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More Judge Dredd Pics Appear (Article) - 7/26/2011 11:31:19 AM

Looks alright. The Judge Minty stuff was spot on for a Dredd adaptation and there was also an old arcade game of Judge Dredd that used the comic's costumes in the cut scenes. I think they could have left in the large shoulder guards for this movie, though. But anyway, I'm looking forward to this. 

SgtTechCom: It's confusing these days. Much of the audience doesn't buy what they see on screen, anyway. Not even the stuff portrayed realistically, like The Dark Knight. I think the costumes and styles worked nicely in Sly's Dredd movie. That is how I pictured Mega City One to look and the Judges certainly were intimidating. The Judges in this new movie do kind of resemble rag-tag mercs who used to hang out in biker bars, but I'll go with it and say that the future is really a mess and dwindling resources force them to cut back in MC1.
Johnnyathm1: Ah, yes! You said it. The Judge uniforms in this movie reflect the harsh times in Mega City One. The regal look would be an unnecessary expense in such a lousy, war-torn economy.
jackwagon: They would be impractical. Apart from staying true to the helmet design in the comics, this movie is supposed to have its own identity from Sly's movie. Even with the title. We can just suspend disbelief and assume the Judges just know how to get the job done even while wearing visually obscuring headwear. :P They've managed in the comics since the 70s, so why not here?

Three More APES Clips Arrive (Article) - 7/25/2011 1:47:43 PM

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium: Usually that happens when both sides want something really bad and there are hostages involved. What jedibanner is saying is that the apes are unarmed and outnumbered and stand little chance of succeeding. Even with hostages, the apes are still up against superior human numbers. They would have a hard time in actually conquering the planet.

Three More APES Clips Arrive (Article) - 7/25/2011 1:37:37 PM

While this does look good, do they expect us to buy that these apes will conquer the world? A small group of apes against 7 billion humans. Kind of implausible, and considering the apes are doing it without killing, as Caesar just demonstrated. Unless the apes have something else up their sleeves, I don't see any reason why the government wouldn't employ a hammer-down protocol to stop them, especially if they threaten a city.

Apart from that, it's good to see Glenn Shadix reprising his orangutan role. :P

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Finale Online (Article) - 7/25/2011 1:07:54 PM

SarcasticCaveman: Interesting. I also think Mortal Kombat was not suited that well for TV or film, unless animated or in comic book format. The more the series progressed, the more it was taken in a serious context. These webisodes are fun, but are nothing to rave about. I think the games handle the story the best way. And while the first movie was the better of the two, it still felt like watching one long advertisement for the game series. 

Captain America Takes Potter Down (Article) - 7/25/2011 12:15:41 PM

Un-Wise: Chris Evans did draw more of the female crowd for Captain America, much like Samuel Jackson being cast as Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequels to help draw in the urban crowd. While Evans did an excellent job as Captain America, not everyone would know this at the time he was cast. From a marketing standpoint, it worked. I'm not saying that's why all women went and saw it - there are plenty of fangirls out there. And really? You have to use the cliched gay slander on me? How old are you? Two or three? Grow up. And I'm not whining about Cowboys & Aliens. I don't care whether you watch it or not. I just call you a hypocrite, because you are. You'll condemn one movie for being exactly what you like about another. What were your grievances for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? Bad story and no compelling visuals. So if it'd had good visuals but bad story (Transformers 1, 2, & 3) then it would have done well for you, yes? By that reasoning, At World's End should have been your favorite Pirates film, as it had all of the visuals but no decent story. Imagine how it would have looked in 3D. But no, you didn't like At World's End. And try taking a better look at the reaction to Cowboys & Aliens and then we'll talk ambivalence. Comments like, "This movie's going to be a steaming pile of shit." or "This is totally lame.", which are all over the place, fall into the negative category. Lastly, you're riling yourself with bait I'm not even throwing out there. You should be past such things. Set an example. 

Captain America has $26 Mil Friday (Article) - 7/25/2011 11:47:02 AM

karas1: What are you talking about? I'm looking forward to Cowboys & Aliens. 

SDCC: Amazing Spider-Man Panel (Article) - 7/25/2011 11:38:11 AM

The line between fantasy and reality is very thin. You all talk about it like you know exactly how it could or would be. This is the problem that the Hulk has had with his big screen outings; nobody buys into a 9 foot green goliath only because nothing like that exists in the world to compare it to; however, the trolls in Lord of the Rings are believable only because they exist in a pure fantasy world. Dinosaurs are believable in a movie because we know they existed once. Whether it's this Spider-Man or Nolan's Batman, it's only the interpretation of the director and not reality. This would be like comparing the Batman in Gotham By Gaslight to the more iconic version we're all familiar with and saying that the Gaslight version is off-beat since it was more like a Sherlock Holmes story. In the end, it doesn't matter, because it's all fantasy. Even Nolan's films.

For me, the Nolan films were alright, but they didn't work all that great simply because he set too many "realistic" rules in them. Jon Favreau tried this with Iron Man to an extent and was concerned that the real world villains in the movie would conflict with the more fantastic elements of Thor or Hulk. I don't think so. If you keep an open mind and stop basing everything on how our world appears then you should be fine.

Ford Becomes Earp in Black Hats (Article) - 7/25/2011 11:12:53 AM

InnerSanctum: I suppose they plan on adapting Xerxes into a film, but the 300 Spartans won't be involved. At least not directly. 

Ford Becomes Earp in Black Hats (Article) - 7/25/2011 11:10:18 AM

This is called gonzo history, or, more specifically, secret history. It's a device fiction writers use that doesn't actually interfere with the history we know; no major events are changed. It only describes what could have been going on behind the scenes. Check out Tim Powers' novel On Stranger Tides for an excellent example. This idea can work for a film and Max Allan Collins is a damn good writer (Road to Perdition). I'll have to see this.

SDCC: Amazing Spider-Man Panel (Article) - 7/24/2011 10:17:36 AM

I think this movie will be much better than the other three. Of Raimi's films, only Spider-Man 2 was the best (not including Kirsten Dunst as MJ). From the way Curt Connors looks here, I expect that if they ever get around to reintroducing the symbiote in this series they will get it right. The Lizard just looks great. In the sequel, let's see what Vulture can do. 


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