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Super Summer Slugfest Slamdown: Movies & More!

HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Graphic Violence
The real summer of Comic Book Movies is here!

Movies!
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Seriously, I am damn near sure this is the summer with the most comic-adaptions of all time. I may even be missing some TV stuff.

Direct-To-Video
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Animated Series
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So a lot is coming up in the world of Animation. Note that Netflix is beginning to host all of Marvel's previous animated works, including the recent Marvel Knights motion comics and the 1960s Filmation series. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is set to be added sometime in the summer.

I will update this OP a bit later with notable Videogame info.

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Tales of Asgard looks pretty good. I'll check it out as soon as possible.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Repost since it was 2nd to last post of old thread haha.

    Showtime buys Chew script

    It better not sit in a drawer for a decade like preacher!

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Really excited for GL. There is something in it that just appeals to all of me.

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  • mrmrmrmr Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Thor was a very pleasant surprise. I thought it would just be a by-the numbers blockbuster that helped set up Avengers some more. Nope! Pretty great!

    Green Lantern had me convinced it would be like the star wars prequels; very pretty with lots of neat CGI work and fun action with not that great a story/writing. But the more recent theatrical trailer I saw with Thor has me rethinking that. I still don't see it being the "Iron Man" DC/WB wants it to be.

    X-Men is the one I am most excited for. Two weeks, and I am pants-crappingly excited. Sure I understand the gripes with continuity with the other films and stuff not being exactly "right", but I like it when something doesn't follow the story to the letter. I like a little re-invention if it isn't awful like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. But I'm not sure about the whole Xavier/Mystique childhood friends angle.

    Anywho, I saw this a while ago and I loved it. It's a sixties styled title sequence for First Class that is pretty neat. Try to place the music. ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Hqi3JHhR8&feature=related
    The shot of Bacon/Shaw is oddly sinister with that music.

    But my gut tells me that Captain America will come out on top of all of them.

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Speicher, GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That music <3

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    is that like the Xmen animated series theme slowed combined with like bits of dr.who theme and sprinkled with awesome? cause that's what it sounds like. ( aka Awesome)

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mrmr wrote: »
    Anywho, I saw this a while ago and I loved it. It's a sixties styled title sequence for First Class that is pretty neat. Try to place the music. ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Hqi3JHhR8&feature=related
    The shot of Bacon/Shaw is oddly sinister with that music.

    But my gut tells me that Captain America will come out on top of all of them.

    That is one cool video

  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Best super hero movie of the summer? Cross.

    http://youtu.be/M5mQ2wkc84s

  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hensler wrote: »
    Best super hero movie of the summer? Cross.

    http://youtu.be/M5mQ2wkc84s

    Straight to DVD you say?

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hensler wrote: »
    Best super hero movie of the summer? Cross.

    http://youtu.be/M5mQ2wkc84s

    Straight to DVD you say?

    Poor Vinnie Jones. That somehow looks worse than The Cape.

    Edit: It looks like the 90s threw up on its shoes. Horrible flash backs to Mutant X.

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    How did so many talented actors wind up with such a low budget, even for direct to video standards?

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    July 22nd for Captain America seems kinda strange. Why not release over the 4th of July weekend?

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    My first guess would be that it doesn't want to compete with the opening weekend of Transformers 3. Despite my opinion of those movies and Bay in general they do make oodles of money.

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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TexiKen wrote: »
    How did so many talented actors wind up with such a low budget, even for direct to video standards?

    My thoughts exactly, for shame Michael Clarke Duncan.
    haven't seen this posted yet: first photo of Tom Hardy as Bane

    And here's how streets ahead they were in virally releasing it.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Third Green lantern trailer.

    http://youtu.be/ea5QnWLE6io

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Marathon wrote: »
    July 22nd for Captain America seems kinda strange. Why not release over the 4th of July weekend?

    It would get its ass handed to it by Transformers.

