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Old August 13 2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

I kind of am. I saw four movies this summer....Fast and Furious,Avengers, Mad Max and Antman. Out of those i enjoyed MAD MAX the most. It was an excellent action film with tons of real stunts. Fast and Furious would have been my second favorite. The other two were just kind of ok for me. I think im just not into the super hero/villian thing anymore. Plus the comedy in these films have been ramped up tenfold since Avengers. Im not suggesting comic movies are going away....just that i am tiring of them and looking for other types of fantasy films or in the case of Mad Max a return to more realistic types of fantasy.
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Old August 13 2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

I love superhero movies, they have been some of my favorite movies of the last few years. The styles and tones of the superhero movies, especially the Marvel movies, have become diverse enough that I don't mind having a lot of them coming out right now.
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Old August 13 2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

No, I'm not but I advise you to stop going if you're tired of them.

I tired long ago of slasher flicks, I stopped going. Oh, I still Netflix them sometimes but I stopped going theatrically. I tired of Adam Sandler flicks, stopped going. I tired of paying theater dollar for most comedies actually. Which by the way the industry makes more of in total than any of the calendar years Hollywood puts out 6-8 comic book films the next several years.

It's hardly a quantity overload of comic book films to the Hollywood release slate. If you're tired of them, stop going.
Glad you liked Mad Max, so did I but it didn't knock my socks off. I found it a bit overrated by the internet really.
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Old August 13 2015, 08:31 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

I am by far tired of them. My girlfriend, however.....

Her points against are:
Becoming repetitive and predictable.
Plot is there to support action scenes.
Not enough variety in cast.

And I do understand her points. Personally, I still enjoy the awesome action, fun humor and developing characters. But yes, they have become quite same-ish. Big opening, some character and plot introduction, big reveal or obstacle in the middle, some animosity between core characters, big come together right before actionpacked finale. Hints towards possible sequels.

But as long as they remain entertaining, I don't mind. Sometimes I just want simple entertainment, and they over that.
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Old August 13 2015, 09:17 PM   #5
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I am by far tired of them. My girlfriend, however.....

Her points against are:
Becoming repetitive and predictable.
Plot is there to support action scenes.
Not enough variety in cast.
You just boiler-plated every Western, James Bond film, Star Trek film, Star Wars film, Godzilla film and Adam Sandler film.

Templates are a bitch but they exist for many a genre. It's hardly unique to comic book movies.
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Old August 13 2015, 09:20 PM   #6
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I am by far tired of them. My girlfriend, however.....

Her points against are:
Becoming repetitive and predictable.
Plot is there to support action scenes.
Not enough variety in cast.
You just boiler-plated every Western, James Bond film, Star Trek film, Star Wars film, Godzilla film and Adam Sandler film.

Templates are a bitch but they exist for many a genre. It's hardly unique to comic book movies.
That's why she doesn't like those movies in massive quantities either.
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Old August 13 2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

I cooled on super-hero flicks a while ago, with the occasional unusual exception like GOTG or the upcoming Deadpool movie which I am so going to watch the sh*t out of. On the whole I'm starting to see where Crotchety Alan Moore is coming from about the superhero as a cultural phenomenon, but yeah, mainly I just find myself jonesing for different things.
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Old August 13 2015, 09:36 PM   #8
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

Not if they're from Marvel or a Singer helmed X-Men.

All these are very entertaining and they manage to find a new angle every time.

Just recently saw Ant Man and it was a blast.. and also a small miracle to make a C List character that fun and interesting (don't care about the comic book heritage and the importance of Hank Pym.. Ant Man has no title of his own so that makes him a C Lister to me).

Sure, some Marvel movies i like better than some others but they all at least fine and watchable unlike some others like the FF movies that just don't cut it.

It goes without saying that you don't need to watch them if you are tired of them.. general audience seems to like them and they do well at the box office.

I'm sure that 5-10 years down the line people will say the same thing about Star Wars movies
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Old August 13 2015, 09:50 PM   #9
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

Nope. I waited all of my life for comic book movies to finally get good, so I am far from tired of them.

I am tired of slasher flicks, rom-coms and sports movies, so to each their own.
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Old August 13 2015, 09:54 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

I'm not even remotely tired of them. I love them, and the more there are the happier I am. If you're getting tired of them, just don't watch them
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Old August 13 2015, 09:55 PM   #11
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Old August 13 2015, 09:59 PM   #12
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I'm tired of RomCom movies. They should stop making them because I say so.
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Old August 13 2015, 10:07 PM   #13
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I'm tired of RomCom movies. They should stop making them because I say so.
I agree. Good call.
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Old August 13 2015, 10:09 PM   #14
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FPAlpha wrote: View Post
Just recently saw Ant Man and it was a blast.. and also a small miracle to make a C List character that fun and interesting (don't care about the comic book heritage and the importance of Hank Pym.. Ant Man has no title of his own so that makes him a C Lister to me).
If you mean title like Amazing Spider-Man, Incredble Hulk, and Invincible Iron Man, there was Irredeemable Ant-Man for a while. I think that might have been the third Ant-Man, Eric O'Grady though, so I'm not sure if that counts for you.
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Old August 13 2015, 10:16 PM   #15
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Re: Anyone else tired of comic book movies???

I'm not tired of them, as it has only been relatively recently (at least for someone born in the 60s) that technology allows a decent re-creation of superpowers on screen. I don't like them all equally well, though just about all of them have entertained me on some level (I don't ever have high expectations of "great art" or "serious filmmaking" from comic book movies--just as I don't expect literary masterpieces from the print versions). But no one should go to see a type of movie they've become bored with. Too many other things to do in life than purposefully bore one's self.
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