If we must be dominated by a single genre in film, I’m glad it’s the superhero genre because of how flexible it is.
Just this year so far, we’ve had 5 movies. 5 MOVIES OF ONE GENRE IN ONE YEAR! But those 5 movies are:
a LEGO style animated comedy/parody
an action drama that also acts as a modern Western
a sci-fi action comedy
a fantasy/war movie
a high school action comedy.
All of which are technically in the same genre, but they still have their own characters, style, tone, and themes. Even the two which are made by the same studio in the same universe are drastically different from each other.
As long as they keep up this level of quality and variety, superhero fatigue shouldn’t kick in for a long time.
If you were to tell me five years ago that Zach Galifianakis would make a good Joker, I would’ve thought you were stoned out of your mind. Nothing against him, but that would’ve been such a random choice for the Joker.
He does the Joker justice. At least, for the universe he’s in.
Hey everyone! It only took me eleven-twelve days (five days of active drawing) and roughly 16-17 hours of drawing time, but I have a new thing! This time it’s The Joker.
Oh, and just saying, since some people seemed confused on my last drawing, that this drawing is entirely digital. No colored pencils, no paint. Just my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and my free online Paint Tool, GIMP2. I mostly used the paintbrush tool, the spray paint tool, the color picker, and the smudge tool; no textures or anything fancy. I took most of the colors themselves from my reference, to get the best result possible. Not sure if that’s cheating, but since these drawings are more my own way of learning to get more detailed, I don’t think it matters too much?
So I finally got around to watching the Lego Batman Movie, and I am so very upset no one told me it was a romantic comedy featuring Batman and the Joker, because I would’ve watched it ages ago if I’d realized this.
Like, this wasn’t even subtext. This was straight up TEXT. I’m convinced some exec insisted on shoehorning Bruce’s (surprisingly short-lived?) crush on Babs into the script because otherwise it would’ve been entirely too obvious what they were doing. You can only maintain plausible deniability for so long when your two main characters spend the entire movie obsessing over one another and save the day by HOLDING HANDS
I mean. Come on. COME ON.
Anyway, Robin Gets Three (Four?) Dads is a fabulous movie and I enjoyed it immensely.