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  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I guess I had forgotten a lot about Green Lantern.

    So lemme get this straight: his ring is fueled by willpower.

    And he fights bad guys whose energy source is fear.

    Right. This will garner comic books ("graphic novels") a lot of legitimacy as an art form, that's for sure.
    I don't think anyone questions that comics are an art form.

    This is like saying that GI Joe will discredit film as an art form.

    I didn't mean to imply that this is a make-or-break for comics; more of a reflection on comics-to-movies adaptations.

    But hey, people went to see the hojillion mediocre Marvel adaptations, so I guess DC has a right to get in on the vapid summer movie thing too.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Really

    you're gonna say Iron Man was mediocre

  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I guess I had forgotten a lot about Green Lantern.

    So lemme get this straight: his ring is fueled by willpower.

    And he fights bad guys whose energy source is fear.

    Right. This will garner comic books ("graphic novels") a lot of legitimacy as an art form, that's for sure.
    I don't think anyone questions that comics are an art form.

    This is like saying that GI Joe will discredit film as an art form.

    I didn't mean to imply that this is a make-or-break for comics; more of a reflection on comics-to-movies adaptations.

    But hey, people went to see the hojillion mediocre Marvel adaptations, so I guess DC has a right to get in on the vapid summer movie thing too.

    Only if DC can do it right...

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I want to give anne hathaway something alright

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    I want to give anne hathaway something alright

    Is it a new hairstyle?

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    copulation

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I guess I had forgotten a lot about Green Lantern.

    So lemme get this straight: his ring is fueled by willpower.

    And he fights bad guys whose energy source is fear.

    Right. This will garner comic books ("graphic novels") a lot of legitimacy as an art form, that's for sure.

    comic books have been a legitimate art form for at least thirty years now

    one more silly superhero movie isn't going to change that

  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Really

    you're gonna say Iron Man was mediocre

    I didn't say they were all mediocre (though frankly, Iron Man 1 & 2 were pretty forgettable in my view), but for every X-Men 1+2 or Spider-Man 1+2 they have fifteen terrible adaptations.

    If I'm being honest with myself, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, V for Vendetta and Watchmen have probably spoiled me on comic book adaptations, and when one isn't as good as those films, I feel inordinately let down.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    what the hell?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    this guy's been at the Gaffer's own brew

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Watchmen wasn't that great

    and V for Vendetta wasn't an adaptation so much as something wildly different from the source material

    Marvel's movies:
    Iron Man
    Iron Man 2
    Hulk
    Incredible Hulk
    Thor
    X-Men
    X-Men 2
    X-Men: The Last Stand
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man 2
    Spider-Man 3
    Blade
    Blade 2
    Blade Trinity
    Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
    Daredevil

    outside of like the direct to dvd Man-Thing, that is all of them

    now while I enjoyed some of these more than others, going off of the what I've seen as the general opinion and reviews

    10 of those movies are 'good'. 7 are 'bad'.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Oh wait Elektra

    so 8 bad ones

    and for the record the Director's Cut of Daredevil is pretty good

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    hey man blade trinity had a much better deadpool than wolverine did

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  • Crimson KingCrimson King wolves cull themselves, man. what other creature could? and is the race of man not more predacious yet?Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    the point is that the whole emotional spectrum mythology is ridiculous and they should just have used starro or something

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The movies that Marvel actually makes in-studio (IIRC Iron Man 1/2, Thor, Inc. Hulk) are a step above the ones that got farmed out (FF4, spider-man, x-men).

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm glad that some people on the internet are way more right about blackest night than the writer's of the extremely highly praised blackest night series

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    the point is that the whole emotional spectrum mythology is ridiculous and they should just have used starro or something
    It works in the comics because comics can get away with being a little wacky. It is the nature of the beast.

    But yeah it is super goofy when used in a live-action blockbuster.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blackest Night was

    well it wasn't bad

    it relied way too much on gore and shock deaths and the main series was literally half of the story but it had some decent beats and great art. Not a bad event, but not great.

  • NinjaSquirrelNinjaSquirrel Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Never mind, walked away and then posted when I got back and this was put in there

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    brightest day was better but shut up

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    [...]though frankly, Iron Man 1 & 2 were pretty forgettable in my view

    [...]V for Vendetta and Watchmen have probably spoiled me on comic book adaptations,

    dude are you high

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    the point is that the whole emotional spectrum mythology is ridiculous and they should just have used starro or something

    isn't the spectrum mythology like, all that GL has?

    that said, it is a bit ridiculous that a universe-wide police force (and their enemies) would be based around shades of the EM spectrum that happen to be produced in abundance by the Earth's sun. I know Alan Moore wrote a badass story about the Lanterns recruiting the blind alien from the world without light and making it sound-based, but wouldn't there be thousands of worlds with a different dominant light spectrum from Earth? And how do sound-based GL powers work in space anyway.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blackest Night had a lot more problems than just the rainbow ring power spectrum

    like trying to milk cheap emotion out of bringing back dead characters as zombies

    sometimes in extremely tasteless ways

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Watchmen wasn't that great

    and V for Vendetta wasn't an adaptation so much as something wildly different from the source material