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  • Romero ZombieRomero Zombie Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Third Green lantern trailer.

    http://youtu.be/ea5QnWLE6io

    Man...every trailer they release for this psychs me more and more for this movie

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Third Green lantern trailer.

    http://youtu.be/ea5QnWLE6io

    Man...every trailer they release for this psychs me more and more for this movie

    I kinda feel like that's the first trailer that hasn't been made for pre-existing GL comic fans. It makes me feel an awful lot better about the movie's chances of success now that it doesn't seem to be relying mostly on 'geek cred' the way the last couple of spots suggested.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That new GL trailer is pretty cool

  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hal makes more constructs with his ring, hallelujah!

    That is a very good trailer for saying everything you need to know about the GL mythos. I think I might be more excited for GL now than Captain America.

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  • RansRans Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Yeah the new GL trailer is terrific.

    Two observations:
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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Rans wrote: »
    Yeah the new GL trailer is terrific.

    Two observations:
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • MarathonMarathon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Algertman wrote: »
    Marathon wrote: »
    July 22nd for Captain America seems kinda strange. Why not release over the 4th of July weekend?

    It would get its ass handed to it by Transformers.

    It would be our patriotic duty as Americans to see Captain America, show those commie robots whats what.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This was supposedly the final WW outfit that you see at the end of the pilot:

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    The belt's a bit too big but I don't know, maybe it's Palicki smiling and it's summer now but it seems fine. Somehow short shorts looks better than shiny pants (the jeans looked good with the tweaks).

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    not actually a bad costume

    I feel quite bad for Palicki. This would have been a big chance for her, that it didn't get picked up must have been a real disappointment.

  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    No fault of the costume people, but that costume just looks goofy. WW outfit just doesn't translate to real life very well.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm going to say it's entirely the fault of the costume people. Xena Warrior Princess ran for what, a decade? Probably on a miniscule budget? It shouldn't be that hard to make a suit of armor, that resembles Wonder Woman's costume.

    That thing looks both very cheap, and very ill-fitting.

    I mean, I respect the attempt to recreate the traditional costume, but what works as a drawing, doesn't always (or often) work in live action. It's not like movie-Batman looks anything like comic-Batman.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    You know I watched the Wonder Woman animated movie recently and I have to say that that is perhaps the first time that the costume really worked for me. It looked really cool on the screen, and I think that they might have darkened it up somewhat in order for the red and blue to really fit with the ancient greek stylings. I still have always thought that a strapped leather battle skirt would suit her best, but still.

    Incidentally since this is the movie thread I really liked that film and it was one of the first times that I also dug Wonder Woman as a character. I think maybe they made her a little more adventurous and down to earth than her dialogue in comics makes her out to be (which is what the Wonder Woman in my head is like), but in any case, liked the movie, liked her in it.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla Cut one head and two shall take its placeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Are you kidding me

    it's Brave and the Bold

    of course they will

  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions FFXIV: Tnegasu Vainchelon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I know this is more of a deals link, but for anyone planning on seeing all the super hero movies this summer like myself, save yourself some cash and get 4 AMC tickets for $24

    http://www.buywithme.com/i/i6at2gvun3nbw?utm_source=GYFLI&utm_medium=Social

  • VisskarVisskar Blam! Murdered you!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I know this is more of a deals link, but for anyone planning on seeing all the super hero movies this summer like myself, save yourself some cash and get 4 AMC tickets for $24

    http://www.buywithme.com/i/i6at2gvun3nbw?utm_source=GYFLI&utm_medium=Social

    The only problem with that is they don't work for the first two weeks of a release.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I watch all the super hero movies for free. Since I work at a comicbook store it's considered part of the job so my boss pays for them.

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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I miss having worked at a cinema for years, cos hero movies were free and now it's 18 dollars a god damn ticket.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Spoiler:

    I keep trying to judge the costume, but I can't think of anything besides Powder and Wonder Woman teamup!

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Gank wrote: »
    I miss having worked at a cinema for years, cos hero movies were free and now it's 18 dollars a god damn ticket.

    Man, where the hell do you live?

  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Australia. That is an adult ticket, but in the same vein, our dollar is stronger yet a $3.99 issue costs $7.99 here. Nice, isn't it?

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  • TexiKenTexiKen it's a one way street, whichever way I go Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Damn, Gank. Damn.

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  • BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2011
    Owenashi wrote: »

    I've always wondered why nobody ever packs a shotgun when expecting WW. It would take her down in a second.

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