TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - August 22, 2018
Noted hockey jersey and jhorts enthusiast Kevin Smith hasn't made a movie worth damn in nearly twenty years, but his writing gigs for various comics in that time span have fared much better. His run on Daredevil was pretty great and his Batman 66/Green Hornet crossover was one of the highlights of that kind of amazing series.
His next project, however, reeks of too little too late. For his next foray into comics, Smith will be penning a series based on Hit-Girl from Mark Millar's Kick Ass, with a pandering plunge into the MeToo Movement. According to Deadline, Hit-Girl in Hollywood will hit shelves beginning in January, and will find the pint-sized vigilante hunting down and punishing predatory Hollywood producers.
We get it, Kev, Harvey Weinstein was romancing you as a filmmaker while also forcing many women to do unspeakable things in the name of their career, and you feel terribly guilty about it all. This isn't the right way to go about it, though, at least not for you. When they offer you this job, you politely decline by saying, You know, perhaps a female writer could better grasp such delicate subject matter. Instead, he managed to make this whole thing rather cynically all about himself...
“I wrote most of The Golden Rage of Hollywood Hit-Girl arc while recuperating after my health scare, so it was Mindy McCready and her bloody thirst for justice who helped me mend my broken heart,” Smith said of writing the arc.
The one reason I might check this out is the art by Danish artist Pernille Ørum. I hope Smith is at least able to rise to her level, but that's a rather tall order for such a short guy.
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