posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 01:23 PM
For me the film sucked because it was *based* (a very loose word for the film's plot) on the early issues... yet watching I recognised
absolutely nothing from the comics. Where was all of the mysticism? All of the spiritual battling? WHERE WAS ANGELA!!!!
The TV series on the other hand was amazing. While not being entirely true to the comics in every sense, they were of such quality they were able to
stand on their own.
The film was changed from a man who was caught between the war of Heaven and Hell, and turned into a *very bad* angsty action movie.
Don't get me wrong, generally the performances from the actors were amazing. The portrayer of Al Simmons was so good he was reused in the series and
every Spawn game. The Clown was generally gross and creepy enough to be lovable... I think!
But the main villain in the film, Jason Wynn, was reduced to just another megalomaniacal villain who is eventually just shipped off to jail. In the
early comics Jason was a sly, calm, ruthless, powerful man... and I didn't get a sense of that in the movie (plus the way Spawn finally punished him
in the comics was WAAAAY cooler than just sending him to prison)