I’m a pretty big horror movie fan. I wish I could explain exactly why, but I have been since I was a wee little bean. It probably didn’t help that my family let me watch scary movies at a young age. But whatever. I heard that Sam Raimi had a new movie coming out and I was a little meh about it. Nearly every horror fan that I know, loves Raimi’s work and again, I’ve always been meh about it. I love Evil Dead but because of how incredibly B and cheesy it is.
I saw the trailer for Don’t Breathe and I knew. I KNEW that I HAD to see it (I had this same feeling when I saw the trailer for Green Room). There was a chance to catch a screening of this a number of months ago but school and work got in the way so when the club I’m apart of was invited to another screening of it, I was dead set on going. I’m so so so glad that I did.
I’m going to start this off by saying that I have really mixed feelings about Suicide Squad. My knowledge of the original Suicide Squad is limited, at best. But when the New 52 renumbered the title and I found out that Harley Quinn was pretty much the main character, I jumped at the chance to read it and I didn’t like it. So, having that in mind, I wasn’t as excited for the Suicide Squad film as I was for literally anything else. Then I find out Margot Robbie is going to be Harley. Ok. I can get behind it, I guess. THEN, they released that monstrosity of a Joker and I was completely PISSED.
The Killing Joke has been one of the integral pieces of Batman literature for years. Published in 1988, written by Alan Moore with art by Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke is an origin story of one of the most perplexing and loved characters in Comic Book history.
If you know me, you know that I haven’t been into comic books my entire life, in fact, I didn’t start really reading comic books until around late 2009. However, through High School, I dabbled a bit and The Killing Joke was definitely one of the first graphic novels I sought to read. I instantly fell in love with this excruciatingly graphic story of two of my favorite characters. It’s no surprise that Alan Moore’s work would be amazing but I don’t think it would have been as amazing, moving, and downright uncomfortable to read without the art of Bolland.