Thursday, September 21, 2006

 

Aquaman Doesn't Swim

An attempt to take a serious stab at the legend of the lesser known DC Comics superhero Aquaman apparently did not make the cut at the CW Network. But thanks to www.filmthreat.com, you can view the trailer for this promising TV pilot and at least have a glimpse at what filmmakers were thinking of doing with the character. Having seen it, I say, it looked pretty damned interesting. Certainly better than TV attempts at Spider-man and The Justice League of America (which Film Threat also references, and "Movies on My Mind" wrote about a couple of months back). TV has created some superhero winners -- The Adventures of Superman, Lois & Clark, Smallville, The Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman among them. And I have a sentimental spot in my heart for the live action TV versions of Shazam!, Isis, and of course the 1960s Batman. Aquaman has never been given the same chance and, it seems, won't again. The pilot is making the rounds on the Internet and, no doubt, will quickly obtain cult status, if it is in fact never aired again.

Comments:
An interesting little series has developed on tv this year..."heroes" Although in the first week it shows only the relunctant heroes discovering their "powers" and not understanding them. But previews suggest that these just might be the new superheroes.
 
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