people and organisational forms. It is the traditional conception of politics, Dharavi in Mumbai. Ranjith will me mainly shot in the backdrop of world’s largest slum, His status as ‘Captain Cool’ is now being put under the toughest of tests. As has been the case since their home leg started,yes? This summer will see Joss Whedons The Avengersas well as the painfully redundant Spiderman reboot and Christopher Nolans The Dark Knight Rises The last few years have seen innumerable over-marketed adaptations and the next few will be no different Beyond knee-jerk reactionshoweverit is not as easy to dismiss an entire genre wholesale You wouldnt find as many people debating the necessity for more musicalsperiod dramas or Aamir Khan pictures As with anything elseit depends on the specifics Despite their bad rap among elitistscomic adaptations have a surprisingly good track recordgoing back to the genre-defining epic Superman (1978)all the way down to recent critical and commercial successes like The Dark Knight With Supermandirector Richard Donner demonstrated that comics were a potential source for real cinema and not just B-serials It was the first comic book film to boast a pedigreed castskilful writing and filmcraft andsignificantlya willingness to take the source material seriously It is often pointed out that comics are the contemporary equivalent of mythology; the best adaptations are the ones that treat it as such Nasty condescension of the its just men running around in their underwear variety leads to disaster Insert obligatory nipple-tastic Batman and Robin reference here Unsurprisinglythe best comic book films are the ones directed (and often written) by fans see Robert Rodriguezs Sin City or Jon Favreaus Iron Manwhich spurred the current Marvel movies renaissance The starting point for adaptive success is a key combination of qualities in the director knowledge of and respect for the materialleavened with distinctive directorial sensibilities Possessing just the first quality often leads to soullesspanel-by-panel adaptations like Zack Snyders Watchmena faded xerox copy of the original failing to grasp that the books strengths are tied to its form The result is a tone-deafbombastic translation that mouths the words but fails to hear the music Despite popular beliefcomics are not bound storyboards they are a distinctive medium with a language of their ownrooted in the specific qualities of the form A director who doesnt recognise this is flirting with disaster (or mediocrity at best) Converselya director who possesses filmmaking chops but little interest in the material tends to submit hack-work (Martin Campbells Green Lantern) or saddeformed creations that may as well not have been termed adaptations (Jimmy Haywards Jonah Hex) Its a continual balancing act between staying faithful to the comics and doing your own thing The thing about superhero comics is not just that they combine magnetic protagonists with pulpyexciting storylines Years of established canon allow canny filmmakers to traverse the ley lines beneath the geography of genrefocusing on what is culturally illuminatingartistically notable or just perversely fascinating about the much-maligned genre These are the adaptations that stickthe ones that look beyond explosions and pick at the storytelling scabs What does it really mean to have a symbiotic relationship with a psychopath (The Dark Knight)to be an alcoholic megalomaniac with delusions of divinity (Iron Man)to be a god among mortals (Superman) All this without being pretentiously postmodern or losing track of the genres essentially lighthearted approach There is a reasonbeyond paychecksthat comic book films attract some of the best actors around A strong central performance is important in any genrebut this is particularly true of superhero movies There is meat to these roles when brought to the screen by people who care andlike any good rolethey can (re)make a career Just ask Robert Downey Jr This is not to deny that the studios are in cash-in mode when it comes to comics As the earlierless distinguished examples demonstratethe tendency to force the films into focus-grouped templates is a real danger to the genres future As studio executives compel directors to curb what is distinctive about both the comics and their own artistic approachthe movies threaten to become an excuse for the marketing little more than tediousCGI-saturated franchise-builderssacrificing characterisation for pixels Stillthis is not a universal trait As long as filmmakers retain the freedom to make the films they wantthe genre stays relevant They just have to keep wanting to make them Its the difference between a Christopher Nolan and a Martin CampbellBatman and Green Lantern The writer is a fellow at New York University For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsare there too many comic book movies? 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