Have you ever bit into a Jelly Belly jellybean, expecting it to be something tasty, like Toasted Marshmallow, but instead it's something nasty, like Buttered Popcorn? I totally got ready for marshmallows when I saw a news story that announced that there was a trailer out for the movie G-Force. I was like, "Awesome! Finally, a full trailer for the sure-to-be-excellent computer-animated movie about a team of five crime fighters in bird suits, based on the Japanese cartoon of the same name that I grew up watching!" Then I clicked the link, and the taste of Buttered Popcorn jellybeans filled my mouth. G-Force the movie is something totally, totally different, and totally, totally nauseating.
Although it may seem otherwise, not every comic book ever created will get adapted into a film. Sure, a ton of them get optioned, but relatively few will make it to the big screen. For instance, some comics you look at and think, "Wow, this could never be a movie. It's just too good a comic book." Well, Watchmen has blown the doors off of that argument (the fourth behind-the-scenes video certainly helps), and that means that all bets are off. Despite (or because of) being one of the few simultaneously hysterical and beautiful comic books on stands today, Eric Powell's The Goon is getting made into a movie.