Bad Akira directors, bad!

November 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm (Stuff that Bugs Me Right Now) (, )

So, apparently, the powers that be (moronic) want to cast Twilight’s Kristen Stewart as Kei in the live-action Akira movie. I’m starting to think that Hollywood actually is doing this on purpose, like make this movie just the worst movie it could possibly be because they know, no matter what they do, it will never live up to the original manga. Or anime, if you preferred it. So they’re all like, screw it, let’s cast the worst people ever and sit back and watch the otaku cry.

Chick best known for marrying a vampire playing badass rebel chick with psychic powers? Sure, I can totally see that not being a stretch for her. She's an actress!

Also, did you see they plan to make it a franchise?

Hollywood, what did I ever do to you to deserve this? What did we all do?

Somehow, we should have prevented this.



  1. greg said,

    I just hope it’s so mediocre that it’ll be easily forgettable.

    • lokifire said,

      Oh, I think it’s apparent they’re going for “soul-scarringly awful.”

  2. Jamin said,

    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen awful?
    Maybe we’ll get lucky and it’ll just be Snakes on a Plane awful.

    • greg said,

      That’s in the so-bad-it’s-good-AND-memorable phase. I’d rather go with LXG so no one remembers it and there aren’t any sequels. (I hear they’re thinking of sequels.)

      • Jamin said,

        Actually, i’d put SoaP (heh, soap…) in the “so bad it’s just plain bad, but also forgettable” category. The only reason i watched it was that i was sure it would have to be “so bad it’s good”, but i was wrong. Dead wrong.
        But… i guess you’re kinda right about “LXG (derpderpderp)” being forgettable. At least i only remember it in my nightmares…

  3. brikhaus said,

    Otaku are going to cry regardless of what Hollywood does to this property. Even if they were incredibly faithful, but changed one thing, otaku would bitch about it. So they might as well just fuck it up as much as possible. At least it will be hilarious that way.

    • lokifire said,

      See, here’s where we’re going to diverge in opinion, because I think they just shouldn’t make it at all, because no matter what, it can’t possibly live up to the manga. (Or anime, if that’s the medium you prefer.) Just leave well enough alone, Hollywood! Stop ruining things I love! They were fine without you!

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