I buy comics every Wednesday. A movie is released based on a comic book practically every month. 80% of these films piss me off. 19% entertain me. 1% make me really happy.
Each Wednesday here at Movie Movie, I’ll be talking about a book I’m buying that could be a movie.
Takio is an all-ages read that was originally released as a graphic novel last year. It is the story of 2 sisters, Taki and Olivia who gain super-powers. A new ongoing series starts this week.
The young female market has been untapped by the superhero film. Sure young girls could have loved ‘The Avengers’, but I don’t think Black Widow is exactly what parents were looking for in a strong female lead.
Also the girls are adopted and multi-racial.
ADOPTED MULTI RACIAL YOUNG FEMALE SUPERHEROES!
If Takio could be marketed on it’s action, it could definitely have a ton of appeal to young boys as well. A lot of older movie fans enjoy the ‘Spy Kids’ movies, so if done well there is definitely a hit here. Mostly done well means no talking animals. For me, I lose any interest in a kids film if there are talking animals in the trailer.