Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Obiwanshinobi, Jan 30, 2011.
You mean Bizarro, right?
Maybe, but the Superboy series did a pretty decent job realizing some of those villains on their limited budget.
And there were plenty of great robots, cyborgs, aliens, and monsters in scifi movies of the early 80s. Any one of them could have worked, with a few tweaks, as a villain in a Superman movie.
@Broc...yeah Bizzaro. I have Brainiac on the brain for some reason...
I'd seen this cover before, but didn't know that Superman had enslaved the Dominators and transported them to Ea...
Oh. He's supposed to be Chinese, isn't he? Oh, oh no.
That cover seems another good example of Super Dickery!
I agree - with the addition of the Lana scenes. I thought that Reeve and O'toole played off each other very well.
Oh boy, I met Kevin Costner yesterday when he recorded a talk show in Stockholm. He mostly promoted his new album (and played a song from it). I waited outside the studio and he signed a couple of things for me and I asked if he was wearing the beard (picture below, from the show) in the Superman movie, his answer: You'll see .... But I don't think so.
Yeah...but "the Big Apricot?" Really? That's the kind of cheesy humor that a superhero movie would be savaged for throughout the Intarnets now.
Eh...it was a different time.
I must disagree. That kind of stuff is good-natured fun.
And on a related note: The super-hero movie humor that actually does offend me is stuff like Wolverine's "yellow spandex" crack in X-Men I. It was a dig at the comics, and symptomatic of the self-loathing that many comicbook movie screenwriters have for their source material. I cannot stress this enough: If you are ashamed of the conventions of the genre, then pick another genre! Superheroes wear tights. They are noble. They save lives and right wrongs. Why do the movies run away from that innocent sense of fun? Why must these films always be angsty, smutty, PG-13 crap?
^ It is humorous to me when fans take this view with regards to changes to source material whatever it is. They wanted to take a "realistic" approach to their uniforms in "X-Men"and guess what happened afterwards (shock, gasp) New X-Men adapted this look, Grant Morrison in his X-Men manifesto/proposal even praises the films use of the realistic military uniforms. Mark Millar too used them in "Ultimate X-Men". Also I thought it was the heroes IN the costumes that saved lives and were noble, not the costumes themselves.
Actually I seem to recall that, if the "yellow spandex" line was taking a jab at anything, it was at another possibility for their costumes that might have been used on screen, but that didn't work out. When I saw the movie, I interpreted the line as admission that yellow spandex could have been better, at least in an ideal world.
Yes, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_(film)#Design_and_effects, it looks like I'm right:
So, you are saying Stan Lee should pick another genre?
If you were to have actually read my post, Admiral Young, you'd have seen that I mentioned the goodness of the heroes, not just their wardrobe. Modern films are simply too damned cynical....like many BBSers.
My apologies...you are right. You did say that. I still disagree with the point you made though.
Fair enough! <hugs it out>
Because it was an X-Men film?
Like maybe the one where Xavier goes insane and becomes Onslaught? Or the one where Jean Grey goes insane and becomes Dark Phoenix? Or the one where Warren Worthington goes insane and becomes the new Apocalypse? Or the one where Xavier goes insane and becomes Onslaught? Or the one where Wolverine is Wolverine? Or the one where Xavier goes insane and becomes Onslaught?
How about the ones that have Psylocke? Because they're pretty much just straight-up pornography. Also, yellowface. Or the ones drawn by Greg Land. Or the ones written by Chris Claremont and his good old-fashioned fetishism?
Every X-Men comic written since roughly 1982, except for the ones which would get a soft R.
Or to combine all of above, the one where Cyclops loses the love of his life (well, at that pont) and because he is sad and also apparently blind (I guess faces are hard to make out through ruby quartz) subsequently marries her clone, who puts on BDSM gear after she goes insane and becomes the Goblin Queen.
Or where Wolverine had the metal ripped off his skeleton by Magneto...
Or the one where a people is marked for extinction and hunted down by intolerant bigots.
Or a child sees his parents murdered by a hoodlum on the way home from the cinema...
I always thought being captured by giant robots kicking and screaming could be a little intense on screen for younger children.
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