Perrito Caliente wrote:
Rival wrote:In fact, I will go so far as to say that the Last Airbender, is not the worst adaptation ever, as the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie takes that spot, in my book.
Perhaps its because I never read the comics or watched the whole movie all the way through, but why does everyone hate that film?
Well, it is due to you not reading the comic. This is the Korra thread so I won't go into too much detail. But basically let us say they took Moby Dick and made King of Queens out of it.
The League comics, are an extremely ambitious attempt at esotheric fun with all the various settings in literature, and they made a pop-corn flick out of it, a cheesy pop-corn flick. Plus, Mina's character got wrecked to all hell, it's basically a caricature of Moore's version and if you hated how they white-washed the Last Airbender, then Tom Sawyer's inclusion is pretty much the same deal, he completely doesn't fit the League, but got included in a failed attempt to get Americans to "care".
Perrito Caliente wrote:As a side note. Did you know Shamylan actually planned on releasing 2 sequels based on the other two seasons of the show. Even if the movie didn't turn out to be bad, don't you think that's a little ambitious of him. Hell, the fact that he dared made the first movie was pretty ballsy.
Eh, I don't think it's ambitious or ballsy of him at all. Most cash-cow franchises are intended to be trilogies from the start these days, just to milk them some more. And in this case, the original series was a trilogy(in seasonal format, but still) so it's only logical for a movie adaptation to try to be a trilogy, too. I mean basically you're saying "Shyamalan wanted to make even more money on something that's theoreticlly easy to adapt, ain't he brave?".
They had a really strong IP(at least in the USA and West Europe) and the 3D craze was booming, so Shyamalan just thought he can't fail with that. And well, in a way, he was right. The film was absolutely horrible, yet avarage cinema goers gave it a "C" and it did manage, barely, to make a profit. Luckily Paramount expected a lot more profit out of it, and the Blu-ray and DVDs sales I'm sure are weak, so that was enough to kill it.
P.S. Happy Birthday, Perrito.