This isn’t only for ranting and raving, it’s also for praising. Hence the “things I like” in the title. But you know what really grinds my gears? I seem to have more hate than love this week.
This is weird week, it’s like a love hate relationship. Last week I’m praising BKV and Barrier and this week I got some complaints. Right when you think BKV could do no wrong, he does several things to just grind my gears with his physical published Barrier book.
I really like Barrier which came out last week (and long ago digitally) but what I really dislike is the vertical viewing of comics. It just feels unnatural holding a comic book like that. I guess it didn’t affect me all that much since I just read the digital version but still, don’t do that, it’s annoying.
I’m guessing the rest of the series will all be vertical as well and that sucks. If you don’t like viewing the book sideways, just go download the digital version to read.
Non-Standard Current Comic Sizes
Not only is the new Barrier comic sideways, it’s about an inch taller, err wider, < bleep > me, not sure since this comic just goes against every current comic conformity.
WHY? Why? Why did you do this Image? Why did you do this BKV? You guys going in the business of producing new special bags that only this book will properly fit in? Sigh.
The more I keep seeing the previews, the more I want to see it. It’s almost out and this makes me happy.
Thor is now a BadAss!
Okay, I finally saw Infinity War this past weekend. I know, I know, two weeks later but I usually do this to avoid all the annoying people at the theater. Ya’ll know who you are? You smack your popcorn during the quiet scenes or whisper to your lover or friends sitting next to you. You pull our your damn phones when it’s dark and illuminate half the theater. Yeah, I can hear you, shut up and shut your phones off!
Anyways, things I like. Thor is a bad ass now. Thor was one of my favorite things in this movie. I know he should have gone for the head but I’m sure he’ll make up for it. Not nearly as big a screw up like Star Lord. But yeah, go Thor!
Didn’t much care for Banner though, they tried to make him too funny and he came off as a bit cheesy at times. Vision, when did you become a wuss? You can basically make yourself untouchable, why not do such tactics to keep the stone out of the reach of well, everybody?
Toddlers in Movie Theaters
Speaking of noise in theaters. I love kids, I love toddlers as well. But there are two things that don’t go together, movie theaters and toddlers.
While watching Avengers Infinity War, a couple comes in and who do they have with them, what appears to be their 2 1/2 to 3 year old. Okay, maybe he’s the most well behaved kid in the world and loves the Avengers so much he’ll sit and watch the entire time. One could be so lucky right? Nope.
Before they’re even settled in, kid starts yelling he doesn’t want to watch this movie and he doesn’t want to be quiet. < BLEEP > ME! The other horrible thing we hear is the parents threatening to “pop” him if he’s not quiet. WTF? I think someone should “POP” the parents. The parents were more in the wrong than the toddler.
Mind you I decided to see this at iPic. I picked the good seats too, you know, $32 a seat. I do this to avoid the trashy crowds at the Cinemark down the street so I can really enjoy the movie with hopefully I think is a bunch of other people there that want to enjoy the movie without any disturbances.
So after about 30 minutes into the movie and many “ssshhhh, be quiet” to tell the kid to be quiet, I call the waiter to complain. Manager comes once, quiet for maybe 15-20 minutes. Kid starts up again, which is expected, he’s young and doesn’t want to be there anyways, he told them that before it even started. Their first clue should have been before they left their house, hey, let’s get a baby sitter so we can see the movie and our kid doesn’t ruin the movie for others. Their second clue since the parents lacked any common sense would have been to leave when he told them he didn’t want to sit and watch it before it even started. The whole theater I’m sure heard him.
So manager comes again, luckily this time it’s now quiet for most of the remainder of the movie but you know, it really did ruin the whole experience for me. It wasn’t even the kid being noisy, but hearing the parents tell him to be quiet every 5 minutes was just as annoying, sometimes even more annoying than the kid making noises. This couple was so clueless we could hear the mother complaining to her husband on why anyone would be complaining about them? Where’s my facepalm emoticon at?
Shame on iPic. They promote themselves as a luxury movie theater. I’m all for kids seeing movies with their parents if the parents know they’re mature enough to see the PG-13 or R movie along with being quiet. But a toddler did not belong in this movie and I think iPic and other theaters should create policies for such things. This was not Teletubbies with a theater full of kids watching (which one expects kids to be noisy, talk, etc). If you’re kid can’t wipe their own butt, they shouldn’t be in a movie theater watching a movie that’s PG-13 or higher rated.
I’ll give Alamo credit when this occurs, first time you get warning. Second time yo ass gets removed. This family should have been removed.
Maybe it’s a mistake but anyone notice The Archies #7 Fiona Staples cover? Isn’t that the same cover they used for Life with Archie #36? Yup, I think it is unless several online retailers are depicting “not final art” images for their listings. But when the title has already been plastered on the image and sent out, it’s usually a no brainer that is the final cover art that’s already been printed.
Shame on you Archie! Regurgitated covers suck!