    Marvel's movies:
    Iron Man
    Iron Man 2
    Hulk
    Incredible Hulk
    Thor
    X-Men
    X-Men 2
    X-Men: The Last Stand
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man 2
    Spider-Man 3
    Blade
    Blade 2
    Blade Trinity
    Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
    Daredevil

    outside of like the direct to dvd Man-Thing, that is all of them

    now while I enjoyed some of these more than others, going off of the what I've seen as the general opinion and reviews

    10 of those movies are 'good'. 7 are 'bad'.

    You're missing

    Elektra
    Ghost Ride
    The Punisher
    The Punisher: War Zone
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I dunno. This seems like a fairly futile discussion (unless we wanna use RottenTomatoes scores, or something). I stick by what I said in another somewhat related thread in D&D: I prefer DC's pseudo-strategy of having people who can do the franchise justice come along and knock it out of the ballpark every couple of years, as compared to Marvel Studios's strategy of just churning out 2-3 vapid flicks every summer and cashing in on the commercial tie-ins. DC's also put out some really terrible films of its franchises (the old, campy Batmans; Catwoman; etc.), but I feel like the quality of the films I mentioned above, collectively, outweighs what Marvel has put on the silver screen thus far.

    ymmv, of course.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    KalTorak wrote: »
    the point is that the whole emotional spectrum mythology is ridiculous and they should just have used starro or something

    isn't the spectrum mythology like, all that GL has?

    that said, it is a bit ridiculous that a universe-wide police force (and their enemies) would be based around shades of the EM spectrum that happen to be produced in abundance by the Earth's sun. I know Alan Moore wrote a badass story about the Lanterns recruiting the blind alien from the world without light and making it sound-based, but wouldn't there be thousands of worlds with a different dominant light spectrum from Earth? And how do sound-based GL powers work in space anyway.

    comic books

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Macera wrote: »
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    [...]though frankly, Iron Man 1 & 2 were pretty forgettable in my view

    [...]V for Vendetta and Watchmen have probably spoiled me on comic book adaptations,

    dude are you high

    ...yeah, V for Vendetta was so far from the source material it was barely an adaptation

    Watchmen was so close to the source material it was barely a movie

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Oh man I did totally forget the Punisher movies

    I thought I put in Ghost Rider, I even thought about it as I was making the list

    and I never saw Wolverine so I always gloss over it. So the Bad/Good is a little skewed in bad but it is hardly "15 bad movies for every good movie"

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I dunno. This seems like a fairly futile discussion (unless we wanna use RottenTomatoes scores, or something). I stick by what I said in another somewhat related thread in D&D: I prefer DC's pseudo-strategy of having people who can do the franchise justice come along and knock it out of the ballpark every couple of years, as compared to Marvel Studios's strategy of just churning out 2-3 vapid flicks every summer and cashing in on the commercial tie-ins. DC's also put out some really terrible films of its franchises (the old, campy Batmans; Catwoman; etc.), but I feel like the quality of the films I mentioned above, collectively, outweighs what Marvel has put on the silver screen thus far.

    ymmv, of course.
    "knock it out of the ballpark"?

    You are basing DC's strategy entirely on Nolan's Bat-Films

    the only other superhero flick they have had was Superman Returns which wasn't bad but was hardly a hit

    everything else was Vertigo which is essentially a separate brand and has no franchises to speak of film-wise.

    plus you think the 60s batman was terrible so you are fucking broken

  • Crimson KingCrimson King wolves cull themselves, man. what other creature could? and is the race of man not more predacious yet?Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    KalTorak wrote: »
    the point is that the whole emotional spectrum mythology is ridiculous and they should just have used starro or something

    isn't the spectrum mythology like, all that GL has?

    that said, it is a bit ridiculous that a universe-wide police force (and their enemies) would be based around shades of the EM spectrum that happen to be produced in abundance by the Earth's sun. I know Alan Moore wrote a badass story about the Lanterns recruiting the blind alien from the world without light and making it sound-based, but wouldn't there be thousands of worlds with a different dominant light spectrum from Earth? And how do sound-based GL powers work in space anyway.

    The spectrum is actually a relatively recent invention that's quickly risen to completely dominate the entire series. I'm not fond of it, personally, but it's not like super terrible. However it seems ridiculous even to people who are hardened comics fans, I can't imagine anyone else will be able to take it at all seriously.

    also the biggest problem with blackest night was that it resolved exactly the way people on the internet predicted it was going to resolve two issues in.

