Has nerd culture gotten so cynical, so spoiled that we don't even recognize a good movie when we see one? I really enjoyed John Carter -- but, sadly, there will probably be no sequel if people ignore it.
I'm not talking about the horrible science-fiction and fantasy movies I had to endure when I was a kid in the 50's and 60's, which were either done by Hollywood hacks who didn't understand the genre, or by Hollywood hacks who thought the way to present the material was by making fun of it.
I'm talking about real good faith efforts to faithfully translate onto screen what was in the books, or comics.
The hell with that. Sorry. But I'm pissed that so many opportunities are being lost because fanboys can't get their heads out of their asses to see decent movies, but reward crap like The Transformers.
Rocketeer, Serenity, Watchmen, Bladerunner, Strange Days, Sky Captain, The Golden Compass, and many others I can't remember at the moment. I remember nearly begging people to see Serenity, for instance. (And Firefly before that -- sorry, you just think you saw the original run, but you didn't because nobody did.)
Some, like Bladerunner, have a huge afterlife and effect, but again, if they flop when they first come out there is little chance we'll get another.
You guys just don't know how good you got it.
4 days ago