The blockbuster adaptation of “The Sandman” is currently one of the “hot” movies since its release and has received many positive reviews from critics. However, even though the film has stayed as close to the original as possible, fans still notice many big differences in plot and some details compared to the original story.
The main plot is “patched” from many stories
Season one of The Sandman was adapted from the first 16 issues of the original into 10 complete episodes. The film is built in the direction that each episode will approach a separate issue, so many episodes have been “patched” from different stories to make the content more unified and attractive.
For example, episode 4, titled A Hope in Hell, tells about the journey of the Dream Lord/Dream (played by Tom Sturridge) to Hell to find the helmet – one of the tools that hold their power. For added drama, this episode incorporates the storyline of Passengers – a development that follows A Hope in Hell when John Dee (David Thewlis) escapes from the asylum in search of the ruby - another tool that is also used. Lost of Dream.
The intense “fight” of Lucifer Morningstar and Morpheus in hell.
In episode 6, The Sound of Her Wings, is a rather disjointed connection when the first half of the episode is adapted from the manga of the same name with content Dream and his sister is Death. (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) walks around and talks about humanity. The second half of the episode follows Dream’s centuries-long encounter with the immortal Hob Gadling (Ferdinand Kingsley), adapted from Men of Good Fortune.
Changed some details compared to the original
In addition to rearranging the order of events, some details in the film have also been changed compared to the original. For example, in the comics, the character Hal Carter (played by John Cameron) has never performed on stage, but on film is quite “productive”. Author Neil Gaiman has explained that comics are not the best medium for musical performance.
Another detail is about the final conversation between Ethel Cripps (Joely Richardson) and his son John in the 3rd episode. In the original, Ethel dies outside of the main story and leaves John with John’s amulet. Teacher. While the film adds to the episode Ethel dies shortly after giving John his amulet and loses its protection.
In addition, some characters still have not been dressed up enough to show the nature as in the original, including Despair and the Corinthian villain.
The shaping of Despair and Corinthian is said to be not as scary as the original.
Unbound by the main DC universe
Despite being an adaptation of a DC comic and produced by Warner Bros., The Sandman is a mostly standalone film and doesn’t have too much of a connection with the DC universe.
However, some details are characteristic of other titles that fans may be keenly aware of, such as John Dee being locked in Arkham Prison – where most of Batman’s enemies (usually the villains) are kept. mentally ill). In some other universe, John Dee is also known as Doctor Destiny, who has a monstrous appearance and a lot of weird and scary tricks.
Two other DC comic characters who also appear in The Sandman are Lyta (played by Razane Jammal) and Hector Hall (played by Lloyd Everitt). In other stories, they have their own superhero identities. But in the new Netflix work, these two characters are exploited in a different role in episode 9 The Doll’s House.
According to MashableSE Asia