Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

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  • Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

    Does anyone find themselves more and more disappointed by these films as the get older, forgetting that perhaps these films weren't designed to entertain them as much as teens in the first place?
    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    -Maya Angelou

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    Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

    No.

    Piss-poor storytelling disappoints me, regardless of the genre, target audience, year and country of production, etc.

    If you can't tell a competent story, you have no business making films for anybody.

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    • #3
      Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

      But I'm willing to bet that the ones you've watched time and time again over the past, say, dozen years, can be counted on one hand -- if that.
      "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
      -Maya Angelou

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      • #4
        Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

        V for Vendetta
        Watchmen
        Blade Trilogy
        300
        Sin City
        Batman Begins
        Batman: TDK

        Not just for kids, and with the exception of Blade II and 300, I watch them all repeatedly. That's just off the top of my head.
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        • #5
          Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

          Originally posted by ReneC View Post
          V for Vendetta
          Watchmen
          Blade Trilogy
          300
          Sin City
          Batman Begins
          Batman: TDK

          Not just for kids, and with the exception of Blade II and 300, I watch them all repeatedly. That's just off the top of my head.
          There was no Blade Trilogy because Blade: Trinity never happened. Urban Legend. Mass hallucination. Swamp gas. Repeat that lie again and I'll be forced to thrash you.
          "I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray." - Prince

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          • #6
            Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

            rofl^
            -chris

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            • #7
              Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

              Originally posted by Furious Anjel View Post
              There was no Blade Trilogy because Blade: Trinity never happened. Urban Legend. Mass hallucination. Swamp gas. Repeat that lie again and I'll be forced to thrash you.
              Do you know who Ryan Reynolds is?
              -chris

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              • #8
                Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

                GHOST WORLD
                ROAD TO PERDITION
                A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
                PERSEPOLIS

                All based on comic books.
                Last edited by The White Album; 06-20-2011, 04:17 PM. Reason: correction
                Twitter: @WriterLe

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                • #9
                  Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

                  Originally posted by The White Album View Post
                  A BRIEF HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

                  Was this the Stephen Hawking fan edit?
                  "Only nothing is impossible."
                  - Grant Morrison

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                  • #10
                    Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

                    Originally posted by instant_karma View Post
                    Was this the Stephen Hawking fan edit?
                    It's the Airline edit... by Alan Smithee

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                    • #11
                      Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

                      Originally posted by instant_karma View Post
                      Was this the Stephen Hawking fan edit?
                      Thanks for catching that! Corrected.
                      Twitter: @WriterLe

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                      • #12
                        Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

                        "American Splendor".
                        "Unbreakable" (even though, it's not based on one)
                        "Renegade/Blueberry"
                        The Punisher films
                        "Red"
                        "Kick-Ass"

                        I'm glad Rene C and The White Album noted the others. Also, being one of the de facto comic book historians here, I think the OP should go to this website on why comic books have gotten the bad rap of being for kids in the United States (like jazz, the medium has grown overseas).

                        http://www.seductionoftheinnocent.org/DrWertham.htm
                        Last edited by Madbandit; 06-21-2011, 10:10 AM.
                        "A screenwriter is much like being a fire hydrant with a bunch of dogs lined up around it.- -Frank Miller

                        "A real writer doesn't just want to write; a real writer has to write." -Alan Moore

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                        • #13
                          Re: Aren't Comic Book Movies For Kids Anyway?

                          Originally posted by SkyPolynomial View Post
                          Do you know who Ryan Reynolds is?
                          Is this a trick question?
                          "I was dreamin' when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray." - Prince

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