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Darren Aronofsky: Make a Zombie Movie 01/06/2011

by Joe

I’ve been watching a string of Darren Aronofsky movies lately, starting with his latest, Black Swan. It stars Natalie Portman who does an incredible job portraying a perfectionist and over-protected ballet dancer. It was depressing, but I still felt a bit of happiness for Natalie Portman’s character. I enjoyed the movie, so I decided to watch another Darren Aronofsky film: The Wrestler.

Another excellent film! Mickey Rourke plays an aging wrestler who is living out the rest of his days alone and out of the spotlight. He tries to revive his wrestling career, but, of course, a 50+ year old man can only do so much. This movie also had me pretty depressed at the end, but I still felt a sliver of happiness for Mickey Rourke’s character.

I then watched Requiem for a Dream, released in 2000. Oh boy. Sorry to spoil, but there was no happiness at the end for me, just straight up depression. It was a very good movie, but damn, I had to watch a happy movie after. Check it out, definitely worth watching.

I particularly like how Aronofsky’s films have a common “chapter” in them. I call it the “We’re Gonna Make It and Be Happy!” chapter. This is the part when the characters experience a hopeful and seemingly happy-ending event that makes the inevitable sad ending even more effective. The characters are given a lollipop, so to speak, and then it is quickly and cruelly snatched away.

I think Aronofsky’s style would make for an incredible zombie/apocalyptic movie. So if anyone knows the guy, please forward this letter to him.

Dear Mr. Aronofsky,

Please make a zombie movie. Thanks.

Sincerely,
Joe from The Pocalypse

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Enjoy Scene 14- “The Mind of a Vampire”!

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So i was right about Rosa the Zompire…
poor poor joe how will he take the news? actually he might not care, he doesn’t mind Andy. but she will care!
(@joe how long did you plan this bit out? just curious)

sh4d0wfl4re on January 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Joe had better kick that guys ***, now no one is getting tacos!

Blackwolf359 on January 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Oh no! Joe didn’t get to pull off the hero rescue!

@ other Joe: please don’t make some revival/cure type plot device too soon. This is getting rather interesting.

[][][][][][][][][] on January 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Ouch. This complicates a lot. And, it estabilishes a lot of drama for Joe in the future. Also, I don’t think Rosa will accept her undeath. She will try to end this, so Cross is going to need to keep an eye on her so she won’t destroy herself.

Yan on January 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

@sh4d0wfl4re – Nothing is planned heh heh :D I just go event to event using whatever characters are at my disposal. Maybe not the smartest way to make a webcomic, but it allows me to take your suggestions/ideas and other outside influences and incorporate them into the story relatively quickly, without altering the non-existent “big picture”. Hope that makes sense! :D

Joe on January 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

lol i was expecting for rosa to either get killed, or survive somehow since she is a love interest for joe/sub-main character, well she sorta survived, not exactly, but sorta

lukesf on January 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm

@joe that makes a lot of sense to me. it’s what i do when txting friends or messing around in class.
make a model here, have a mysterious conversation there, look up the iifa tree and find the world tree yggdrasil instead, get a plot to make an set of infinite immunities and flowers for “mother” from the mix.
simply making a story out of random day to day inspirations

sh4d0wfl4re on January 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I say Dr. Nick developes a cure for her, or Joe will somehow donate some of his blood to her and the ‘mysterious’ element in his blood will cure her.

At least I hope :(

Barb on January 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm

NOOOOOOOOO!!! Why did you do it you misshape piece of rejected virgin crap!?

Cross on January 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Wow. poor Rosa. Also: Joe, you should watch Pi. another brilliant aronofsky film, creeped me out so much i couldn’t sleep.

MorganrBan on January 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

@MorganrBan – Yeah! Pi is next up on the list! :D

Joe on January 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Well that didn’t took long to happen… Rosa will kill Cross with her supernatural powers!!!!!! Then go back to making tacos while hiding her affliction

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on January 6, 2011 at 10:35 pm

@NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands- uh it will be kinda hard to hide her affliction when her whole body changes. But I do think that she will help Joe and the others fight perhaps after a bit of a struggle…or she’ll just go on a rampage.

Syker on January 6, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I’m not so sure rosa will be able to resist. She IS part vampire now, so I’m expecting a confrontation where she’ll beg someone to kill her, before succumbing to the thirst and attacking. Also, @Barb I’m pretty sure that we’ve never seen joe bleed, and remember needles just bend so drawing blood or setting up an IV should be impossible unless they find some way around it.

Aethrys on January 7, 2011 at 2:08 am

@Aethrys – Yeah I remember what happened when the Doc try to take a blood sample, I’m thinking that maybe somehow Joe will communicate with the mysterious element inside him and allow him to do that….. if it’s a possible theory…

Barb on January 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

Oh yikes, I didn’t see that one coming at all! Great storytelling, Joe. Also, it looks like there’s a typo in the last line of this. You’re missing a “to” in “I want to rob”. Stay awesome, sir.

TheEnigmaticMuffin on January 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

@TheEnigmaticMuffin – Thanks for catching that! Fixed! :D

Joe on January 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm

So, are you going to change Cross’ entry on the crew page to reflect his new condition? And what about Rosa’s?

Chilingsworth on January 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Also, my guess at the continuing storyline is that Greybeard kicks some arse…

Chilingsworth on January 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

My guess: Epic Powerfist vs Cross Battle!

Belexar on January 8, 2011 at 12:57 am

well, there goes my rose joe ship. down like the titanic., that is unless she somehow manages to live with the curse and stay by joes side(like blade) or the cure is found.

so my reaction: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

illyria on January 8, 2011 at 2:29 am

@illllyria- Joe’s not human either, she’ll feel at home with Joe right away

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on January 8, 2011 at 4:06 am

Joe + Rosa is still quite possible, specially if Powerfist intervenes now.

Belexar on January 8, 2011 at 7:53 am