Why not?Elesar said:1) Aiming a story at children is going to restrict your art. Are Wall-E and Up good films? Fuck yes, I loved them. Will they ever have as much brilliance and meaning oh what are my top 3 adult films, say Godfather, Blade Runner or A Clockwork Orange? No, never.
As someone who recently named his new laptop "Thunderquack" (I inherited the money for it from my grandma, and she liked ducks, so I figured it should at least be vaguely duck-related...), I wholeheartedly agree with this. It can be interesting or funny to see a more mature take on something like that (or, very rarely, a grown up/adult perspective on it (e.g. Superman: Secret Identity, or really most Kurt Busiek stuff like Astro City) instead of the angsty teen version of mature), but not at the expense of losing the original entirely.I hope Darkwing Duck never trades his Gas Gun for a glock.
I actually did watch a few A-Team episodes with my dad when I was younger. It was amazing!Furburt said:I agree wholeheartedly.
I'm tired of this relentless march towards grit and gray, it's just too much. Sometimes, you just need something light and childish. There is no shame.
For example, the new A-team movie. I can already see a problem, and I haven't seen the film. People die.
Now, I didn't watch the A-team as a kid, I thought it was pretty silly, and I was already onto much harder stuff (I watched The Terminator when I was 5, for gods sake), but one of the central motifs of the whole thing is that they never kill anyone. It's almost a cartoon, it's for kids.
But with this new version, they've made it dark, gritty, and to be honest, it looks boring. Even with Liam Neeson there.
So yeah, let's try and keep our childhoods alive just a little longer.
Hey! I've still got a wallet chain. Okay, okay, fine, I have had the same wallet since I was 14, but at least I know where my keys are. Right? Right?Onyx Oblivion said:Wallet chains were cool at one point?
I just can't believe such a thing.