I’m hosting #MTOS this Sunday – Comic Book Adaptations

This coming Sunday, August 23rd I will be hosting #MTOS Movie Talk on Sunday. It’s a weekly Twitter conversation where ten questions are asked, one every ten minutes starting at 20.00 GMT, or 2pm US Central time, I’m not quite sure how that conversion works, but any time I’ve joined in it’s started at 2pm Central. Of course, if you want to prepare yourself ahead of time, I have conveniently prepared the questions for you right below so you have time to think about your answers. Otherwise, just follow me @Bubbawheat and answer the questions as they come, don’t forget to use the hashtag #MTOS, and also follow #MTOS on Twitter and the founders, @raghavmodi and @askimrach.

First things first, when I say “Comic book adaptations”, I’m specifically excluding the traditional superhero movie, that’s a topic for another day. Here’s a brief list for you:

2 Guns
30 Days of Night
American Splendor
Art School Confidential
Blue is the Warmest Color
Cowboys & Aliens
The Crow
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
From Hell
Ghost World
Heavy Metal
Hercules (the 2014 Rock version)
A History of Violence
I, Frankenstein
Jonah Hex
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
the Losers
Men in Black
Road to Perdition
Sin City
Tales From the Crypt
Tank Girl
V for Vendetta
Weird Science

Q1) Let’s start off with the big one, what’s your favorite comic book movie?

Q2) Was there a movie or movies that surprised you to find out they were based on a comic book?

Q3) Do you think that translating the visual style of the comic book important for a comic book movie?

Q4) While superhero movies aren’t often acclaimed, several comic book movies are hailed as great films, why do you suppose that is?

Q5) Has there been a comic book film that inspired you to read the book it was based on or vice versa?

Q6) In this age of ever increasing big budget superhero movies, has “Comic book movie” become a dirty word to cinephiles?

Q7) Aside from action, is there another genre of film that seems to offer the best comic book adaptations?

Q8) Comic book movies also have their failings, what’s the worst comic book film you’ve ever seen?

Q9) If you’re a comic book reader, is there a comic book that should be adapted to film? Superheroes included this time.

Q10) And finally to turn things around, what is a film that would make a great comic book/graphic novel, and why?


About Bubbawheat

I'm a comic book movie enthusiast who has watched and reviewed over 500 superhero and comic book movies in the past seven years, my goal is to continue to find and watch and review every superhero movie ever made.

Posted on August 18, 2015, in Blogs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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