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  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    all I know about anne hathaway is that I have seen her breasts and they were pretty nice

    I saw ironman 1 but it felt like I was watching an updated robocop only not as good as robocop

  • HamurabiHamurabi Cambridge, MARegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I dunno. This seems like a fairly futile discussion (unless we wanna use RottenTomatoes scores, or something). I stick by what I said in another somewhat related thread in D&D: I prefer DC's pseudo-strategy of having people who can do the franchise justice come along and knock it out of the ballpark every couple of years, as compared to Marvel Studios's strategy of just churning out 2-3 vapid flicks every summer and cashing in on the commercial tie-ins. DC's also put out some really terrible films of its franchises (the old, campy Batmans; Catwoman; etc.), but I feel like the quality of the films I mentioned above, collectively, outweighs what Marvel has put on the silver screen thus far.

    ymmv, of course.
    "knock it out of the ballpark"?

    You are basing DC's strategy entirely on Nolan's Bat-Films

    the only other superhero flick they have had was Superman Returns which wasn't bad but was hardly a hit

    everything else was Vertigo which is essentially a separate brand and has no franchises to speak of film-wise.

    plus you think the 60s batman was terrible so you are fucking broken

    I was referring to the more recent Val Kilmer / George Clooney Batman films.

    Again, though, this is pretty futile discussion. I threw my opinion out there (and never called it anything but my opinion), people shat on it, and I don't really see where this can go from there.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I like DC

    I really do

    but trying to say their film work is superior to Marvel's is nuts. Marvel is destroying them in film, their only hit is Batman.

    Now if we were talking about animation the tables would be turned

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I dunno. This seems like a fairly futile discussion (unless we wanna use RottenTomatoes scores, or something). I stick by what I said in another somewhat related thread in D&D: I prefer DC's pseudo-strategy of having people who can do the franchise justice come along and knock it out of the ballpark every couple of years, as compared to Marvel Studios's strategy of just churning out 2-3 vapid flicks every summer and cashing in on the commercial tie-ins. DC's also put out some really terrible films of its franchises (the old, campy Batmans; Catwoman; etc.), but I feel like the quality of the films I mentioned above, collectively, outweighs what Marvel has put on the silver screen thus far.

    ymmv, of course.

    except that Marvel only started the two movies every summer strategy fairly recently

    all of the really bad movies were made by other studios who had just bought the rights from Marvel. DC is owned directly by Warner Bros., so they had a lot more creative control over their films.

    besides that, how many good DC movies have there been in the last twenty years? Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight. How does that outweigh all the good Marvel movies made in the last decade?

  • Crimson KingCrimson King wolves cull themselves, man. what other creature could? and is the race of man not more predacious yet?Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Jars wrote: »
    all I know about anne hathaway is that I have seen her breasts and they were pretty nice

    and now, so have i

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    referring to the Schumacher Batman films as "knocked out of the park" is pathetically blatant trolling

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Jars wrote: »
    I saw ironman 1 but it felt like I was watching an updated robocop only not as good as robocop

    wow

  • Crimson KingCrimson King wolves cull themselves, man. what other creature could? and is the race of man not more predacious yet?Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Hamurabi wrote: »
    I dunno. This seems like a fairly futile discussion (unless we wanna use RottenTomatoes scores, or something). I stick by what I said in another somewhat related thread in D&D: I prefer DC's pseudo-strategy of having people who can do the franchise justice come along and knock it out of the ballpark every couple of years, as compared to Marvel Studios's strategy of just churning out 2-3 vapid flicks every summer and cashing in on the commercial tie-ins. DC's also put out some really terrible films of its franchises (the old, campy Batmans; Catwoman; etc.), but I feel like the quality of the films I mentioned above, collectively, outweighs what Marvel has put on the silver screen thus far.

    ymmv, of course.
    "knock it out of the ballpark"?

    You are basing DC's strategy entirely on Nolan's Bat-Films

    the only other superhero flick they have had was Superman Returns which wasn't bad but was hardly a hit

    everything else was Vertigo which is essentially a separate brand and has no franchises to speak of film-wise.

    plus you think the 60s batman was terrible so you are fucking broken

    I was referring to the more recent Val Kilmer / George Clooney Batman films.

    Again, though, this is pretty futile discussion. I threw my opinion out there (and never called it anything but my opinion), people shat on it, and I don't really see where this can go from there.

    well, we could have a measured and reasonable discussion about the various merits of the films in question, you could perhaps suggest that while while marvel has made more reasonable films dc has made strictly better ones, or that you don't think the marvel films are as good as everyone else does, or point out that the dark knight counts for at least three marvel movies

    or you could just get all butthurt because people disagreed with you on the internet

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  • MaceraMacera Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    everything else was Vertigo which is essentially a separate brand and has no franchises to speak of film-wise.

    plus you think the 60s batman was terrible so you are fucking broken

    looking at what Hamurabi wrote again, I get the impression he likes :[ comic book movies more than : D comic book movies

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  • DritzDritz Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Blank you should watch the title sequence of Wolverine and that's about it. It was a pretty cool sequence though. What came before and after it are better left unspoken.

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