Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We're Back To Extreme Closeups of the Eye

I read Flashpoint #5 today and if there was any doubt that the DC relaunch is a return of the 1990s, it gets lessened by the discovery of the worst artistic trend of the decade, the extreme closeup of the eye.

I touched on this before, and it's a shot that's useless and usually used to elicit drama, but only when the artist doesn't realize that just pulling the camera back a little to show the expression of the face could convey the drama so much more. That being said, let's take a look at the following cuts from near the end of Flashpoint.
For a technique that's used to convey drama, this shot choice is really weak. Consider that this is the last panel on the page, and it is essentially a guy asking Barry Allen if he's all right.  Ooo, drama.

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