So you're saying that we should just accept it and not do anything about it because no matter what we do, we will not succeed. Well, let me tell you a story of what happened in 2009.
Back in 2009, there came out this movie called DragonBall Evolution. It was an adaptation of the anime and manga DBZ. However, the movie did not stay true to the source material at all. The was going to be a sequel which would have ruined DBZ even more. But then...something happened.
Someone on YouTube created this channel called the "DRAGONBALLPROTEST" channel. This YouTube channel was a gathering of all the DBZ fans who came together to protest the sequel to the Dragonball Evolution movie. Everyone told them that they are going to fail and that DBE will get a sequel. But as months passed by, they got really popular. They were mentioned at L.A. Times. They were mentioned by the director and creators of DBE themselves. There was even a short article on Wikipedia about them on some point.
Everyday, members of the DBE sequel protest channel spread the word all across the world that DBE was a bad movie and that you shouldn't see it. Eventually, the movie bombed in theatres. It made little money and therefore, the sequel was canceled.
You see? It CAN be done as long as everyone works together. We can boycott this cartoon. If a YouTube channel managed to boycott a big budget movie, why can't a group of fans all other the internet boycott a simple cartoon?
Has anyone at Disney actually read the Ultimate comic? How are you going to adapt that for 8-year-olds? I doubt this cartoon will have less censorship than Spectacular since it's made for kid's TV, not for DTV's, and it is on a Disney channel. Let's see what happens to the Peter/Mary Jane relationship and the make-out in the basement scenes!
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I've read Ultimate Spider-Man at some length in the past and I have to say, I was really impressed. The story is well done, the art is good, I like the dialogue whenever it's not aimed at stupid teens, etc. Overall, I thought it was a great book. But I don't ever want to see it adapted as a Spider-Man cartoon or as a Spider-Man movie. Why? BECAUSE IT IS NOT SPIDER-MAN!
As just a regular series, Ultimate Spider-Man is very good. But as a Spider-Man series, it is an epic failure.
What annoys me the most is the show not even being canceled because of low ratings. It's being canceled for being a faithful adaptation to the original comics. A lot of people describe SSM as "the perfect Spider-Man series". Why? Because it stays true to the comics more than any other series so far and now it will be replaced with a show that only exists to capitalize on the live-action movies.
I think I speak for most of us when I say, the anger is not so much at the prospect of an USM show, it's the simple fact we lost SSM. If it had gotten 4-5 seasons and then Marvel decided to launch the USM show, I'm sure most of us wouldn't have minded that at all because SSM would have gotten it's fair shot. But the fact that the show ended prematurely AND was tremendously critically acclaimed, is what makes this sting so bad.
USM could be a good cartoon, but it's gonna have some pretty big shoes to fill and we should have gotten at least ONE more season of SSM to tie everything up.
My god, do I disagree. Ultimate Spider-Man is a comic that tries SO hard to be current that it makes everyone look retarded. Despite what Bendis believes, not all teenagers just talk about sex and crying. And even with the percent that does, they are the very last source that should inspire a Spider-Man comic.