I don’t always get to go the theaters for animated movies since I don’t have any kids myself currently so when I do go it sometimes is a treat and makes me feel like a kid again. Plus with me being so busy lately and lacking time for Christmas movie watching, I was excited to be able to see Arthur Christmas. It came done to that or Puss in Boots but thankfully the kids I was with selected this. Nothing against Puss in Boots but I wanted to get into the holiday spirit.
Not only was Vampire Hunter D one of the first anime released in the U.S., but it was also the first I had ever seen. Without getting too nostalgic, I had seen VHD on a UHF channel in Chicago that had broadcast anime late Saturday nights, sometimes uncensored even. It was great, because I not only got to watch something that was considered one of the first and best of its kind, but I also felt like I was getting away with something. There was cursing, it was gory, and it had nudity. I was like a kid in a candy store, if candy stores had excessive gore and animated topless women. Read the rest of this entry
I have a confession to make. I hate Superman. Not on a Lex Luthor level. I don’t want to kill him or step on his cape or anything. He never kicked my cat or froze my dog with his breath. No, nothing like that. I just never got into the character. Sure, the original Superman with Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder is a classic and so is Superman 2. But, to me, old Supes will always be the Big Blue Boy Scout. He always had a solution or a power for every problem or obstacle. That’s not fun. To me, that gets old and boring very fast.