Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What I Really Think: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner is not a great movie, but overall it was enjoyable.  Of the current run of post-apocalyptic-dystopia-future-young-adult-literature-adapted-to-film, I actually enjoyed this more than The Hunger Games. However, this movie isn’t without flaws.  The plot feels like it has a lot of holes, but at least the reveal at the question of how much is plot holes and how much was intentionally misleading.  The main character was pretty bland.  But overall I enjoyed the concept and watching them figure out the puzzle of the maze and how to escape.  Overall, I enjoyed watching it, but not enough depth to want to see it again. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Long Beach Comic Con

I went to the Long Beach Comic Con this past weekend.  It’s a nice mid-size convention.  It’s small enough to see everything in a day, but big enough to still attract some nice talent.  I’ve enjoyed attending for the last few years, but this year it was a bit of a last minute choice when other plans fell through.  

I had fun at the convention, but couldn’t shake the feeling of not making the most of my time there. I usually go into these things with more of a plan of what I want to do and see and buy.  But this time I was pretty much just winging it and that threw me off.  I suppose that just speaks to how much I like to plan things.  

Anyway, here’s my swag from the convention.  I got the first volume of the X-Men trade paperback and liked it enough to try out the next one too.  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has been on my radar to get for a long time, and decided to finally go for it.  And Shrugged is something I’m unfamiliar with, but looked like an interesting concept so I’m giving it a shot.  I like to look for comics I’m not familiar with at conventions like this.  Hopefully it’s good.