As someone who never read comics, it is very strange to hear people discuss these cheesy, pop-corn movies so seriously. I’m sure it sounds the same way life and death football discussions sound to my wife.
So many movies based on novels turn out to be shit, but very rarely do people take it as personally as comic book readers do when their movies turn out to be shit. Is that because so many years are devoted to the stories and characters (versus a few days to read a novel)? Or do you really see that much potential to make a GREAT comic book movie that can stand on its own?
When a book is made into a bad movie, you it’s usually at least somewhat like the book. The bcharacters are atleast minimally developed.
People assume comic books are all smash and pow action, when in reality they have just as much and sometimes more character developement and plot than normal books. So the movies come out incredibly campy, cheesy, and repetitive.
Its also harder to translate the imagery that’s acceptable in a comic to live action (not saying animated would be any better). There’s alot that can be done with still imagery that can’t be done with motion. It reaches people on different levels. Still imagery allows more time for personal imagination to play a part in the story vs. motion which pretty much lays it out for you. Sure, this varies, but its part of the reason why ‘fanboys’ get so pissed when a movie isnt exactly like the images and stories they’ve absorbed for so long.