Thursday, January 14, 2016

RIP, Alan Rickman.

I always enjoyed Alan Rickman's performances.

From the obvious picks, like the fun villainy of Die Hard's Hans Gruber or Robin Hood's Sheriff of Nottingham to the weird indie flicks like Blow Dry.

He was in Love Actually!

He was the voice of Marvin!

He was Ed! (...Okay, I admit, maybe I'm the only one who got a kick out of the January Man. But his first scene still makes me laugh.)

He was a world-weary angel in a Kevin Smith flick!

And of course, he was in the, y'know, boy wizard movies that the kids all love.

But the big one for me was Galaxy Quest. It was a comedy, and he was hilarious.

I rewatched it several times when getting ready to script the Galaxy Quest comic I wrote for IDW... and it always sucked me in. Mr. Rickman's delivery is bringing a smile to my face even now.

He was entertaining, and I will miss the performances he never got to share with us.