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Firstly, the cover,


Linkara's Fifteen Things Wrong with Identity Crisis,


In addition, here's my analysis of the Incredibles, and how I don't think that it's actually about Objectivism, which seems to be the go-to interpretation of the film in certain circles,
http://espanolbot.blogspot.com/2012/01/is-incredibles-objectivist-movie.html

EDIT: Yikes, people are getting personal against Linkara in the comments here, what gives?

Date: 2012-01-23 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anothermoviegeek
I couldn't even get past his first reason before turning it off. Maybe its just me but if arguing the merits of the legal system in the DC universe is your opening salvo for disliking Identity Crisis, you have lost me already.

Date: 2012-01-24 12:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I agree with most of his points, but his presentation style is incredibly annoying. His speaking voice is somewhat irritating, his screeching voice is painful.

Warning: a little long

Date: 2012-01-24 01:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
I've been waiting for this episode since I saw it on Linkara schedule.

Linkara does not cover what I consider a major flaw: How Wally and Kyle are treated by the Justice League *and* Brad Meltzer. It is not like they joined the JLA just last week. But reading IDENTITY CRISIS, you'd think Wally isn't a "worthy" successor to Barry and Kyle was picked by Ganthet in order to punish Hal Jordan's friends. Also, it SHOULD take Kyle two seconds to squash Deathstroke with a big green fish.

Linkara gives a pass to the whole "Jean Loring knows Jack Drake knows Tim Drake is Robin." Odd that. Jack didn't know about Tim being Robin for quite a while. Then he learns about Tim *and* Bruce. And there has never been ANYTHING on how Jean could POSSIBLY know this.

Stuff about Jean going on trial was covered in HAWKMAN.

Date: 2012-01-24 04:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] domino_blue
I like Linkara and while I sometimes disagree on some of his points on other comics I think he has a good opinion and thinks about then and gives legitimate reasons why.Plus he created the I am a Man meme I love that one.

Date: 2012-01-24 05:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I guess I'm the only person who agreed with everything Linkara said.

Although, like Starwolf_oakley, I also hated the treatment of Wally and Kyle.

Date: 2012-01-24 06:29 am (UTC)
sil: (Lois Lane & Steve Rogers)
From: [personal profile] sil
Count me as one of the people who completely agree with Linkara on this one.

Date: 2012-01-24 07:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
I think Linkara's final point was the most important - what was accomplished? What was the point? Other than DC's need to show they can be as dark and "mature" as Marvel? You had a murder mystery about Sue Dibny shown in the most horrific way possible, you ret-conned a rape into Sue Dibny's past, you showed how much the characters in-universe cared for Sue Dibny, you relied on reader's perceptions of how nice and kind Sue Dibny was to get them angry/excited/etc. and in the end the story had NOTHING to do with Sue Dibny at all. So what was the point?

Date: 2012-01-24 08:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sigmund_droid
Good review, I agree with most of his points. Identity Crisis was entertaining at times but everything was so...pointless

Date: 2012-01-24 02:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
You know, it's only now that, alongside Linkara's raving, that I see just how creepy that splash page of Batman hugging Tim Drake after his father's death really is. It's almost like Tim's being sucked into his mentor's darkness. If it's intentional on Morales' behalf, I have to say that's pretty much a genius move.

Date: 2012-01-24 06:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Having now watched it, I have to pretty much agree with everything said. Though it could have been a trifle less shouty (and the echoing audio grates a little), I'm pretty much on-board with everything he says here.

Date: 2012-01-25 01:04 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Linkara voiced a lot of what I was thinking. The way they just mention the rape and don't even bother to bring it up and explore it in a mature, meaningful manner. I always said from day 1, it was extremely unnecessary. If they wanted to do the mindwipe angle, they could've did it based on the time, the villains and heroes switched bodies, and the villains did the smartest thing ever. They took off the masks to learn the identity of their foes! Or hell even go by what Linkara suggested, but don't use rape, and Sue as a damn prop!

While on the subject, Dr. Light..just..wow he got creepy real fast.

And seriously when Batman was in his dickish period, I automatically side with him due to this book because..you just don't do that to a friend. When Zee froze him in place, couldn't they have used that time to..well idk..ACTUALLY EXPLAIN TO HIM WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?! As much as I LOOVE Zatanna and am a big shipper of her and Bruce, this is a black mark for her and I still think the forgiveness thing might've been done a little too easy. This is something that her and other members of the league kept secret for years. and seriously, Hawkman trying to fight Batman when he punched him..I so wanted to see Bruce own his ass.

Honestly, I didn't mind Tim's dad and Boomerang biting it. I actually liked the Deathstroke fight..that is..until it was pointed out that Deathstroke overpowered Kyle's will....how the hell did I end up blocking that out of my mind? What kind of shit?... The idea for this series, wasn't bad, but the execution was heavily flawed and as much as I like Brad Meltzer, this is a black mark on his resume.

mod note

Date: 2012-01-25 02:38 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Cheers for pointing out the policy on personal attacks when relevant. :]

Date: 2012-01-25 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
I may not always agree with Linkara but he's def in the top 5 TGWTG reviewers for me. Having said that - I agree with this video very strongly, especially the retro-look at some leaguers as people who brainwashed Batman.

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