Thursday, 31 July 2008

Comic Book Adaptations

Comic Book Adaptations

They have become the new big money spinner in Hollywood; they rarely live up to fans expectations and whether we like it or not, they are here to stay. The reason I bring this up now - a combination of The Dark Knight being so damn good and hearing that Venom (the psychotic symbiotic black goo) is set to get his own movie!

These adaptations have saved comic books and introduced them to a new generation of comic books fans, being a fan myself I think this is great. The bad side is when the films let you down; take my favourite comic the Xmen. The first film although well thought out and very character driven just didn’t have the same feel as the heroics in the comic, the second one however was brilliant. From the first scene you know Bryan Singer had heard what fans wanted to see and he gave it to us. The third one is so over saturated in new mutants from the comic; it’s hard to know where to look!

Spiderman went through exactly the same thing, the first one was fun enough but no one could ignore that ridiculous green goblin costume, but it did feel like the beginning of something and it was. Spiderman 2 was until I saw The Dark Knight the greatest comic book to film, it had everything you could want and was an emotional roller coater of a film! Spiderman 3 had too many bad guys and you just didn’t feel for the character as before.

Before I start going on some huge rant about comic book movies (and I could go on for hours!) I’ll wrap this up now. Comic book movies are here to stay, The Dark knight has shown us just how good they can be. Avoid these ones….

  • Daredevil
  • Elelktra
  • Fantastic 4 (1&2)
  • Batman and Robin
  • Ghost Rider

There are more but I can’t think of them all at the moment, here are ones you have to see…

  • Xmen2
  • Spiderman 2
  • Iron Man
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • Batman (Tim Burtons)

Again there are more.

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Monday, 28 July 2008

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

I finally got around to watching this last night and I must say, I am hugely disappointed! Put simply this film is supposed to be a musical but every time someone opens their mouth (that includes the ever charming Johnny Depp and the British institution that is Alan Rickman) you feel like forwarding it, or putting your fingers in you ears!

A musical should have catchy music and memorable lyrics; only one song in this entire film is any good! The saddest thing is that every time there is no singing its actually quite a good film, with some great performances from an all star and dependable cast, a script full of some great witty lines and directed as you’d imagine a Tim Burton film to be.

Saying all of that is anyone else fed up of Tim Burton’s style? I mean there’s no doubt he can really do it well, but when every film looks the same it just creates this barrier between the film and the audience. Everyone knows when they see that Tim Burton is directing they know what they are going to see before they’ve seen it, is that a good thing?


Tim everyone knows your good at this Gothic eccentric style please try something else!

Well here is some great casting news for Tim’s next one, Alice in Wonderland

check out Sweeney Todd yourself

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