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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #210 on: December 01, 2013, 05:19:27 AM »
Whoa! So Thor 2 is friggin' good! I'm too shocked to even go into why.

Good! Have superhero movies finally hit their stride?

Not at all. In fact, I think Thor: The Dark World might be an statistical outlier predicting the ultimate fall of the superhero movie.

After a night's sleep, I realized I liked it because it's insular in it's own way. Despite being about a magical force the can "forever put the nine realms of the universe into darkness," it's really about the family politics of Asgard. Because Asgard is such a zany outer space meets Norse mythology concept, the writers are forced to lay down all the rules of the fictional reality which strangely grounds the piece in it's own logic. I had no trouble following the arcane rules of the plot where say in The Dark Knight Rises, I had no idea who was doing what to who for what reason.

On the flip side, I'm pretty sure they ripped off a Next Gen episode.

Anyway, check it out with tempered expectations, but certainly check it out.
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #211 on: December 01, 2013, 11:11:16 AM »
I'm surprised by this... I think 4 months in Prague has broken RC's mind.

I must check out Thor 2.
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #212 on: December 02, 2013, 08:12:48 PM »
I want to see if I can ID the Next Gen episode it rips off within the first 15 minutes!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #213 on: December 03, 2013, 02:15:20 PM »
And now I'm reading about how they got a stand-in for Portman during the kissing scene. Because Portman will always be 12 years old in our minds, I guess.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #214 on: December 13, 2013, 12:33:10 PM »

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #215 on: December 13, 2013, 12:43:51 PM »
Man, I'm not sure I can do a better piece than this...

http://www.cracked.com/article_20406_5-reasons-superhero-movies-are-bubble-that-will-soon-burst.html

I have a blog idea for you! You can post a detailed analysis every day of why you can't post a detailed analysis every day! Totally meta!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #216 on: December 13, 2013, 01:38:05 PM »
That'll break the internet.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #217 on: December 13, 2013, 02:46:45 PM »
Actually, it's kind of growing on me. Blog Eats Itself.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #218 on: January 14, 2014, 12:20:01 PM »
I think this is actually rather perfect casting, but what do I know?

Also, internet journalism ROFL.

http://latino-review.com/2014/01/exclusive-marvel-eyeing-johnny-depp-dr-strange/

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EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Eyeing JOHNNY DEPP For ‘Dr. Strange’

Hey all,

Those of you that follow me on Twitter (@LatinoReviewMFR) know that I’ve been teasing all night about a scoop regarding Marvel. Well, it’s now time to open up the bag and show you all my first big kill:

A well-connected source informed me tonight that Johnny Depp has taken a meeting with Marvel to discuss taking on the role of Dr. Strange.

The 50-year-old actor is a comic book fan, and is said to be very interested in jumping onto the Marvel machine. Johnny Depp also happens to have a very fruitful relationship with Marvel’s owner, Disney. It was the mouse house, after all, that took a gamble when it gave the eccentric actor his first leading role in a summer tentpole, Pirates of The Caribbean, and that franchise went on to earn billions (yes, with a “b”) for the studio. He also made them a mint with their live-action Alice in Wonderland film.

While they have Depp on the hook for another Pirates film, it is believed they would shift that production around if he does agree to sign on the dotted line for Marvel.
As you can tell, Marvel is in the megastar business and, despite Lone Ranger, Depp is still one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He’s a household name that’s known by kids, teens, and their parents. On Monday, it was announced that Hollywood royalty Michael Douglas was cast as Hank Pym in Ant-Man, and- assuming they can work out the details- an announcement about Depp could be forthcoming.

Of note, if Johnny Depp does decide to don the cape, it would involve a bit of a script overhaul. I spoke to El Mayimbe, and he was quick to note that the original script had a 30-year-old Dr. Strange. He has an intimate knowledge of the script (you can check out his in-depth analysis HERE and HERE), but he agrees with me that Marvel wouldn’t hesitate to alter things if it meant signing a star on the level of Johnny Depp.

To be clear, this would have no bearing on Marvel’s Phase 2 plans, or The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is strictly Phase 3 stuff, with Marvel initially eyeing 2016 as the year to unleash Dr. Strange on mainstream audiences. So if it happens, the soonest we’d likely see Depp is in a post-credits sequence in Ultron.

Also thought I’d mention that my source, when it was mentioned how Depp has been a fanboy casting favorite for Strange for quite some time, implied that that may be one of the elements that brought the two sides together.

As always, though, let me remind you that this is Hollywood. Plans change. Offers expire. Negotiations stall. So while Depp has met with Marvel, and both sides want this to work, it doesn’t mean it will.

Keep an eye on this space as I get my hands on more details, and let’s see if these two giants of the industry actually come to terms and make a deal, or if it falls apart in a back room somewhere.

Thanks for your time,

MFR

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #219 on: January 23, 2014, 04:40:52 PM »
Whoa! So Thor 2 is friggin' good! I'm too shocked to even go into why.

Good! Have superhero movies finally hit their stride?

Not at all. In fact, I think Thor: The Dark World might be an statistical outlier predicting the ultimate fall of the superhero movie.



So I was going to post in the M. Night thread about my recent rewatch of Unbreakable... But then it hit me, as I searched for that thread, that Unbreakable is really the perfect superhero movie. It's what all the superhero movies should be... An interesting footnote, maybe, for the blog post you'll never write!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #220 on: January 24, 2014, 04:51:46 PM »
Unbreakable is constantly getting trashed by everyone on the internet, but I remember liking it.

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« Reply #221 on: January 24, 2014, 04:58:00 PM »
Unbreakable is constantly getting trashed by everyone on the internet, but I remember liking it.

I kinda liked it too.
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« Reply #222 on: January 24, 2014, 05:56:36 PM »
Unbreakable is constantly getting trashed by everyone on the internet, but I remember liking it.

It's awesome and it holds up. Maybe it gets trashed because Bruce Willis doesn't fly away at the end?

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« Reply #223 on: January 24, 2014, 05:57:56 PM »
Unbreakable is constantly getting trashed by everyone on the internet, but I remember liking it.

It's awesome and it holds up. Maybe it gets trashed because Bruce Willis doesn't fly away at the end?

It's because the black guy doesn't have moths flying out from his mouth.
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #224 on: January 24, 2014, 06:00:38 PM »
Unbreakable is constantly getting trashed by everyone on the internet, but I remember liking it.

It's awesome and it holds up. Maybe it gets trashed because Bruce Willis doesn't fly away at the end?

It's because the black guy doesn't have moths flying out from his mouth.

Oh, and the kid is believable and does a good job as opposed to being some sort of J-horror archetype/ivory boy sweetheart.