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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #225 on: February 03, 2014, 05:26:53 PM »
Sight unseen, my impulse is that this will be the best "blockbuster" of the year.


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #226 on: February 03, 2014, 09:39:20 PM »
They can only improve after the awfulness of the first one...

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #227 on: February 03, 2014, 09:45:13 PM »
I loved the first one. That doesn't mean I thought it was any great shakes, but it was so goofily earnest, I couldn't help but enjoy it.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #228 on: February 09, 2014, 06:06:43 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.

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.

I loved it as well! Because, yes, it's more Asgard than Earth. Really solid fun right through.

The Next Gen episode your thinking of is actually a movie -- it's 67.8% Star Trek Nemesis.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #229 on: February 10, 2014, 05:43:22 AM »
Does the Lego: Movie count as a superhero movie?
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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #230 on: February 10, 2014, 08:28:53 AM »
Does the Lego: Movie count as a superhero movie?

It's a self-proclaimed parody of superhero movies. So...I guess.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #231 on: February 10, 2014, 02:52:32 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.

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.

I loved it as well! Because, yes, it's more Asgard than Earth. Really solid fun right through.

The Next Gen episode your thinking of is actually a movie -- it's 67.8% Star Trek Nemesis.

I've blocked out Nemesis. You and I saw it together before getting insanely drunk.

RE: Thor 2... Asgard really is far more fun. That said, I thought they handled the relationship between "Midgard" and Asgard for more elegantly in the second one than they did the first. While I like Branagh as a director, he's heavy handed and that sort of made the first Thor into this weird parody of itself. The GoT director of the second one seemed to understand how to play all this nonsense in a more subtle way that at made it easier to get swept up in it.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #232 on: February 10, 2014, 03:09:45 PM »
Is Adventures in Babysitting a superhero movie?

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #233 on: February 10, 2014, 03:15:41 PM »
Is Adventures in Babysitting a superhero movie?

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #234 on: February 11, 2014, 08:03:19 AM »
Because Reggie owns controlling shares of Xfinity, Adventures in Babysitting was just starting on one of the pay channels when I got up! Yay!

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« Reply #235 on: February 11, 2014, 08:28:31 PM »
You're welcome!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #236 on: February 19, 2014, 01:09:12 AM »
Naysayers are predicting that Guardians of the Galaxy will be Marvel's first bomb. This first trailer looks a-ok to me though.


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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #237 on: February 19, 2014, 08:46:57 AM »
So I've been operating under the theory that this was somehow tied into The Avengers or Justice League or whatever because I have very little comic world knowledge... Because of that, I've been ignoring it and kind of not interested.

What I find out today is that it's Galaxy Quest for the modern kids! And that's good!

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #238 on: February 19, 2014, 02:35:27 PM »
It looks like throwback to Buckaroo Banzai or Ice Pirates. Also a good thing.

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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #239 on: February 19, 2014, 02:54:37 PM »
It looks like throwback to Buckaroo Banzai or Ice Pirates. Also a good thing.

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