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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #120 on: February 10, 2011, 10:41:32 PM »
ughhh.  I know I'm going to sound like such a party pooper, and I never cared that much for Captain America anyway, but if this movie doesn't fully take its chance to be the Indiana Jones of the next generation, then I don't know what to say.  Is this set in the 40s?  I can't really tell if they're fully committed to that or not based on the stealth bomber and clearly futuristic looking "science" equipment.  But if this was a rough-and-tumble, beat the Nazis, PG-13 Marvel version of Inglorious Basterds, WHO WOULDNT SEE THAT MOVIE!??!?!

Instead I'm afraid they're just going to do some banal 85 minute origin story and Red Scare is going to die and never be heard from again and then we're going to flash forward 80 years for the Avengers movie where it won't make sense that this Capt America is hanging out with Robert Downey Jr.
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« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2011, 11:45:28 PM »
My understanding is that we get a lengthy 1940's prologue, and then he wakes up in the modern day and has to cope with that, All as a prelude to the "Avengers" movie. As you say.

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« Reply #122 on: February 11, 2011, 12:15:00 AM »
Yeah, he'll eventually get to the present day. I'm with Cass though. Make a WWII trilogy.

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« Reply #123 on: February 11, 2011, 12:22:23 AM »
Am I the only one who saw the post-credits sequence of the latest Hulk remake where Captain America was trapped in ice and they were reviving him? Because I've read that that's canon for the current Avengers cycle.

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« Reply #124 on: February 11, 2011, 12:24:24 AM »
That is canon, but I didn't see that.

I saw at the end of Iron Man 2 where they found the hammer of Thor. I think I'll like Thor. I might be the only one. That kind of mythology shit gets me all hot and bothered. If Sam Neill was in it, it would be perfect.

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« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2011, 12:31:17 AM »
Oh, I'm all about Thor. It won't just be you.  And, yeah, where is Sam Neill for these?

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« Reply #126 on: February 11, 2011, 12:47:52 PM »
Sam Neill and Kenneth Brannaugh working together?  I think those two are like Blur and Oasis.
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« Reply #127 on: February 11, 2011, 03:00:33 PM »
Man, FX artist STeve Johnson has released a treasure trove of rejected FX work from movies such as Superman Lives, The Abyss, and below his animatronic Hulk for Ang Lee's movie.  Think of what could have been.


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #128 on: March 03, 2011, 06:46:34 PM »
Red Skull from Captain America. I have such a huge boner for this movie.


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #129 on: March 18, 2011, 11:58:10 AM »
This should probably be the X-Men movie thread, but I'm on the crackberry. (Which is also why there's link.)

Aronofsky quit 'The Wolverine' because he doesn't want to spend a year out of the U.S. I'm pretty disapointed as I was really looking forward to seeing what he was going to bring to the superhero genre.


No word on a replacement, but I'm willing to bet Fox has Brett Ratner on speed dial for situations like this.


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« Reply #130 on: March 24, 2011, 03:04:59 PM »
Man, I am so tuned up for this.


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« Reply #131 on: April 02, 2011, 03:57:43 PM »
I was lukewarm to Green Lantern after that first trailer, but this looks pretty awesome.


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« Reply #132 on: June 24, 2011, 09:05:55 AM »
*SPLOOGE*


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« Reply #133 on: June 24, 2011, 10:19:36 AM »
Yeah. That's gonna work.

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« Reply #134 on: August 02, 2011, 10:55:23 PM »
ughhh.  I know I'm going to sound like such a party pooper, and I never cared that much for Captain America anyway, but if this movie doesn't fully take its chance to be the Indiana Jones of the next generation, then I don't know what to say.  Is this set in the 40s?  I can't really tell if they're fully committed to that or not based on the stealth bomber and clearly futuristic looking "science" equipment.  But if this was a rough-and-tumble, beat the Nazis, PG-13 Marvel version of Inglorious Basterds, WHO WOULDNT SEE THAT MOVIE!??!?!

Instead I'm afraid they're just going to do some banal 85 minute origin story and Red Scare is going to die and never be heard from again and then we're going to flash forward 80 years for the Avengers movie where it won't make sense that this Capt America is hanging out with Robert Downey Jr.

Saw it. He's only in "present day" for the last five minutes of the movie.

I liked it quite a bit. It's an old fashioned adventure movie in the model of the good Indiana Jones movies. They spend a lot of time with the origin, but it's all tied in to the Red Skull and his motivations, so it works out well. There's a lot of Avengers set-up and having seen Thor will help you catch some of the more obscure references, but you don't need to have sen the other Marvel movies to stick with this one.

In a nutshell, The Red Skull and his Nazi science squad Hydra finds this cube (related to Thor's world, I think) that creates a near unlimited energy. the Skull uses this source to power all this new technology and breaks away from Hitler and the Nazis. Meanwhile, the German scientist who created the Skull during a test of his "super soldier" serum has now joined the Allies and is set to test the serum again. Enter Steve Rogers, a 90 pound asthmatic who's rejected by the army five times as 4F because he's weak and skinny. I think you can see where this goes.

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is a montage of Captain America being used as  a propaganda tool to sell war bonds replete with 40s war song and dancing girls.

The action scenes are well done and hearken back to less stylized movies though there's still plenty of CGI. The characters are well written though everybody is either black or white. In some ways that's refreshing.

The writing is solid. The acting is great. The ending is depressing as hell, which means that I believed the attraction/love story between Captain America and Peggy Carter. I won't give it away, but if you know anything about Captain America, you know what happens. It's really sad. In fact, even the AVnegers trailer after the credits didn't snap me out of the funk.

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