Screen Junkies » comic book movies http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:33:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Gallery: Rating the Big-Screen Counterparts of Comic Book Characters http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rating-the-big-screen-counterparts-of-comic-book-characters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/rating-the-big-screen-counterparts-of-comic-book-characters/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:50:50 +0000 DustinSeibert http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=263690 Casting Zoe Saldana as hulking green badass Gamora in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' wasn't the most logical choice, to say the least. So which actors and actresses came closer to their comic book counterparts?

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It’s inherently difficult to get flesh-and-blood women to replicate the impossibly buxom and Amazonian character models of our favorite comic book characters. It can be done (see: Wrestler-turned-porn-chick Chyna as She-Hulk in the X-rated Avengers parody), but some filmmakers aren’t even trying that hard.

Take Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in Marvel’s new Guardians of the Galaxy flick. Saldana is a certified hottie whose star is burning bright right now, but the problem with the casting is Gamora is often drawn as a 6-foot-plus green badass who could break your soul with her thighs, and Zoe is a 5-foot-7 waif who’s always in desperate need of a cheeseburger.

It’s the same issue with Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Princess Diana’s always had an imposing frame that put her on par — or ahead of — her male superhero counterparts. Gadot, though, looks like she’s never done a bicep curl in her life, which hasn’t been lost on Wonder Woman fans.

You can’t please everyone when it comes to casting iconic characters. But when it’s done right, few people will complain. Here, we examine some comic adaptation castings that were right on the money, and some that were a giant failstick. Scroll through the gallery above for the best and worst examples, accompanied by our totally scientific rating system.

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WTF is Guardians of the Galaxy?! http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/guardians-of-the-galaxy-characters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/guardians-of-the-galaxy-characters/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:49:03 +0000 Lyndsey Saul http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259559 Because, seriously, who are these guys??

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Now that we’ve gotten a first look at “Guardians of the Galaxy,” we brought in a panel to explain just who these somewhat obscure heroes are.

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