15 May 2015 | maskvolto
It's bad but it's good
Never really liked motion-comics. In fact, never really liked comics at all. Never felt as a part of a comic culture - which is not surprising for ex-USSR country. Watched a few, read a few, even find some interesting, but most of them - shallow and plain. Allway preferred books. With no pictures to worsen the impression.
OK, Godkiller it is. On a first glance- it looks ugly. Even more - it's intentionally ugly, the drawings a raw, grubby and sloppy. Before you will get a chance to dive into the plot and setting, you'll have to force it through. It may seem hard, but in just a few minutes it won't be matter for you anymore. Such is a power of a storytelling. Good, very good voice acting, setting twisted and full of dark mysteries, and not least - brutality and perversion which can turn you into a shock (if you are not prepared for that kinda stuff). For me personally, the setting was the main hook. It sucked me in, leaving desperately wandering about the gears that makes that twisted world spin. The plot did not put much of a surprise and innovation. Pretty standard overcharged comic-action, that you can meet almost on every tome. Some killings and tortures of main characters may seam a little unusual, but just a little. Despite that plot just as good as it need to be - murky and twisted. A pity that it doesn't end on any significant spot - |to be continued" just cut it almost in the middle of the scene.
Again, despite that, Godkiller is a good, strong stuff, which has it all - suspense, tension, roughness and cruelty. It is not so watcher-friendly as many of us used to, but it just makes it better.