Originally Posted by DrCosmic
Right back at you, bro. When you see Iron Man publicly revealing his identity, the whole Donald Blake experience radically changed, Captain Rogers and his Howling Commandoes by way of Howard Stark's tech... are you seriously telling me all these changes were made to be more faithful to the comics? They were successful because they created great characters loosely based on those from comics, they did so in a way that was appealing and endearing. So much so that now the comics personalities line up more with the movie personalities when there were differences. The changes to the characters' personalities and stories and casts was motivated the same way changes to their visuals were - to make great movies. That is the goal, and anything 'faithful' that didn't fit that got cut, or at best, held off until a later sequel. There may be wining in the thread, but lets not counteract it with madness like faithfulness was more important than making successful films.
I both agree and disagree. I agree that the movies have never cleaved exactly to the comic source material, but I think faithfulness *has* been a big element, and a big part of their success. Its just that "faithfulness" does not mean "takes everything exactly from the comic, and films it." It means "finding the core essence of the character, the important parts that define the character and make them who they are, and putting *that* onscreen." And that is what Marvel has done, IMO.