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The New Comic Book Movies (And Games) Thread

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hellboy was terrible at being terrible

    meaning it was great

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So anyone excited about Millar's potential Superman trilogy?

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This isn't the first time I've read about Millar wanting to write a Superman movie, so I'll be optimistic once something more is verified.

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  • AlephAleph Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    A Superman Trilogy would be cool if it spanned generations. They could be named, in order, Last Son of Krypton, Man of Steel, and Man of Tomorrow.

    Last Son of Krypton: A proper look at Superman's origin along the lines of Superman for all Seasons.

    Man of Steel: The last Superman story, essentially, with President Luthor having declared war on Superman. Metropolis is destroyed, a ridiculous amount of sci-fi tech is thrown around, and America is destabilized in the wake of the attack.

    Man of Tomorrow: During the reconstruction of America, Superman donated Kryptonian technology to Star Labs to aid in the process and bolster America's economy by making it the chief exporter of various future-tech. A century later, the Earth has essentially become New Krypton. Unchecked growth has its cost, though,and Superman is forced to ask whether or not his presence has helped humanity rise to greater height or simply enabled them to become a reflection of himself and his dead civilization.

    Meanwhile, a true subjugative force arises in the form of Apokolips and its champion, Darkseid.

    Bonus Points: Ends the same way Red Son did.

  • SaphSaph Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well Marvel still knows whats up for the most part, given that they pursued Simon Pegg to do the Ant-Man movie

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  • SaphSaph Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

    Large marketing budgets backfire horribly if the film isn't any good.

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

    Large marketing budgets backfire horribly if the film isn't any good.

    Transformers. Pirates II and III.

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  • SaphSaph Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

    Large marketing budgets backfire horribly if the film isn't any good.

    Transformers.
    But that was a good movie :?:

  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

    Large marketing budgets backfire horribly if the film isn't any good.

    Transformers.
    But that was a good movie :?:

    If by good you me...you know what. Fuck it. It's not worth going over again. Lets just cut to the part where I say I hate you and threaten to fire bomb your house for your terrible tastes.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It continues to boggle me how anyone could enjoy the Transformers movie

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I like to think that no one actually likes it, they just say they do to piss us off..

    It's how I explain the world sometimes.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ha, that dog just peed on the robot's foot!

    *10 minutes later.*

    And now the robot's peeing on that guy!

  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I liked Transformers. Giant space robots fighting other giant space robots, what's not to like? Also Megan Fox.
    Spoiler:

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So you ignored 85% of the movie

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    So you ignored 85% of the movie

    Pretty much, I mean once sector 7 showed up I checked out. I bought the DVD and ripped it to my iPhone, I enjoyed it. Sure most of the story is just down right stupid but it was a fun movie and I look forward to Transformers 2

  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Robos, if the trilogy played out like you suggest (particularly the Red Son nod), I'd shit bricks.

    Batman not funny? It sure got some laughs in the theater I saw it in, including the infamous Magic Trick (which was admittedly a more nervous / stress relieving laughter), the Joker's Nurse routine and the various suspects as to Batman's identity. It wasn't a laugh a minute, but I felt there were some sincerely funny moments included.

    Transformers; by no means a terrific movie, but I found it highly entertaining, was held enraptured by little things (I could watch Optimus Prime transform for hours)... and watching Megan Fox was plenty entertaining.

    Edit: that said, there was PLENTY that could've been cut, including pretty much the entirety of the aussie chick / black hacker sub plot. They could've shaved a good 20 minutes from the film without a lot of that shit in there, and unless it's pivotal somehow to the sequel(s), I doubt we'd be any worse for wear. Might've justified another good special effects sequence even, or an extension to an existing one.

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited September 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Well Marvel still knows whats up for the most part, given that they pursued Simon Pegg to do the Ant-Man movie

    do you mean edgar wright because I can see why they'd be easy to mix up

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I went into Transformers expecting shit and enjoyed the hell out of it. Caught it and Die Hard together on a 2-for-1. I felt it was a good summer blockbuster-type flick, but would've preferred it without the techno/hacker -mumbojumbo.

    In fact, that last line could apply toward either of the movies.

    Now I just want a Michael Bay DinoSaucers flick.

  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

    Large marketing budgets backfire horribly if the film isn't any good.

    Transformers. Pirates II and III.

    All three of those are good, fun movies. What's your deal, man?

  • AngryAngry Slang Pope Breakbeat MinisterRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    pirates 3 dragged on forever. by the end, it wasn't so much fun as arduous.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I know I saw Pirates 2. I mean, I have the ticket taped to my desk. I don't remember any of it.

    Pirates three was soooo slooooow.

