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Phillip M Jackson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"
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Iron Giant - Brad Bird brings us one of the greatest animated films of all time and an exquisite love letter to 1950s science fiction.

The Incredibles - Brad Bird brings us one of, if not THE greatest superhero movie of all time.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Brad Bird DOES the impossible and brings us not only an action movie masterpiece but one of the few Tom Cruise films you can watch without being overcome by an intense desire to stamp on the grinning midget’s neck.

Tomorrowland...........Brad Bird obviously had some bills to pay.

**** SPOILERS ****

On watching it, the first glaring flaw is that we spend more time on backwater American roads than we do in the titular Tomorrowland. When we DO get there, it's hardly the place of pure inspiration it's built up as. There's a robot, a concrete walkway, some christmas lights and Hugh Laurie. That’s your (underwhelming) lot. All other evidence regarding this fantastic world comes in one of two forms: androids disguised as humans, whose only sign of being a machine is the constant blinking and grinning and the occasional disembodied hand/head being thrown around by the second sign of tomorrow-tech: explosions. If something doesn’t explode in this film, you are generally informed that it has the potential to.

Next we have the characters, who are all as irritating as they are stupid. The girl who is the main focus of the tale (I can’t remember the name, nor can I be bothered to go to IMDB. This movie isn’t worth the effort to provide that level of accuracy) is supposed to be a genius, but she keeps doing the stupidest things. Not in a Doc-Brown-bumbling-eccentricity kind of way: she’s just a f**king moron.
Example A – she finds that pin thing that lets her see Tomorrowland, but she’s physically still in the real world, so moving around causes her to bump into things. Funny, right? Yeah. ONCE. She does it several times, and seems surprised on each.
Example B – The android that joins her says it has a security protocol that causes it to shut down if she asks it too many questions……so straight after she’s informed of this, she asks a question. It’s not funny. It’s irritating.
Example C – During the painful opening, she keeps interrupting the story that George Clooney is wearily trying to tell. Again and again and again. You should not want to KILL the main character before you have even been properly introduced to them!
George Clooney and Hugh Laurie could have been replaced by blocks of wood with pages of exposition nailed to them. They don’t really do much of any interest. George sets off some of the previously mentioned explosions and Hugh wears weird coat. That’s about it.

I also have to mention the younger brother of the main character. Not because he does anything wrong, it’s just I’m freaked out by how much he looks like a child in the Tommy Lee Jones disaster film Volcano…..which is impossible, because that movie was made 20 years ago.

Ultimately, Tomorrowland is a “message” movie. One of those that that preaches the tired "the future will only be a good place if we make it so" line, somehow with LESS subtlety than the likes of Day After Tomorrow.
It also does it with considerably less sense. We get informed that our world is going to end in 50-or-so days, with the main character seeing glimpses of a future where nuclear bombs are going off and every natural disaster is occurring. According to the narrative: her optimism will prevent ALL of that.
Uh…..how? All they seem to be doing at the end of the movie is be bringing more people to Tomorrowland, which we’ve already been told is safe from the approaching apocalypse. Aren’t they needed on Earth?! Also: while I believe movie-logic permits a single character’s optimism to prevent World War 3, I don’t see how it’s going to halt and/or reverse global warming in 50 f**king days. Sorry, kid; your house is still gonna sink.

For a movie that harps on about inspiration and dreaming big, Tomorrowland does very little to actually inspire. Its writers obviously love classic science fiction imagery, there are 3 major nods to The Rocketeer, and it’s clear such films inspired them, but they forgot WHY they were inspiring. Being sat down and told that inspiration and grand ambition are good does not actually prompt one to pursue either. If The Rocketeer was written in the same way as Tomorrowland, Cliff Secord would find the Rocket-pack in the opening act and spend the rest of the movie TALKING about how great it would be to fly rather than actually SHOWING it.
Would that have been as inspiring as seeing him loop ‘round a Nazi Zeppelin in the skies above 30s Los Angeles?

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:iconnemesislivezx:
nemesislivezx Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Artist
There is a proposal.

To have "Blaze Fielding" Do you think cute that the cosplay heroine "Mona" of "Streets of Rage 3"?

This is the cosplay.

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Mona and Lisa

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#streetsofrage #streetsofrage3 #blazefielding #mona #lisa #onihime #yasha #bareknuckle #bareknuckle3 #cosplay
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:iconblackhunter28:
blackhunter28 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh man you're awesum!
i love your comic -sequential art-, it gave me the hardest laughs i can ever do xD
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:iconkingdom31:
kingdom31 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
nice gallery Btw.
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:iconfyllm:
Fyllm Featured By Owner 4 days ago
At the end of that last strip, all I can think of is "shrinkage"..  
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:iconsamconnor:
SamConnor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahah yes its f**king cold xD can't wait for the next page of SA
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:iconasymptoteg:
AsymptoteG Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your comic and gallery, keep up the great work! ^_^
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IA3 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I think Jack should do an Aspara based on a Donkey Transformation on Pleasure Island, from the fairytale: Pinocchio. If you don't like that, I understand.
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Do you still plan to see "Suicide Squad"?
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I don't know enough about it yet. The only thing that instantly makes me avoid a movie is any involvement by Bay or Boll, at any level.
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:icon13thefreerunner:
13thefreerunner Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Hi is it alright to draw your OC Chole I sorta looked in your gallery and I felt like drawing her if that's alright with ya 
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:iconkieve-krs:
Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
EDIT: Nevermind, I'm a derp. Stealth-update when I wasn't looking.
You damn ninja.
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EnpressAlkaid1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Do you do commissions yet!? NNNGH I WANT ONE! 
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UltimateGameMaster Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Would you be willing to do stage art for a fighting game?
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:iconwilliamtheblue:
williamtheblue Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Hay Jack. I've heard people compare Mad Max to Conan in that the two seem to have an influence in the worlds they inhabit. Do you think there's any similarity?
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HarveyDentMustDie Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to say you THANK YOU. Last Sequential art made me laugh so much. :D
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