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Superhero Movies
« on: August 17, 2006, 01:55:19 PM »
I know we've got threads on the big comic book adaptation movies: Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman. Still, It could be useful to have a thread where we can have general discussion on superhero movies. Why some are good. Why some suck. How they've evolved, and what we've got to look forward to.

I kick it off with two bits of superhero movie news.

First, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer:

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In the sequel, the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of The Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.

The first FF was lukewarm, but interesting. It kind of wandered about and went nowhere. Still. Th acting was cool, the "funny" bits were sort of funny, and Jessica Alba was hot. As far as a sequel goes, I'd love to see what they do with a live-action Galactus.

Next, The Incredible Hulk news, Dominic Purcell of TV's Prison Break may be inheriting the Bruce Banner role from Eric Bana. I like the first Hulk movie. It was pretty interesting, though kind of somber and boring in spots. Still, I appreciate what they were trying to do. Word now is that the sequel will be a "re-imagining" of the story, which means they're going to forget the first movie and start from scratch.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 02:01:26 PM »
You and I are the only people who liked the first Hulk movie. 

As far as FF:  ...save me...

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 02:02:15 PM »
Still, I appreciate what they were trying to do. Word now is that the sequel will be a "re-imagining" of the story, which means they're going to forget the first movie and start from scratch.

In my book, that's a good idea.  I hated the first one and fell asleep several times.  But then...maybe that's why I hated it.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 02:17:09 PM »
Again, I really liked The Hulk, but I thought it tried to do too much and that was its weakness. If it has focused itself a bit more, it could've been much stronger.

And honestly, RC, the first Fantastic Four movie sucked balls.

Also, I'm gonna toss in the rumor that since Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers are in charge and control both Superman and Batman, there is a  possibility of a Batman/Superman movie. Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan would love to, but Brandon Routh doesn't want them to fight. Fuck Routh, I say, and bring on the Dark Knight pain!
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 02:39:34 PM »
And honestly, RC, the first Fantastic Four movie sucked balls.

I liked it for what is was . . . which I'll admit was a shitty movie.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 03:42:40 PM »
There's also a rumor about Ryan Philippe as Harvey Dent. I think he needs to put on a lot of weight and muscle before he's ready for that, but he could work.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 07:00:40 PM »
yeah...he needs to get buff before I'll buy him as a distric attorney.
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006, 07:08:34 PM »
Yeah, man. Every D.A. I've ever worked with has been 225, 215 at the smallest.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2006, 09:30:21 AM »
Ain't It Cool News is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. WIll be playing Iron Man.

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2006, 07:41:41 PM »
how fitting
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2006, 08:05:20 PM »
I kind of thought the same thing.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2006, 11:20:17 AM »
Am I the only person who thought Daredevil was eh, okay.... ?  I mean, I didn't flat out hate it or anything, so I guess that counts for something.

I never saw the Hulk, but I agree with you on Fantastic Four.  It wasn't a terrible movie either; perfect for a Sunday afternoon nursing a hangover in front of the TV.

Also, I don't know if it's even available on release anymore, but I got a VHS promo tape of a movie called The Specials back in the day.  It's definitely worth checking out if you can get your hands/torrents on it. 

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2006, 01:26:43 AM »
The director's cut of Daredevil is slightly better - the problem with it is that it had movie studio fingerprints all over it, from casting to scripting to special effects. It had the unfortunate fate to be approved right after Spider-man when Marvel sold every single property it could to be developed - and we got shitty Punisher, shitty Hulk, shitty Daredevil. Daredevil in the vein of Frank Miller's Born Again trade paperback would be fucking amazing.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2006, 08:30:31 PM »
Superhero film updates:

First, here's a picture of the Silver Surfer from Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Also, there's a teaser site for Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard.

http://www.ironmanmovie.com/

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2006, 10:19:06 PM »
The 1994 Roger Corman version of the Fantastic Four is on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7mdpSsqNsM&mode=related&search