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Post by BlackHole83 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:46 am

^ fair enough. It was just fine for what it was. It's hard for me to be over critical on a movie based on a comic book. I'll definitely buy it once it comes out on Blu Ray. It was a fun movie

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Post by The Boss » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:18 am

BlackHole83 wrote:^ fair enough. It was just fine for what it was. It's hard for me to be over critical on a movie based on a comic book. I'll definitely buy it once it comes out on Blu Ray. It was a fun movie
I can accept that, too.

I could write a fucking essay on comic book movies, but I'll say this much: When they're good, they transcend the tropes and become equal to (and often more) than the source material. "THE CROW" springs to mind, as does "THE WALKING DEAD" TV series. (And if you haven't heard me say it before, I'll say it again: The TV series is so much more amazing than the books, it's a little worrying.)

"WATCHMEN" tried really hard, and I've made my peace with the film since I saw the director's cut. It's almost a different movie, with far more attention given to the source. I've heard plebs claim that the hype around the book is undeserved; but the fact that the movie tried so hard and still fell a little flat shows just how difficult it is to do a comic book movie right.

Then you have comic book movies that are based loosely on an agreed-upon canon or universe - your recent "BATMAN"s, for example. I found the trilogy to be a complete success and a monument to the power of comic book movies to convey a real, weighty story. I think we need to focus more on "THE DARK KNIGHT" kind of films, rather than origin stories. There's only so many times you can tell the same origin story before people get the shits.

In general, I find Marvel to be complete shit. They've always had extremely light, disposable books, and the movies reflect it. The fact that they had to get the righteous dude who did "FIREFLY" to make a passable Marvel movie should indicate how terrible their characters and stories are.

Vertigo is the money-shot. "CONSTANTINE" was excellent, if you weren't expecting "HELLBLAZER"; and yet it still stuck really well with an early story arc and the characters. The day we get a decent "LUCIFER" or "SANDMAN" movie/TV series is the day you'll see me weep with joy. Vertigo books are heavy as fuck, and I guess that's why so few movies have been made of them. That, and there's no real audience.

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Post by Calfium Jay » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:23 am

The Boss wrote:The more I think about that movie, the less I think I liked it.

The humour was extremely forced, and the whole plot was pretty fucking stupid, even for a comic book movie.

I enjoyed it at the time, but I doubt I'd watch it again. I feel that way about pretty much all Marvel movies.

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Post by The Boss » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:38 am

Calfium Jay wrote:
The Boss wrote:The more I think about that movie, the less I think I liked it.

The humour was extremely forced, and the whole plot was pretty fucking stupid, even for a comic book movie.

I enjoyed it at the time, but I doubt I'd watch it again. I feel that way about pretty much all Marvel movies.

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Yes. All of that.

Except for that last sentence.
Fair enough. There's yet to be a truly mind-blowing DC franchise, outside of "BATMAN".

Which saddens me as a comic book fan, as there's so much good shit to turn into visual spectaculars.
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Post by not tyson » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:51 am

I'm loving what Marvel are doing.

As to debating this, yeah nah. (People doing mental gymnastic to hate something they enjoyed because it's hugely successful :lol: :roll:)

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Post by The Boss » Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:54 am

Not Tyson wrote:I'm loving what Marvel are doing.

As to debating this, yeah nah. (People doing mental gymnastic to hate something they enjoyed because it's hugely successful :lol: :roll:)

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Huh? I don't hate Marvel movies because they're successful. Why would anyone use that as a reference point for arguing?

I simply don't think there's much to them, much like their source material. It's a taste thing.

I won't criticise someone for like "THOR" or "THE HULK". I just think there's better that can be done.
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Post by not tyson » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:07 am

I said I'm not debating this.

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>implying this isn't one of the most unintentionally hilarious scenes ever made

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Oh man, just the whole fucking thing :lol:

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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:40 am

Not Tyson wrote:I said I'm not debating this.

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>implying this isn't one of the most unintentionally hilarious scenes ever made

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Oh man, just the whole fucking thing :lol:
when they played the 15 minute opening scene as an IMAX trailer to some other movie I forget, 80% of the jam packed NYC theater stood up and applauded. even the young couple next to me from the Netherlands, that did not speak much English. the wife kept crossing and uncrossing her bare pale beautiful legs dotted with beauty marks during it as well. she was very excited to be there... as we sat back down, she then turned to me with her piercing eyes, that shined in the darkened theater and gently whispered with her coffee breath: "Batman, yes?" I said, "oh yeah, Batman, yes". to each his own!
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Post by The Boss » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:54 am

It was a fine movie, but the weakest of the trilogy.

