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Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews The Mechanic

Are movie audiences less intelligent now than in the seventies? I don’t think so. So why do writers these days feel almost obligated to provide more exposition than before? What made the Charles Bronson version of The Mechanic good was it made us have to think about what was going on. Working your gray cells was part of the pacing of the film. I will admit that the Jason Stratham version of The Mechanic was fairly clever in the ways they provided the exposition. In this case, it was the start of what must have been a slippery slope of changes. Still, they were pretty faithful to the original and paid quite a bit of homage to a film I enjoy so much that I watched it again just a few months ago.

Happy Valentine's Day.