Is Dune Actually Unadaptable?

From Nerdstalgic. There is one thing that’s consistent about the many adaptations of Dune … some element of the story is always missing. Whether it’s the original David Lynch Dune adaptation from 1984, or the current iteration of Dune from Denis Villeneuve, it seems some sacrifices need to be made to bring the novel to…

How Many Universes Can Spider-Man Save?

From Nerdstalgic. Since his inception, Spider-Man has been one of the most popular superheroes to grace a comic book or silver screen. Though because of a tough few years at Marvel, the rights to Spider-Man were sold off and later reclaimed causing the creation of multiple Spier-Man universes. Though some are great, and some are…

Why We Didn’t Need An R-Rated Hellboy

From Nerdstalgic. When it was first announced that Hellboy 2019 was going to reboot the famous franchise while also being Rated R, most fans were cautiously optimistic about seeing David Harbour as Hellboy. Though most didn’t think Hellboy needed a reboot after the successful Guillermo Del Toro movies. When Hellboy 2019 finally hit theaters, most…

How THIS Became The Worst X-Men Movie

From Nerdstalgic. X-Men Dark Phoenix was the 12th film in Fox’s long-running mutant-inspired franchise, and it’s the fourth film in the colloquially termed “First Class” era. Though after the success of almost a dozen X-Men films the franchise was starting to lose steam fast. But how exactly did the X-Men franchise fall from grace so…

How The Office Did The Impossible

From Nerdstalgic. When it was announced that Steve Carell was going to be leaving his character Michael Scott on The Office, fans had no idea how the show was going to continue with out him. When it was announced Will Ferrell would be making a guest appearance on The Office along side Steve Carrell’s final…

The Big Green Problem With Godzilla

From Nerdstalgic. Since it’s inception, Godzilla has been responsible for binging in literal billions of dollars at the box office. Though, only a select few iterations of Godzilla have truly stood the test of time. But what exactly separates a good Godzilla movie from a bad one? How can different filmmakers lend their voice to…

The VERY Strange Zombieland Series You Never Saw

From Nerdstalgic. When the original Zombieland first debuted it was an instant classic. Deep in the height of the zombie craze, Zombieland was a smart, witty, and hilarious story of found family surviving during a Zombie Apocalypse. It was so successful that Amazon attempted to remake the movie as a TV Series. Though without the…

The VERY Weird First X-Men Movie You Never Saw

From Nerdstalgic. In the 90’s, animated superheroes started taking over the small screen. Superheroes like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and X-Men were mainstays in households across the country. But as X-Men the Animated Series was coming to an end, Fox was quick to try and keep the Merry Mutants on TV. Though the X-Men project, Generation…

The Problem(s) With Captain America: Civil War

From Nerdstalgic. Captain America: Civil War not only changed the course of the entire MCU, but it set a new bar for superhero movies in general. Though, even with it’s boundary pushing elements, Captain America: Civil War is not without it’s share of problems. Whether you look at the adaptation from the comic book series,…

When ‘Based On A True Story’ Is Actually A Lie

From Nerdstalgic. We’ve all seen movies start with a phrase like "Based on a True Story" or "Inspired by True Events", but what exactly does that mean? Films like Bohemian Rhapsody, Oppenheimer, Elvis, and countless others use this phrase to trick audiences into thinking the story they are seeing is true. But often times these…

Shrek’s Lord Farquaad Was More Evil Than You Remember

From Nerdstalgic. Shrek and Donkey will forever be one of the best animated duo’s in history. When Shrek first hit theaters audiences fell in love with not only the characters but the story and it’s parody on fairy tales. Though the villain of this animated film, Lord Farquaad, may have been a parody of Disney’s…

The Inevitable Downfall Of True Detective

From Nerdstalgic. When Season 1 first hit the airwaves, True Detective was a force to be reckoned with. With an cast starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and a story unlike any of seen before, True Detective was truly lightning in a bottle. Though as we move into Seasons 2 and 3, True Detective began…

What Killed After School Television?

From Nerdstalgic. Spider-Man, Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all used to be mainstays in the afternoon lineup when you got home from school. After School TV used to have some of the best kids entertainment outside of Saturday Morning Cartoons. Though as the years have passed, it seems the After School TV of the past…

The Real Reason Marty McFly’s Dad Wasn’t In The Sequel

From Nerdstalgic. It’s no secret that there were several re-castings throughout the Back to the Future franchise. Though the firing of Crispin Glover who played George McFly started a conversation around an actors likeness that was still being fought over during the 2023 SAG Strike. Re-casting George McFly is one thing, but using prosthetics and…

How Every Michael Mann Character Is Secretly The Same

From Nerdstalgic. On the surface most characters in Michael Mann movies might seem wildly disparate. Films like Heat, Collateral, Thief, and Ali showcase highly skilled characters, performing at their highest level, all while battling internal issues that stem from their obsession. It seems a lot of what Michael Mann creates comes from a sudo-autobiographical place.…