By Isaac Mills
1. Poor Adaptations That Change Things That Didn’t Need to be Changed in the First Place
The Last Airbender changed how you pronounced characters names- this is a movie based on a TV show - everyone knows how the names are pronounced. If you think the names should be said differently (Shyamalan) and 100% of your audience think they should be pronounced the same, maybe you should not mess around with the names?
But it doesn’t end there: Jonah Hex. An awesome bounty hunter cowboy. Is this hard? Take from the source material – there are a couple decades of good stories to pull from. I don’t think Megan Fox made any comic appearances either.
Then there’s Yogi Bear. Yogi is about my favourite Hanna Barbara character, so I scanned the trailer to try and figure out what was so off about it, and I realized that the static animation of the old cartoons was very essential to how it communicated its humour. I realize this is a more of a personal issue, so feel free to disagree, but the point in general still stands. Adapt things better!
2. Buddy Cop/Action Movie Parodies Getting Put Down
This isn’t really directed at the movies themselves, just the fact that people don’t seem to be down with them at all. I liked Cop Out and The Other Guys, but most don’t seem to feel the same. In fact it sounds like the only redeeming thing about The Other Guys, to some people, was that it wasn’t Cop Out.
Harsh. But of course I am a bit blinded when it comes to Bruce Willis, so you may want to take me with a grain of salt on this one.
3. Knight and Day
Didn’t that look like it was going to be awesome? Apparently it wasn’t.