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Holy Terror - Frank Miller
« on: July 23, 2011, 07:10:28 am »
Holy Terror




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Frank Miller's Holy Terror Trailer #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZg4UOB2uCk&feature=player_embedded


Holy Terror? Try Holy Sh*t, that was horrible!!! What the phuck was this garbage? This is what Frank Miller spent all his time writing, not writing, writing, not writing, changing the character from Batman to The Fixer? Mr. Miller just outdid himself here. He made me forget the abysmal Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again. I didn't think that was even a remote possibility. I stand corrected.

Now about this pile of dung. First off, the art is horrible. It's a lazy man's, bastardization of his Sin City style. Second, things that take place within the panels are so chaotic that you really can't tell if you're looking at a foot or a hand or a car or what. Third, the main characters are poorly thought out both in design and background story. Forth, the story itself was lame. There was no set up at all. Let me put it this way. Go rent True Lies and then fast-forward all the way to the final 20 minutes of the movie and there you have it. Reading this "book" was just one long fight scene and then it's over. There is no set up and there certainly is no resolution other than.....

Oh forget it. I've already wasted enough of my time here. This is a Skip for me and the rest of humanity. So, if this is so bad, then how did it get even a half star rating? I'm glad you asked. You know when you buy a new car and it comes with that "new car smell?" Well, this "new book smell" is AWESOME, which is the only good thing about this $30 book. I feel sorry for anyone that actually pays good money for this. I'm just fortunate to know people that allowed me to borrow this book first.

It's now safe to say that Frank Miller has written more sh*tty books than actual good ones. :::sigh::: Well, it sure seems that way lately. I need to revisit Sin City and read something good of his to get the taste of this one out.



UPDATE:

I forgot to mention earlier about the books format. Just like his previous book, 300, this book is also in the widescreen format. This is what bugged me about 300 and one of the things that bugged me about Holy Terror. It's like Miller is purposely trying to hammer it in that he wants to change the status quo. It's been done countless times before and it's never worked with me or with the comic book buying public. It's just awkward reading a comic book like this. To me it also hinders the artwork itself. With the standard format, when you get a full shot of a character, the proportions look right. Do the same thing in a widescreen format and the character looks small because it has to fit within the reduce space on the page.

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Re: Holy Terror
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 10:29:23 pm »
Scheduled to be released on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The book/story is no longer associated with Batman or DC Comics. I'm eargarly awaiting this book, but I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't still a little bit bummed that Batman isn't in this one. Sigh.
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Re: Holy Terror - Frank Miller
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 08:03:41 am »
Added Holy Terror Review up above.

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Re: Holy Terror - Frank Miller
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 08:05:10 am »
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Re: Holy Terror - Frank Miller
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 08:06:13 am »
Added the time it took to read this to....

Oh, wait, I can't.

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Re: Holy Terror - Frank Miller
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 02:56:41 pm »
Wow, rather scathing. That bad huh.

The trailer looked interesting. Then again them bastige trailers!!!!  >:(
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Re: Holy Terror - Frank Miller
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 03:05:16 pm »
Wow, rather scathing. That bad huh.

The trailer looked interesting. Then again them bastige trailers!!!!  >:(

After reading the book, I did in fact go back and watch the trailer to see exactly "how" they sold it to the buying public. Let's just say a lot of creative editing went into it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 11:44:39 pm »
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