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The script for this page had me laughing harder than you might imagine! I don’t know if it’s as funny in comic form as it is in my head, but I can clearly hear Fujio’s ‘ IIIIII’M on the list!” proclamation. I wish this were an animated series!

So I saw Gravity in the prerequisite IMAX 3D, and it was pretty swanky stuff, I gotta admit! Let me throw in a *SPOILER WARNING* right here because I want to share my thoughts on it. Visually, this movie was very cool. I loved watching all the space debris collision scenes and I was pretty much on the edge of my seat the entire time. But I do admit, I’m just a big fan of character banter, and Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are only together for the first one third of the movie, and then Clooney is GONE (as in a ‘sorry, I’m gonna go die over here now’ sort of way). It’s all a one character show after that, with any dialog being Bullock speaking out loud to herselfl. Then there’s this great scene where Clooney magically reappears and starts cracking jokes and it totally got me for a second. I was like “Wow, they’re writing this movie like I would write this movie! Totally implausible, but incredibly fun!”, and then we quickly find out it was a hallucination and Clooney’s character isn’t really there. But for the briefest instant, the movie was on my radar for being the best darn thing since sliced Wonderbread.

Is anyone else with me on this one? If Colonel Kowalski had actually popped back up in his totally cartoonish fashion and he and Ms. Bullock had made it back to earth together, bantering all the way, would it have totally made this movie for you? Not to say I thought the movie needed some sort of storybook happy ending where the two leads couple up through adversity, I realize my version would’ve resulted in some pretty harsh judgement from the critics for being ‘too Hollywood’ , or ‘breaking the suspension of disbelief’. But, I am a sucker for silly characters and happy endings.

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  • poo4nnfb

    We believe in you! lol that killed me

  • Yacc

    Best comic!

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      That’s what I like to hear! Err, see!

  • Hfar

    Of course he’s got your name right! “Dumba** Bandit #377/Future Punching Bag #1138” is how you spell your name, right? No? Ah well! It’s all the same to Ken in the end.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Ken’s list is visual, he remembers your face.

      • charles81

        Until he rearranges it at least.

        • Ben Johnston

          At that point you’re off the list anyway though, so it doesn’t matter!

  • charles81

    I BELIEEEEVE, I’m saved and reinforced, I BELIEVE!

    I BELIEEEEVE, fortified and outperformed, I BELIEVE!

    I BELIEEEEVE, vicious and malicious, I BELIEVE!

    I BELIEEEEVE, OH YES IN KEN! I BELIEVE!

  • Sunwu

    Is it me or is Ken really not over his defeat. His expressions in these last few pages express a feeling of apathy.
    Ina: go get em Ken!
    Ken:*sigh* fiiine

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      We may see some blow back from his failure in the Nataku fight! But I ain’t spoinlin’ nothin’.

      • Sunwu

        Emo Ken Gonna Emo?

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          Ken is usually more angry than emo, this is a real change of pace for him.

        • Kid Chaos

          Not bloody likely!

      • charles81

        I like the idea that Ken has some more depth to him. We seemed to see a hint of it during his talk with Cho after the defeat. Certainly, if anything was going to get to him mentally it’d have to be Nataku, the slaughterer of his people, besting him like he was a mere flea… Part of me hopes that Yumiko turns out to be a fellow survivor and recognizes the symbol on his sword.

        I guess the other part of why he might not be so excited is he was fighting Wataro soldiers before. I think he’s been happy to fight before but no quite so overjoyed as he was with the Wataro soldiers.

        • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

          There is a certain arc we want Ken to move through, but that’s about all I want to say on the subject. I’d hate to spoil anything! I’m sure he finds great glee in fighting Wataro, but he does tend to gravitate towards glee under any circumstance that involves fighting. At least, that’s usually the case…

  • Gillsing

    Kentaklaus has a list of people who will receive gifts. That is the list. The gifts may be pain

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Or candy? Probably pain.

  • charles81

    I must confess, its hard to imagine Ken defeating Yumiko. He is a full frontal attacker while she is stealth and distance. Sure he’s prepared now, but all she should need to do is ninja-disappear, move to a new location and shoot when unexpected. But the ninja clan is after Yori so its possible she’ll skirt him to take the more valuable target first. I see Ken’s main advantage in his ability to lop down trees in a single stroke, so if she stays up there he’ll just go lumberjack on her… “I cut down trees, I skip and jump, I like to press wildflowers, I put on women’s clothing, And hang around in bars”

    • charles81

      @KEN: “You callin’ me a pansy!?” *insert eye-gouging, eye-reinsertion, improbably violent murder*

      • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

        I like how you both referenced Ken’s old eye removal-reinsertion taunt and Monty Python and tied them together in the same post.

  • endplanets

    So Sandstorm does reduce accuracy.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      Common sense, sir!

  • Jonathan B

    Poor ninja girl’s gonna get a complex if her arrows keep doing nothing.

    Someone mentioned Yori, but I feel I should point out that two of the three arrows have been aimed at Ina. The 2nd one was aimed at Cho. So far, Yori appears to be attracting no real attention, unless we’re playing the “want him alive, kill everyone else” game.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      To be fair, the first arrow was aimed at Fujio, then Cho, then Ina. Technically, Yumiko has no way of knowing which one is Yori, and her primary goal is to stop intruders, so killing them all is more likely her goal than targetting any particular one.

  • Jonathan B

    It occurs to me that if the ninjas have had any drink recently, Ken may locate them all by smell. A sort of alcoholic sixth sense. 😉

  • KungFuKlobber

    If Alex were writing the movie, the debris, instead of being the result of Kessler Syndrome, would have
    been the remnants of Mount Fuji, which had been thrown into space. Sandra and Jetpack George, after splashing down, would have been attacked by the Loch Ness Monster under the control of the King of the Lake Pirates. The birdfish of the lake would choose that moment to rise up against their cryptozoological oppressor and, in a climactic final dance battle, establish the sovereign nation of Ichthyavia, with Chinese Ham Radio Guy as its U.N. liaison.

    • http://www.nn4b.com suburban_samurai

      You know me too well, Klobber.

  • Neska

    Mopey Ken is still awesome . . .

  • pydsigner

    Is it just me or was that a little bit of an overkill dearrow attack?

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