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To me a comic book adaptation is no less worthy than an adaptation of any book. It can have just as much imagination to it as any other film.
I mean, look at an upcoming movie like Scott Pilgrim, it's movie that looks to be brimming with originality from a visual standpoint at least.
Originality and creativity can from any place. Take for example John Carpenter's Thing, a remake of The Thing From Another World. The movie is bursting at the seems with a a fresh take on that concept, and actually succeeded to a point it's considered superior to the original.
Also, the example of Dracula is a good one. Universal Pictures used that character to the point where most thought it was unusable in a frightening way anymore until Hammer films came up with a way to make him work anew. A new and different way than how others had seen the character done before.
Creativity comes from interpretation in films. Originality comes from interpretation. The same idea is never the same idea among three different people. There are always variations.
I think the most intelligent thing anyone who worked in film ever told me was this, and it's the most helpful thing an aspiring film-maker could hear, and it's something that valuable for any film fan to hear. It was : Not everything that is good is creative. And not everything creative is good. Not everything original is good, not everything good is original.
Quality comes in all forms. Originality and creativity can shine in any form. It's not up to the basis to make it good. It's the filmmakers. It's not the original work's job to make an adaption creative. It's the filmmakers.
Using a blanket statement like above, calling let's say comics fans "losers" is very inaccurate to a large segment of the fanbase. It's like calling all sports fans "rioting cry babies" when you such a thing on the news. Not accurate to the majority at all. But hey, that's all we see so it has to be true, right?
You're right. "Losers" and "rioting crybabies" are innaccurate terms to describe comic book fans. The accurate terms to use are too obscene and venomous for this and most other forums. Suffice to say, the disastrously bad reputation comic book fans have doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of just how disgusting and horrible they really are. It's one of many reasons why I no longer am a comic book fan, and am utterly ashamed to have ever been one in the first place. When 99.9 percent of your fandom consists of the absolute worst people imaginable, why would you ever want to be associated with them?
Comic book fans deserve a thousand times more hatred and scorn than they currently get.
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Back to the film itself, demento, did they really cut out Kilowog? That's kind of sad. I love the guy. Was kind of hoping to see him in the movie, maybe voice by John Goodman. I guess there's always the sequel.
Yeah as far as I remember he was not in the new script, but maybe he will have a brief cameo. I do love your idea for who can be the voice of him!
Sorry for the late reply.
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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.