The Rocketeer

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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3 Responses

  1. Peter David says:

    The script was actually better than it came across on the screen. I read it before the film came out (since I was doing the novelization) and I was INCREDIBLY excited about seeing it. The script was absolutely top notch. But the direction wasn’t just lackluster; it was leaden. And you’re way too generous to Connelly. She hadn’t yet learned to act. Her line readings were flat and she sucked the energy out of any scene she was in. The film could have been so much better and suffered from the learning curve of the personnel.

  2. Jarrod Buttery says:

    Reading through the review, nodding and agreeing, I remembered how I enjoyed the film but lamented some missed opportunities from the great Peter David movie adaptation. And then I reached the comments section….

    Charitably speaking, comic adaptations of films aren’t always the most flattering but this one is well worth reading. PAD and artist Russ Heath seemed utterly in synch and produced a fun, fast-moving, good-looking, story that enjoyed where it was going and shared that enjoyment with the reader. “Charmed, my dear. Doubly charmed.”

  3. Steven E. McDonald says:

    I’m usually the first one to give James Horner’s work a shot to the nuts (although lately he’s been replaced by the pathetic Hans “Make Big Boom!” Zimmer) but I thought his score for The Rocketeer was actually his most notable since Battle Beyond The Stars (the score for which recycled for a larger orchestra in Star Trek II.) That said, I’d better a Jerry Goldsmith score would have knocked it out of the park. Still, when all’s said and done, I can enjoy Horner’s score here without qualms.