August 25, 2008 at 8:09 am #171BuchoParticipant
First the remake of The Hulk that ignores another The Hulk film only 5 years old, now this? It’s just weird to me the way these execs think sometimes. How do they get to the top with such a black and white view of things? The strategy just seems so ham-fisted.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm #3632Version3Keymaster
I don’t think I’m worried about them starting over, that I actually get. Without everyone from Returns signed on, why would you even attempt a sequel to it? When has that ever worked? But, a dark Superman movie? Dark super hero movies as a policy. When did executives completely cease to know anything at all about actual films (see my post about Lucas for a possible answer here)?
We are going to see a lot of DC crap for a bit I’m afraid. One thing Hollywood should learn is that not every comic property has big screen potential. If Hulk went ape shit and tore some regular people apart -became more of a monster before getting things somewhat under control I believe you’d have audiences loving it. Maybe even afraid of it. Otherwise, it should have never been a box office film, much less two of them. I don’t think Wonder Woman should be made at all; because Hollywood will be the factory in which this will be fully manufactured. They’ll either try to impress the world by sticking the so-called current “hot girl” in the revealing outfit without any regard for the movie making, or they will shoe-horn Hollywood’s “big” actress name into the role pretending what the movie needs is a “strong” actress to make WW more human. So watch out, we may get a very sad Wonder Woman in the form of Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Sad, but they fail with this shit much more often than they succeed. I wish the rest of the job market universe worked the way Hollywood does. As Kevin Smith put it: “..in Hollywood, you fail upward.”August 25, 2008 at 8:52 pm #3636El RustirinoParticipant
Yeah, Superman Returns did suck.August 25, 2008 at 9:00 pm #3639padawaneagleParticipant
I didn’t mind it so much. Sure there were some bad parts, but i didn’t mind the movie as a whole. I’ll never understand the amount of hatred it gets.August 25, 2008 at 10:08 pm #3633Version3Keymaster
I liked it. I had issues with a few things, but then I always do. I’m just one of those people that know that Superman Returns could not have been a huge success, no matter what, because it had to accomplish so much. I can’t watch it all of the time or anything, but I’ll still watch it from time to time.
If memory serves, Jerry liked it pretty well too.August 26, 2008 at 12:44 am #3637El RustirinoParticipant
Yeah, you guys liked it. I hated it HARD.August 26, 2008 at 5:51 am #3638thx_1227ParticipantEl Rustirino wrote:…I hated it HARD.
Surprise, surprise… 8)
I still haven’t seen it, I guess I need to get on that…August 26, 2008 at 8:53 am #3634BuchoParticipant
The guy is a parody of Hollywood execs if that thing is true. “Batman banked big. Batman is a superhero. Batman is a dark story. Therefore superhero + darkness = bank.” (It reminds me in a way of that thing Jerry and Bryan used to do. “A fish is an animal. A beaver is an animal. Therefore a fish is a beaver.” Bad analogy sure, but that stuff always made me laugh.)
Batman always had the dark side, it fits like one of those batgloves with the throwing star detachable/shootable things. Superman has his own angst and internal conflict but it’s not anything like the Batman vibe. Idiot. What a fuckin world Hollywood is.
(Speaking of KSmith, I’m really starting to look forward to Zack and Miri Make A Porno. I don’t really know why, the plot isn’t anything spectacular, I just am really interested because it’s him I guess.)
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.August 29, 2008 at 7:15 am #3635Jor-ElParticipant
I like titties.
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