David Goyer will direct "Magneto" Comments - Mania.com


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CappyMorgan 4/27/2007 9:30:50 AM
The guy should stay OUT of the director's chair. Plus, this concept was already done...wasn't it called Hannibal Rising? BTW, what is the adversion to making more X men movies without Berry and Jackman?
monkeyfoot 4/27/2007 9:36:51 AM
MetalWatero , I for one am very happy to see your well thought out opinions! I, like alot of the people in these commentaries liked Batman Begins, but it is very good to see a differing opinion on the subject that is expressing themselves with something other than "It sucked!" keep up the good work. I'm still not sure of Goyer's prowess as a director. But he knows his subject matter. The plot of this reminds me of Hannibal Rising which I have not read or seen. Hopefully it will come off better than the film version of that.
fft5305 4/27/2007 9:49:36 AM
Agreed, monkeyfoot! I enjoyed BB immensely, and disagree with most of what MetalWatero said, but I never mind a differing opinion if it is thought out and has reasoning behind it. I can't stand when someone disagrees with me and their only reason is because, "Well that's just stupid. You're wrong... and dumb." Personal insults and attacks are no subsitute for logic and reasoning.
Merin 4/27/2007 9:51:49 AM
There are a couple good points that MetalWatero makes - mainly that the public interest in a Magneto film must be extremely low (wheee, more anti-Nazi films . . . and Wonder Woman will fight Nazi's . . . I know, let's get some Nazi's on the Lost island and Jack Bauer can have 24 hours to figure out how Hitler has kidnapped the President's dog by torturing some skinheads) and that Goyer is probably better off not behind the camera. That's where his good points end. Batman Begins, IMO at least, was amazing. I am NOT a fan of Batman the character but I did really like that film. Batman Begins wasn't the fluff that the first Spider-Man was (and, sad to say, I think Katie Holmes did better than Kirsten Dunst in the first film - but that is debatable.) Blade was a great success, and thanks to it X-Men got greenlit, and thanks to X-Men Spider-Man finally happened. Course, thanks to Spider-Man, Punisher and Daredevil and Elektra and Fantastic Four happened - but whether that's all good or all bad is also debatable. This is, indeed, a snore. Add this to my list of "comic book" films to ignore - Wolverine, Magneto . . . Storm if they get stupid and decide to make it. Which is sad, as I like Ian McKellen and thought he did fine as Magneto. Goyer is fairly successful, and I'll give the man his dues in bringing me many good films that I enjoyed. I even enjoyed Blade Trinity - I thought it was perhaps the worst portrayal of Dracula I've ever seen (sorry Dominic, you did the best you could with the material) and there was no real sense of threat from the villains at all - but I love Jessica Biel in this movie, I love Ryan Reynolds in this movie, and the back and forth between Reynolds and Posey were worth the price of admission alone.
PAGE 4/27/2007 9:57:18 AM
I'm sorry, but I didn't know Batman was a stand up comedian. Batman Begins was far from a bore fest. No doubt Spiderman has crushed Batman Begins at the box office, but the reason for that is Spiderman is a heck of a lot more kid friendly than Batman. Batman scares the crap out of most kids, plus, the parents of most kids won't allow their kids to see Batman because he is a dark character. If you want comedy in a Batman film, I would suggest Burton's Batman & Batman Return's, or Batman Forever. Granted, not everything was perfect about Batman Begins (Katie Holmes for example), however that film was much truer to the character than any of the other Batman flicks. As far as Magneto film goes, I agree. Nobody wants a Magneto film. I'm not so sure I even want a Wolverine flick. I want another X-Men movie. A good one! And David Goyer may not be the best director, but he is a decent writer. If it wasn't for Blade, a lot of these comic book movies we have been graciously blessed with woudn't have even been turned into a script, let alone actually filmed, because after that disaster flick Batman & Robin, these studios wouldn't think a comic book movie wouldn't work. Say want you want about Goyer, but he get's my respect.
nax37 4/27/2007 10:02:25 AM
I understand why people would see the similarities between Hannibal Rising and this basic outline of a Magneto movie, but Nazi's were a part of Magneto's origin long before they were a part of Hannibal Lecter's.
bdd 4/27/2007 10:28:02 AM
Talk about over doing X-Men.
hanso 4/27/2007 10:38:45 AM
Batman wasn't funny in Batman Begins? So what. It stayed true to the comic and he was a dark character instead of the 60's Batman type. Obviously Spider-Man has more comedy in it because that's the way the character is. Yea Spider-Man made more $$ in B.O. but he's more public friendly than the Dark Knight. B.O. shouldn't matter though because by those standards FF and probably even Supes Returns would be considered good flicks and lets face it they are not. Batman Begins owes it success to Nolan and not Goyer. I welcome any movie about comic book characters but I would prefere Goyer not directing because Blade 3 wasn't my cup of tea. Maybe he'll prove me wrong.
ashscousin 4/27/2007 12:16:35 PM
I too I'm not overly psyched to see a Magneto movie, the studios need to learn that just cause a movie is based on a comic doesn't guaranty box office gold. I think they'll lean that soon enough with the arrival of "Magneto", "The Flash", and in particular "Wonder Woman". Some characters don't have a big enough following to warrant a film and others like Wonder Woman - Though well known - are dated and irrelevant to the general modern movie audience. As for Goyer I really like him as a writer, not just for good comic screen plays but for screen plays to great movies like "Dark City". I'm not really into him as a director - I fucking hated Blade trinity, but that was more for the story than the directing. He really fucked up what was my favorite franchise from all fronts, seriously, the last thing Blade needed was his own "Scooby gang". Oh well, he's written some decent stuff lately though.
jppintar326 4/27/2007 2:55:20 PM
Goyer also directed The Invisible, which was extremely boring. Blade Trinity looked phoned in. Get him out of the director's chair.
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