... Sin City is a teenage, masturbatory form of scopophilia, mixed in with a neutered form of pubescent anger, creating a reeking pituitary gland of movie."

Since this was noticed by Putu's occipital lobe, and the pituitary gland is situated in the forebrain, the references are completely lost on Putu. But forebrain shall be back soon to explain this, hopefully.

For now read the entire review here.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Guiness Fauj

Netaji's rallying yet another army, and Putu encourages you all to get involved

Kings of comedy

Putu stretches abd grins in a, well, catlike manner and would like to draw your attention to this article on a bunch of people whose lives would be so much better were Putu involved in them... the new kings of comedy

From New X-Men #118





























Some say Emma Frost is breaching the fourth wall. Putu waits in hope.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

And the sequel

Now, Putu will play part 2 of the list game. Here are the 10 best cases of comic book casting.

10. Jack Nicholson as Joker in Batman
9. Natalie Portman as Evey in V for Vendetta (unreleased)
8. Alan Cumming as Nightcrawler is X-Men/X2
7. John Cusack as Nite-Owl in Watchmen (unreleased)
6. Ron Pearlman as Hellboy in Hellboy
5. Ian McKellen as Magneto in X-Men/X2
4. Wesley Snipes as Blade in Blade/Blade 2/Blade: Trinity
3. Tobey Maguire as Spiderman in Spiderman/Spiderman 2
2. Christopher Reeve as Superman in Superman/Superman 2/Superman 3
1. The entire cast of Sin City

He's back

In Batman #638, Judd Winick did the unthinkable - he's brought Jason Todd back to life. This shouldn't really have been surprising, considering that DC has been bringing everyone back to life recently. Hal Jordan is back as Green Lantern, and so is Supergirl (albeit with a new name). We also learn that Donna Troy is coming back in June, so each major DC superhero will have a full team of sidekicks. Not sure what the point of this was since DC cleared Gotham of all Batman's sidekicks in a single stroke during the War Games crossover - Orpheus and Spoiler were killed, and Batgirl, Robin and Oracle moved out.

This is actually unusual for DC. At Marvel, they've been doing this for a while now. The writers have got together to defy editorial diktats and are bringing pretty much everyone back to life. The list of recently-resurrected character includes - Colossus, Psylocke, Magneto, Jean Grey and Havok. Its only a matter of time before Bucky and Uncle Ben resurface.

What's wrong with characters coming back? After all, comics do require a willing suspension of disbelief. But the problem is that a death of a major character is supposed to be a major plot point. Readers are losing interest now that they've figured out that nobody stays dead anymore, so why bother - they'll be back. Even the recent death of Hawkeye is being greeted with scepticism.

Finally the rule remains - if there's no body, he's alive. If there is a body, its 50/50.