Sunday, March 8, 2009

This is the reason why....

This is the reason why never to let Americans make an adaption to Asian stories. *points to The Legend of Chun Li* Although I have not seen the movie, I DON'T plan on spending money to see it, as to reading the negative reviews and critics that the movie have received. I fear that Kristen Kreuk has been typed cast as Lana Lang. Not to mention that I don't think I can imagine her as our favorite Street Figther, Chun Li.

Although I'm not saying that all adaptions of Asian stories are bad because I haven't seen them all. But when growing up on Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (yes, you heard me) and comparing it to the now own Disney Power Rangers, I have to say that if Disney can't pull off a good adaption (or not make it a carbon copy of Sentai) of a kids show (Power Rangers are based on Toei's Super Sentai) and Disney's been successful for copying stuff for who knows how long, it's not much anyone else can do. Well, maybe the Wang Brothers (the people behind Kamen Rider Dragon Knight) can, but I haven't seen KRDK, but a friend of mine says it's ok.

So, enough of my bashing of American directors making bad adaptions. (I'm Vietnamese American living in CA btw) I'm just saying it's best to leave movie/shows/anime adaption from manga/videogames (or vise versa) to the country of origin. I personally love the way they made Cutie Honey the Live and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon into a live action series. Although the effects weren't super high tech, the story and character development was GREAT. It isn't about the effects *stares at Power Ranger's over use of explosions* but the way it's carried out and how the characters grow.

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