20 - Nice try.
Topic: Comic Talk
I'm about to share something with you that's good for a laugh and somewhat similar. First off, I urge you to go to the following website (highlight the address, copy and past):
Or you can just read the rest of this entry if you don't want to bother with visiting this site.
The site is run by a bunch of comic geeks disguised as would-be filmmakers (despite their credentials) who are distraught that Hollywood is 'bastardizing' their comics by making subtle changes and whatnot from the source material. The site claims that they're going to take action by producing their own version of Spider-Man 3 (staying true to the original comic stories, whatever) and send it to Marvel before Sam Raimi could get his done. That's just the overall summary... I'm not going to go into details.
All I can say is... ARE YOU F*CKING HIGH?!!
Spider-Man 2 may not have been 100% accurate to the comic, but it's still a damned fine movie because what it does manage to get right is done well. So what if Spider-Man has organic webbing rather than mechanical webshooters? It suits the movie perfectly because it doesn't disrupt the flow of the action like the traditional mechanical shooters would.
Yes, I'll agree that Hollywood makes dumbs 'your' precious comics when it comes to movies based on it. Hollywood changes anything from an original source to make sure it fits their vision.
Perfect example is Dracula. Bram Stoker's classic character had been featured in many movies, but just about none of them followed the original novel precisely (only Francis Ford Coppola's version comes close). But I'm just ranting there.
Most comic movies suck because of the changes made, but some movies are rather good despite (or in spite of) the changes made. Maybe it hadn't crossed your mind, but even comics make subtle changes to long-time characters as far as origin stories go. If a Superman movie were to stay true to the original version of the character, he would be whipping criminals into the wall head first cracking their skulls open. Likewise with Batman, he would actually use a gun. Sometimes change is good; it depends on what kind of change.
Besides, the purpose of a comic-book movie is to not only make money (because that's with every business, including comic books), but to introduce the character to a wider audience and hopefully get them hooked on the comics.
You guys want to redo a comic movie? Redo 'Catwoman' because that movie sucked ass.
If they're really serious about doing this thing, at least move to New York and shoot it. Otherwise, it's just Spider-Man in L.A. and that's not exactly true to the comics, now is it?
Okay, enough of this.
Posted by dtm666
at 7:54 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:35 PM EDT