Don’t want to hijack the elevator pitch thread, so I’m starting this.
One that comes to mind is Runaways, which strays profoundly from the comics. And–especially in season 2–the actress trying to dress like Molly makes me think of Mickey Rooney trying to pass as Fallout Boy. But I really wish there could have been an accurate adaptation of the comics, ignoring the limits of character rights and audience confusion. For instance, I want to see an accurate (because smaller is funnier) Molly take on The Punisher and Wolverine,
So what missed translations from the comics to the screen do you morn?
The Roger Corman movie tried. (It failed miserably, of course, but it tried.) The guy playing Doom was a horrible actor, but he had the perfect voice for a villain in an iron mask. The armor was obviously plastic, but they did an excellent job on the mask.
The third X-Men movie mangled the Dark Phoenix storyline rather badly. I hear they are going to try again. I am not optimistic. Sophie Turner is a fine actress, but whenever she is on screen, she reminds me of just how perfect for the role Famke Janssen was.