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02.09.2009

Polarizing director Brett Ratner has signed on to direct YOUNGBLOOD, a film based on the comic series about a superhero team sanctioned and overseen by the U.S. government. Hmm, sounds kinda like another movie based on a comic that's coming out next month. The only difference is that YOUNGBLOOD ain't WATCHMEN and Brett Ratner sure as shit ain't Zack Snyder.

The rights to the comic have been acquired by Indian media powerhouse Reliance, who seem to have their hands dipped in many Hollywood pools these days. According to Ratner, the beauty of working with the faceless conglomerate is the speed at which they move. One day the rights are acquired, and the next you're in production. Ratner claims that YOUNGBLOOD is a "passion project" for him and then goes on to say that it is one of the few graphic novels that remain with "tentpole potential". Nice to see that Ratner thinks of his films in terms of sequels and not as individual works of art. Man this dude bothers me.

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1:51AM on 03/03/2009
I think a Youngblood movie will be amazing. As long as Chapel and Badrock are in it. you fucking snobs are assholes. Give Ratner credit for doing a movie based on a comic that no younger comic readers have really heard of. And whoever suggested Gen-13 for a fim. SHUT THE FUCK UP! That series was like Empire Records with super heroes. They even had a guy named Grunge,complete with tattoes and ripped jeans. I think I might be the only person in the world who is excited to see this movie.
I think a Youngblood movie will be amazing. As long as Chapel and Badrock are in it. you fucking snobs are assholes. Give Ratner credit for doing a movie based on a comic that no younger comic readers have really heard of. And whoever suggested Gen-13 for a fim. SHUT THE FUCK UP! That series was like Empire Records with super heroes. They even had a guy named Grunge,complete with tattoes and ripped jeans. I think I might be the only person in the world who is excited to see this movie.
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8:11PM on 02/12/2009

Wow!!!

This is just mind blowing. Kind of like the chocolate and peanut butter of suck. The extent to which this guy's comic book knowlege is lacking is just amazing.

This could be the movie that sends comic book adaptations spiraling back into the abyss.

Introducing this dreck to the general public can only be a bad thing.
This is just mind blowing. Kind of like the chocolate and peanut butter of suck. The extent to which this guy's comic book knowlege is lacking is just amazing.

This could be the movie that sends comic book adaptations spiraling back into the abyss.

Introducing this dreck to the general public can only be a bad thing.
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5:38PM on 02/10/2009
I think Brett Ratner is a pretty good director, he's kind of hit or miss, but he's still a good director. As for Rob Liefeld...I can't say anything nice about him so I wont. Also, this project will be average at best.
I think Brett Ratner is a pretty good director, he's kind of hit or miss, but he's still a good director. As for Rob Liefeld...I can't say anything nice about him so I wont. Also, this project will be average at best.
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11:17PM on 02/09/2009

Allow me to clarify...

I didn't want to come off as a hater. I was giving a backhanded compliment to both ratner and liefeld. Both guys have made contributions to their field. Any guy who puts Salma Hayek in a bikini for an entire movie is ok in my book. As for Liefeld, he did create some cool characters when he was on The New Mutants bitd. Although, he is one of the reasons I stopped reading comics! Just sayin.
I didn't want to come off as a hater. I was giving a backhanded compliment to both ratner and liefeld. Both guys have made contributions to their field. Any guy who puts Salma Hayek in a bikini for an entire movie is ok in my book. As for Liefeld, he did create some cool characters when he was on The New Mutants bitd. Although, he is one of the reasons I stopped reading comics! Just sayin.
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6:29PM on 02/09/2009