    I liked Transformers. I don't care what anyone says, it was silly fun for me, and it made me buy a toy. Mission accomplished!

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I wouldn't have guessed that a film with Johnny Depp and Bill Nighy could be so boring.

  • SaphSaph Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    Aleph wrote: »
    Saph wrote: »
    I hope that TDK doesn't start a trend where comic book movies aren't allowed to be funny anymore.

    Well, I think it was X-Men that started taking the superhero genre seriously. The trend has been going on for quite some time now.

    Since when did taking the superhero genre seriously mean that no character can be light-hearted in nature?

    Obviously you're one of those people that don't want any funny in their superhero movies, because only dark, depressing movies can be good.

    There's a reason why both Iron Man and TDK were major successes this year.

    Large marketing budget?

    Large marketing budgets backfire horribly if the film isn't any good.

    Transformers.
    But that was a good movie :?:

    If by good you me...you know what. Fuck it. It's not worth going over again. Lets just cut to the part where I say I hate you and threaten to fire bomb your house for your terrible tastes.
    The film was good relative to the usual quality of the franchise. Transformers in most forms, is shit. The film was significantly less shit than its counterparts.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Transformers Animated and Beast Wars are pretty fun. and better in my opinion/

  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I enjoyed Transformers as well. I'm pretty sure everyone I know did as well. I'm not exactly sure what they could have done to make it better really.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I enjoyed Transformers as well. I'm pretty sure everyone I know did as well. I'm not exactly sure what they could have done to make it better really.

    Cut out entire subplots and throw out the shaky cam, to start

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Well Marvel still knows whats up for the most part, given that they pursued Simon Pegg to do the Ant-Man movie

    do you mean edgar wright because I can see why they'd be easy to mix up

    yes that is what I meant

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I enjoyed Transformers as well. I'm pretty sure everyone I know did as well. I'm not exactly sure what they could have done to make it better really.

    Cut out entire subplots and throw out the shaky cam, to start

    Written a script. Taken out the awful adlibbing from Shia Lebouf and all the dick jokes and other brain-numbing fare. Shown the Transformers for more than 40 minutes of a two and a half hour film. Have characters that aren't just stereotypes and cliches. Let me keep my respect for John Tuturo and John Voight.

  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I enjoyed Transformers as well. I'm pretty sure everyone I know did as well. I'm not exactly sure what they could have done to make it better really.

    Cut out entire subplots and throw out the shaky cam, to start

    I really hope that whole shaky cam fad gets out quick. In movies like Cloverfield, I think it works well. But not every damn action movie needs it. Sometimes I'd like to see what the hell is going on.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, I think the shaky cam really is only appropriate in faux-documentaries.

  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    HadjiQuest wrote: »
    I enjoyed Transformers as well. I'm pretty sure everyone I know did as well. I'm not exactly sure what they could have done to make it better really.

    Cut out entire subplots and throw out the shaky cam, to start

    Written a script. Taken out the awful adlibbing from Shia Lebouf and all the dick jokes and other brain-numbing fare. Shown the Transformers for more than 40 minutes of a two and a half hour film. Have characters that aren't just stereotypes and cliches. Let me keep my respect for John Tuturo and John Voight.
    Ohhhh, someone hasn't seen Anaconda.

  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I've seen Annaconda and Jon Voight's performance in Transformers makes his role in Annaconda look oscar worthy

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  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd agree with ditching shaky-cam, but I cannot understand at all how people found Pirates slow or boring. Honestly, I'm not being critical: I just don't understand how that's possible.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The first one dragged on way too long and had like three or four endings. Which really pissed me off because I saw it with someone I didn't want to hang out with, and when it "ended" after about 90 minutes I was grabbing my coat. So imagine how much I enjoyed it when it did really totally end over an hour later. That was time I wish I could sue for.

  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The first one dragged on way too long and had like three or four endings. Which really pissed me off because I saw it with someone I didn't want to hang out with, and when it "ended" after about 90 minutes I was grabbing my coat. So imagine how much I enjoyed it when it did really totally end over an hour later. That was time I wish I could sue for.

    I dunno, maybe I just like overly complex mythologies more (I certainly do enjoy them) and so was enamored with all the little details.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, my problem was with the overly complex mythology. Also, no giant Kraken fight in the third film.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Mr Pink wrote: »
    I enjoyed Transformers as well. I'm pretty sure everyone I know did as well. I'm not exactly sure what they could have done to make it better really.

    Cut out entire subplots and throw out the shaky cam, to start

    I really hope that whole shaky cam fad gets out quick. In movies like Cloverfield, I think it works well. But not every damn action movie needs it. Sometimes I'd like to see what the hell is going on.

    Seriously; I just rewatched the second Bourne film - sooo nauseous by the end.

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