Theater Hopper - May 12: Fanboy Grudge

May 12, 2008

Theater Hopper

Theater Hopper is a webcomic about all things movies written and illustrated by Tom Brazelton. Starring Tom, his wife Cami, and friend Jared, Theater Hopper perfectly captures Tom's feelings and reactions to recent and upcoming movies in a way that will easily have you laughing every day. Updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, this is the webcomic that every movie-lover out there can't miss! Monday's comic has been posted below.

#824 - Fanboy Grudge
Theater Hopper #824 - Fanboy Grudge
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Speed Racer wasn't that bad. In fact I feel smarter than all the other people who saw Iron Man for the 11th time. Iron man is last week. Anyway I also saw Son of Rambow which was awesome! Better than both movies.

Rtaylor32 on May 12, 2008


I posted in my blog over at some geek lament for not seeing Speed Racer. But the negative reviews and stilted box office convinced me that it wasn't a "have-to."

Tom Brazelton on May 12, 2008


Yer spot-on: SR was too loud, too bright, too fast, too dumb ... not that IM is a work of genius but at least my head didn't hurt after seeing it.

M.Christian on May 12, 2008


This is exactly what I did, I went and saw Ironman again and ignored Speed Racer. Die Wachowski brothers! Go back to the Matrix, oh wait, even in Matrix 2 & 3 you didn't go back to the Matrix, you went to Zion. Idiots.

Jim on May 12, 2008


I'm really looking forward to see Speed Racer, I liked Iron Man, but the next time I see it I think I'll just wait and rent it on DVD... And yeah the Wachowski brothers kinda screw up the matrix saga, but fuck it! they created it, and I think the first one was a brilliant work, far far more superior than Iron Man. So I'll give them a chance and give SR a shot!

bltzie on May 12, 2008


As much as I like Iron Man, I'm not literally filtering a comparison to it for each and every film. Was The Matrix better than Iron Man - hell yeah. It's still being ripped off to this day almost 10 years later. But that doesn't mean Reloaded and Revolutions weren't a naked money grab that took a poorly executed philosophical right turn away from the original film. And, as such, The Wachowski's are under suspicion. Instead of pursuing the more-is-more route with Speed Racer and attempt to outdo the incredible effects work in The Matrix, I think they should scale back and attempt to make a smaller film like they did with Bound. They are visionary creators but you can really see more of their style in something smaller than you can in something big.

Tom Brazelton on May 13, 2008

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