Week 7: Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol is a superhero team and the members of the team fight with each other often.  This had given me ideas of conflict when there is more than one person people will have different opinions.  Doom Patrol was created to help provide a better future for everyone, but it seems like they are having more conflict than fighting villains.  Same as other superhero teams, every team have their own conflict.  They needed to work things out themselves to overcome the problem.

This has reminded me of me and my friends, we had the similar issue as Doom Patrol.  We had our own friends and we felt left out sometimes, and we had our own problems but we do not know how to share our ideas.  I feel like those superheroes each have their own problems and they just do not know how to express them to others.  In the Avengers movie, Ironman and Captain America had a fight as well, because they both have different opinions on should they follow the rules.

Everyone has their struggles, we could find a way to resolve it and deal with it.  Facing it and finding solutions is the best way to solve problems, those struggles will help us become a better person.

Week 6: Planetary

I had never read about comic Planetary before, when I was reading along I found out it was talking about my home, Hong Kong.  I had watched lots of Hong Kong’s action movies, and I found out most of them are about police getting betrayed.  I think this is because in the 50s to 70s, corruption in Hong Kong is a serious problem.   Police and firemen would need to get money before they would help those who are in need.  Until ICAC had established, the corruption problem had been resolved.  Most people still think there is still corruption till nowadays, that is why there are so many movies about betrayed.

In issue #3 “Dead Gunfighters”, Shek Chi-Wai said, “And no-one understands that better than a betrayed cop executed in Hong Kong”.  I think this had related to those movies about cops getting betrayed and they tried to found out who they were.  In most of the movies endings, the good guys win.  Just like any other superheroes movies, justice will always be the ones who take the victory.

Those had reminded me of my childhood, I watched lots of police movies when I grew up.  This comic had reminded me of those, it made me wanted to know more about why would movie directors filmed so many movies about betrayed cops.  Is this still happening in real life? Or it is just an interesting story to remind us of how corruption was popular in the 50s to 70s?