Few things

You guys just need to stop and think for a minute.... Why is Ratner given so much credit was one question.
Thats Easy he teamed up with Chris Tucker and made "Money Talks" which lead to adding Jackie Chan for 3 Rush hour movies. Which lead to X-Men This Dickhead made A shit load of money in the Box Office with these movies... THAT IS WHY HE IS GIVEN SO MUCH CREDIT!! Come on you guys are better than this. Ratner Sucks I hate him but look at his projects.. They fucking made money. Do you think
You guys just need to stop and think for a minute.... Why is Ratner given so much credit was one question.
Thats Easy he teamed up with Chris Tucker and made "Money Talks" which lead to adding Jackie Chan for 3 Rush hour movies. Which lead to X-Men This Dickhead made A shit load of money in the Box Office with these movies... THAT IS WHY HE IS GIVEN SO MUCH CREDIT!! Come on you guys are better than this. Ratner Sucks I hate him but look at his projects.. They fucking made money. Do you think that these Studios are saying "Well his interpertations of movies SUCK!" No they are saying he will make us a shit load of money. Get with it guys.

second thing: no one cares if Liefeld can draw. Every comic collector knows he sucks at feet and his bodies are unproportioned. He loves overdrawing lines. Ok...... Will we see a good YoungBlood movie? No. I dont think so. Will millions of Morons flee to the theater to see this movie, Yes. Its the latest Rage man. Every idiot thinks they can Direct a Comic movie after reading a few Graphic novels. Fuck Off. Trying reading comics for over 20 years than tell me who would make a better movie. You with 20 years of understanding the Characters and relationships with each other or some Schmuck named Rat that read a few Graphic Novels on the shitter.

I think Lexi made an Awesome Punisher Flick. No one went to see it. Why? Fuck Hollywood.

Will i see a YoungBlood film? Yes. A bootleg download.

Some one said Wildcats.. Fuck yea. How about ShadowHawk or Pitt? Or FUCKING CYBER FORCE!! Wait oh never mind too much like Batman, Hulk and Xmen. Fuck it. What do you guys think?

Fuck OFF Rat, stay away from Kratos!!
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5:38PM on 02/09/2009

WHY????????

WHY IS RATNER GIVEN SO MUCH RESPECT AS A DIRECTOR, HIS BODY OF WORK ISN"T ANYTHING EXCEPTIONAL. AND YOUNGBLOOD BLOWS
WHY IS RATNER GIVEN SO MUCH RESPECT AS A DIRECTOR, HIS BODY OF WORK ISN"T ANYTHING EXCEPTIONAL. AND YOUNGBLOOD BLOWS
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4:09PM on 02/09/2009
Zack Snyder hasn't accomplished much. 300? C'mon! That was terribly stupid. And you haven't seen Watchmen yet, wait for it to come out before jizzing all over it. Damn.
Zack Snyder hasn't accomplished much. 300? C'mon! That was terribly stupid. And you haven't seen Watchmen yet, wait for it to come out before jizzing all over it. Damn.
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2:13PM on 02/09/2009

Finally a perfect match..

The soulless, visionless hacky director gets a shot doing a soulless, visionless mind-twistingly vacuous comic "franchise". Haven't picked up a Youngblood since it's initial heyday, but I remember it as one of the worst comic series I had ever read.

It's fine--just keep him the fuck away from the A-list comic characters.
The soulless, visionless hacky director gets a shot doing a soulless, visionless mind-twistingly vacuous comic "franchise". Haven't picked up a Youngblood since it's initial heyday, but I remember it as one of the worst comic series I had ever read.

It's fine--just keep him the fuck away from the A-list comic characters.
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1:40PM on 02/09/2009

NO!

Rob Liefeld is crazy if he's going to allow Ratner to touch his comic book. Obmulap, I'm with you on the Gen13 movie, that would be dope. Just no Ratner!!
Rob Liefeld is crazy if he's going to allow Ratner to touch his comic book. Obmulap, I'm with you on the Gen13 movie, that would be dope. Just no Ratner!!
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1:22PM on 02/09/2009
Not a big fan of Youngblood...now give me a Gen13 movie and we'll talk.

Not a big fan of Youngblood...now give me a Gen13 movie and we'll talk.

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1:12PM on 02/09/2009

Haha,ExarKoontz...

