This intro is going to be pretty brief, I just finished an 11 hour night shift at work and then immediately went to see the new Star Wars movie. So I’m flagging a little bit and need to get some sleep as soon as possible before I have to go back to work tonight.
We’re getting towards the end of the 5th part of Jojo’s Bizarre adventure, and for the life of me I still don’t think I have a real grasp of what it is Giorno Giovanna’s stand actually does.
I’ve always been drawn to superpowers and special abilities in fiction, as most nerds have. Superheroes, wizards and Jedi. These extraordinary powers create limitless opportunity for unique storytelling. Not just that though, it’s seeing how the writers can continue to write around these imposed abilities with their limitations and come up with creative ways to have them evolve and grow.
After last week, there wasn’t a whole lot Jojo’s could do to shock, astound or revolt me that much again… and it didn’t. What?
After the very memorable and disturbing introduction of Melone and his impregnation stand in the previous episode, episode 18 felt a bit more like a return to the villain of the day formula we were getting before the Thankful Dead two-parter. Which left me slightly disappointed if I’m really honest.