Not even sure how this is up for debate.

Compared to almost any Marvel film, it was solid gold.

But again, it comes down to what you want from a comic book movie. To each his own, but I certainly wouldn't dismiss anyone for loving anything from either side.

Again, I just find Marvel movies to be good for only popcorn enjoyment. There's really not much more to them.
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Post by not tyson » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:57 am

Just as an aside, I'm talking about Marvel studios here.

Captain America 2 was fucking amazing.

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Post by The Boss » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:58 am

Not Tyson wrote:Just as an aside, I'm talking about Marvel studios here.

Captain America 2 was fucking amazing.
I haven't seen either of them. They're that good, huh?

I'll give them a go, no worries there, if you think they're worth it.
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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:01 am

Not Tyson wrote:Just as an aside, I'm talking about Marvel studios here.

Captain America 2 was fucking amazing.
surprised the fuck out of you, right? me too. the scene on the overpass was insane. complete with mini-guns and MMA type hand to hand combat. awesome flick dude.
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Post by not tyson » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:01 am

People hate on the first one, I loved it.

The second was a legit government conspiracy just me against the world massive action movie.

Watching the first will give you an insight into Captain Mmmerica's character.

Not necessary but still.

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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:02 am

the Winter Soldier character was bass ass too. I like the little screeching sound effect when he shows up.
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Post by hellboy » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:51 am

All three Nolan Batman movies are better than any of the Marvel movies, though for me Iron Man 1, Thor 1 and the Edward Norton Hulk movie are not far off.

Captain America 1 was all kinds of shitty. I still haven't seen 2 yet, but it's on my list for sure, as despite the shittiness of the original, I thought he was one of the better characters in The Avengers.

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Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:38 pm

Seventh Son never really did it for me. I've always thought Somewhere In Time is the better synth Maiden album.
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Post by petemasterpete » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:25 am

The Boss wrote:There's yet to be a truly mind-blowing DC franchise, outside of "BATMAN".
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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:59 am

hellboy wrote:All three Nolan Batman movies are better than any of the Marvel movies, though for me Iron Man 1, Thor 1 and the Edward Norton Hulk movie are not far off.

Captain America 1 was all kinds of shitty. I still haven't seen 2 yet, but it's on my list for sure, as despite the shittiness of the original, I thought he was one of the better characters in The Avengers.
Thor 2 was insane. you'd like it.
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Post by hellboy » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:13 am

N.Y.H.C. wrote:
hellboy wrote:All three Nolan Batman movies are better than any of the Marvel movies, though for me Iron Man 1, Thor 1 and the Edward Norton Hulk movie are not far off.

Captain America 1 was all kinds of shitty. I still haven't seen 2 yet, but it's on my list for sure, as despite the shittiness of the original, I thought he was one of the better characters in The Avengers.
Thor 2 was insane. you'd like it.
Thor 2 was about as terrible as Captain America 1 was. I'm still looking forward to checking out Capt. America 2 at some point.

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Post by petemasterpete » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:52 pm

hellboy wrote:
N.Y.H.C. wrote:
hellboy wrote:All three Nolan Batman movies are better than any of the Marvel movies, though for me Iron Man 1, Thor 1 and the Edward Norton Hulk movie are not far off.

Captain America 1 was all kinds of shitty. I still haven't seen 2 yet, but it's on my list for sure, as despite the shittiness of the original, I thought he was one of the better characters in The Avengers.
Thor 2 was insane. you'd like it.
Thor 2 was about as terrible as Captain America 1 was. I'm still looking forward to checking out Capt. America 2 at some point.
I haven't seen Capt. America, but Thor 2 was pretty bad just in comparison to it's own predecessor. Wolverine was alright for a comic movie, but definitely a bit drawn out for what it was ... not enough Wolverine kicking shit considering the length of the film. I like the first Thor to some extent and the first Iron Man even more so. It's been too long for me to truly recall either Hulk movie enough to rate them. Avengers was alright, I guess, but as I type, I can't necessarily pick parts out of it with relation to separating it from the individual character efforts, so it couldn't have been that great.
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Post by not tyson » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:06 am

American's need to be coddled for a simple art house film

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Post by ms2r » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:40 am

omfg... that's daft.

LIked that movie. Good camera work.

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