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I think that, in the cinematic battle being waged between DC and Marvel, there is a confusing skirmish being fought on the tonal front. Where Marvel has poked good fun at itself, DC is reportedly opting to remain more grim and gritty. Personally, I believe that it's best to strike a balance rather than wholly adopt either tactic simply in an effort to stand out. I think whatever tone must always serve the story best, and the characters. It mustn't be a style with which to drape entire film franchises just to adhere to a company line.

Anyway, in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (just as in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY), I felt that the deliberate reach for laughs veered towards overdoing it. But instead of delineating what I believe did not work, I'll point out an instance where I think that it DID.


Yes, the gag where The Vision courteously retrieves mjolnir, restoring it to Thor was well done. But I thought so because it wasn't just another cute throwaway bit. First, it paid off the gag from the earlier party scene where Thor was acting consistent to his character, showing off to his friends by challenging all comers to lift the hammer from the table. It was more than a matter of mere strength. It's about worthiness, and that's why all the rocket-powered might of Stark and Rhodey failed to budge it, whereas Steve Rogers succeeded (unbeknownst to all but Thor) in nudging the Asgardian artifact. Rogers is not only powerful by normal human standards, he is guileless. Thus, this playful demonstration served to underscore character. It wasn't just the filmmaker's exercise in coaxing a cheap laugh from the audience. This MEANT something.

Flash forward to the pay-off scene with The Vision. Yes, the audience gets another laugh, recalling (hopefully) the earlier scene and how everyone else struggled to do what the android does with shocking ease. Hilarious! But again, there is significance here. It's not just a cheap stunt. The fact is that The Vision is WORTHY of lifting the hammer, and this inspires an immediate and unconditional TRUST in this newly-created being. So, with minimal dialogue, and an economy of shots, the filmmaker has established The Vision's CHARACTER on a fundamental level, as well as the Avengers' complete faith in him, as chiefly vouched for by Thor himself. THAT is good storytelling, and shrewd filmmaking.  :)
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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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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 Artisan Crafter
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?
Noniway Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love following your work, and I love your recent stuff. But I really love going through your gallery and looking at the work you did for QtC. It was and still is one of my favorite movies, and it's hard to find good art of it anywhere else!
truthaaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
man , i loved your work from malibu , really amazing :)
great gallery
you are amazing

Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!  :D
QueenLucy-Diclonius Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Can you do more adorable pics of kids from TV shows?
RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetings Mr. Moore! I have a question, and I hope you will reply in time. Do you know of any professional Latin American digital artists? It is for a school assignment, and I was assigned to look up any digital artists in Latin America. She wasn't specific, but I'm seeking professional artists. I hope you can help, if not, 'tis okay. Thanks!
Gulliver63 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
OMG what an awesome gallery. I just got started doing more Scooby recently - they never stop being fun to do.
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