A lot of comic books are being adorned on the big screen for a while now. Movie producers are milking it at such a rate that they might run out of comic books to adapt soon. Marvel and DC movies are our first thoughts when it comes to comics turned popcorn blockbusters. A lot of people associate comic book film adaptations to only the superhero movies, but there are a lot more that is also worth the hype. —by King Jon
These hidden gems were also, at some point, talked about. But many are unaware that it started life as a comic book. Let’s check out the origin stories of our chosen five comics turned films!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
There isn’t really much of a difference between the movie and the comic, much of the story remained faithful to the original work. One major difference though, the book’s timeline happened for over a year, but the movie crammed everything to just a week. Doing so made them focus on the evil exes and discard the subplots. Scott Pligrim’s world is so complex that one needs to read the book at least two times to get a firm grasp of all the characters.
Though popularized by Jim Carey’s comedic acting, the film strayed far from the original comic. While the film holds a straight up comedy cartoonish feel, the book is very dark and violent, featuring a lot more crimes and murder in the Mask’s print appearances.
Though the movie tried to stay true to the overall tone and style of the book, it’s objective seems to be different. The graphic novels aims to make the readers relate to the effects and the hardships during the Iranian war, by showing personal experiences of the narrator. However, the film seems to be more concerned with educating, showing historic events and making people understand what it means to be Iranian during those times.
Considered by many as the best film adaptation of a graphic novel, for it was able to almost identically bring the book to the movie frame by frame, this needs to be in our lists. It was able to catch the noir genre perfectly and maintained its luster from start to finish. Both the film and the graphic novel was able to serve the vision of what is considered good in a corrupt and immoral place.
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Julie Maroh, the author of the original comic, was quoted to have said that ‘”As a feminist and lesbian spectator, I cannot endorse the direction Kechiche took on this matters”, because unlike the comics, the film was popularized for its sex scenes which distracts from the actual story. The comic book however, holds a magnificent story of girls becoming a woman.