It sounds strange, doesn’t it? A character who can only say three words – the same three words, nonetheless – featuring as the leading character of a comic series? I briefly thought about writing this entire review for Groot #1, the newest solo-adventure spin-off for a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy team, by simply repeating “I am Groot” about 400 times, but then I figured that I’d really be the only one as entertained by that as I’d think it should be, so I decided against it. Instead, here’s a real review for you!
It took 3 simple words to steal viewers’ hearts in Guardians of the Galaxy: I. Am. Groot. So completely smitten were we with this tree that the folks at Marvel have seen it fit to give Groot his own comic series! Set to debut June 3rd, some preview pages of the comic have been released from the Marvel team to prove that yes, it is possible to build a cohesive storyline around a main character whose vocabulary is limited to 3 words. (more…)
OCDish neat set design, shot composition, symmetry, over all 70’s style and quirky dialogue make for a Wes Anderson movie. Would these same elements make for a good Spiderman movie? Probably not but that didn’t stop fan film maker Jeff Loveness from such an attempt and damn if he didn’t deliver a well done, spot on parody.
The art/costume/set designs were really dead on to the WA-verses. The acting was a bit choppy but what do you expect from a fan flick? Although, lets give the dude who did an Owen Wilson impression a round of applause, that was really accurate. Also, would have preferred if the filmmakers could have communicated Anderson’s style without having actual characters from ‘Rushmore’ and ‘Tennenbaums. Regardless I think we can all agree that this was and would have been, should it have been a full feature, a hell of a lot better than Spiderman 3.