Adaptation #75: I, Frankenstein. You, Human.

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This week the gang discusses the comic I, Frankenstein: Genesis by Kevin Grevioux as well as the motion comic and the film adaptation starring Aaron Eckhart. While they applaud the trans-media attempt, they aren’t sure that the film stands up well on it’s own.

What do you think? Have a listen and then tell us your own thoughts on the comic and film in the comments!

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Frankenstein/Frankenweenie, Thor: The Dark World, RIPD, Carrie, Kick-Ass 2, and The Wolverine.

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Coriolanus: A Modern Man

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elle-reviews-coriolanus_GB I never really considered productions of plays being adaptations of the original written play. Unless it is play to screen – like Joss Whedon’s film and modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing , it seemed that productions were just productions of the written play, but when I saw the live stream of the London Theater production of Coriolanus , in my local movie theater, it changed my perception.

The play is formally named, The Tragedy of Coriolanus and is one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays and is part of his Historical play set. The story is of a man named Caius Martius, who is a patrician, or aristocratic soldier who has little compassion for the lower classes. He is heralded as a hero after nearly single-handedly defeating the attack of the Volcians, led by his rival Tullus Aufidius at the neighboring Italian city of Corioles and is given the…

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Adaptation #74: The School Boy and the Curse of the Midas Gun

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header074Our hosts are a bit overwhelmed this episode as we discuss GP Taylor’s The Midas Box and the film adaptation The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box. While enjoying the magical realism of the book, there was a lot to take in, and while the movie had them laughing (probably unintentionally), it was a little watery.

Let us know what you thought of the book, the film and our discussion in the comments!

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Last Airbender, Beautiful Creatures and City of Bones.

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