We did this last year, and it was a lot of fun. What were the best and worst movie adaptations from existing source material? What we have to work from are our LitFlix, the movies we see after reading the source material. I’ll be writing about the comics adaptations of the year today, and Holly will cover the books tomorrow.
We’ve fallen behind some this fall, so the list of what we have to go from is smaller than the overall list of movie adaptations. I think the biggest deal is that we didn’t see Gone Girl, which people seems to have loved. Oh, and we haven’t seen Battle of the Five Armies yet, but expect that in the coming weeks…
Comics-wise, we are pretty good. And what a year for comics! Four big-name Marvel movies, some great independent comic adaptations, and a number of ones that may not be quite as good… which we may not have seen! So let me lay out my favorites both as a movie, and as an adaptation!
Posted in Comics, Comparative Opinions, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged Amazing Spider-Man 2, Best and worst, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Yesterday Holly gave her best and worst rankings for the movies based on books from this year – a project we have been calling LitFlix. Check out her post here, which will include a description of our four categories for consideration. I took on the movies based on comics – of which there were quite a few this year! – and here are my reviews.
One thing I would like to say: While our LitFlix posts have not necessarily been our most popular, they are the ones we end up putting the most work into, reading the books, and then discussing, considering, and posting about them. If you haven’t read any of our LitFlix this year, there is a list with links to all of them here. Enjoy!
Posted in Comics, Comparative Opinions, Lists, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged Best and worst, Ender's Game, Khan, Kick-Ass 2, Recommendations, Review, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, The Wolverine, Wolverine
The year is coming to a close. Christmas is just around the corner and soon after that the year will come to a close. So here at Comparative Geek we are going to start a season of reflection on the last year. Starting out I am looking at the Litflix that I reviewed over this last year and deciding on the best and worst examples. I will keep it simple and just look at 4 different categories.
Best overall Litflix will be the Litflix that was the best overall movie, possibly even with deviations from the book the movie still creates an overall good experience. Worse overall is the movie that I enjoyed the least of the Litflix movies and again accuracy is not necessarily the important element, but is just generally not a good experience. Most accurate is the one that sticks the closest to the source material. Least accurate is the one that deviates from the source material, possibly so much that it is unrecognizable. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Comparative Opinions, Lists, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged Best and worst, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Litflix, Mortal Instruments, Review, The Great Gatsby, World War Z