118 of 366 – Back to the Future Part III (1990): The DeLorean time machine

The DeLorean time machine is most certainly a “character” in the BTTF trilogy and I am more than fine including it amongst its human characters.

I’m not sure that Back to the Future would have been as successful as it was without the DeLorean. I mean sure another car could have taken its place but there is something special about the DeLorean’s presence in the film.

I left it to the third film because I like when it gets the 50s retrofitting to get it back to the future (even though it then goes back instead). When it gets destroyed at the end of the film it’s heartbreaking.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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117 of 366 – Ghostbusters (2016): Dr. Jillian Holtzmann

Just try saying no to these salty parabolas!

I’m not going to get into the specific problems that Ghostbusters 2016 has because it’s reasonably pointless and what’s done is done. I don’t consider it a good or well executed film and I think the cast is completely wasted.

Kate McKinnon just cracks me up.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

Note that this one is not available to buy as I had to fix a bunch of stuff that wasn’t working digitally and I’m not happy with the original illustration.

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116 of 366 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015): President Coriolanus Snow

We both know I’m not above killing children, but I’m not wasteful. I take life for specific reasons, and there was no reason for me to destroy a pen full of Capitol children. None at all.

I saw Hunger Games 4 and groaned not really sure who I was going to pick because I think I’d like to save Katniss for the first film. So I was flicking through the film and was struck by the end when Snow is paraded for his public execution.  I liked his defiance right to the end so decided to go with him.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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115 of 366 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002): Gandalf the White

The Grey Pilgrim, that’s what they used to call me. Three hundred lives of men I’ve walked this earth and now I have no time. 

I think The Two Towers is probably my favourite of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The whole battle at helm’s deep and the return of Gandalf, it’s all really bloody awesome.

But I wouldn’t call myself, ummm what is it they call devoted LotR fans? I like the films a lot but I’m just not super into it and I still haven’t seen the last Hobbit film (which I will sort out, I just struggled with the first two).

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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114 of 366 – Blade Runner (1982): Roy Batty

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

It’s a beautiful scene with amazing dialog, delivered perfectly by Rutger Hauer.

Blade Runner is a rarity in that it deserves the reputation given and is a film that can be watched over and over whilst still finding new meaning and interpretation.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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113 of 366 – Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003): T-X

Despite a film that misses the mark more often than not the third Terminator film isn’t nearly as hard to watch as I originally thought as I’ll often get caught up watching it if it’s ever on tv.

Say what you will about the film that ending is one of the best sequences in the whole franchise and it’s a shame that with Dark Fate retconning it completely that scene is no longer canon… if that’s such a thing in the Terminator world.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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112 of 366 – Batman Begins (2005): Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow

Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments.

I think it was a good idea to relaunch the new Batman era with a villain which we hadn’t seen on the big screen yet and I think they handled it really well.

I remember first discovering the Scarecrow in the comic books when I think Tim Drake was first appearing as Robin.

Breyfogle used to do the BEST Batman covers.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Random Trek Tuesday – Star Trek: First Contact

Live long and prosper.

This seems as good a time as any to point out that all the films are in the list so they too can be randomly picked in our weekly random Treks and of course this week was Star Trek: First Contact.

I really enjoy First Contact as a film, I think it stands alone aside from Trek as a film for non-trekkies.

My only critiques are that I don’t like how Data was elevated above the rest of the cast and even though I think she’s amazing the Borg Queen does add a flaw to the Borg but then again they were already messing with them before TNG finished its run.

The end sequence with the Vulcans landing and making first contact is quite wonderful and I should mention that the soundtrack is beautiful. It’s a very easy Star Trek film to rewatch if not on the slightly gory side of things.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

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111 of 366 – Deadpool (2016): Wade Wilson / Deadpool

And please don’t make the super suit green. Or animated!

LOL, I knew I was going to have him break the fourth wall when I did this one and as soon as I worked out what he was going to say I giggled.

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110 of 366 – Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): Peter Parker / Spider-Man

I’m sick of him treating me like a kid all the time! It’s not cool!

I am not the biggest Spider-Man fan, I like him well enough and these MCU Spider-Man films have all been really fun.

I do, however, LOVE drawing him.

It’s such a fun character to draw and pose and generally just play around with. Which is why I decided to experiment a little with a new pen type for this one. It’s got more of a brush tip and requires a lighter tough than I’m used to.

Again though a lot of fun all round and the film was also fun and it was very cool to see Michael Keaton back in a comic book film.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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