7/28/2009

My favorite mutant cameo in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was Deadpool. Not because of his bizarre transformation into Mutant XI (where did he fit those Katanas anyway?), but his smarmy, grinning alter-ego. The idea that he would come back to play the character didn't thrill me unless they were going to do a reboot. But the news that he'll be playing Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern is good news. He's got a classic hero face, a self-depricating style of humor and obviously can get in shape for any costume changes.  Thank goodness they didn't go with Justin Timberlake.
Variety reports that "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH", a novel about a mother rat turning to a group of hyper-intelligent rats to save her home from a farmers' plow, is being made into a movie again.  The 1982 version was an animated film by fledgling animation company Don Bluth studios and is considered a masterpiece. However, I was personally disappointed by some major departures from the original novel. One of the biggest changes was the introduction of magic into the story. The original relied on the rats' intelligence and scientific knowledge and not some mystical amulet.  Some have speculated that it will be a mix of CGI and live-action.

I'm hopeful the remake will be more true to the source material similar to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". Of course, some people will always prefer the original.

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