>>93530841>They've NEVER been a legitimate criticism.
Yes they are. When cast members on a tv show are unceremoniously replaced by different characters or even different actors, without reason, fans are allowed to complain. These are valid feelings just as much as "fun" is a valid criticism for professional critics.
When a movie casting replaces an established race with another race for no reason other than to superficially diversify a film, fans are allowed to complain. These too are valid feelings.>Adaptations are judged as movies. They HAVE to be. You don't get a special set of critic rules to open when it's an adaptation.
Adaptations only exist because of their source material. This is not the same as an original property that is created from a vacuum.
Adaptations therefore must be judged on two fronts: their respect for the source material which is the reason why the movie exists in the first place, and the merits of the film itself.