Monday, March 3, 2008


I am doing my best to not sound like an elitist here, but I don't think I can hold my tongue for much longer. The whole trend nowadays is to make a comic book property and make it into a 95 to 125 minute movie, and it's starting to show it's age. Now, don't get me wrong! I love Spider-Man 1 and 2, X-Men 1 and 2, Batman Begins, Sin City, Superman: The Movie and have been looking forward for The Dark Knight since the credits rolled on "Begins". Though I like them, because they are actually well-made.

News from WonderCon has told me that several new properties will be made into movies, even one that had only been on the shelves for a few days. Is Hollywood that dried-up that it can no longer even come up with it's own stories anymore? It feels weird to me now since when I was growing up, I was ostericized for reading the "funny books" and I see the same people who made fun of me standing in line for these movies. Same deal with Lord of the Rings, but that's a whole different story right now.

I think Hollywood needs to back down for a while. If they continue on the track they are on, we'll be stuck with movies NOBODY wants to see cluttering up our cinemas. Does anybody really want to see LeVar Burton as Deathlok? Honestly, Hollywood hot shots, lay off my books.

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