17 Mar 2005


I’m afraid that this time I’m going to have to disagree with Mediawatch Watch and side with the Christians. Just like them, even without seeing it, I know that Constantine is blasphemy of the highest order as just about everyone who’s ever read a copy of Hellblazer knew when they heard it would start the human form of MDF, Keanu Reeves. Yes, he’s not even good enough to be wooden.

So, I’m forming Concerned Readers Against Crap Comics Adaptations - yes, I know the preferred I’m-far-too-mature-to-read-comics name is graphic novels, but that doesn’t give such a good acronym. We’ll be protesting outside cinemas who show this offence against taste, deceny, and legendary characters and urging people to avoid Constantine and find redemption at their local comics shop instead.

Nick got away with this at 5:30 pm


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  1. I’m in. But I’m not protesting against the movie version of Sin City - it looks the mutt’s nuts.

    Comment by Chicken Yoghurt — 17 Mar 2005 @ 6:44 pm

  2. I’m in if you’ll include an amendment to the effect that Jason Flemyng shall be barred from all films that purport to be adapted from Alan Moore comics.

    Comment by Joe — 17 Mar 2005 @ 10:14 pm

  3. I think we can delete everything from ‘that purport…’ on and most people will still agree with that sentiment.

    Comment by Nick — 17 Mar 2005 @ 11:23 pm

  4. Direct action may be required.

    Comment by Chicken Yoghurt — 18 Mar 2005 @ 7:23 am

  5. I want in on this action.

    Comment by Cheeks — 18 Mar 2005 @ 1:59 pm

  6. There have actually been some quite good adaptations in recent years, but I think you can safely say that if Alan Moore was involved with the original, it will be turd. Never mind Constantine, what about League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or (ugh!) From Hell?

    V for Vendetta by the Wachowskis? Don’t hold your breath is all I’m saying.

    Comment by James Graham — 18 Mar 2005 @ 2:46 pm

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