Over the past few days I have seen two very different movies that share a similar theme, religious faith. Due to the cynicism of the modern world, a long side a better awareness of the damage and corruption that macro institutions like the church can cause, it is very hard to tell positive stories about religious faith. Both Noah and Calvary try this with differing degrees of success.
I recently finished reading Arkham Asylum: A Series House on Series Earth by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. It has a reputation for being one of the best Batman stories ever written with the websites Batman on Film, List25.com and Complex each place it fourth on their respective best story lists. Is the book as good as the hype suggestions?
First we need to set some context. Arkham Asylum was written in response to the dark, gritty superhero of the comics launched by Watchmen and the Batman staring story The Dark Knight Returns. Morrison said in the 15th Anniversary Edition of the book:
The repressed, armored, uncertain and sexually frozen [Bat]man in Arkham Asylum was intended as a critique of the ’80s interpretation of Batman as violent, driven, and borderline psychopathic
With this in mind, what did I think? Find out below the break!
As promised in my Another What Have I Been Up To Post, here is the post I promised about the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This post will compare the original novel and the graphic novel adaptation by Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy.
This article, of course, will feature spoilers for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. You have been warned!