Looking back at Karmathaur’s recent review, I received a very pleasant compliment that I did not see coming. The review said that Karmathaur could potentially be made into a film that would rival Godzilla and Pacific Rim. That was a great compliment that I was not expecting and it meant a great deal. I have viewed Karmathaur as just a simple side project, but this comment implies that it could become so much more than I intended. I will keep this in mind if the opportunity ever arises.
I just watched this trailer about a very dark superhero film called Brightburn. It is a horror version of the classical Superman story. Like Superman, this kid came from the sky and was raised by a couple of farmers. However, unlike Superman, this kid never learned how to be human and he failed to learn the difference between right or wrong. Also, to add to the dark nature of the film, the kid was regularly drawing alien symbols that resembled the Brand of Sacrifice from the anime/manga Berserk. Instead of a superhero, this kid becomes a superhuman serial killer. So far, this kid’s powers consist of flight, super strength, possibly telekinesis, and heat vision, but there are bound to be more powers at his disposal. I look forward to this film and see this dark new look at the classical Superman story.
I have been watching the new show known as Star Wars Resistance and I am liking what is happening so far. It takes place six months before The Force Awakens and follows a would-be spy for the Resistance named Kaz. So far, the series takes place on a backwater world in a station that hosts high stakes racing. I like this show because it not only is Star Wars, but it also has an anime style to it. The humor was good without going too far and it added something new to the Star Wars universe. We got to see the Star Wars universe through the eyes of “little people” like Kaz. Rumor has it that this show will eventually crossover with The Force Awakens and maybe even The Last Jedi. I look forward to seeing how that happens.
Permit me to give you a little overview of my Kaiju, Karmathaur. Karmathaur is the result of a genetic engineering experiment conducted by a doomsday cult known as the Anakims. The Anakims got their name from one of the Biblical giants in the Old Testament. Karmathaur was made from salvaged prehistoric DNA and spliced with the DNA of modern animals. After the zygote (fertilized egg) was created, it was exposed to massive amounts of radiation in order to stimulate growth. Upon being sent into the sea, the zygote spent five years growing into a large egg before hatching into its larval form, which was fifty meters long. Shortly after making landfall, Karmathaur wrapped itself in a cocoon and spent 24 hours gestating and growing further until it was more than twice its size. In its adult form, Karmatahur is over one hundred meters tall and weighs one hundred thousand tons. It walks like the Cloverfield monster, on all fours with its front legs being longer and more jointed than its back legs. Its roar sounds like a metallic screech before turning into a deep rumble.
As for its abilities, Karmathaur is armed to the teeth with various abilities that were the result of its creation. To lessen gravity’s effects on its girth, Karmatahur has an organ below its spine that creates an anti-gravity energy field. Not only does this energy field allow Karmathaur to move faster for its size, but it also serves as a form of protection from all forms of physical assault such as bombs and bullets. A pair of glands in its throat serve as storage for its large amounts of radioactive energy. Defensively, this organ can filter radiation throughout Karmathaur’s body to stimulate regeneration from any wounds it receives. Offensively, the energy in these glands can be filtered through Karmathaur’s mouth to fire a focused beam of radioactive energy at its target. Before firing this beam, Karmathaur’s gills glow red with scarlet sparks crackling across them. The beam is powerful enough to melt through its target before setting the remains on fire.
The blood in Karmathaur’s veins act as a form of mutagen. That means the radiation in its sweat, blood, and tissues can mutate any life form around it, which was what happened to any sea life that swam near Karmathaur. Karmathaur’s flesh also has another ability that will be explored in future works. Overall, I am proud of creating my own Kaiju and look forward to depicting more of its adventures.
After watching the news, I had a thought about something to add in my futuristic dystopian series. One of the cases we deal with in the real world is illegal immigration. While some of these individuals are a danger, most are desperate people seeking asylum and a better life for themselves and their families. Despite their intentions to improve their lives and give their children a future they can be proud of, these immigrants are often regarded as subhuman by the native population. More recently, migrant families had their children stolen from them and had them locked up in cages like animals. These cruel and inhumane actions against migrants made me wonder how illegal immigration will look like five thousand years in the future. In my story, there will be a civilization that is divided up into multiple districts and moving from one district to another is strictly prohibited. If the borders of the districts are crossed, the migrant parents would be deported to their native district while their children would be executed on the spot in order to act as a deterrent to other would-be migrants. Even so, some districts are more impoverished than others and desperate citizens try to sneak through the borders regardless of the risk. This form of injustice will be one of the atrocities my new superheroes will be battling throughout the series.
Like many Star Wars fans, I have been wondering what Captain Phasma’s fate was at the end of The Last Jedi. Some people think she died in the flames of the Supremacy, but I think she is alive. One thing I have learned from Phasma’s comic book and novel is that she is a survivor and is the kind of person who would do whatever it took to survive. If she was injured enough, she may come back as more machine than human like Darth Vader. That would probably be how far she is willing to go to stay alive. When that happens, she will be pissed off and ready for round three.
I watched the film Overlord tonight and I developed an analysis on the creatures in the film. Ever since I saw the first trailer, I was curious about the exact nature of the creatures the Nazis were breeding for war. After seeing the film in its entirety, I have reached the following conclusion. Calling these creatures “zombies” is far too simple a word to describe them. It would be fair to say that they were a mixture of zombies, mutants, and super-soldiers. They are zombies because they are created from the dead and they are mutants because their flesh twists and deforms in unnatural ways. As super-soldiers, these beasts are inhumanly strong, fast, and are immune to all forms of physical pain and injury. All of these abilities made these abominations well suited for combat because they can’t die and can overpower any normal soldier. However, when these creatures are created from the dead, they are mindless and uncontrollable. When they are created from the living, these creatures seem able to control themselves to a certain degree and their minds are mostly intact. From a spiritual perspective, when the soul has left the body, there is nothing controlling the body except pure instinct. It would be like a runaway car without a driver at the wheel. However, if these beasts are made from the living and the soul is still in the body, then the body is more controllable with the exception of a few defects in the steering. Overall, these undead, mutated, soldiers would symbolize the Captain America super-soldier program going horribly wrong.