Monday, May 23, 2016

The Less You Know About ‘Preacher’ the Better. Just Watch It.

By James Poniewozik
The AMC graphic is fairly reminiscent of the cover to the comic’s first issue, which hit stands back in 1995. That cover, by the way, was done by Glenn Fabry.
Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) is going through hell. Or rather, hell — or heaven, or some combination of the two — is going through him. Whatever it is, a supernatural force has rudely taken up residence in his body, giving him great power and a tremendous headache. “Preacher,” which [began] Sunday on AMC, is a story about good and evil and what lies beyond mortal existence, but it doesn’t spend much time in quiet contemplation of the eternal mysteries. It’s a blasphemous blood bath, a metaphysical action caper, stylized and splattery, that doesn’t have great depth but makes up for it with volume. [link]
Dominic Cooper, left, and Joseph Gilgun in AMC’s “Preacher,” based on a comic book created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Credit Lewis Jacobs/Sony Pictures Television, via AMC