Thoughts, feelings and a mini review of Preacher up to Season 1 Episode 7
I admit I’ve never read Preacher, though I was told to multiple times the artwork isn’t my thing and put me off. So, a hands up disclaimer here, I have no idea about the comics and am coming at this purely from the standpoint of a viewer. I didn’t know much about it when the series came out, but was definitely intrigued, and by the trailers it looked like it would either be amazing or terrible. Luckily, it’s pretty damn good.
An image heavy and spoiler free review under the jump.
I was massively let down by this film. I really wanted to enjoy it, and to be honest I wasn't expecting great things, which normally makes it much easier to be pleasantly surprised. Not so here.
The movie is based on the bestselling books by Cassandra Clare, a young adult urban fantasy series dealing with all manner of supernatural beings, and in particular the race of demon-killing shadowhunters.
Recently I have become *obsessed* with this game, to the point that I'm starting to worry that I'm driving everyone around me nuts talking about it. What's a bit strange is that I bought it back in January, and whilst I enjoyed playing it I just completely lost interest in my X Box. Not sure what happened really, just turned it off and never got around to turning it back on. I do tend to go through phases; like all I'm doing is reading, then watching films, then working my way through a TV series.
Recently I've had quite a lot of time off from work, and I kept thinking I should turn the X Box back on, but it almost felt like a chore to me, I should turn it back on because I bought the thing and I didn't want it to wind up being a waste of money. I only finally persuaded myself to actually do it by guilting myself into it, telling myself I wouldn't have to keep it on for long if I didn't want to. The game on top of a pile of neglected discs was AC3. So that's what I decided to play, and my God did I get sucked in.
I love mythology and ancient history, and so perhaps it is no coincidence that some of my all time favourite books feature both. I love these books, I re-read them at least once a year, and whilst the ending is slightly off, for reasons that will become apparent, I still love the characters, the world, and the writing.
I've been devouring books at a tremendous pace recently; some good, some bad.
First, the good.
The outbreak tore the U.S. in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States. It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead and delivers peace. Now Homeland Security wants Marco for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again. But in the wastelands of America, you never know who - or what - is watching you.