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Gotham trailer

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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I like Garfield's interpretation of Parker. I thought the script was weak. They did a poor job with the Electro character.
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    No one really cares about these secondary or less characters from either company. I was thinking of the big name guys. DC and Marvel both have a handful of top name characters that are all about equal in universal popularity.

    DC ripped off their own Plastic Man(1941) character with Elongated Man(1960), so they didn't care too much if it was a good name or good character. Neither did Marvel when they came up with Mr. Fantastic(1961).
  3. Aikmaniac

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    I wonder if this will go the way of Smallville. Was that a unique situation? I never watched the show because I wanted to see the blue and red. That's how I feel about this one....waiting season after season to eventually see Batman. We'll see.
  4. PJTHEDOORS

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    Watched Smallville from day one till the end of it's run. Special effects made the show. Don't know what Gotham will use to make it stand out from other shows with guns and violence in big city tv dramas. The trailer was boring to me.
  5. Derekmtl85

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    Ironman and Thor were some of Marvels worst selling comics....until the movies.
  6. iceberg

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    won't deny that.

    but i still have autographed beta ray bill issues.
  7. DallasEast

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    I think the feel of the pre-Batman Begins movies can be contributed to the Christopher Nolan effect. The prior movies followed Tim Burton's interpretation of the character and were entirely cartoony. Nolan brought a serious tone which matched a serious character. I believe that's why most people loved his films over the ones which came before.

    I also think Nolan would have had a similar effect on Man of Steel for audiences. Overall, moviegoers didn't love Zach Snyder's creation, but most people liked it. Perhaps the C grade given by paid movie critics will inspire Snyder to work harder on making the sequel more appealing for moviegoers who found his original to be a bad movie.

    (Note: Before someone says my opinion of overall audience reaction to Man of Steel isn't correct, please check general nonpaid movie critic ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.com, Metacritic.com or even iMDB.com :). )

    I hope Marvel doesn't give up on Hulk, Daredevil or even Electra. In my opinion, the Ed Norton Hulk could've been better minus the love story subplot. There was only moderate serious effort put into crafting Daredevil. Even Ben Affleck seemed disinterested at times. Whoever conceived Electra should be gutted. There was practically zero serious effort to make a functional movie (e.g. script, special effects, etc.). At least Jennifer Garner made an honest effort to make the character believable.

    The script and casting of Green Lantern sucked. All of the real actors, minus Michael Clarke Duncan, Angela Bassett, and the guy who played Sinestro, could have been replaced and still got the same movie or a slightly better one. Ryan Reynolds is perfect casting for Deadpool. For Lantern the old saying of, "Look like Tarzan and act like Jane" totally applies. He cannot do serious roles.

    I pretty much agree with everything else. I think Justice League is being rushed to the big screen. Marvel Studies has a proven formula: a) highlight each main character in their own films or embed them in other main character films, b) get a director who can mesh the different personalities together into one movie, c) BE SERIOUS/no cartoony interpretation and d) have a great script. It worked for The Avengers. DC does even want to re-establish Wonder Woman first for today's audiences. I just have a bad feeling for the movie's chances.
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  8. Teren_Kanan

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    Yes.. Yes he was. Until they destroyed the character.. I so wanted a Deadpool movie. Odd as it is Deadpool was one of my favorite comics growing up, used to buy them up as soon as they were released, and any crossovers I could get. Thought Ryan was a fantastic choice, but then Origins happened.. and just.. wow. Now if he were to do a Deadpool film I'd want nothing to do with it if it was even remotely related to the Origins continuity.

    Same reason I couldn't enjoy "The Wolverine". It constantly reminded me that Xmen Last Stand, did in fact happen.
  9. REDVOLUTION

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    It would lead to his hulk transformation. If you read the link you will see there is plenty there to make it interesting. It actually has everything, sub stories and everything,

    If you wouldn't be into no big deal. These movies are hit or miss anyway.
  10. Aikmaniac

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    I disagree about Ryan Reynolds and serious roles. The Amityville remake and Safe House come to mind.
  11. DallasEast

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    Glad you brought up Deadpool and X-Men Origins:Wolverine. I stopped buying comics titles full-time in the early 90's. After watching the movie, I was left thinking Marvel had re-done Deadpool's character as I remember it from back then. That wasn't it, right? The movie corrupted his character didn't it? I didn't have the greatest opinion of the movie already, but now it has dropped a few more pegs in my book.
  12. DallasEast

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    I've only seen the original Amityville Horror, so I cannot comment on Reynolds for it. I did see Safe House though. Maybe I just don't see him as that strong of a dramatic actor. I can't get Van Wilder out of my head whenever I see him on screen.
  13. DallasEast

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    I think Allison Mack and the whole Wall of Weird/X-Files dynamic really defined Smallville in its early seasons. Don't get me wrong. Kristen Kreuk was good, but Mack gave the show a few extra edges for the pre-Superman years which Lana couldn't. The whole kryptonite-creates-evil-mutants-for-Clark-to-fight deal was pretty good too.
  14. joseephuss

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    I know the background of the character. I glanced at your link and it just reminded me of everything I already know. There isn't enough there to make a stand alone movie or a TV series based on a pre-Hulk Banner only. He is a more interesting character when having to deal with his alter ego. Plus the TV Hulk's origins are different than the version in the comic books.
  15. Aikmaniac

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    Yes, it's unfortunate for his career. I liken Reynolds' career to Robin Williams' filmography over the last decade or so. People have a real difficult time giving his non-comedic, dramatic roles a chance. Who's to blame them? I don't want to watch Robin Williams be serious or demented. Reynolds still has a chance though to make a solid choice to resurrect his career. He's got his work cut out for him for sure. RIPD, his latest effort, was atrocious.
  16. PJTHEDOORS

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    I agree.
  17. REDVOLUTION

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    Again, opinion, interest and preference. They rehash characters/stories we already know as naseum... So it is doable. If done right it could work IMO.

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