Book vs. Movie: The Umbrella Academy

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Today I want to talk about one of Netflix’ most anticipated and successful releases of 2019: The Umbrella Academy. Not only does the show give us a lot of material to take a look at, but I also checked out the comic book series it is based on.

The Plot:

After 43 women around the world give birth at the same moment in 1889 without being pregnant before, 7 of those babies are adopted by an eccentric billionaire. All of them exhibit certain powers that are not to be messed with.
In the present day the estranged sibling have to come together once more not just for their adoptive father’s funeral, but to save the world…

Comics vs. Series:

First things first. Let’s talk about the comics. I picked up The Apocalypse Suite which was the first Umbrella Academy comic series and Dallas, which was #2.
I usually don’t read comics as they are a super-fast read but rather expensive at the same time. However, The Umbrella Academy was available at my library so I was excited to give it a go.

What did I like? The artwork was beautifully done and the idea behind the story is both unusual and fascinating.
When it comes to the execution, however, I am not that thrilled. both comic books had rather confusing and irritating storylines. I’m still not sure I fully understood all that went down. Apart from the fact that the stories didn’t make all that much sense, they also lacked depth. I’m not sure if I had that feeling because I’m simply not used to reading comic books, but I had hoped for more. My favorite thing about both books was that in Dallas, #5 gets a dog (who is absolutely adorable). If that doesn’t tell you all about the stories…

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Movie Mania: Suicide Squad

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Today were gonna tackle THE movie everyone is talking about. The world waited long for Suicide Squad to be released – now it’s out and from what you hear it’s rather disappointing. But is that really true?

 

The Plot:
Gotham’s finest assortment of bad guys (and girls) is recruited for a rather tough job. Some evil witch (who should actually be crumbling to dust) is possession an archeologist and also just decided to take over the world. Well, looks like a jolly good afternoon… Continue reading

Movie Mania: Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal is a comic sci-fi movie for adults. This 1981 film consists of different stories that are loosely linked by a crystalline green sphere.

 

The Plot:

The story begins with an astronaut in Corvette coming back to earth. He drives to his house where he’s greeted by his daughter. The green ball he brought back from outer space starts so shine as he touches it. Suddenly the ball melts him, the girl watching in terror. Introducing itself as the sum of all evils the so-called Loc-Nar shows the girl how it influenced different societies over time. Continue reading