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#1 Posted by zero edge (3696 posts) - - Show Bio

Because if it ain't done right, then don't do it at all. If people are going to do an "adaption" and nothing original, then they better adapt correctly. Also Hollywood gets the rep of milking stuff for money so when something is done poorly, we're going to be pissed.

on a side not... only 2 more weeks for MGS4!!!!!!!!

#2 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?

#3 Posted by Constantine (16059 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a very big movie and comic lover so if a comic movie isn't done right I get pissed becoz.....It's just kinda the way i am

#4 Posted by ella_waldorf (91 posts) - - Show Bio

...........Cos you guys are so nerdy! lol

#5 Posted by Vlad Tepes Dracula (2208 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"

Well, A comic book hero that you like is kinda like a icon, a role, you follow, and if hes/shes portrayed wrong, it just kills him/her off a little bit and you just feel its wrong BUT since the movies are a complete diffrent universe, it doesnt matter to me ;)
Post Edited:2008-05-29 11:04:16

#6 Posted by mantoid (2305 posts) - - Show Bio

Constantine says:

"I'm a very big movie and comic lover so if a comic movie isn't done right I get pissed becoz.....It's just kinda the way i am"

Same here.

M

#7 Posted by LexiCat (5284 posts) - - Show Bio

We get so upset, because in our minds we see these characters as "behaving" a certain way. the writers and the creators of those characters gave them certain personality traits that we've come to identify them with. IE.. Wolverine's edginess. Tony Stark's arrogance. Captain America's patriotism. Spider-Man's humor and humility. To have these potentially removed or changed by Hollywood's "creative ideal" takes away from the impact the character makes both on-screen and in the books written after the movie's debut. If we see them one way on the big screen then go pick up a comic book and they're inherantly or uniquely different, we're left feeling disappointed by the efforts Hollywood has made.

In the case of one of the more obvious blunders on Hollywood's part, Spider-Man III was meant to showcase one of Peter's ULTIMATE foes, Venom. Everyone who has ever picked up a Spidey comic knows that when we see Venom, we know exactly what to expect. We know how Venom acts. We know how he speaks. We even know his motives. When Edward Brock and the Symboite spoke in that movie, when they opened their mouths and "I am Venom" came out, it shattered everything unique about the character. It completely destroyed what that character is about. A symboite is a living creature that feeds off the energy or life essence of its host. It does contain its own distinct personalty, hence why in the comics Venom always speaks in the third person. To miss that so completely, blunder it so badly, it ruined an otherwise halfway decent movie.

We come to have certain expectations when watching comic books come to life. We grew up reading about these character's exploits, their lives, their struggles, and their victories. To have them so horribly brought to life just strikes at our hearts. It leaves us feeling like our idols let us down.. That somehow, they wern't as "cool" as we hoped they'd be IF they were real. That's why we take it so personally.

#8 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio

'Cause if we go to see a Spider-Man movie, we probably want to see Spider-Man, not someone who just looks like him and have his powers.

#9 Posted by Static Shock (47329 posts) - - Show Bio

Constantine says:

"I'm a very big movie and comic lover so if a comic movie isn't done right I get pissed becoz.....It's just kinda the way i am"

Real talk.

#10 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

zero edge says:

" only 2 more weeks for MGS4!!!!!!!!"

I KNOW!!!!!!!! I'm SO excited for it!

#11 Posted by Lantern Prime (13044 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"

I don't know. I get mad about that sorta thing too. But, i'm the same way with the new Transformers movie.

#12 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

The same reason why book lovers go crazy when the movie versions deviate ever so slightly. I say, what's the point of making a god damned movie if it's the exact same as the book?

#13 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer if the movie is very similar, not the exact same.

#14 Posted by zee crusher (8997 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"

They usually tend to mess up big time. From now on everybody thinks galactus is a big cosmic storm cloud.

#15 Posted by _Obsidian_ (5028 posts) - - Show Bio

Forever says:

"Forever Young says:
"'Cause if we go to see a Spider-Man movie, we probably want to see Spider-Man, not someone who just looks like him and have his powers."

You basically boiled down what Lexi said into one very accurate sentence."