For anyone that doesn't know, Rob Liefeld created Youngblood after a bunch of those big Marvel guys, Liefeld (X-Force), Jim Lee (X-men), and Todd McFarlane (Spiderman) jumped to start Image. Liefeld was a hack that couldn't draw feet, elbows, and every one pretty much had the same face. Although he could draw huge breasts. Never understood how he got big. It's fitting that Ratner would be picking this up.
I mean look at that Youngblood cover, he puts a ridiculous hump at the bottom of the
For anyone that doesn't know, Rob Liefeld created Youngblood after a bunch of those big Marvel guys, Liefeld (X-Force), Jim Lee (X-men), and Todd McFarlane (Spiderman) jumped to start Image. Liefeld was a hack that couldn't draw feet, elbows, and every one pretty much had the same face. Although he could draw huge breasts. Never understood how he got big. It's fitting that Ratner would be picking this up.
I mean look at that Youngblood cover, he puts a ridiculous hump at the bottom of the page to obscure everyone's feet.
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12:33PM on 02/09/2009

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fuck you, Ratner!
fuck you, Ratner!
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12:07PM on 02/09/2009
its okay, just let Brett Ratner keep signing on for movies we don't care about, and keep him far far away from God of War...
its okay, just let Brett Ratner keep signing on for movies we don't care about, and keep him far far away from God of War...
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10:15AM on 02/09/2009
I'd really rather see a WildC.A.T.s movie.
I'd really rather see a WildC.A.T.s movie.
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9:48AM on 02/09/2009

I HOPE.....

That this is like Liefeld's Sin city, and the movie is shot in his art style. So all the women will have 36FFF Breasts and we will never see anyone's feet.
That this is like Liefeld's Sin city, and the movie is shot in his art style. So all the women will have 36FFF Breasts and we will never see anyone's feet.
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9:08AM on 02/09/2009
If i wanted to read a comic book i'd go read a comic book. if i want to watch a movie i'll go do that. if all they're gonna make now is comic book movies, it's time to find something else to do. what happened to the golden age of cinema? to people actually writing something new? what's next? richie rich? oh shit... they already went that low, as well. Nostrodomus had it right.
If i wanted to read a comic book i'd go read a comic book. if i want to watch a movie i'll go do that. if all they're gonna make now is comic book movies, it's time to find something else to do. what happened to the golden age of cinema? to people actually writing something new? what's next? richie rich? oh shit... they already went that low, as well. Nostrodomus had it right.
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8:00AM on 02/09/2009

Theres a difference between graphic novel and ongoing series!

This wasnt a graphic novel...it was just a series that Image comics use to put out. It aint no graphic novel! And it was no where near as good as anything...in fact, it wasnt good at all, just a bunch of flashy art work.

This comic came out during the "flashy out work no story" phase of comics that happened during the 90s when "hot artists" from the comic book field left the big comic companies (Marvel and DC)to create their own comics. Youngblood was one of the not so good ones. Lots of
This wasnt a graphic novel...it was just a series that Image comics use to put out. It aint no graphic novel! And it was no where near as good as anything...in fact, it wasnt good at all, just a bunch of flashy art work.

This comic came out during the "flashy out work no story" phase of comics that happened during the 90s when "hot artists" from the comic book field left the big comic companies (Marvel and DC)to create their own comics. Youngblood was one of the not so good ones. Lots of empty calories.
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7:12AM on 02/09/2009

Youngblood?! Pfft!!!

Of all the comics for this dope to have as his "passion project", I'd expect it to be Youngblood. Its the comic book equivalent to what he did in his X-Men movie. Its loaded with characters who have no story, everything is a pose, and most of all THERE IS NO STORY. The series sucked, the new series will suck. Rob Liefeld is the Brett Ratner of the comic world. A glimmer of style and no substance. The dude cant draw feet, sometimes gave characters too many fingers, and everyone looks like
Of all the comics for this dope to have as his "passion project", I'd expect it to be Youngblood. Its the comic book equivalent to what he did in his X-Men movie. Its loaded with characters who have no story, everything is a pose, and most of all THERE IS NO STORY. The series sucked, the new series will suck. Rob Liefeld is the Brett Ratner of the comic world. A glimmer of style and no substance. The dude cant draw feet, sometimes gave characters too many fingers, and everyone looks like they're gringing their teeth.

