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Wiseguy 5/7/2012 11:29:57 AM

lazarus I agree with your first point. I think Loki was influencing Banner some through the staff. And I read where Whedon was saying something to the effect that Hulk crashing to earth and meeting the guard who wasn't scared and accepted him sort of gives him his bearings to return to the fight and control the Hulk

The second part I'll just say Hawkeye is one of the top agents so getting around security protocols for him wouldn't be impossible and Stark is a top level genius so his little wiretap is top of the line stuff

millean I agree about your TDKR points. The film also has the huge advantage of playing unchallenged in I-Max screens for at least 2 months according to I-Max headman


millean 5/7/2012 11:36:26 AM

As for all of this Disney/Marvel and WB/DC stuff...

I SORELY hope that the bigwigs at WB were paying attention this weekend.  Marvel just showed them the blueprint on how to go about making a group/team movie.  The numerous films set in one universe are paying off for them big time.  It's almost as if they are taking a page out of the comic book world where...  oh wait.

Movie studios in general are a copycat machine.  It normally annoys me to no end when that happens, but this is one instance where the reverse is true.

A Justice League movie will always be my dream film.  However, it will be immensely harder to jump into a team movie before the solo films.  Why? Two words: character development.  Things the Marvel movies have been full of.  The team first approach can be done, but it will be less likely to be successful because you have less screen time per character to make a worthwhile connection.

Come on WB, put your comic book guys in control and let them do their thing...  Yes, Marvel beat you to the punch, but don't let your pride keep you from being as successful as you can be.  :)


millean 5/7/2012 11:42:38 AM

Hey Wise,

Just curious, which is your favorite?  Avatar or Avengers?

Yeah, I think the BO race between these two will be fun to watch.  I can see it now though.  The opening weekend comes, and TDKR is about 50-60 mil behind Avengers, we'll hear all of the Marvel fanboys shouting from the rooftops in victory.  The real race should emerge about 3-4 weeks after TDKR releases.

As long as the race is a close one, then we (as the viewing audience) all should win.  :)

Wiseguy 5/7/2012 11:50:41 AM

millean yes I love AVATAR that's obvious but The Avengers is like life long dream come true. No competition, these have been amongst if not my favorite superheroes pretty much my entire life. Now I need a great Justice Leage movie and God can take me anytime after that :) but please don't

However I usually don't like to lump films together but rather put them in their own separate sub-genres. The scopes, themes and tones can be so far apart comparisons are just impractical

karas1 5/7/2012 12:12:44 PM

I really enjoyed Avengers.  The mechanical flying space whales were cool.

XeroWarp 5/7/2012 12:27:04 PM

Its the whales Spock saved...there back to take over.

Wiseguy 5/7/2012 12:45:00 PM

Wow the actual is 207.4 million. Man that is amazing

ElBaz13 5/7/2012 12:46:20 PM

Agree with Wise. When I started comics way back when, I was into Marvel's Gijoe, Hulk, X-men and Avengers (West Coast included). I did not collect the solo books of Cap, IM or Thor but I still followed them in the Avengers and actually preferred them in a disfunctional team book over their solo books.

If I look back in the past decade, movies were made of all of these and Avengers is the one that pretty much nailed it. GiJoe was atrocious. The Hulk movies were good but still missing something (I guess it's proven now that he's better off in a support role instead of a lead) and I've had a love/hate relationship witht he X-men movies love (because they finally brought them to the big screen) and hate (because it doesn't look like the X-men I read over the years).

I tend to nitpick some of the source material I like but I can't find anything to nitpick on Avengers except maybe the running time. I wanted more!

If DC wants a solid JL I think they have to take a different approach. Sure it worked for Marvel having 5 movies to lead into Avengers but if DC decides to do this (once the Batman stuff is out of Nolan's hands) then it might be too passé, meaning by that time, IM3, Thor 2, Ant Man, Cap 2 will have done a 2nd time for Avengers 2.  Someone here suggested they should kickstart with #1 and 2 (Bats and Supes in 1 movie) and work with that. That would be a better approach. Use the Cavill Superman as the beginning point and follow up with World's Finest.



redhairs99 5/7/2012 2:00:53 PM

One major disadvantage for TDKR in terms of BO#'s is the lack of the 3D screenings price tag.  No 3D means no extra 5 to 10 bucks per ticket.  Sure they have IMax, but I'd bet there are more screens available for 3D than available IMax screens...just my 2 cents.

jp64 5/7/2012 2:08:29 PM

 Isn't there a rating based on ticket sales?  I would love to see how these movies stack up to the # of tickets sold and not the price.  Does anyone know where this info could be obtained?

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