100 Vantage Points

Dennis Quaid is a minuteman

The above image is probably only interesting to a select few, and of them I think only Erik Tanouye reads this blog. Which is good because Erik is the one who recently made the comment that I had internally been thinking for a while, “Doesn’t that movie poster look like a 100 bullets cover?”

Yes it does.

For those of you that don’t know, Vantage Point is a movie starring Dennis Quaid and a bunch of other stars where the President is shot at (assassinated?) and everyone has a different (wait for it) Vantage Point. So everyone sees something different. A different piece to the puzzle.

For those of you that don’t know, 100 Bullets is a comic book where a man (Agent Graves) approaches different people and gives them indisputable proof about who is responsible for ruining their lives (killing a loved one, sending them to prison for a crime they didn’t commit etc.). He also gives them a gun and (wait for it) 100 Bullets. The person will never go to jail or suffer any legal punishment for anything they do with those bullets (and that gun). They don’t have to kill anyone. But now they can if they want.

As the story progesses that hook falls more and more in the background as the conspiracy of why this is being done begins to reveal itself. Its an amazingly dense, smart book written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso.

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3 Comments

  1. Dyna
    Posted 2/12/2008 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    100 bullets is a lot of bullets to give someone. I guess if the subject has never fired a gun before, they’ll probably miss a lot so at least half of those bullets are gonna be misfires or practice.

    I have never read this comic.

  2. Kevhines
    Posted 2/12/2008 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Its true, most of them don’t use all 100 bullets, but I think a series called 6 bullets wouldn’t have sounded as cool.

    Though if it was called 6 bullets they might not have felt obligated to run the series for 100 issues and I wouldn’t be waiting this long for the final collections.

    I have read this comic.

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