Ghost World – Daniel Clowes

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Author: Daniel Clowes
Genre: Comic
Pages: 80
Category: 17. Read a book that was turned into a movie
Format: Paper

Okay, this is also a cult classic and was almost the movie I picked except I wanted to check out the comic first. So here we are. Comics are definitely not my favourite way to read but I do like to check one out every so often. I figured sneaking one in this year would plenty, especially since the book I picked up included the entire series as well as comments from Daniel Clowes.

Anyway, this comic so perfectly sums up what it’s like to finish high school and not really know what you’re going to do with your life. Particularly that first summer when you’ve just finished up with exams and you’re just kind of bumbling around town probably drinking and sleeping in. I spent most of my first summer out of school working in one of those shitty fast food jobs but I also had plenty of time to laze about and contemplate life. I think the experiences of these guys are pretty common. That person you were so close to in high school, you slowly have less and less in common with the, until you realise that you don’t really want to hang out with them anymore.

I had a bit of an issue with Enid to be honest because she just came across as so manipulative of Rebecca. She spends an awful lot of time particularly in the early comics deciding with she and Rebecca will do with their days. Honestly, if she was my friend I don’t know that I would want to hang out with her either.

This isn’t an uplifting read or anything like that and it leaves you feeling just a little bit melancholy when you’re done but if you haven’t checked it out it’s a pretty cool comic.

Rating: 3/5 stars

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Suicide Squad (2016)

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Year: 2016
Director: David Ayer
Genre: Action
Date Watched: June 20, 2017
Category: #18 A film that has won an Oscar

I really wanted to like this movie despite everyone telling me how bad it was. Every friend who watched this and every review I’ve seen told me not to bother but, I decided to watch it anyway. Please don’t make the same mistake. This movie is not worth your time.

Okay so I definitely see why it won an Oscar for it’s makeup because it was spot on, and there were moments that I thought were really well done but, as a whole it’s pretty terrible. I loved the Joker and Harley Quinn relationship and perhaps if the whole movie has been Joker and Harley Quinn it might have fared better. But the real problem is that they tried to introduce us to a huge cast and have us 3619164954_d3bd1e25dbcare what happened to them in a relatively short movie as well as introducing not one but two villains. If you’ve ever seen those venn diagrams that say “choose 2” (like the one left). In this case you could have a movie that’s a watchable length, great characters or a good plot. Sadly these guys chose to skip the plot. There was no plot at all, where did the bad guys come from? What were they? Who knows…

Rating: 2/5 stars