This weekend, the Widget and I spent a few idle minutes watching a portion of ‘Speed Racer,’ a 2008 SFX-fest that was at least ostensibly based on the cartoons of my youth. After a short time, she got bored, and I decided to check out the actual cartoons on the internet, which entertained us both for nearly twice as long. (The Mammoth Car is still terrifying.) To my utter horror, I also found out for the first time that the movie was the work of the Wachowskis, they of ‘Matrix’ fame, which put a final nail in the coffin of my respect for/trust of their work. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of good stuff in their movies, but it never ends up being worth it for me as a viewer. Their script for ‘V For Vendetta’, a story that I dearly loved, botched the ending in a way that COMPLETELY misunderstood the point of the source material, and the less said of magical sex-raves, the better.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) accidentally took the fuchsia pill, and now I can spit in seven different colors, asking: What creators do you no longer trust, no matter how much interest you might have in the concept or source material?