Perhaps the hackiest of the big-name hacks, the guy who makes Michael Bay look like Martin freaking Scorcese, is going to be directing a movie based on what may be the worst superhero comic book of all time.
My favorite bit in the article: “The Indian media conglom has acquired Rob Liefeld’s iconic graphic novel ‘Youngblood’ for Brett Ratner to direct.” I guess “iconic” doesn’t really necessarily have any positive connotation. Something can be an iconic example of crappiness, I suppose.
It sort of reminds me of the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commericals…
“You got Brett Ratner in my ‘Youngblood!’”
“You got ‘Youngblood’ in my Brett Ratner!”
“Two things that utterly, utterly suck that utterly suck together!”
That is because, years ago, you were kind to an elderly homeless woman you chanced to pass on the street. Unbeknownst to you that woman was in fact Calliope, muse of epic poetry, in mortal semblance, and she rewarded you by keeping you from straying into the path of anyone who might have exposed you to Youngblood. Thank Calliope, and praise her name, for she has done you a great service.
Yeah, out of all the crap that came out of Image Comics in the 90’s, Rob Liefeld’s work is probably the worst. Not only is the writing awful, the art is hideous, too. Google “Worst Drawings by Rob Liefeld” to see what I mean.
This will suck more than anything that has ever sucked before.
It doesn’t matter what the movie’s like anyway. Fans won’t watch it; they’ll just buy 10 tickets each and bag them for the collector’s value.
Movie theaters take note: I have seen the future, and it is foil-enhanced. Limited-edition variant collectible popcorn bags. It’ll be like printing money.
You mean this isn’t a remake of Youngblood Hawke? That was based on a novel by Herman Wouk. It starred a young Suzanne Pleshette. Those are great bloodlines!
ETA: Honestly, that movie was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title. I’ve never heard of the comic either.