Head Injuries: Oscar Isaac Promotes Anti-Cop Graphic Novel
Interview Magazine spoke with far-left actor Oscar Isaac, who played the role of moon knight on TV, and everything they talk about here regarding the comics is more like rude gibberish. He and a pal named Bob Johnson talk about a project they’ve been working on that he’s turning into a comic book titled Head injuries: Sparrow:
ISAAC: Do you want to give a brief summary of what the graphic novel is? The story?
JOHNSON: Quick synopsis. Leo is shit. He’s a bad cop. He is on the alert, he takes drugs, he drinks his ass. He sleeps with his best friend’s wife. He’s not doing anything right and he doesn’t really want to improve. At first, there’s a thrill and the aspect of “I made it through.” From the jump, he gets away with it, he does terrible things and then, just at the last second, everyone shows up and it’s like, “No, that’s not what happened. I was doing my job. And so, he leaves that place of a person who doesn’t want to change, and then the universe kicks him in the mouth and says, “No, you’re going to change.” And you said I was fucking sick or something when I said it reminded me, strangely, of It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s the psychotic version of it. The angel comes and says, “No, you’re going to change and it’s going to be ugly. And just by seeing the world without you, this guy has to see the good he could do and the only way for him to see it is to take the hurts of the people he’s supposed to protect.
It’s like those pretentious actors saying it’s reminiscent of a classic movie much better than the sordid one they say the premise is based on. And all laced with raw profanity along the way. Ugh. And then, Isaac tells us:
ISAAC: This graphic novel is not a redemption story, it’s a story of opening up possibility, and that’s what Sparrow is. The sparrow comes from Scripture. He says God is even conscious, this is a paraphrase, when a sparrow falls or when a sparrow dies and biblically speaking the sparrow is the lowest of the lows. It’s like a rat, so if it cares about a sparrow’s fall, how much more will it care about you then? It’s also such a vulnerable creature. It’s this strange juxtaposition of this head wound, this badass who is actually this little sparrow.
Well, if this isn’t a journey of redemption, just the possibility (that it probably never ends), what’s the point of this comic they’re producing anyway? Another demonstration of how modern entertainment seems to be more about deliberately living in sadness and not trying to find a way out? From the synopsis containing these dark elements, it’s not hard to guess that this is another darkness-obsessed thriller that’s otherwise uninspiring. And all co-produced by an actor whose leftist politics got the better of him. At the end:
JOHNSON: You made her cry! You cry on—
ALVEY: Don’t cry. Do not Cry.
ISAAC: I’m not crying.
JOHNSON: There’s no crying in the comics.
That doesn’t make it any less of a pathetic affair. It just goes to show how we are once again seeing overrated work from Hollywood on projects that don’t offer much inspiration.
Originally posted here.