So that statuesque, raven-haired beauty makes the leap from comics to a big time movie! And the leap, by most accounts, lands with a resounding thud. How could it be? The actress was perfect for the part. The public adores her. The camera loves her too. And there’s a real fondness for the comic/source material. But still fans are unhappy with it.
I’m talking, of course about the comic-to-cinema movie, Tamara Drewe. But don’t beat yourself up if you don’t remember this picture.
A decade ago, I wasn’t familiar with the UK strip, Tamara Drewe or the creator Posy Simmonds. But Simmonds’ art looked engaging and I thought the movie might have a Love, Actually vibe to it all. Meaning: both my wife, Kathe, and I might enjoy it. Inviting her to see a comic movie that is kind of like Love, Actually is easier than dragging her to…for example…Marvel’s Captain Marvel. Although she’s patient and open-minded, I remember her eyes glazing over when I tried to explain, in preparation for Captain Marvel, about the Skrulls and the Kree. Continue reading “With Further Ado #128: That Comic Book Movie Starring That Statuesque Raven-Haired Beauty That Stumbled”