Are you really arguing whether that people with no friends exist or not?
No, I'm arguing about validity of competing anecdotes and whether the existence of one contrary anecdote makes a concept broadly relatable.
I can look past a few changes in background and history for pacing purposes, but appearance and personality should at the very least be somewhat similar.
So where the person comes from and how that informs his personality and actions is less important to you than his physical appearance.
Right. I think I'm probably done here. I have no way to bend my viewpoint to such a degree that I can empathize with your priorities.
Media just needs to create more black characters. It comes across as a form of affirmative action when characters are randomly race changed just to have more black, or whatever other token race in the film.
So Marvel needs to create a new, black character, and wait fifty years to make a movie of him, instead of making a completely irrelevant change that harms and damages nothing to an existing property? No. That is not good enough. Johnny Storm does not need to be white, and nothing about his history or personality is predicated on being Caucasian. Nothing at all is lost by altering his race, and nothing of value is gained by defending it.
You don't have to be a filmmaker to know everything about films and how they are made. So just saying "you're not a filmmaker so you wouldn't know" is a pretty flimsy argument.
That is not my argument. My argument is that you act as if you know exactly what the creators are trying to accomplish, how they're trying to accomplish it, and why their tactics won't work; yet you have silently but repeatedly refused to cite any sources for your implied knowledge, which leads me to believe it does not exist and you have just constructed a narrative in your head that you insist the facts support without ever explaining how or why the facts support it.
I'm talking about an accurate adaption, which I'm sure most fans of the source material wish to see.
Then we're back to coddled and condescending, if they're so enraptured with canon that they feel threatened and disappointed by a change that does not alter the substance or spirit of the material.
Why do you think there's so much criticism over stuff like the Mandarin in superhero films?
Wouldn't know. I didn't pay attention to what people think about the Mandarin.
It's akin to comparing two mammals because they both give live birth and lactate.
I actually consider your analysis an apt one, since I've been arguing this entire time that movie-Bane is not comic-Bane is not cartoon-Bane is not blah blah blah. They're related species, but they're not the same critters.
I never said it wouldn't work. I just said that the race change was pointless.
Then why the butt-fucking Christ are we arguing, if you don't think it won't work?
Usually, if something isn't able to be translated into a movie, it's either not done at all or it's done badly.
is bad because you can't make a movie out of it? The Daily Show
? Scrimshaw? Crocheting? Those are all bad forms of entertainment and self-expression because they can't be turned into feature films?
One deviation does not change the default.
Sure it does. Default is a matter of perspective, and anyone arguing from the perspective of the upcoming movie franchise now has perfectly legitimate grounds to argue that the default for Johnny Storm is black. The original version isn't, but as I said earlier, "default" and "original" are two different words whose meanings do not overlap.