The One And Only Albert Pyun
I am a fan. I am a comic fan, a movie fan and generally a fan of anything that serves to relate a story. One of the things I enjoy most about receiving feedback on the We Talk Comics Podcast is people occasional say “ I like you guys, you don’t hate on anybody”. This happens because the We Talk Comics crew are fans and we’ve discussed this. No matter how much we may complain a story is going the wrong way or we may not enjoy what an artist is doing on a series we try to not to make thing personal. Now by no means do I think we have a perfect record (after all we have 108 comic podcasts and counting and even more when you look at all the cool stuff wetalkpodcasts.com does) but I do believe we offer a fair, positive, and generally upbeat product. We do this because we are fans and know what it’s like to have someone attack an artist, writer or other creative person that we like.
So, you can imagine my dismay when we received a communication from a person claiming to be Albert Pyun accusing me of being in league with some sort Guamanian conspiracy out to destroy a cinematic hero of mine. Now I do not believe this to be from Mr. Pyun, firstly because the communication wasn’t from Curnan Pictures and secondly because the insinuation that I’m part of some sort of Guamanian cabal I have to equate with be accuse of being in league with G.I. Joe’s arch enemy Cobra. That said it does bug me that anyone after reading my blog about the films of Mr. Pyun would come away thinking I have a negative opinion of these films or about Mr. Pyun himself.
I am proudly a fan of Mr. Pyuns films, I think everybody should seek out the work this man has
The One And Only Cobra Commander
done and should Mr. Pyuns heath improve I think funding should be there for his work to continue. Now I plan to continue to blog about these wonderful films but before that can happen I’d like to go “on the record” and say that although I’m a fan I don’t think these films are good and I don’t believe Abert Pyun is a bad film maker. You may find that last statement contrarian but I don’t believe it is. Mr. Pyun’s name is attached to some of the most ambitious low budget films I’ve ever seen. Now the end product I don’t think reflects the talent or the intentions of the talented people involved. I simple believe Mr. Pyun’s reach sometimes exceeds his grasp and he has the gravitas to exaggerate the logic of the film try to make it work. There are truly bizarre moments in almost all of Mr. Pyun’s films and in most cases I believe these moments are caused by a problem the budget or the time restraints of low budget filmmaking make the scene impossible to do as planned and Mr. Pyun is able to overcome. I believe he succeeds more than he fails (as long as you’re not paying too close attention). In the 1990 Captain America movie I kinda doubt the original plan was to have Steve Rogers divert the nuclear missile by kicking it but though the magic of a little creative thought we have a scene that works, until you think about it( and lets face it most people don’t).
In any case rest assured “Mr. Pyun” I am a fan, I am not taking part in some sort grand plan to discredit you and make the troubles’ surrounding the Max Havoc series worse. I simple want to share my love with anyone who will listen. On the off chance the commenter is the real deal and can prove it I invite you to contact us again and maybe we can organize some type of counterpoint (We Talk Movies Podcasts presents Albert Pyun an audio podcast would be awesome). I’d also like to thank this person for reminding me of the joy of these films, I am inspired stay tuned for a blog on my favorite of Mr. Pyun’s films Mean Guns. Chris O-U-T.