Or at least he’s been reincarnated into someone even MORE awesome than he already was. This came from Winter Soldier #3, and if you know Watchmen, you’ll know why this made me chuckle.
Archive for July, 2012
Heretical Jargon’s thoughts go out towards the victims of the Aurora Colorado Massacre at Century Theaters during the Dark Knight Rises release. May the families of this horrendous event recover quickly, and the victims rest in peace.
Some more information has been released on James Holmes. not a lot, but we have a picture and a confirm statement by officials saying it could take days to get all of the explosives out of Mr. Holmes apartment and clean up any left over mess made by the shooter.
I’m anxiously waiting to hear the motive behind Holmes’ action. I’ll always cringe when I see his face, but it would be nice to know his story and the “why?” He looks harmless enough, and is apparently described by peers as being shy and quiet, yet a friendly person. This whole thing is perplexing.
Holmes is due in court on Monday, but officials are not speaking of any motives as of yet. Hopefully that will come out in the court proceedings.
Already, Google and Google images are flooded with pictures of this young man with bloggers and news networks flooding the internet with reports and opinions. Speculation is going to run rampant until more detailed information is released to the public.
A text was sent to me two hours before the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises last night from friends who had an extra ticket, inviting me to go. While tempted, I decided to go home and sleep so I could wake up coherent enough to go to work the next day was more important. I was shocked however to wake up this morning and see the flood of Facebook statuses about the shooting that went on inside the movie theater.
According to CNN, 14 people were reported dead, almost 50 were injured, and the rest are being treated for chemical exposure since the shooter dropped a gas bomb on the floor before firing. A 24 year old male by the name of James Holmes walked into the theater wearing a gas mask and pointed a gun at the crowd. Everyone thought it was either part of the show, or simply another cosplaying comic book fan just having some fun. However, once gun fire went off, people began ducking and trying to run out of the theater.
children as young as 6 were shot and killed, but I also read reports of a infant child only a few months old being shot as well. Nothing has been confirmed as far as motive and/or intent of the shooter is concerned, but he is in police custody.
What I am happy to see is everyone (at least on facebook) pouring their hearts out to the victims and their families and not automatically blaming the film’s dark and gothic nature on the reason why James Holmes mysteriously decided to going on a killing spree. While this is a terrible incident that should never have happen, It’s nice to see that people DO care about victims of such an awful event. I just wish Colorado could catch a break – first columbine, now this.
There are many people so DEAD SET against him for creating episodes 1, 2, and 3 in addition to the “edits” made in the original trilogy – they claim it “ruined their childhood.” But on the other side of the spectrum there exists a group of loyal fans who’ll never say anything negative about the director. And, as with most nerdy cases, there exists a middle group who sees the validity in both sides of the argument – trying to remain neutral while staying true to their likes and dislikes.
My perspective is taken from an interesting angle as I sit amongst thousands of like-minded fans that grew up watching the original trilogy on the TV – commercials and all! But I also have the experience of having seen the old films re-released on the big screen for generation #2 to enjoy in remastered awesomeness. Not too long after that, Episodes 1 – 3 took center stage. One high school diploma, college degree, a marriage and a move from Iowa to Colorado later, I find myself in the midst of a third theatrical release of Star Wars in the shape of a three dimensional Episode 1.
I hate the new additions and edits George Lucas implemented into his original series – and I hate the episodes 1 – 3 even more! However, I understand that, despite these frustrations, my childhood isn’t tarnished by these changes. I can always go back and watch the Star Wars I grew up loving and pay no attention to, or skip over the “crap” that came with it. (If only I had kept my original Star Wars VHS tapes, I would be a happy man!)
The question still remains, even after 13 years of the release of Episode 1 – What is George Lucas after? What is he trying to do? Why take this kind of approach to a beloved saga? And the answers to these questions are internally answered by each fan, by way of saying “George Lucas is nothing more than a money maker who cares very little for the desires of fans” or “This is George Lucas’ story and he can do what he wants.” Which is the right answer?
Apprentice A presents a solid response to all of the heat fans of blowing at Lucas. He keeps an open mind while subtly expressing his own opinions…
The truth of the matter is, no matter what George Lucas does, he will always have loyal fans and haters…like most creators right? Enjoy what you want, but Apprentice A is right, George Lucas is paying a price.