We go to these conventions to celebrate pop culture and the worlds they transport us into. This time I decided to take an early look at future pop culture influencers by checking out a few screenings. My two favorites were the first episode of Deadly Class, of course, and the wild ride that is Mandy, goodness gracious almighty. Or maybe just I like posters that are heavy on the redish/purpleish/pinkish hues. Don’t worry, these are spoiler-free comments.
Of course I covered Deadly Class’ screening at LA Comic Con, it’s no secret I am a fan of Rick Remender and especially this book. And if I’m going to get the opportunity to see the first before it airs in 2019, damn right Imma be up in there. And it was glorious. As Remender said in our interview at SDCC, he ensured fans we would see a live-action version that is true to the book. The casting couldn’t have been more spot-on and director Lee Toland Krieger captured the tone and mood felt as I flipped through the pages when originally taking in the story as a comic. If you have the chance to see it at a convention ahead of time, don’t hesitate. If you have to wait until 2019 to catch it on SYFY, it’ll be worth it. Thanks to the Russo brothers for giving this the push it needed and giving Remender the room to make it what he wants it to be. I can’t wait for the rest.
Then there’s Mandy. Oh, my goodness, Mandy. The Halloween season may be over but fans of this genre should be happy this wonderfully gratuitous gem is now available outside of the theaters (Youtube, Amazon). If you’ve seen it, buy it. If you haven’t let your senses get washed over with full-Cage awesomeness, grab at least one friend because everyone knows a trip is better with company. Go see it and know you’ll never be the same, but we still love you.