Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Yeti...on DVD

While strolling through Wal-Mart a few days ago (as I am wont to do), my eyes set upon the new DVD releases.  The image you see at top represents the new movie that caught my eye.  Apparently they are making anything into a movie these days, because I later found a movie about sheep eating people (seriously), too.  The guy on the cover looks pretty upset, but wow, he's sure lost a lot of blood to still be able to put up a struggle at this point.  Maybe it's adrenaline.

The title alone allows me to discuss this movie on the blog here, but its bloody massacre-ishness reminds me of a scene from our upcoming second issue.  One of the things I like about the Yeti (the comic book version, here) is that she's such a passive creature.  She loves nature, she's easy going...sure, she could knock your head off if she wanted to, but by and large she's just big and fluffy.

There's a flashback sequence in issue two where I originally had the Yeti bring the stranded crew a rabbit to eat...because they were, well, stranded.  Duane took issue with this depiction, in part because he and his wife actually keep rabbits as pets, but also because he found it hard to believe that the Yeti could actually kill something.  He was right, though it begs the question of how the Yeti survived the Himalayas without doing some hunting (the panel was eventually changed to where she brings firewood instead of an animal) at some point in her life.

In any case, this is just something that jumped out at me on a stroll through the store.  I don't think I'll be buying it.  Actually, I don't know that ANYONE will buy it.  How did this find the shelf space?


The Grouchy Gastronome said...

But could you justify buying it if it cost 15 cents or so?

Jeff said...