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    Characters who's race or gender is changed for diversity's sake.

    Characters who's known for wearing costumes in the comics end up wearing street clothes in the films without even trying to make the costumes work without some tweeks.

    The X-Men's black leather costumes.

    Crap changes like Sandman being Uncle Ben's true killer and anything similar like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Skeleton View Post
    Crap changes like Sandman being Uncle Ben's true killer and anything similar like that.
    But comics do stuff like that all the time, like when John Byrne made Sandman and Norman Osborn cousins because of their identical hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    But comics do stuff like that all the time, like when John Byrne made Sandman and Norman Osborn cousins because of their identical hair.
    I heard about that. When some retcons just don't work.

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    What they did to Madame Masque in Agent Carter. I appreciate liberties sometimes need to be taken but there was literally nothing left of the original character. They could have called her any other name and it would have made just as much sense.

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    Some costumes just look horribly silly on the screen due to their colors. Case in point - Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War. In prior movies they muted his colors a bit so they weren't so garish but in Civil War it was full on bright colors which looked ridiculous next to everyone else. Hawkeye would have looked equally ridiculous if they'd gone with his traditional purple. Basically nothing bright works well on screen which is why everyone ends up in leather, street clothes, or darker shades (compare how Cap looked in his movies vs the Avengers where he got a bright costume and looked hideous).
    Case in point: Cap's outfit in The Avengers is probably the most comic-accurate of the outfits he's worn in the MCU. It also by far looked the stupidest, and was discarded after that one movie (save for a brief joke where Loki shapeshifted into Cap).

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    How about when they suck everything interesting out of a character and then replace it with something really cliche.

    Everyone else is talking about superhero flicks, so I'm going to talk about a literature-inspired movie and possibly the worst one of the past year. That's right, I'm going to talk about Pan. There's a lot of WTF in that movie, but the biggest thing was how Peter Pan was absolutely nothing like Peter Pan. Peter Pan was always interesting because he was the absolute best and worst of childhood wrapped up in a big ball. He was adventurous and joyful but also selfish and cruel at times. You never get much of his backstory but one thing you do get in the book is that he once tried to go back to his real mother but he found her window shut and another little boy (presumably his brother) in his own bed. It's really a little thing, but Peter took it hard. Using his own childlike logic, he assumed she would have left the window open for him (though she had no reason to) and also assumed he had been replaced (which isn't how gaining a sibling works). But it was enough to make Peter bitter about the idea of having a real mother and helps explain a big chunk of his personality.

    In Pan, Peter is . . . the chosen one. Yes, that's right, they pulled out the old "prophecy" trope. Also, his mother is dead and a fairy princess or something. The bit with the window and the little boy never happens. The movie directly contradicts the play and book.

    I can understand changing things to spice up an old story, but there is no spice to be had here. It's all old tropes from other characters bolted onto a different old character.

    Why do that? Surely they realized that the whole "chosen one" idea is old hat.

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