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I watched Daredevil, bought the DVD and have watched at least 5 or 6 times. LOVE IT ! Smile 

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

I haven't watched A.I all the way through, I really should. Mark Kermode did a complete 180 on it, hated it originally but watched it again some time later and had a completely different reaction to it, even so far as to formally apologise to Spielberg for his original review, so there must be something worth seeing there.

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I haven't watched A.I all the way through, I really should. Mark Kermode did a complete 180 on it, hated it originally but watched it again some time later and had a completely different reaction to it, even so far as to formally apologise to Spielberg for his original review, so there must be something worth seeing there.

Definately worth watching A.I and I even went as far as to buy the blu ray when it came out as I do like it quite a bit. It's a strange movie and looks it's age a little now in comparison to more modern movies but I've still watched the bluary 2 or 3 times since I bought it, all in all a great movie although it would have been better if Kubrick was alive to make it as originally planned but Spielberg done a fine job none the less.

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I'll take a punt on it then, I expect you pick it up quite cheaply now.

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Mark Kermode

 

At that point on the TV, radio or magazine I turn over...

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Mark Kermode

 

At that point on the TV, radio or magazine I turn over...

Eh? Funniest man on radio!

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I quite like/love most of the comic hero movies per say.... great escapism   Smile

yay, for me... I heard Batman and Superman are to star in an upcoming movie (year or two away though).... right up my street !        Dance 4

Can't quite work out folk who don't like escapism films  ?

As for Mark Kermode ... each to their own eh ?

Some folk love a certain 'type' of movie..... I quite like most   Smile

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Love these films generally.

Batman trilogy was brilliant, I know some people felt "rises" was a bit of an anti-climax but only if you were expecting a remake of TDK - TDK was different to 'Begins', and 'Rises' was different to TDK, as a film in its own right and as a conclusion to a trilogy I think 'rises' works really well.

Avengers film generated the most laughter I've heard in a cinema for a long time, and in a good way (THOR v Hulk, Iron Man constantly winding up Banner etc).

Preferred Incredible Hulk to Hulk, just felt that 'Incredible' was closer in tone to, and more faithful to, the original series.

Man Of Steel was great for 90 minutes, but to be honest I did get bored of watching people getting punched through sky-scrapers over and over again (which is always the problem with superman, as L_hC says, how do you generate a sense of drama with a character who's indestructible without the green rock being thrown in, again - in Man Of Steel they struggled towards the end, as every time it looked like he was 'losing' a fight all he had to do was look a bit cross, give a big roar, and suddenly he'd be winning again..).

Think Bryan Singer deserves huge credit for the quality of recent superhero films, without X-Men would we be enjoying any of these films right now? It was Singer's X-Men that showed everyone it was possible to make an intelligent, character-driven film about superheroes. 

If anyone wants to see a decent scrap between batman and superman your best bet is to check out the animated version of the original Dark Knight Returns graphic novel - available on BluRay from amazon, and its a very faithful recreation of the book. 

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