LoL, that was the point. :D

#16 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

zee crusher says:

"Kain Echnida says:
"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"

They usually tend to mess up big time. From now on everybody thinks galactus is a big cosmic storm cloud."

That is where I drew the line lol. Movies are to be similar to what they are based on.
Post Edited:2008-05-29 16:29:52

#17 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care that the characters are portrayed in movies.I care about the fact that the movies just aren't written well.They are just using the characters name to gain interest and then writing bullsh#t.

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#18 Posted by Forever (4332 posts) - - Show Bio

Ella Waldorf says:

"...........Cos you guys are so nerdy! lol"

Cute.

Forever Young says:

"'Cause if we go to see a Spider-Man movie, we probably want to see Spider-Man, not someone who just looks like him and have his powers."

You basically boiled down what Lexi said into one very accurate sentence.

#19 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a part of me that nitpicks comic movies, and is annoyed when they screw it up. I remember getting a throbbing headache while watching X-Men 3 because of the dumbest things...Juggernaut being a mutant; Leech looking normal; Beast having his "powers" removed by Leech and becoming human; Multiple Man being a villain; Callisto and Caliban being rolled into one character...it went on and on.

But, then I remembered what Stephen King said after directing "Maximum Overdrive". He said, "The book is the book, and the movie is the movie." meaning that you almost have to take them separately. How do you describe Juggernaut's origins in a 2 hour movie, without the movie being about him? If you get the blue, furry Beast, do you describe his whole chemical past of tampering with his own DNA? How do you describe Leech being green and speaking in broken English? These are things that years of comics knowledge helps with, but a movie doesn't have time to do.

I think that, since we all bitch so much when all we get in a movie is the origin story, Hollywood almost has to adopt a short-hand approach. Otherwise, the only people who would see the movie are comic fans, and that's not enough to offset the huge cost of making these movies.

They did a good mix with Iron Man, but even that movie screwed with their continuity. It had to. So did Batman Begins. They were little changes, but they were necessary, for the story to appeal to as many people as possible.

But they better not screw up the Iron Fist movie, or I will be pissed.

#20 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's something else that deserves a why. Why can't all the female members of the comic vine have a non revealing avatar like me? It's stereotyping. A stereotype I'm trying to get rid of.

#21 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

In main, 616 continuity, Sue was just Reed's girlfriend who snuck aboard with her annoying brother. She wasn't a scientist of Reed's caliber, as she is in Ultimate FF, and the movie. In fact, Stan Lee wrote her, for the most part, as someone who panics and needed to be rescued by the rest of the team.

But then again, it is an old comic book.

#22 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

zee crusher says:

"Kain Echnida says:
"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"

They usually tend to mess up big time. From now on everybody thinks galactus is a big cosmic storm cloud."

Yeah, I got the impression that the FF movies were a mix between regular FF and Ultimate...that explains Johnny being a pilot too, and Sue being more than a fainting female, as she was in the main FF origin. And in Ultimate FF, Galactus is a big cloud of machines.

#23 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

Ebony Bishop says:

"zee crusher says:
"Kain Echnida says:
"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"
They usually tend to mess up big time. From now on everybody thinks galactus is a big cosmic storm cloud."
Yeah, I got the impression that the FF movies were a mix between regular FF and Ultimate...that explains Johnny being a pilot too, and Sue being more than a fainting female, as she was in the main FF origin. And in Ultimate FF, Galactus is a big cloud of machines."

A fainting female? WTH are you talking about?

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#24 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

Ebony Bishop says:

"In main, 616 continuity, Sue was just Reed's girlfriend who snuck aboard with her annoying brother. She wasn't a scientist of Reed's caliber, as she is in Ultimate FF, and the movie. In fact, Stan Lee wrote her, for the most part, as someone who panics and needed to be rescued by the rest of the team. But then again, it *is* an old comic book."

.........

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#25 Posted by Queen Kong (1603 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Here's something else that deserves a why. Why can't all the female members of the comic vine have a non revealing avatar like me? It's stereotyping. A stereotype I'm trying to get rid of. "

Your avatar sucks.

#26 Posted by acewasp23 (6087 posts) - - Show Bio

because, it throws us off.

and we hate change... its scary.

#27 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

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#28 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Pixelized's avatars have just got to go, they are pushing it.

#29 Posted by acewasp23 (6087 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Queen Kong says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"Here's something else that deserves a why. Why can't all the female members of the comic vine have a non revealing avatar like me? It's stereotyping. A stereotype I'm trying to get rid of. "
Your avatar sucks."
Sauron>Your lame @$$ porn star avatars. "

LoL chick fight... nice.

#30 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

acewasp23 says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Queen Kong says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"Here's something else that deserves a why. Why can't all the female members of the comic vine have a non revealing avatar like me? It's stereotyping. A stereotype I'm trying to get rid of. "
Your avatar sucks."
Sauron>Your lame @$$ porn star avatars. "

LoL chick fight... nice."

That attitude has too die, too. Right now.

#31 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

And I have to go to my french tutor. Who shares my beliefs.

#32 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Queen Kong says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Here's something else that deserves a why. Why can't all the female members of the comic vine have a non revealing avatar like me? It's stereotyping. A stereotype I'm trying to get rid of. "

Your avatar sucks."

Sauron>Your lame @$$ porn star avatars.

#33 Posted by Lantern Prime (13044 posts) - - Show Bio

Queen Kong says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Here's something else that deserves a why. Why can't all the female members of the comic vine have a non revealing avatar like me? It's stereotyping. A stereotype I'm trying to get rid of. "
Your avatar sucks."

Go smoke a blunt!

#34 Posted by acewasp23 (6087 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"That attitude has too die, too. Right now. "

Meh normaly does after a while.

#35 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught = Up-tight, man-hating giant who needs to lighten up and stop complaining because people don't share the same tastes as her.

#36 Posted by acewasp23 (6087 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Dreadnaught = Up-tight, man-hating giant who needs to lighten up and stop complaining because people don't share the same tastes as her."

LMAO.

#37 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Dreadnaught = Up-tight, man-hating giant who needs to lighten up and stop complaining because people don't share the same tastes as her."

Damn.

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#38 Posted by Queen Kong (1603 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Pixelized's avatars have just got to go, they are pushing it. "

Pixilized is a man and furthermore..as long as the avatar is appropriate for the website then I don't see anything wrong with it.I don't know who you were referring to when you said porn avatars..you must be thinking of King Saturn or Vance,but either way nobody asked for you opinion on avatars and obviously nobody agrees.

#39 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

Queen Kong says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Pixelized's avatars have just got to go, they are pushing it. "
Pixilized is a man and furthermore..as long as the avatar is appropriate for the website then I don't see anything wrong with it.I don't know who you were referring to when you said porn avatars..you must be thinking of King Saturn or Vance,but either way nobody asked for you opinion on avatars and obviously nobody agrees."

Could've just said "I agree with Kain" LoL.

#40 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Queen Kong says:
"Dreadnaught says:
"Pixelized's avatars have just got to go, they are pushing it. "
Pixilized is a man and furthermore..as long as the avatar is appropriate for the website then I don't see anything wrong with it.I don't know who you were referring to when you said porn avatars..you must be thinking of King Saturn or Vance,but either way nobody asked for you opinion on avatars and obviously nobody agrees."
Could've just said "I agree with Kain" LoL."

Queen Kong says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Pixelized's avatars have just got to go, they are pushing it. "
Pixilized is a man and furthermore..as long as the avatar is appropriate for the website then I don't see anything wrong with it.I don't know who you were referring to when you said porn avatars..you must be thinking of King Saturn or Vance,but either way nobody asked for you opinion on avatars and obviously nobody agrees."

Ya'll didn't have to do that to her LMFAO!

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#41 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"Ya'll didn't have to do that to her LMFAO!"

Yes we did. She had it coming. Her and her ridiculous "anti-man" feminist rants were driving me crazy. Not to mention the fact that she was attacking people's avatars for no good reason just because she disliked them. Almost none of the women here have as she put them "pornographic" or "dirty" avatars, they use comic book characters. If she doesn't like it, then she should put her D&D foot, in her D&D mouth, and stop talking out her D&D ass.

#42 Posted by Vance Astro (91289 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Vance Astro says:
"Ya'll didn't have to do that to her LMFAO!"
Yes we did. She had it coming. Her and her ridiculous "anti-man" feminist rants were driving me crazy. Not to mention the fact that she was attacking people's avatars for no good reason just because she disliked them. Almost none of the women here have as she put them "pornographic" or "dirty" avatars, they use comic book characters. If she doesn't like it, then she should put her D&D foot, in her D&D mouth, and stop talking out her D&D ass."

Damn Kain.I was joking though.I was close as hell to speaking up for Kong if se didn't say anything.I think that porn thing was direced at me though because people have pm'd or commented me on my avatars talking about I need to go jerk to porn or stuff like why do have all these porm avatars.Dumb stuff like that.No female I have used as a avatar has done porn except for Kim Kardashian who was in playboy and has a sex tape "which she didn't put out".

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#43 Posted by King Saturn (224502 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Why do we as comic book fans get so annoyed when a character is portrayed incorrectly in a comic book movies? Are we really that picky about these things?"

It doesnt really bother me because I am used to the flaws now. I have seen them in so many comic book based movies I just let it go unless its something too glaringly incorrect. But even if it gets to that point. I always think about how the movie could actually be worse. We could be watching Street Fighter - The Movie or Double Dragon.

LMAO

#44 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"Kain Echnida says:
"Vance Astro says:
"Ya'll didn't have to do that to her LMFAO!"
Yes we did. She had it coming. Her and her ridiculous "anti-man" feminist rants were driving me crazy. Not to mention the fact that she was attacking people's avatars for no good reason just because she disliked them. Almost none of the women here have as she put them "pornographic" or "dirty" avatars, they use comic book characters. If she doesn't like it, then she should put her D&D foot, in her D&D mouth, and stop talking out her D&D ass."
Damn Kain.blockquote>

I'm having a bad day.

#45 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

because Hollywood is a bitch

#46 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Taking cheap shots while I was at french tutoring? Wow you people are lower than I thought. And I don't care about feminism, I stopped caring a good deal ago, for a good reason, why should I give a flying F*** about females who haven't directly aided me? Or males for that matter? If they haven't aided my survival I don't have to care for them. Especially those people who say I have Multiple personality disorder, they can all go burn in hell. "

its dissociative identity disorder now

just thought id get that out there

#47 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Taking cheap shots while I was at french tutoring? Wow you people are lower than I thought. And I don't care about feminism, I stopped caring a good deal ago, for a good reason, why should I give a flying F* about females who haven't directly aided me? Or males for that matter? If they haven't aided my survival I don't have to care for them. Especially those people who say I have Multiple personality disorder, they can all go burn in hell.

#48 Posted by Kain Echnida (1750 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreadnaught says:

"Taking cheap shots while I was at french tutoring? Wow you people are lower than I thought. And I don't care about feminism, I stopped caring a good deal ago, for a good reason, why should I give a flying F*** about females who haven't directly aided me? Or males for that matter? If they haven't aided my survival I don't have to care for them. Especially those people who say I have Multiple personality disorder, they can all go burn in hell. "

No, we weren't taking shots, we were responding to you. There's a BIG difference.

#49 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Kain Echnida says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Taking cheap shots while I was at french tutoring? Wow you people are lower than I thought. And I don't care about feminism, I stopped caring a good deal ago, for a good reason, why should I give a flying F*** about females who haven't directly aided me? Or males for that matter? If they haven't aided my survival I don't have to care for them. Especially those people who say I have Multiple personality disorder, they can all go burn in hell. "

No, we weren't taking shots, we were responding to you. There's a BIG difference."

My views change in a matter of seconds depending on my mood. Right now I feel like asking aliens to devastate the earth and ask for a free nickel too.

#50 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

Resonate says:

"Dreadnaught says:
"Taking cheap shots while I was at french tutoring? Wow you people are lower than I thought. And I don't care about feminism, I stopped caring a good deal ago, for a good reason, why should I give a flying F*** about females who haven't directly aided me? Or males for that matter? If they haven't aided my survival I don't have to care for them. Especially those people who say I have Multiple personality disorder, they can all go burn in hell. "

its dissociative identity disorder now

just thought id get that out there"

Whatever, My views may change but my personality stays perfectly consistent. I have never changed a thing about my personality ever. I am never ever random.