Paul Rudd goes subatomic In Marvel's 'Ant Man.'
Paul Rudd goes subatomic
In Marvel's 'Ant Man.'
The graphic novelist Alan Moore granted a rare interview last year that he promised would be his last. Densely bearded and reclusive, with a surly mystic persona that's part Rick Rubin and part Aleister Crowley, Moore has long been canonized for writing books like "Watchmen" and "V for Vendetta" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" — classics of the medium later adapted into dull movies. He had emerged from his proud silence for this one last public pronouncement in order to warn against the zeitgeist's zombie-like preoccupation with the same old Marvel and DC comic book franchises, the ones he'd grown up with and which we've never been able to shake. Superman, Batman, Spider-Man — they just won't go away. And far from being an innocuous phenomenon, Moore said, this was serious. It could be, he wrote, "culturally catastrophic to have the ephemera of a previous century squatting possessively on the cultural stage and refusing to allow this surely unprecedented era to develop a culture of its own, relevant and sufficient to its times."
I saw Ant-man last night and was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend it for those who like this sort of thing.