There are so many comic book and graphic novels getting made into movies, but they are all cut from the same cloth. Superhero or superhero team stop massive, intergalactic threat against humanity. Yes, it is fun, but there are a shit-ton of graphic novels out there right now that could be adapted into films that would be a great deal more original than all the lookalike comic book films we are getting currently. Comics and graphic novels do not always need spandex clad superheroes to tell amazing stories, as proven by these 5 graphic novels that need to be made into movies stat. Keep in mind, this list has everything from talking animals to a sexed out sci fi epic that could redefine the genre if someone had enough balls to actually try and adapt it.
When Tim Burton was fresh off his two amazing Batman movies, Warner Bros. was looking for him to scoop up a new project they had. They thought Tim would be the perfect fit for the new Superman movie they were working on, Superman Lives. The way they figured it, Burton had such a unique take on Batman, if he brought that same creativity and passion to Superman, he could make the character cool and interesting again. I know you are all thinking Tim Burton (at his peak) would’ve made an awesome Superman movie, he also would’ve made an utterly insane Superman movie, and one I am sad I will never get to see. What you can see, though, is the new movie about making the movie that was never made. This is why you need to watch The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened.
When I first heard the news there was going to be a TV show based off The Evil Dead movie franchise I was not happy. The one thing I know about the Evil Dead movies (and what I loved about them) was how gory and insane and brutal and funny the films were. They were relentless. The kind of entertainment that never lets you catch your breath. So when I heard about a TV show called Ash Vs. The Evil Dead, I just assumed we were going to get some Canadian (no offense) show that said deadites a few times, but really had nothing else to do with the source material. I just accepted it and moved on, deciding I just wouldn’t bother with it. Then, last week, the trailer dropped and I begrudgingly decided to check it out. Wouldn’t you know, it is far more Evil Dead than I had thought prior, and the trailer got me genuinely excited for this show. Here are 5 reasons why I think Ash Vs the Evil Dead is going to be f*cking fantastic.
First and foremost, I need to let you know this is all purely speculation at this point. What I can tell you is, I have read comics since birth and have seen every comic book movie ever made. I also write for a living, which will point at me slightly knowing how writer’s mind’s work (especially GEEK writers). But reality is, I have read enough Batman and Superman comics and have seen enough film adaptations to have a pretty solid idea of what is going down in the Dawn of Justice trailer, and what we can (probably) expect from 2016’s biggest movie.
Again, to reiterate, this is a speculative pieces based on my full knowledge of the DC universe and how movies play out. I apologize if it ends up being inaccurate, but it wont. I am just THAT good.
You have to admit, the villains from geek movies are often more memorable then the good guys. I know that sounds odd, but hear me out. You are standing outside at a new school the first day, and there are two cliques of kids. You see the “Luke Skywalker” kids, and they all have shaggy hair and look kinda dopey and safe. Then, you look over to the other group, and it is the “Darth Vader” kids. Donned in all black, with menacing scowls and the ability to pretend choke you just by lifting their hand. Which group do you become friends with? The “Darth Vader” kids, and this proves my point. The villains from geek movies are often the best thing about said movies. And considering I already talked about him, might as well start with the Granddaddy of them all….
Why you gotta do that, nerd movies? Why you gotta pull me and play with my nerd emotions? I go at most nerd and geek movies feeling like I will be safe. Feeling like my emotions will be in good hands. Then you drop bombs on me, and I am left, blubbering in my seat like a small child who just got their ice cream cone snatched by some fat-ass seagull. But as I began to speak about the saddest nerd movie moments mere moment ago, something dawned on me. It is these very moments that helped define these films for me and made them so memorable in the first place (to me and most other geeks). I will warn you beforehand, there will be some spoilers, but they will be for older movies, so don’t worry too much. Also, caution, as these will evoke some powerful emotions in you if you are a true geek (and this will kill some time before Fallout 4 comes out, which is what we are all thinking about anyway).
One day, all of this is going to change. All of it. The way you live your daily lives. How you find food. Who you keep contact with. ALL OF IT is going to change. Some say it will be after the bombs fall. Some think it will be the result of us tapping this earth dry of its resources. While even others think that our love our blood and brutality will drive us to wipe most of ourselves off this floating rock. Whatever way it happens, we will be living in a post apocalyptic world that may or may not be a lot like Mad Max: Fury Road. A glimpse into the future wasteland most have loved. While many seem to think that the cream-of-the-crop of the post apocalyptic film genre, there are some other movies that take place after the end of the world (so to speak) that are ALMOST as good. Here are five of them. Keep in mind, I said ALMOST as good as Fury Road.
Let’s be honest here among geeks for a second. Marvel comics movies have been cleaning up and pretty much owning. Whereas DC movies can be pretty great (look at Dark Knight series as example, even though it is still wrought with errors), DC have still not stepped up their movie game aggressively enough to even be close to being on point with Marvel comics movies. But now that they have announced their film line up and most of the stars associated with said films, is it possible DC could still out maneuver Marvel in the movie marketplace? Yes, there is a very big chance of that still, actually. They just need to follow some of these rules for it to REALLY work.
We all know the big name nerd movies that everyone loves. LOTR, Harry Potter, Star Wars, all the comic book movies etc. But there are a shit-ton of really good geek movies out there that just don’t get the love and attention they deserve because the big boys take all the credit. The problem is, now when nerd and geek movies don’t make billions, they just get pushed aside and ignored, even if they were brilliant. Yes, you may have seen all the big boys, but in the process, you missed some true gems. Here are 5 underrated nerd movies that more geeks need to see, love, and spread the word about.
I want someone to tell me the last time Hollywood delivered something on the scale of Last Of Us? A movie that is, in all intents and purposes, epic and large, but still somehow intimate. Or think about the narrative arc in the Telltale Walking Dead games. When was the last time a film got you SO invested in their characters that when one of them passed, you felt actual sadness and guilt within your own self? The medium of video games has evolved so far in the last decade, and none of us could have seen it coming. I would even go so far as to say, they video game world has surpassed motion picture in the sense of the scale of what it can deliver, and just how hard hitting that delivery can be. It is what that in mind that I decided these are 7 things Hollywood could learn from video games right now.