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Comic book to movies is a great thing.
The Biggest Problem was that the movie producers try to put their own spin on the movie, and create an entirely different movie from it. Then they try to say that they wanted to be a little more creative with it.
Really…. You have a whole legion of comic book readers who watched the TV shows… or read the comic books and you think it is going to cut it to make up a story not even close to the real story.
The Hulk (2003) After watching this ( I asked if they even watched a Hulk movie or read a comic book )
I couldn’t believe Stan Lee had his name on this. )
The Batman (Dark Knight Series was great ) it was done by someone who read comics in my opinion.
And a bigger budget.
The Watchmen I wasn’t a big fan of it. The comics.... but I watched the movie and was quite surprised how good it was. It opened my eyes to how badly the other comic book movies were and how good they could be.
Leaving aside your odd use of parentheses what was it you thought was different from the comics? Yes, they changed the origin but really a Gamma Bomb in this day and age doesn't work, we know what Gamma radiation is and we know a bomb like that would just vapourise Banner, it doesn't work. As I said in an earlier (excessively long) post, Hulk was more like the comic book version than any thing I've seen since, tossing tanks around, leaping for miles, that's all straight out of the comic books.
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All good points The_Lhc and nicely put
I did love Crouching Tiger and went to see it a few times it was that good but I wasn't convinced that style and pace of film making translated very well to The Hulk,
You must have liked the wipes and comic book-esque multi-framing though? I thought that was brilliant (not original exactly but even so).
I think Ruffalo is the closest to Bill Bixby's Banner, I know people laugh at the TV show, for good reason but Bixby was wonderful in it, the humanity in his portrayal is very touching I've always thought, I think Ruffalo could manage that, given half a chance. Don't get me wrong, if someone makes a great Hulk movie I will love it and hug it and call it George but it needs to be perfect this time (and as much as I love Ang Lee's Hulk it certainly isn't perfect, I do admit that. Incredible just didn't do it for me, I think partly because his face and hair was a little too rock star, I don't know).
I certainly didn't hate Returns, I just didn't think it did a great deal. It was... fine, nice, almost. I just think a Superman film needs to be more than just "fine" though. Just seemed a little lacking in scale and ambition somehow, I can't put my finger on it.
Well, all the Marvel Studio films are in the same universe now, so that's to be expected, must admit I'm not overly keen on where the overall direction is going, I never liked all that Skrull business and the inter-galactic side of things has always left me a little cold to be honest but I guess big movies need big scale.
I don't think I'll bother with it (Guardians) unless it gets VERY good reviews, I mean one of the lead characters is a raccoon fercrisssakes!
From what I understand the provisional title (and reserved web address) has "Vs" in it, movies with Vs in them don't have a great track record (I'd love to see Robocop Vs Terminator though!).
Yeah, that wasn't great but my nephews love it (9 and 6), so what do I know?
Yes, I know what you mean, although Nolan is still exec producing Batman/Superman, so should keep a firm hand on proceedings hopefully.
I know green lantern was a bit poo, but the mask bit was genius!
i hope they give Ryan Reynolds another go though, he can be very good when the script allows it. He was ace in The Nines.
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I loved Frank Miller's Sin City, and so I'm anxiously waiting for the sequel, 'A Dame to Kill For', which is due next year.
The superhero movies leave me a bit cold, I must say. I sometimes watch one when on telly, but often feel I wasted my time...
That could get confusing, apparently they're actively discussing a Deadpool movie, although it won't be linked to the Wolverine Deadpool. If that's like the comic books and they let him swear properly that could be good, I can't see it happening that way though...
I'm not, Sin City was ok but the shooting style was its whole USP, they only thing that made it stand out. If they just repeat that again it won't have the same impact, it's just repeating it for the sake of it. This is Hollywood though...
Just a thought, but are these types of movies a knock-on effect of the writers strike and lack of new material coming through? If you look at the comics and characters that have been around for a number of years, they have huge back stories which film makers can effectively pick and choose pieces from with which to make movies. There is obviously still screenplays / script writing to be done, but the core story and background are effectively there for the taking.
I love these type of movies by the way
I love em all, even the bad ones. (Tank girl was one of the worst).
Loved both Hulk films, Transformers films
Loved Daredevil, Green lantern, X-men (all of them). Sin City, Watchmen, Spiderman (all), Superman (all of them).
And probably any I missed
Batman is my least favourite strangely, not got round to watching the last one.
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I think it's the usual story with Hollywood, a couple of film of genre X are successful (Spider-Man, Iron Man) and then everyone decides to have a go. It didn't really go crazy until those two succeeded, you'd already had stinkers like Daredevil and every attempt at The Punisher before that.
I know what you mean I still haven't watched Rises, although I feel like I have thanks to the Bristol Show this year and as much as I liked Begins and TDK I've never watched them again since the first time I saw them.
Mind you I still haven't seen Man of Steel or Iron Man 3 yet, I do take a while to get round to these things, I bought Kick-Ass on blu-ray months ago and still haven't opened it. The missus won't want to watch that one though, even if it has got John Lennon in it.
I just wish they spent less money rendering Spawn's cape and more money on everything else
Kick-Ass is probably the best of the lot! And the missus will love it!
I watched Daredevil, bought the DVD and have watched at least 5 or 6 times. LOVE IT ! :)
Don't get me wrong, it isn't a great film. But there's just something about it that keeps me coming back. I found the same with A.I. too which most people hated
Kick-Ass is probably the best of the lot!
It'll have to go some to beat Dredd, that's currently my favourite, even with the flaws (which are mainly down to the Mega-city setting but that's more of a budgetary constraint really).
Trust me she won't, she hates all of that stuff, I have to watch them when she's out, which explains why it takes me so long to catch up with everyone else.
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