Originally written March 21st, 2006.
Recently, around the internets, in reading people’s opinions on V For Vendetta, a commonly mentioned argument (in both positive and negative reviews of V) is that Alan Moore has a right to be gun-shy about Hollywood because League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was, quote, “the worst comic-book film ever.”
From now on, the punishment for anybody saying this is as follows: be strapped to a chair in a theatre with your eyes pried open like in A Clockwork Orange (with drops, I am not unhumane) and forced to watch the following, nonstop:
Batman and Robin (not just the worst comic-book movie ever, but easily one of the worst movies ever made period)
The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren version)
The Punisher (Tom Jane version)
Howard The Duck
Captain America (the one where the Red Skull is Italian)
Fantastic Four (the Corman version)
All of the sequels to The Crow
And that is the short list. LXG wasn’t a good movie, but geez, people, it was just a mediocre timewaster action flick. The bottom of the barrel is so much further down.