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Old January 1 2012, 12:32 AM   #1036
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Re: Spider-Man movie (casting, rumors, pix till release)

Similar thing happened with the toys from "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm"
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Old January 1 2012, 05:13 AM   #1037
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When the "Dick Tracy" movie came out in the late 80s the toy line spoiled that Madonna's character was the main villain The Blank.
Yeah, though that Blank action figure wasn't available in the USA or at least, was very, very hard to find.
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Old January 1 2012, 06:11 AM   #1038
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I am finding it harder and harder to get excited about superhero movies. I've been disappointed far more often than I've been impressed.
I've got to agree with that. The novelty of seeing those drawings "brought to life" and the really limited storytelling of the well-known superhero books replicated in movie scripts has really worn off. Hollywood needs to get to the next thing.
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Old January 1 2012, 06:13 AM   #1039
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The question is what is the next thing?
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Old January 1 2012, 06:15 AM   #1040
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The question is what is the next thing?
Movies about clocks.
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Old January 1 2012, 11:59 PM   #1041
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The question is what is the next thing?
Well, we've been having a lot of superheroes, zombies, and vampires in the last few years. I think it's time to get back to movies about space...or possibly dinosaurs.
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Old January 2 2012, 12:49 AM   #1042
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I am finding it harder and harder to get excited about superhero movies. I've been disappointed far more often than I've been impressed.
I've got to agree with that. The novelty of seeing those drawings "brought to life" and the really limited storytelling of the well-known superhero books replicated in movie scripts has really worn off...
I disagree to a certain extent. I think films like "First Class" and "Captain America" show that there's always room for a well done superhero movie. The problem is going to the well too often and, in some cases (including this Spiderman movie), rebooting the same characters over and over.
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Old January 2 2012, 01:14 AM   #1043
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"Getting back" isn't I think what Dennis was meaning though...at least I think that isn't what he meant. I'm assuming he was talking about the next big fad in hollywood. I'm not really sure what that is right now though. Superhero films are going to be like any other film IMO hit or miss depending on your own views of it and how it was made.
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Old January 2 2012, 01:16 AM   #1044
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I am finding it harder and harder to get excited about superhero movies. I've been disappointed far more often than I've been impressed.
I've got to agree with that. The novelty of seeing those drawings "brought to life" and the really limited storytelling of the well-known superhero books replicated in movie scripts has really worn off...
I disagree to a certain extent. I think films like "First Class" and "Captain America" show that there's always room for a well done superhero movie. The problem is going to the well too often and, in some cases (including this Spiderman movie), rebooting the same characters over and over.
I'd agree if I thought "First Class" was a well done superhero movie. Unfortunately, I thought it was a steaming pile of shit.
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Old January 2 2012, 01:42 AM   #1045
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Given that I think this is the second time I've heard you say that, may I ask why?
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Old January 2 2012, 02:27 AM   #1046
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Well, I'm not going to speak for him but here are some reasons.

1 It's a mistake making Erik's adversary a mutant. The whole point of his arc is that he against human movements that judge mutants, which is why his first few scenes in the Nazi camps as a victim of that experiment worked. But he is not anti-mutant so why make his adversary a mutant, let alone an uber-powerful mutant.

2. You don't need to connect the dots and tell us how Charles was paralyzed in this film. It was tacked on for the benefit of a "stupid audience's benefit.'

3. Mystique was better as a mysterious assassin type in the original films. Showing her as a child looked silly and took the mystery out of the character.

4. The girl that flies (forgot her name) looked damn silly.

5 The film's structure was wrong. The training montage came in the LAST REEL of the film. I think that the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Mutants revealing themselves to stop a war should have been the climax of act one or act two, not the climax of the film.

thats for starters.
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Old January 2 2012, 02:29 AM   #1047
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^A lot of that stuff.

Generally, though, I just didn't like the story or most of the characters. It nearly put me to sleep in the theater.
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Old January 2 2012, 03:48 AM   #1048
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^A lot of that stuff.

Generally, though, I just didn't like the story or most of the characters. It nearly put me to sleep in the theater.
All of those points made (except for #4) I can easily say why they worked for me.

The problem here isn't the aggregate saying "superhero movies are done, move on", it's the individuals saying "I personally hate what they're giving us, who cares if others are enjoying them, let's move on."

Instead of "I've personally grown past this, I'll be moving on, hope you keep enjoying what's out there, we'll touch base later!"

Exactly like what I'm doing with the next Spidey movie. I'm not interested, so I probably won't see it (unless the reviews are outstanding). But it's pretty selfish of me to say to stop making all superhero movies in general because I'm not interested in some of them.
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Old January 2 2012, 04:22 AM   #1049
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Generally speaking, when someone starts a trend, the market then gets flooded with things that fit that trend. The more that happens, the more quality tends to suffer.

I would rather somebody make a superhero movie because they think they can make a really awesome superhero movie, not because superhero movies happen to be popular right now and they think they can cash in.
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Old January 2 2012, 04:34 AM   #1050
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^Honestly, I think alot of the people involved think they can make an awesome superhero movie, it's just that they don't have the talent to pull it off. The studios on the other hand..... yeah, I won't deny alot of them are probably just trying to cash in. Then again that's probably the studio people's motivation for pretty much every action they take.
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