There are so many hobbies. Some of them, such as painting or playing casino games for money can become your income. Yet, others are made just for relaxation. And watching movies is one of them. Here are the top 5 films based on comics.
Sin City, 2005
In the film, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller, Rodriguez tried to maximize not only the characters and plot twists, but also the visual style of the original. The incredibly contrasting, albeit black and white, picture is dotted with colorful accents: eye color, blood splatter, sneakers, etc. In addition to Rodriguez and Miller, Quentin Tarantino also directed the film. After shooting one scene as a favor to his friend Rodriguez, Quentin got a dollar for his work.
V for Vendetta, 2006
Alan Moore’s comic book adaptation was simply destined for success: not only was the film starring Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Fry and John Hurt, it was also scripted by the Wachowski sisters (well, they were brothers at the time), who were at the height of their popularity with The Matrix. The provocative film about the lone-wolf terrorist so impressed audiences that to this day Guy Fawkes’ mask is a symbol of the protest movement in Western countries.
The adaptation of the cult graphic novel Watchmen is arguably one of the best and most controversial comic book movies in the history of the genre. The main events date back to 1985. The brief course of alternate history shown at the beginning of the film is impressive – iconic figures of the twentieth century, from JFK to Andy Warhol, float before our eyes. Yet, there are many similarities between the comic world and our own, particularly the nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which threatens to become an open conflict leading to global catastrophe.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 2010
Brian Lee O’Malley, the author of the comics about Scott and his adventures, is half Korean, half Canadian. Perhaps that’s why both the compilation and the movie are replete with scenes from 8-bit video games, very groovy American pop-punk rock music and comic book inserts. To convey all this madness on the screen seemed like an impossible task. But Edgar Wright pulled it off with flying colors.
In our high-tech world, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without some kind of technological innovations, which only a decade ago seemed like fantastic curiosities. The authors of the eponymous comic about surrogates decided to go further and imagine what our life would look like if there were robots that we could control without getting up from our chairs? Artificial “us” don’t waste time with hair, snacks, or human emotions, but always look great and smile broadly. It’s sad, but still very interesting to watch.