Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Now you're king of the mountain, but it's all garbage!

Way to ruin your breakfast - go to the newspaper and here's

Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Hopefully it's a hoax, but Akira is a movie you can just imagine these Hollywood limp pricks looking at and thinking they could easily make a live-action version because cheesy CGI effects are cheap now. If so, cancer's too good for them - hopefully something slower and more painful gets them.

Related link: the greatest Manga ever to be put on the big screen.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Milt, all your comments and this post have confirmed to my mind that you are in fact a cartoon character, prancing around in the pages of a sociology text at Massey. And somehow, by the power of the electron, you have made to the internet.

There is no other explanation possible.

chrisp1968

Psycho Milt said...

What's the matter - doncha like good movies?

WAKE UP said...

Myabe the problem is that we DO like good movies...if you get my drift :)

Adze said...

Akira had some great ideas and visuals, but the script seemed to be mostly "Tetsuo!! Kineda!! Tetsuo!! Kineda!!"

DenMT said...

Hollywood couldn't possibly remake Akira in any form that paid tribute to the original anime (which in turn is apparently regarded as vastly inferior to the original manga). Part of the awesomeness of that movie was it's slow spiralling into total bizarreness, which is about as likely in a Zac Efron movie as, say, the main characters dropping acid in the next inevitable High School Musical sequel.

DenMT

Psycho Milt said...

Adze: yes, there's definitely a price paid in terms of dialogue for cutting the thing down from however many billion pages it was to fit into a 2-hour movie.

DenMT: based on previous experience, I'd expect them to replace the awesomeness of the original movie with lots more cool gadgets and even bigger action sequences, which is how Hollywood currently seems to define movie greatness. Sucks a big one.

Adze said...

Don't forget product placement! *eats a Snickers with the label awkwardly turned toward the viewer*

James said...

Mangas usually watched by pervs who get off on demon women with venus flytrap vaginas and lots of white women being raped by asian demons....


Eh PM?

;-)

Psycho Milt said...

Akira in both comic and movie form uniformly lacks such entertainments, James - whether "fortunately" or "unfortunately" is up to you...

James said...

Do the crones at the Handmirror know that their pet eunic has this intrest in dodgy Jap catoon erotica....?

;-)

Anonymous said...

It's fucking Pokemon for teenage boys.

Psycho Milt said...

I just told you there's no fucking in it.

James: one day, although perhaps not until after you've reached puberty, you'll learn to appreciate women - and possibly even to spell eunuch.

Adze said...

"I just told you there's no fucking in it."

It's been a while since I've seen Akira but I seem to remember a soft-porn scene where a pair of teenagers have a short and nasty one, followed by tasting of a certain fluid (with hilarious results)...