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28 June 2012 @ 02:08 pm
comic book movies!  
Meshing two timelines in a crossover is always problematic, but man, especially Avengers/Marvel movies stuff. That timeline is TIGHT, y'all. I think I can set the fic in the gap pre-Avengers, which on the one hand will give me even more to talk about than I thought before I realized some of the films overlap, but on the other hand, creates a problem with anyone in his right mind being skeptical when Iron Man is already public and Hulk Smash New York. But the best part is that I wrote about 2K of this PoI/Av fic yesterday. It's pretty fun.

Speaking of comic book movies, I was reading an article about the theoretical Justice League movie and Green Lantern especially. It's really sad when you watch Green Lantern because it's so frakking obvious that a committee was involved. You can tell that every few minutes some idiot DC/WB exec gave a stupid note about wanting more action or more villains or more everything, and left it a horrible convoluted mess to please no one. It's sad because a live-action Green Lantern could be really awesome (outer space! lots of cool aliens!) and there're bits of it that suggest there's a decent movie in there someplace if they'd let it. *sigh* I do not envy anyone writing the Justice League movie that's for sure.
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noybusiness: WolfCubsnoybusiness on June 28th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Execs: leave the writing to the writers, especially if they're adapting a pre-existing franchise that they know more about than you do. God.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on June 28th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
What is especially maddening is that they know from Nolan and Dark Knight that it works! Way too many cooks in the GL kitchen, that's for sure. What a waste.