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Multiplex by Gordon McAlpin
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Mar 23, 11

really liked it
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Read in November, 2010

I've tried to think about just what it is that I enjoy so much when it comes to Multiplex and I'm not sure I can pick out just one thing. Yes, the whole interplay between Kurt and Jason reminds me a lot of the kind of interplay I used to do with my friends back-in-the-day when talking (and often dissing) movies was very much a part of our weekly life. But that's just what first drew me to the original web comics. Once I spent a bit more time reading through more and more of the strips, it became clear that there was more of a depth to these characters than just one-off jokes of bad movies. The rest of the cast are well-defined with personalities that stand out and makes you laugh with them and not at them.[return][return][return]And the pranks? And the theme nights? The idiotic moviegoers? All help take this band of misfit characters and make them into "real" people who I could easily picture myself hanging out with, sharing a pizza and a coke with while ... talking and dissing bad movies :)[return][return]When I first found the site, I got so caught up that I read through the entire Archive of strips in a matter of days. This book, on top of collecting the early strips, brings with it some extras that help round out the early stories. On top of that, the slick printing makes it a real good looking book! :)[return][return]If you're a fan of movies, and you have a good sense of humour, there's no reason you shouldn't be reading Multiplex! It's a hoot! :)
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