Quotes: Bloodier and Gorier
No no no, this won't do at all! When your head explodes, there's got to be WAY
more brain matter flying out!! Bloosh!!
— Akira Dorotabo, Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka
Man, the PS4
's good at rendering a screaming girl's guts! ..Although I doubt they'll be putting that
in the marketing packages.
You know something, DC
? Psychotic clowns are scary enough. Psychotic clowns with the skin of their faces cut off and then sewn on again are enough to make both Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger go, "Damn, that's a bit unsubtle." But that's the new 52
for ya — heroes get piping on their outfits
, villains get extreeeeeme. If you're gonna show Catwoman boning Batman, Joker has to go further.
Speaking of women, Wonder Woman
shows up throughout the story too, mostly to tell everyone how rad it is that Superman
ís going to start killing people and ruling the world now and think about maybe moving in and gettiní a piece of that Sadness Beard
now that Lois and any potential babies are out of the equation
. My favorite thing she does ó and by that, I mean the opposite ó comes from the issue where Superman freaks out because she stabs Ares with a sword because she mightíve killed him, 12 pages after she straight up explodes a tank with a bunch of dudes in it.
Supermanís not very good at paying attention is what Iím getting at.
is less upset about watching his dinner companion coldly murder someone than one might hope. Baker
, on the other hand, is almost unrecognizable as 'the Doctor' at times
when compared to the character as understood in 1969. It's not just that he dispatches one of the main villains by smothering him with cyanide — something that is not quite unreasonable in and of itself given that the villain is a murderous sociopath who wants to eat him and his companions
and that he is actively being hunted by said villain and is wounded. Rather, it's that, after killing him, Baker's Doctor stands over his corpse and makes wisecracks at him
... it's not just the Doctors reveling in death here. It's the entire production. Every inch of this story seems to fetishize death, whether it be in discussions of it or, in the end, in grotesque shots of Sontarans with their (alarmingly bright green
) viscera spewing about the place. This is Doctor Who
that does not just use violence to resolve plot threads here and there, it seems to love violence and see violence as central to the show's pleasure
"You remember how good wrestling used to be? Not like this shit! Let's bring ECW back!"
...You've got these great wrestlers: you got Motor City Machine Guns, you got AJ Styles
, you got Samoa Joe
. And you're like, "Y'know what? For this pay-per-view,
you guys are benched. We're gonna get these guys who made a living cranking each other in the heads with chairs and basically making a mockery of the wrestling business.
There you go!"
And that's kinda why ECW failed. Because there was a lot of good wrestling to be found there, but in the end, it was a sideshow. It was a carnival for watching idiots like Sabu
hit each other really fucking hard in the head with steel chairs and give themselves grade 3 concussions. And when you make it a bloodsport like that, it's got novelty, but the novelty wore off. And that's the story of ECW. Loved it
. Loved it back in the day. But I grew up. And I think everyone else did, too. (Apparently Dixie