Archive for May, 2010

Comic/Graphic Novel Movies and Why They Don’t Work (Most of the Time)

Before you take out your old trusty pitchfork and torch to hunt me down (and flog me?), let me explain.  Have you noticed that those running from an angry mob either run into a building that they light on fire (Nightmare on Elm Street), or are instantly feared when confronted (Shrek) or they tar and feather you (United States history)?  Anyway angry mobs are bad crowds.  If I were you, I would avoid all contact.  Joining an angry mob is a slippery slope to drugs and gangs.

Actual angry mob!

So! On to my actual point now that I’ve distracted you.  Comic book movies just don’t seem to capture the already graphic piece of literature very well. Continue reading

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