Will the real Hawkeye please stand up!! (hint: the one on the right)
Will the fake Scarlet Witch please sit down!! (hint: the one on the left)
Will the real King Arthur please COME BACK AND SAVE US FROM HOLLYWOOD BULLSHIT?? How about Merlin?? ANYBODY???
This article (link below) has an interesting premise: What would the Marvel Comics Universe look like if the Hollywood hotshots in charge stayed loyal to the comic book costume designs? The clickbait photos caught my attention: Hawkeye looked great IN HIS COMIC BOOK COSTUME. So did the Scarlet Witch.
But when you read the article the writer unfortunately takes the same condescending 'comic book costumes are ridiculous' attitude that resulted in the conforming 'one tactical design fits all super hero costumes' view that modern super hero films have. There's nothing wrong with the flagrant designs of costumes in film or comics, it's up to the director and producers to make it WORK (remember the old TV shows? They stuck to the costumes and it worked: the classic Wonder Woman TV show, Batman, Spider-Man, the Hulk too).
Unable to rise to this visual storytelling challenge they instead dumb down every super hero costume into a bunch of 'lines' and militaristic duds. Throw in a bunch of gizmos or stupid shit like Captain America's 'parachute' straps (in the first film) and you have a 'superless' looking super hero.
Not surprisingly these movies don't make nearly as much as they could make if they just put aside their goddamn know-it-all egos and let the fucking stories already told be their guide. The most shocking example of this is the treatment of the Mandarin character in that forgettable Iron Man movie. They fucked that character up by hiring Ben Kingsley, a British Arab to play a role written for a Asian. Then they stand back and shake their heads as fans tear another A-hole into them.
To make the 'profit' illusion even better the know-it-alls take a look at the fan-driven profits and say, "Look, we were right. The movie made a BILLION DOLLARS." I got news for you, you dumb fuckers, you coulda make 18 billion dollars and saved money on design and actors if you'd have stayed true to the comic books cheaper designs and hired unknown actors to play these parts in more of a quantity than the big stars. Give the main role to Ben Affleck but give smaller roles to lesser know actors. The movies are driven by fans! The fans drag their mothers to see it or indifferent friends. Now you've sold your movie two times or more because if the damn film looks like a comic book I WILL WATCH IT 5 FUCKING TIMES IN THE THEATER and buy the fucking DVD after it leaves it!!! That's how Star Wars became such a big hit. It didn't rely on 1 viewing x a billion people to make it's money. Fans saw the damn thing EVERY WEEK, OVER AND OVER AGAIN. The same people!!! As it is right now I can only watch a Marvel Universe or DC film ONLY ONCE because none or part of it relates to the fucking comic books. It's so whatever! Directors and everybody else doing whatever the hell they please with the PRE-ESTABLISHED IDEAS, catering to COMPLETELY FALSE REASONS FOR PREVIOUS SUCCESSES.
WTF. This has turned into another rant. Maybe that's because I'm sick and tired of shelling out all my motherfucking money to tired ass shit. Take this months 'King Arthur'. A tale that's been told to death. TO DEATH. Why aren't we seeing a 'The Adventures of Sir Lancelot'??? I'd much rather see another character's POV of the Arthur legend than to see ARTHUR AGAIN. Man on man. WTF.
Anyway, for those still reading this, have you ever seen a cosplay actor looking ridiculous in the costume of theirs and yours favorite character??? I doubt it. They look COOL AS HELL. When is Big Hollywood going to understand this. Fuck this article, man. Even the poses of the characters are staged to look as if they would end up looking 'ridiculous' in their true costumes. Why didn't they do the comparison with more dramatic poses from these films than these stoic ones??
I never get stupidity, that's why I fucking hate it so much. Oh, man. Now that I think of it the whole motivation for these costume changes it supposedly to make the character's MORE REALISTIC. What a bunch of hypocrisy if you REMOVE THE MASK THE COMIC BOOK CHARACTER HAS. The mask is to protect his private life so that super villains can't easily find and kill him AND HIS FAMILY. Now we have Hawkeye and others WITHOUT MASK, running around saving the world. Stupid. Easily traceable super heroes who you can GET BACK AT later on if they defeat your evil plans. None of these costume changes are realistic. WTF. Did someone change the meaning of the word 'realistic' lately??
George A. Booker
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).