2 items from 2014
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Evan Shaner
Colourist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
After reading a single Flash Gordon comic, if you don’t want to be Flash, or at the very least, a part of his ensemble, then there is easily way too much excitement in your life. Flash Gordon represents this ideal of bewilderment or the excitement one receives from the unknown. In actuality, Flash is actually quite childish. He acts before he thinks, is utterly fearless, and enjoys a high sense of adventure. He represents the inner child that we encase within ourselves upon entering adulthood; something we cannot embrace as often as we might want to. Flash is not alone as he embraces his lack of fear. If it were not for the constant companions of Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov, Flash would probably be six feet under a long time ago »
- Anthony Spataro
"The Equalizer," Denzel Washington's big-screen take on the 1980s TV action series about a middle-aged badass-for-hire, may be a perfectly fine movie. Still, here's a question for Hollywood: once you're adapting "The Equalizer," doesn't it mean you've dipped into the '80s TV well a few times too many?
"Equalizer" joins such '80s TV-to-film adaptations as "The A-Team," "Miami Vice," "Inspector Gadget," "He-Man," the "Transformers" franchise, the "G.I. Joe" movies, and the various "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboots.. Plus, the team that made a hit film franchise out of "21 Jump Street" will try to work similar magic on "The Greatest American Hero."
You'd think there wouldn't be any gold left to mine from the "Sold Gold" decade. But you'd be wrong. Digging around in the nostalgia pit, Moviefone unearthed at least 15 more '80s TV series that could become successful movies, if they're done right. Here are our »
- Gary Susman
2 items from 2014
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