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On the other end of the scale is "Red 2," which came in eighth on Aug. 4. Yes, "Red" the comic book starred Frank Moses, but he's alone. And Red isn't an acronym, it's a status: "Green" means inactive, "Red" means active.
This particular movie isn't an original screenplay, either. It's loosely based on Wolvie's first solo book, a 1982 miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.
Which resulted in a movie that wasn't bad, but as a story, lacked the emotional punch of the original comic book. Yes, you read that right: The comic book had an emotionally engaging story, as Logan wrestled with a problem of his heart that couldn't be clawed. Which is why, you know, they wanted to adapt it.
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hardly suffered at all in transition from the 2007 Boom Studios miniseries. The complicated caper plot, involving two undercover law enforcement officers who accidentally rob the CIA and are betrayed by almost everyone around them, is lifted almost intact from the graphic novel.
The week of Aug. 4, Box Office Mojo showed five movies based on comics in the top 13. But you can be forgiven if you don't recognize them as such.
Dame to Kill For" and "Thor: The Dark World."
Isn't that exactly what we saw on the screen? Ha, ha! No, "The Wolverine" took a bunch of elements from the Claremont/Miller story, added a pinch of characters from other Wolverine stories and threw them into a blender set on puree.
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Take "The Wolverine," for example, which came in second on Aug. 4. The character is a well known Marvel Comics superhero: a mutant with claws, animal senses and a healing factor, who is a member of both The Avengers and The X Men. And that's pretty much who we see up on the screen, if you squint just right.
That's probably a record of some kind, and it isn't going to end anytime soon, with "Kick Ass 2" released recently and several movies still in this year's pipeline: "300: Birth of an Empire, "47 Ronin," "Sin City 2: A Omega Speedmaster 38mm
First, let's acknowledge how stunning it is that on one summer weekend in 2013 America, the top three movies were all based on comic books, with two more rounding out the top 13.
Even the "The Smurfs 2," which came in third on Aug. 4, wasn't immune. No matter what the plot of the movie is and it's probably adapted from one of the graphic novels it's a kids movie. The original comics, which have been published in Europe for more than 50 years, may be for kids, but they're far more sophisticated than the dumbed down American version.
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That story followed Logan, who has spent decades learning samurai discipline to master his feral side and speaks fluent Japanese, going to Tokyo because his girlfriend Mariko Yashido is being forced into an arranged marriage by her father, Shingen.
Worst of all is that neither main character has a personality: They're the cliched Gruff Veteran and Impetuous Kid simply one dimensional, stock characters.
But if the five movies on the list now are any indication, some of Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph those films will resemble their source material only superficially.
She forgives Logan for killing her father, but her new responsibilities now stand in the way of their relationship. (The Silver Samurai, Mariko's illegitimate half brother; Viper, usually depicted as the head of the terrorist organization Hydra; and Mariko's grandfather don't appear in the story.)
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