But you know what? This has potential to be such a turd I'd plunk down the money to see how awful it is. It'll be Catwoman bad.
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5:48AM on 02/09/2009
"..the classic graphic novel about .."

wtf??

when the hell did this shit became a "classic"?

lines and lines .. all the fking lines .. liefield loves his fking lines
"..the classic graphic novel about .."

wtf??

when the hell did this shit became a "classic"?

lines and lines .. all the fking lines .. liefield loves his fking lines
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5:43AM on 02/09/2009
I think mr_l3onde's statement holds a certain amount of truth. Although there are other comic book artists worst than Rob Lofield there are many who are immensely better. And, even though I grew up in his heydey and was raised to think that anything slapped with the Image logo was automatically cool, never did I think Youngblood was "a classic". Even the nine year old me could tell it was a complete rip off of Teen Titans and 90's X-Factor.

That being said, I have no desire to this movie but
I think mr_l3onde's statement holds a certain amount of truth. Although there are other comic book artists worst than Rob Lofield there are many who are immensely better. And, even though I grew up in his heydey and was raised to think that anything slapped with the Image logo was automatically cool, never did I think Youngblood was "a classic". Even the nine year old me could tell it was a complete rip off of Teen Titans and 90's X-Factor.

That being said, I have no desire to this movie but think that Ratner is actually well suited for it. A vapid, commerically driver director adapting vapid, commercially driven comic book. Both are tailor made to maxamize proffit while minimizing substance. Plus, this will hopefully keep Ratner away from other projects such as Conan and God of War (which I don't particularly care about, but I know that many others do).
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5:35AM on 02/09/2009
Meh.

I'm more a fan of Moon Bloodgood. Ahh, the world of hot "oo" people...
Meh.

I'm more a fan of Moon Bloodgood. Ahh, the world of hot "oo" people...
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5:31AM on 02/09/2009

Makes cents to me too!

Brett Ratner is the Rob Liefeld of movie directors as Rob Liefeld is the Brett Ratner of comic book artists!
Brett Ratner is the Rob Liefeld of movie directors as Rob Liefeld is the Brett Ratner of comic book artists!
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5:22AM on 02/09/2009
I used to be a fan of Youngblood way way way back in the day. I doubt Ratner can do anything worth watching with this series. At the same time, I guess it'll be fun to laugh at and see how much they mess up the characters.
I used to be a fan of Youngblood way way way back in the day. I doubt Ratner can do anything worth watching with this series. At the same time, I guess it'll be fun to laugh at and see how much they mess up the characters.
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4:25AM on 02/09/2009
Wait, why on God's green earth are they making a Youngblood movie? That series sucked out loud. Actually, come to think of it, this might be right up Ratner's alley. He can do no worse than the source material, and even if he does, small loss. But still, what desperate straits have Hollywood execs been pushed to if they're fishing this deep into the cesspool of bad comic's history?
Wait, why on God's green earth are they making a Youngblood movie? That series sucked out loud. Actually, come to think of it, this might be right up Ratner's alley. He can do no worse than the source material, and even if he does, small loss. But still, what desperate straits have Hollywood execs been pushed to if they're fishing this deep into the cesspool of bad comic's history?
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4:24AM on 02/09/2009
its amazing that he's been doing comics for about 20 + years now professionally and he still cant draw- i mean not at all.
its amazing that he's been doing comics for about 20 + years now professionally and he still cant draw- i mean not at all.
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3:37AM on 02/09/2009

Kill this douche

It's unbelievable that this moron is allowed to make more superhero movies, or movies in general.
It's unbelievable that this moron is allowed to make more superhero movies, or movies in general.
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2:38AM on 02/09/2009

POUCHES! MORE POUCHES!

Lol I can just imagine the costumes having like 100,000,000 pouches and the camera will never ever show there feet. Suck it Rob Liefield.
Lol I can just imagine the costumes having like 100,000,000 pouches and the camera will never ever show there feet. Suck it Rob Liefield.
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