Thursday, May 1, 2008


I saw Iron Man last night and it was great, possibly the best comic book adaptation ever. The tone was pitch-perfect. Robert Downey, Jr. was magnificent. The supporting cast and SFX were almost as good. And the storyline was very faithful to the comic book with some minor adjustments.

However sometimes, an adaptation cam be too faithful. For example, the Whiteout graphic novel cover...

Whiteout Graphic Novel

And the Whiteout movie poster...

Whiteout Movie

I'm sorry but that just looks wrong. The Frank Miller image had a strange, warped, almost-fisheye angle and a body position that looks physically impossible, but it's still typical Frank Miller. With a real person, all these deficiencies and flaws are amplified and pronounced.


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