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- Okay, yeah, these guys GET it. THIS is how to make a superhero movie that entertains, thrills, makes you laugh AND cry, carries weight, while simultaneously INSPIRES. I left the theater invigorated, smiling, SATISFIED. This was not a dreary, joyless movie, with lingering head-scratchers that are dependent on the clarification of the next film, or some solitary spin-off. And while this action-packed sequel appeared to be overloaded with guest-stars, the Russo Brothers deftly managed to spotlight each and every character sufficiently! Everyone got their moment to shine, and (for many, thanks in large part to previous installments) each is developed MARVELously, given proper and understandable motivations.

I love practically all the great superheroes, whether they belong to Marvel or DC. I love BOTH companies, and I want them BOTH to flourish (Why? Because their success is only a victory for the fans, the creators, and the studios/publishers.). Never in my wildest dreams as a kid could I have ever imagined the robust bonanza of my childhood heroes coming to life on the big and small screens. I don't believe in pledging loyal devotion to one over the other. That's just stupid. STUPID. However, the inevitable comparisons evoke discussion that may be valid, enlightening, and even enjoyable on certain levels. CIVIL WAR explores the same themes as BvS as far as a powerful superhero (or group of superheroes) who operates unchecked in the world, the actions thereof resulting in the rise of super-villains, as well as irreparable collateral damage to civilian society. Death. Repercussions. Mistakes. Penalties. In my opinion, first impression, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is superior to BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE............ by FAR.

With this film and the previous (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER), the Russo Bros have set the new gold standard for this genre of movies based on fun factor, story and character quality, and the tremendous degree of difficulty. Some fans may carp about comic book canon, or a deviation from comic book costume designs. I couldn't care less about that sort of fan service when what is being presented is solid as a rock on its own.  It's a fair trade.  And these Marvel stories and characters are solid because of the solid foundation on which they stand, the brilliant franchise formula that built steadily from the ground up, EARNING a rich character history, and EARNING any forgiveness for whatever lapses to a very great degree. A good story trumps a slavish faithfulness to source material every time. In the end, cinema, being a separate medium from literature, must be responsible to itself, answerable to itself. It must entertain and inform on its own merits. It should not rely too heavily on the audience having read the book (or the comic book, as the case may be) in order for the story, as presented, to make sense, or for it to be accessible to the layman.

I do believe that, like BvS, this film occasionally staggers from a saturation of CG effects. It also suffers from too much in-close, rapid-cutting action sequences, which continue to frustrate, along with the frenetic camera moves. But these quibbles are more excusable due to the array of other things they get right. Not once did I sit through a scene thinking-- "Okay, why would the character do that? That was dumb!" BvS is full of that sort of eye-rolling stuff. Despite the small army of a cast, this movie keeps the characters behaving pretty much consistently. There are lighthearted moments to balance the gravitas, and slow and pensive sequences to allow us to breathe before plunging back into the action. Not once does this film lose or confuse you, and not once does it allow you to disengage. This was a very good ride. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

And, as always, your mileage may vary. Cheers! :)
  • Listening to: iTunes Library
  • Reading: Comics, novels, manuals, and poetry
  • Playing: PS4
  • Eating: Subway Tuna Subs
  • Drinking: Wawtuh, ICE cold

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Rome The Conqueror
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: Monrovia, CA, USA, roughly 117 longitude, 34 latitude, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way
Favourite genre of music: Depends on my mood. Classical, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Film Scores
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker. Jimmy Olsen is a HACK!!
Favourite style of art: All art is digital if you use your fingers
Operating System: Central Nervous
MP3 player of choice: iPod, by Apple
Shell of choice: Mi-shell Pfeiffer
Wallpaper of choice: Those realistic tunnel paintings that always fooled Wile E. Coyote
Skin of choice: African-American. But if I could've picked, I'd have chosen armor
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, George Bush...
Personal Quote: "No! Try not. DO! Or do not. There is no 'try.'"

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marvelminds Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hi, do you do commissions or something similar?
love your work!
PJToon75 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is incredibly sensational, as well as your animation work. Fantastic stuff.
Stormystars Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016

I believe this is one of your designs on a grey T-shirt, Hogarth on the Giant's hand.

I love your art and the IG, it's not right to do this without your permission. :(
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
No, it isn't right, but there's very little that I can do about it.  The Iron Giant is the property of Warner Bros.  As such, it is their right to grant or deny permission to any party via license to sell art utilizing their properties on product, or simply as an image for profit.  I doubt WB will take notice of this infraction, a likelihood on which the violators are probably counting.
But, thanks all the same!  :)
Stormystars Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016

well, I'll cry about it then :P

yw all the same :)
Nightshade475 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Hey, Rome! I just saw Greg Weisman's tweet (...twitterage? ...tweetness?) regarding the release of Season 2 of Young Justice on Netflix. Suffice it to say, I've been watching episodes back to back since! Today, I watched the episode where Kaldur takes out Artemis, and watched the light drain from my son's eyes as he watched it happen. Only to see the relief wash over him at the end of the episode; fully understanding what had transpired and the scope of their plan...! Thank you all for creating an amazing show! Still watching till there's a season 3...!
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hey!  Feel free to also follow me on Tumblr!  :)
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
How are you doing?
BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Emergency to all artists: This needs to be spread IMMEDIATELY to put a stop to it. 

Copyright could be changed without our permission if we don't take action NOW!!…  
aethibert Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
GREAT site!
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Do you take request? 
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Still active, bub?
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I reckon so.
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juhwaning Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Do you take request imao
ANKOBROWN Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
yo, can you draw the art of Cheshire from young justice?
TheWon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Just needed to come by your page, and look at your excellent Star Trek Comic Covers. Need to feel better after yesterday! Thanks for your talent, and being a fan! LLAP!
munizjohn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Jerome you are such a pro man! Love your work, legendary! 
billybob1244 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
do you accept commissions?
ChenilleRealm Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love your gallery sir! 
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, sir!
Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have any personnal art, done in a personnal style. I like to look at your gallery, but it is all commercial work, impersonnal. I mean i can look at your gallery and i cant figure out anything about you as an artist, all i can see is a worker. And i definitly would like to see some personal art.
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It all depends on what you look for, and how well you see.  An artist is present in all of his/her work to varying degrees.  And it's up to the artist to reveal as much or as little of himself as desired.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
What is your opinion regarding the fact that we may never get to witness the appearance of Namor "the Sub-Mariner" McKenzie, Janet van Dyne/The Wasp, Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Hercules, or any of the X-Men (outside of Wolverine, along with a cameo of Hank McCoy) appear in either Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and/or Avengers Assemble?
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