So there I am, plugging along on the comic. I finished a three page sequence and moved on, but something kept bugging me. I knew what it was, but did not want to face it. Finally, however, I forced myself to look over that sequence and admit that it just did not work. The pages got over the information, but there was no drama whatsoever. I gave in, and reworked the sequence, rearranging panels, rewriting dialogue and ultimately adding two more pages. It may not be perfect, but it is much more satisfying dramatically and the visuals have more impact because of the pacing. The sequence is still a week or two away, but I’m looking forward to your reactions to it.
I keep returning to the trailers for Pacific Rim, del Toro’s consolation prize for the collapse of At the Mountains of Madness. My fear with movies like these is that all the best bits are in the trailer, but I have to tell you, I am ready for this picture to get to the big screen. Gian robots, giant undersea monsters, end of the world—what’s there not to like? Other trailers do less for me. Tom Cruise’s Oblivion is kind of vague as to what the movie was about; Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel seems to take itself a bit too seriously; I have absolutely no hope for World War Z or The Evil Dead remakes.
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