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absinthe

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  1. Agreed, and I feel sorry for Colleen Doran...
  2. The problem with Hollywood is the careerism. Ideas such as the ones in Hellblazer are currency only in their ability to turn around a predictable amount of revenue in the box office. Nobody got into Constantine because they wanted to bring something they loved dearly into a new medium, as faithfully as possible. Point of fact, few of those people had read the comic or were even barely familiar with it. Compare this with, say, Lord of the Rings, which was clearly a product of CARE for almost everyone involved. Very few people were unfamiliar with the source material and better yet, were strongly opinionated that it had to be done right. And for the most part, it was. Constantine is not a product of love, it's just that they didn't have any better film concepts going on at the time for a February release.
  3. Actually, that's not implausible if done entirely in animation by Disney/Pixar/etc. There would be cute taglines there, I'm sure, e.g. "Weapon of Mass Vegetation" Further, it would encourage vegetables to children... if only as high-velocity projectiles.
  4. Yes, that would another thing Alan Moore would have his name taken off of, I'm sure. And nobody noticed I called out Lorenzo Di Bonaventura twice.
  5. Check out my piece d' resistance in February. Note to Francis Lawrence, Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback, Frank Capello, Gilbert Adler, Michael Aguilar, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Akiva Goldsman, Cherylanne Martin, Josh McLaglen, Benjamin Melniker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Erwin Stoff, Michael E. Uslan, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, everyone in management at Warner Brothers, and Warner Brothers shareholders, their families, friends, and innocent bystanders: DRINK MY BILE, MOTHERFUCKERS OK, I'm done, sorry about that.
  6. Agreed. Hellblazer has been, for better or ill, part of my life since the 80s... starting with Swamp. I perceive the world through the same sort of lens John does, I think, sans any real talent to get on like he does. Whether that's a consequence of reading 200+ issues of Hellblazer over the course of 16 years I can't exactly say. It just is. Anyway, I entirely sympathize with your position. Film companies do not realize nor care when they've essentially gutted everything that was good and worthwhile from a body of work... just so they can squeeze out another turd whose surface features alone they hope will bring people into movie theatres ... at a point in the year they usually slump. Nobody besides Hellblazer fans will remember or care about this movie in 5-10 years. We'll be desperately trying to forget about it, and Keanu will be doing a string of rom-coms in an attempt to salvage his career, such that it is. It is a horror film, true enough... horribly written, horribly cast, horribly irresponsible. It's certainly not the first time Hollywood has soiled a good book to make a shitty movie, and it won't be the last. But hey, at least it could be worse; it could be the Fantastic Four. ... first post (hi) but I've been lurking for ages.
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