July 12, 2003

little shiny harmless signs by the side of the road

My League of Extraordinary Gentlemen review is up at the New York Times site (registration probably required). Hooray.

Posted by Douglas at July 12, 2003 10:05 AM

Great article. I've always been frustrated at how Hollywood seems to totally and consistently misunderstand (or ignore) what makes comics work. Comics may be, essentially, pretty resistant to adaptation, but a few movies have done better than others. It's nice how you make clear that just pulling out the characters and slapping them into a standard action-movie plot (with or without the addition of an embarrassing, "campy," "stylized" look) does not a good super-hero movie make.

Posted by: Sam J. on July 14, 2003 6:03 PM
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