A movie franchise rescue?

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  1. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    Chalk up Aquaman as yet another example of a film every moviegoer does not agree on. :muttley:
     
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  2. stasheroo

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    Totally miscast if you ask me. If you want to play it straight, you don’t get Ryan Reynolds.
     
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  3. stasheroo

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    No doubt. Like the sun rising every day. . People will disagree.
     
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  4. CyberB0b

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    Bill Murray can pull it off by himself, if needed.
     
  5. Runwildboys

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    I don't know. As much as I love Bill Murray, his part in the reboot were some of the worst scenes.
     
  6. DallasEast

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    I totally respect that opinion. The vast majority of Ryan Reynolds' pre- and post-Green Lantern work is comedy based. Comedic acting made Reynolds eventually into a Hollywood A-lister and rightfully typecast within the genre.

    Ironically, it was his physical attributes as the wisecracking sidekick in Blade:Trinity that first made me envision him as Hal Jordan in the bodily sense. However, it was not until his dramatic work in Fireflies in the Garden and later in Buried that Reynolds sold me into believing he could play Jordan in the straight sense. Unfortunately, the filmmakers of GL, and possibly Reynolds himself, did not agree.

    Practically everyone besides Mark Strong (Sinestro) and Michael Clarke Duncan (voice of Kilowog) were either miscasts like Reynolds proved to be within the script's concept or not allowed to utilize their acting prowess--with Angela Bassett being a particularly glaring example. Even with its pretty good CGI (perhaps just my opinion), the movie was weakly conceived and produced.

    I am just glad my perception of Reynolds in the bodily and comedic sense was completely on target when I predicted for just as long that he was born to play Deadpool. I am equally thankful my prediction did not die with his opportunity of playing the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It is probably safe saying many moviegoers agree with that particular outcome. :p
     
  7. CyberB0b

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  8. DallasEast

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    Truth. I still believe t@cml750 and my individual opinions about Man Of Steel remains one of CowboysZone's largest disagreements about a movie to this day. :laugh:
     
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  9. DallasEast

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    Murray at his finest. :thumbup:
     
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  10. Runwildboys

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    Just watched Scrooged last week, for the first time in probably 20 years, and I still think that was Bill at his best....Yes, even better than Caddyshack.
     
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  11. DallasEast

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    Do not get me wrong. Saying "Murray at his finest" was meant as his quality of work. In no way would I state any Murray cameo exceeds his best full feature length work. What did you think of his Zombieland cameo? It was pretty gosh darn good work in my opinion. And the best part was he was playing himself! :laugh:
     
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  12. stasheroo

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    It's too bad, because I though Mark Strong's Sinestro was brilliant and I would have loved to have seen more of him. Yeah, I disagree about the CGI being "pretty good", for the money invested I expected better.

    I own the film and will still watch it from time to time so I don't consider it all bad. But it's certainly a cautionary lesson, much like Fox's own X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And some trivia, did you know that Thor Rangarok director Taika Waititi was Jordan's buddy in Green Lantern? (I'm sure YOU did!)
     
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  13. DallasEast

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    Yep. That may have played a small factor in why I did not enjoy T:R that much--even though I adored Cate Blanchett as Hela.
     
  14. stasheroo

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    Too much funny for you?
    :huh:
     
  15. DallasEast

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    I thought the timing of the jokes were missing practically the whole movie, particularly with Mark Ruffalo and Jeff Goldblum's dialogue.
     
  16. Runwildboys

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    Definitely the best part of an otherwise forgettable movie, for me.
     
  17. stasheroo

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    Wow! I never felt that at all. I thought they were spot on. I realize that there was a lot more of it, but I think that helped what had been a trilogy that had taken itself too seriously to that point.
     
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  18. DallasEast

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    I positively LOVED the narration of 'the rules'. Double Tap is still the best one in my book. :laugh:
     
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  19. DallasEast

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    I can only speak for myself when I caught it at the theater. Kept thinking to myself they were trying a touch too hard delivering jokes. I do admit Korg had me chuckling quite a bit--which is ironic since Waititi did his voicework.
     
  20. Runwildboys

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    I'll be honest with you - I don't know if they could make a Green Lantern movie that I'd like, as I find the concept of his superpower to be silly. Maybe that's not putting it quite right.......I find the images he uses to do battle to be silly. Powers like that should be given to someone with a better imagination, to exploit an opponent's weaknesses, rather than conjuring comical images of giant hammers and such. A being with the power to create anything he wants should have the ability to customize his weapons to be specifically designed to destroy his opponent's weapons.
     

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