One of the biggest criticisms I hear from people who hate on comic book movies (specifically, any movie that isn’t made by Marvel Studios) is the lack of adherence to canon. Don’t get me wrong, I think that having respect for the original creator’s vision of a character is important, if only to honor the work they’ve done, but other than that, I have to ask… who honestly cares?
“Suicide Squad,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Fantastic Four,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…” It’s a pretty long list, one filled with box office hits and bombs alike, and almost all of them throw canon out the window (a move that continually invites endless criticism from diehard fans). The thing about these movies, though, is that for the uninitiated, they’re almost all incredibly fun to watch. Continue reading “Screw Canon, Just Give Me a Good Story”