Vampires, Bazookas and explosive ghosts – Preacher deviates from the original comics, but keeps it’s heart and spirit present.
If you knew anything about Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s original cult classic Preacher graphic novel, you were probably surprised to hear that it was being adapted into a television series by AMC (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad); and even more surprised to find out that Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (yes that Seth Rogen) were the directors who were bringing it to Preacher to life onto our screens. But even with some of Seth Rogen’s enthusiasm to help grease the wheels, how does one adapt a property like Preacher in a show? A property which’s main theme is to pretty much spit in the face of religion as a whole? Read More
The supernatural world is not something we have seen much of in Marvel, sure we have Thor hamming it up with the norse mythology, but when it comes to straight up supernatural stuff, Marvel has mostly shyed away…till now. We saw small inklings of it in the second season of Daredevil (what with the magic heartless vampire Ninja’s), but even then, anything that appeared to be even remotely fucked up and weird was pretty much unexplored. Read More
Netflix’s rendition of Marvels Daredevil series taught us that Marvel could be just as dark and brooding as the DC live action movies. We’ve come a long way from Ben Affleck’s gimp inspired leather Daredevil costume, which clung just a little too tightly in certain places (and lets not forget Collin Farrell’s grandma murdering and all round fucked up version of ‘Bullseye’). Hell’s Kitchen is a bleak place, a dark underbelly of New York which most other heroes apparently don’t have the time to deal with. That is of course for except for Hell’s Kitchen’s resident and blind lawyer/vigilante Matt Murdock (and I guess Jessica Jones and Luke cage but hey that is a story for another article). Read More