Thursday, July 21, 2011

Teaser Trailer: Holy Terror

The last decade and change have not been overly kind to the legend and legacy of Frank Miller.  Both of His new millennium endeavors involving the caped crusader have proven to be nonsensical and extraneous.    The highly anticipated The Dark Knight Strikes Again was the graphic novel equivalent of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceAll-Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder somehow managed to be even worse.  To add insult to injury, the poor reception of DK2 seemed to spark a collective reconsideration of Millers entire catalogue among fandom, with many now viewing it as mildly diverting yet childish and derivative.  Cinematic versions of Sin City and 300 offered Miller a rebirth of sorts, but that momentum was quickly stalled by his ill-conceived adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit.