By inferiorego 52 Comments
Lets chat, shall we? I've been becoming increasing annoyed with all the Wolverine: Origins complaints because people's favorite characters aren't exactly the same from book to film. So, lets talk about movies in general.
The film industry is a wonderful thing. They take some of your favorite properties from the literacy world and turn them into great big movies. It's a lot of hard work to do that too! There are two things we need to talk about when it comes to your comics being turned into films, and that is Direct Translation Vs. Adaptation.
Direct Translation is essentially taking a piece, word for word and putting it on the big screen. This DOES NOT exist in Hollywood. However, a few films come close such as, Watchmen, 300, and Sin City. It is an impossibility to take your favorite comic and put it exactly how it is into a film.
Adaptation is taking a great piece of work and finding a way to make it work on the big screen. They are not only trying to stay close to the source material, but they are also adapting it so the mainstream audiences can enjoy it. Remember, Hollywood wants to please you, but they'd like to please the majority of the American (and International) public a lot more. So, if the producer or writer or director wants a character to be black instead of white for whatever reason, it happens. If they want a character to be taller because they think the person they're casting (who is tall) is better suited, so be it. You need to remember these are adaptations of characters.
MOST IMPORTANT POINT!
OR think about it this way... Each film is a different dimension, like the Ultimate universe! Therefor, you don't have to be mad because they don't exist in the mainline universe!
So, next time you want to complain about trivial little details from the comic to film adaptation, how about this.... Don't. Your wasting your time, nothing is going to change. In fact, some of these films go back to do re shoots in hopes to please the fanboys, but nothing is ever good enough it seems for some people.
Sit back, enjoy the movie, it was made for EVERYONE... not just the comic book fans.