Humanity shines through in the face of intergalactic war, and requited love conquers the dread of dying
Graphic novel fans luxuriate in the bounty of comics-based films that continue to exceed producers’ expectations at the box office – from the early days of Superman and Batman to the more recent Green Hornet, Thor, and the X-Men franchise.
Movies with this progeny can count on ready audiences in every corner of the world where children, teens and young adults voraciously go through page after earmarked page of the material, then pass it around to like-minded pals and gals.
The secret to success at the tills lies in – wha’dya expect – graphics, the computer variety, of course. The more seemingly impossible the superhuman feat, the more spectacularly studio CG artists render it. Although Filipino animators continue to help many a Disney cartoon opus keep cash registers ringing, Filipino filmmakers and studios seldom venture, if at all, into graphic novel-based movies.
Instead they rely on their lead stars’ personal following, especially on TV where these actors gain the all-important daily exposure.