Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Movement #5 Review

Written By: Gail Simone
Art By: Freddie Williams III
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 2, 2013

Time I Move On

I'd like to say The Movement has been a labor of love for me, but love is such a strong word.  I have read every issue and even gave the last issue a good review.  Even with that, this book has been walking on thin ice with more bad issue and I'm done.  The Movement #5 is that issue my friends.  Done, finis, caput.

I could spend this entire review telling you what I didn't like about this issue, but I won't.  I will tell you that Freddie William's art is pretty good.  Gail Simone's story isn't horrible and I actually love Dan Ponosian's cover.  I just don't care anymore.  I don't care about the main characters.  In fact, I can't name more than two by name and couldn't tell you their powers either.  How can I possibly care about this "Movement" if I don't even remember who's fighting it.

This leads me to my main problem with the book as a whole.  Who the hell is it for?  Street urchins fighting for a scrap of bread?  Teens who have been left behind by a broken system and can't fight for themselves?  Dirty boys who like to hang with rats and hum Micheal Jackson's "Ben" all the live long day?  Hey, I know that the World has problems.  I know that the system is made by and for the rich at the expense of the needy.  I get it.  I just don't want it in my comics.  I love comics because they are fun.  Yes, they can make you think as well, but when all is said and done I like them because they are fun.  The Movement is not fun.  For myself, it has actually become the opposite of fun.  It has become a chore.  Hey, I don't mind doing chores, but the only way I'm doing this one anymore is if Gail Simone gives me an allowance.  Actually, keep you're money Gail, I quit.

Bits and Pieces:

If you enjoy the Movement, all power to you.  Like the heroes in the book I can't seem to remember, everyone should fight for a say in life.  Please, scream to the rooftops how much you love this book.  I'll be sitting here reading a book that I enjoy with heroes that make me wish I could fly, run super fast and fight evil so I can own the night.


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