Sunday, April 27, 2014
Swamp Thing is one of the coolest character in comics, but has really gotten cheesy treatments when it comes to movies and TV. His first film was low budget and very hokey, but at least it tried to take itself somewhat seriously. The sequel tried to go for a more tongue in cheek route, and wasn't any more successful at translating the character to live action. Somehow those films led to a short lived TV series, which was just crazy bad... but I couldn't look away. One episode had Swamp Thing hiding in a kid's closet and almost being found by his mom for nearly the whole 22 minutes. Worst of all had to be the Swamp Thing animated series, complete with them song to the tune of "Wild Thing". Yeesh. C'mon, Warner Brothers - special effects are at a place now where we can finally have a truly cool Swamp Thing film experience!