Friday, July 27, 2012

Comic Book Villains (2002)

Number Rolled: 77
Movie Name/Year: Comic Book Villains (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Director: James Robinson
Writer: James Robinson
Actors: Donal Logue, Cary Elwes, Michael Rapaport, Natasha Lyonne, DJ Qualls, Eileen Brennan, Monet Mazur, Danny Masterson, James Duval, Marshall Bell, Chris Weber

Wait a minute. Wait just one minute here. I added this to the instant queue because the description looked amusing. Within the first ten minutes, however, I wound up staring at the TV wondering why I had never heard of this movie before. The cast are all well known enough and one is even a household name in geek circles. Circles I travel in. I mean, Cary Elwes? Really?

Get a load of this: Cary Elwes, Donal Logue, Michael Rapaport, DJ Qualls, Eileen Brennan, James Duval, Danny Masterson and Natasha Lyonne. Even though the majority weren’t the stars of their flicks/shows the faces are instantly recognizable. I feel as though I should have heard of this movie before Netflix.

As for how it was? I thought it was a bit out of control. Like someone with ADD wrote it. I can sympathize. Before editing, my books look like they were written by an eight year old. Organization is key. I lost that key a long time ago.

Although it had that rushed and out of control quality, I thought it was very good. It certainly hit on just how obsessive collectors can get, and just how rare it is for anyone but those collectors to realize how much those items are worth. It’s a bit more violent than one would initially suspect, but every bit as realistic as it could be in real life. It’s a frightening thought.

In the end? I never want to see that many comics floating in a lake again.

Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

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