Pictured, Pop Culture pundit Charlie Brooker yesterday…
Professional contrarian, angry man about town and top fellow Charlie Brooker reviews “The Avengers” movie, in an attempt to understand where the kids are at and reaches some conclusions on the very real ordeal which is a modern cinema visit. Honestly, it’s less like a visit to the movies and more like some absurd combination of obstacle courses, exam, demonic crèche and mobile phone demo unit.
Usual proviso when reading any of Mr Brooker’s rants – he does like his swears and robust imagery. Forewarned and all that…
Behold: the Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D experience | Charlie Brooker | The Guardian.
...knows the score.
Stunning scenes – Alan Moore doesn’t really like Frank Miller’s work and suspects that his personal politics are a bit, well, suspect.
In other news, Ken Loach probably really doesn’t care for Michael Bay’s oeuvre.
More seriously, is anybody really surprised by this? Miller’s message ends at “Might is Right”, noir tropes and lone big men with bigger guns clearing up the streets as violently as possible – it’s not as though he has much in common with the Midlands’ most pre-eminent warlock and weird-beard genius.
Sweet hat, crap politics.
I have yet to forgive Miller for his singularly crass and incoherent take on “The Spirit” and I suspect few reading this will have much time for him either. He is the personification of the old curmudgeon standing on his lawn and yelling at kids to go away and should probably be taken as such – a relatively harmless and irrelevant old duffer whose schtick is tired and increasingly laughable.
As much as I read The Guardian daily, when it comes to nerd pop culture stuff like this, they’re never slow to find the most obvious angle and pursue it ad nauseam.