Saturday, March 14, 2009

One Good Reason To Buy Resident Evil 5 - Hint...Hint...It's The Same Reason Why Professor Tracey Loves Frank Miller's Ronin

I will be buying Resident Evil #5. I love video games with all of their sexist and racist issues included. Being an educated black woman with nerdy, fan girl, and tomboy tendencies is rough. Rarely are strong black female characters carried in comics, graphic novels, video games, or films. Since I almost wrecked my SUV staring too long at the promotional posters for Resident Evil 5 in some store window because I could not believe a video game was showcasing a lead black female character, I have been awaiting this game's release. It's for the same reason I love Frank Miller's graphic novel, Ronin. I have been waiting with baited breath for this book to be made into a film, it's been optioned twice, so we shall see if it ever makes the big screen. If they change the black female lead into some bony-ass white woman, I am going to go all NAACP on the company that produces the film! Rosario Dawson would be awesome as Casey, so would Paula Patton, even though she's a hit or miss actress sometimes.
Any other sistas out there willing to admit to their nerdy or geeky side? If so, what's your poison?


RainaHavock March 14, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

I want this game even more now! :D I too am a nerdy fan girl gamer. XD

ch555x March 14, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

Interesting...I might need to mess around with the demo I have laying in my 360 HD. Never heard of the Ronin GN (not confused w/ DeNiro romp)...also interesting!

Phi Sister March 14, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Watchmen!OMG! I waited two years to see that movie. I <3 the graphic novel. But that's about it, I'm not that crazy over much else (Except Star Trek :-? )

Miriam March 15, 2009 at 3:54 AM  

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GoldenAh March 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

I bought Frank Miller back when he issued Batman, The Dark Knight books, way way back when. I was so impressed with that series. I vaguely remember Ronin. I think I have one of the books, if not, I may go out and buy it. Miller doesn't hesitate to include black women in any of his stories.

As shown with Wanted, even when the comics have a black woman lead, Hollywood whitewashes her character. Frankly, I don't think a black woman would keep people away, they would probably increase the movie returns. But these folks don't care about that, they just want to keep pushing ww on everybody.

Dark Moon March 15, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

Any other sistas out there willing to admit to their nerdy or geeky side?

Nerdy Fan girl checking in. I like video games, but my schtick is Sci-Fi/Fantasy and certain very eclectic anime features.

Chaya March 15, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

Gimme some marvel comic books, and I'm a happy camper!

Anonymous,  March 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

Chris Claremont had an interesting idea with Soverign Seven, the lead was a sista named Nike. Alas, the series was short-lived.

And DeNiro's Ronin WAS NOT the same thing.

Rumor has it in the new Trek movie, Spock and Uhura get a a bit close. (fingers crossed)

Professor Tracey March 15, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

@Cijimcbride -

Where did you get that anyone was talking about DeNiro's Ronin?

I will check out the Sovereign Seven, I didn't hear of that one. I had to stop collecting comics - too expensive.

I do like the Uhura poster. I need to put up the trailer. Thanks for reminding me.

@Golden Ah -

You got me with Wanted. I didn't know that! Thanks!!!!

Missy March 16, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

LOVE LOVE the Resident Evil series. I love 1st person shooter games period.

Black Artemis March 17, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

I stay away from video games because they're too addicting, and I spend way too much time in front of a little scene at is. That said, my poison are graphic novels and some comic series. My faves of late are 100 BULLETS and DMZ series, and I've loved everything by Alan Moore I've read thus far (I'm pretty new to the genre so I"m a nerd/fan grown ass woman, lol!)

As a fan of Rosario Dawson, I wanted very much to like OCCULT TASK FORCE, but it was just eh. Apparently, it's going to be a film, and maybe it'll be a better movie. I'm not feeling GEMINI DIVISION at all. That's her web series, and it probably should've been a comic instead. I'd really like to see her lead a kick-ass superhero franchise of some kind.

I just watched the first few episodes of DARK ANGEl with Jessica Alba this weekend and was reminded why I avoided it when I was on the air. Too many reasons to list. Put a pretty girl in a James Cameron vehicle, and the critics went gaga, but I found it tremendously overrated.

Saw WATCHMEN this weekend and have totally forgotten it. Alan Moore is right. His work is unfilmable. Yes, I totally understand why they want to make his work into films, but they're just too layered to do justice in under three hours. Hollywood saps all the sociopolitical depth out his stuff which is why most of the films based on his graphic novels fail.

Anonymous,  March 17, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

Deep Space Nine


Dr. Who

That's pretty much it. Oh wait:

Battlestar Galactica.

rhartworks March 27, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

This was one of my favorite series (along with the original Wolverine limited series) from Miller that 'nuff people slept on. I only hope that this if it is done, it is really really done well. It just seems like as much as smollywood is in love with that comic paper, they could really give a damn about the writing/story that was there.

X-Men2 (loosely ain't even the word) based on that graphic novel God Loves Man Kills was butchered. They could have really said something still relevant today if they stuck to the original.

SpiderMan 3 (the black costume is the only real reference to issue #252) and we'll just gloss over the whole Secret Wars thing...

IF this gets made, I don't have a lot of faith...

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