Friday, June 17, 2011

Bob-omb - SotD 135

Was really looking forward to doing this one even though I wasn't sure how I was going to adapt it for a long while. Definitely one of my favorites so far.

I finally watched Suckerpunch last night, and got this totally unexpected emotion when I watched it: I got so angry. And that emotion sort of blindsided me. I'd heard some of the reviews, which were horrible (22% on rotten tomatoes) but I still had some high hopes for some good illustrator porn in a way. Let me define that real quick: Anything that illustrators would love to illustrate and work on for fun e.g. Steampunk WW1 concepts. I hadn't considered that the story and tone would be so colossally horrible... so wrongly wedged into the film, that it could sully the very fiber of my favorite things. Things to know about me: I love astronauts, robots, war history, alternate universes, and snow. So when this film took all that, except for astonauts, thank goodness, mixed it all up into this gruel and I sat down and took the first taste I only felt the same sort of emotional reaction you get when you are horribly offended. It was like "How dare you!?" Zack Snyder, to ever take all these wonderful things and disrespect them with this, this... THING. This script, if I dare call it that.

It is just baffling to me that I walked away from Suckerpunch not utterly loving it. I just can't believe he managed to mess that up. So I sat there, with my flag at half mast... because after seeing what he had attached all the wonderful art assets to, those artists had to have gone and jumped off buildings. What a waste of talent.


Dave Armstrong said...

YES! Awesome man. Any chance of his brother, Bullet Bill making it into this?

Mike Puncekar said...

People seem to want him pretty bad... so probably. Chain chomp is gonna be coming first though.

But right now I'm working on a freebie desktop wallpaper for people based on this stuff. The list keeps getting bigger haha

Bit of a problem with a property this large

Anonymous said...

Would you be horribly offended if I got this tattooed on my leg? I would love to submit a pic if you think it would be alright!

Mike Puncekar said...

Wouldn't be offended at all, actually that would be incredibly cool. Go for it. If it does happen shoot me a pic if you can at the email listed below the logo at the top of the page... if it's not too much of a bother.

Hoolio said...

I love this one. Every little detail makes this picture awesome. The oil from the top and the eyes. Even the Bowser stamp with the "serial number" on the side.

vladyjr said...

this is great! love the look of him. this one must be my favorite! cant wait to see more.