Sigh... I have to confess something to you, tropers: I don't like this.
Yes, you heard that right: I didn't like this. Not only the everywhere-hated movie adaptation which I didn't watch, but the original comic by Alan Moore.
The graphics are simply ugly; the sex scenes are pure Fan Disservice
; the plot might be intricated, but has one big problem: The Black And Gray Morality
is so close to Black And Black Morality
that Darkness Induced Audience Apathy
And the main strength of the comic (at least, as others are saying), the millions of Shout Outs
to Victorian literature? Meh. Maybe looking for hints in the panels would be more fun if the art wasn't so ugly, and the characters so revulsing, which makes looking for them like wading through shit. Even so, it feels like a cheap shtick: Hey look, Alice
starved because her body's mirror-reversed! (Couldn't she have fixed that by returning to the Looking Glass world?
) Hey look, Pollyanna gets raped! — The phrase of "canon
rape" rarely was as appropriate as here, indeed. Easter Eggs
? If those eggs were filled with blood, razors or something even more unpleasant, then yes.
No - if there is a lesson to learn from LOEG, it's that few Fan Fics
are good, even more so if we're talking about crossovers
. No matter who writes them.