Wednesday, October 13, 2010

And you thought the Garfield and Marmaduke Movies Were Bad

Just when you thought that comic strip based movies couldn't get any worse, there is news out of Hollywood that yes, Family Circus is going to be made into a live-action movie.

Who asked for this movie? I mean, who demanded it? Yes, it is a popular comic, but that doesn't mean it is good.

I think a particular scene from the movie Go got to the heart of why the comic is so widely read.

Todd Gaines: You read your paper and you're enjoying your two-page comic spread. And there's The Family fucking Circus, bottom right corner, just waiting to suck. And that's the last thing you read, so it spoils everything you read before it.

Claire: You could just not read it

Todd: I hate it and yet I am uncontrollably drawn to it

I mean, it certainly isn't even going to be Dennis the Menace.

My question is, how many people are actually going to see this movie because they want to and not for ironic reasons.


daphne said...

well I would love to watch not because I like it but to know if its sucks or better!

John said...

I'd guess about zero.

Gary said...

Oh no. Trainwreck incoming.