So, let’s see, I said last week that if I didn’t post a new comic, I would at least blog on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so that there was something new on the website. This week I have been drawing, but I’ve been busy with various things including a breakup, and that kind of threw me off as far as having a comic finished in time for today. There will be one next Monday, though.
So, in the meantime… blog.
Well, I’m doing alright, how are all of you?
Hm. I’m gonna be seeing Prometheus in a few hours, that should be exciting.
The lukewarm reaction that the film has been receiving is utterly predictable, by the way. I started saying months ago, people need to calm themselves down, because the last time I remember people being this rabidly excited for one particular film and certain that this film was going to be the greatest film ever and change their lives, that was The Phantom Menace.
The thing is, when people work themselves into a frenzy of expectations like that, no film is possibly going to deliver, because no matter what it is it won’t be as exciting as the months or years of thinking about it they’ve already done in their head, and no matter how well made the film is, it’s not going to be the film they were thinking of, because they’re not the ones who made it. Prometheus could be a million times better than Alien, and people will be disappointed. Actually if it is a much better film than Alien, they’ll definitely be disappointed, because it will be too different. With Phantom Menace, what people wanted was a film that would make them feel like they were a child again watching Star Wars for the first time. That’s impossible, because they’re not a child, it’s not the same film, and they’ve already seen Star Wars for the first time.
My point being that I expect Prometheus to be great, but on its own terms. And I’m fine with that.