BeastProwl wrote:I know its been discussed, and you even like it for some odd reason, but Dragonball Evolution is a good example of a butchered film, made worse by the fact that the guy playing piccolo is a DBZ fan.
might be a bit of a strong word. Not unlike ROTF, subsequent viewings only made me see all the little flaws.
BeastProwl wrote:I mean, If I was playing a character in a movie like that, ide at least say something about how stupid the whole thing is.
Funny story, the actor who play...ugh, Ah-ng, (Every time they mispronounced a name, I died a little inside) actually was a fan of the show and knew damn well how he should play Aang.
BeastProwl wrote:I dont think it needed to be accurate, but come on, they didnt even try. And whats worse? Shiamalon (or however you spell it) TRIED with the last airbender. You could see the effort that went into it.
And a lot of the effort was unnecessary! Especially the way bending was portrayed; in the series proper, it was very naturalistic, an extension of the users even slightest movements that made it flow perfectly alongside them. In the movie, it was the result of a lot of wild arm-flailing to so much as make a bit of water float around. They literally put far more effort into the bending than they needed to.
BeastProwl wrote:In the end, bad acting and betrayal of the source material sunk it. batman and superman dont need to worry about that.
On the one hand, Superman and Batman have 75 years of varying source material to draw from. Sure, there are some sources many writers and especially fans would prefer (Mostly the DCAU) but ultimately any writer would have a lot of choices for variety. (Assuming you don't do something as stupid as calling the Joker, one of the most iconic supervillains of all time, "overused."
On the other hand, Batman & Robin still happened and that had bad acting, a betrayal of the source material (Bane as a mindless brute!) AND godawful costume and set design.