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Old 04-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #13
Tacit Ronin
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Default Re: The mob - make it more intimidating

Originally Posted by Marvin View Post
Just another thing in this series that "wasn't as strong as in the books" but as far as the film audience goes, it was what it was.
I was at least glad they weren't a total aesthetic ripoff of the Godfather mobsters as in the Long Halloween. I couldn't have taken the films seriously if that occurred. It's beyond me why Jeph Loeb took a perfectly non-ripoff Carmine Falcone from Year One and made him Vito Corleone.

Alan Moore on comics:

They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.
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