At some point a Hollywood studio is going to be dumb enough to think that a live-action Captain Planet movie would be a good idea. Before you go down that road unknown Hollywood studio let us give you some advice: No, it won’t. So just stop.
Funny or Die jumps the gun with their own adaptation of the environmentally friendly cartoon, and happily suggest that actor Don Cheadle is the only actor capable of playing the climate-change superhero.
What this really brings up though is the necessary discussion about the cartoon and the Brazilian boy with the monkey sidekick. His special power was heart? That’s not really an Earth element and was the one thing that always bugged me about the show. Seriously, heart? I’m turning into the Hulk just thinking about it. And yes, I realize that’s fairly ridiculous to still be bugged about a minor detail in a stupid cartoon created by Ted Turner that aired between 1990-1992.
Anyway, this version of a Captain Planet movie is the only version of a Captain Planet movie I would plunk $10 at a movie theater to watch.