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gauleyboy420 4/14/2010 9:28:15 AM

Not a big fan of Fox'x acting either Wiseguy, and she's good looking enough, but she's not my ultimate fantasy woman.. Not sure about Hex, but reshoots aren't always a bad thing. Raimi did last minute re-shoots on Spiderman ! (check out the wig on DaFoe in his death scene) sometimes it's just a necesity.


As for the Losers, looks like any action movie out there to me. Soon the Comic movies will platuea. I'm happy so many creators arecashing in, there is no $$$ in comics. BUT not every Movie based on Comics needs to say "Based on the Hit Comic Series/Graphic Novel" like it says in every trailer for comic movie adaptions.


wessmith1966 4/14/2010 10:07:02 AM

The Hornet movie a disaster? Gee, I'm shocked. I can remember sites like this one buzzing with negative comments about the people involved in the movie. I was one of those railing against Rogen's involvement.

So Lobo is dead? Gee, I'm shocked...again. Lobo's a lousy character from a company with scores of great characters. Forget Lobo and Hex...Make a GOOD Superman movie, or a Flash movie, or a Shazam movie, or a...well, you get the picture.

I think Whedon will do a terrific job on Avengers. He's excellent with ensemble casts and back and forth dialogue. With Whedon on board, I want to see Hawkeye in Avengers, because that character and Tony Stark are perfect for Whedon's snappy banter. He probably won't write the screenplay, but will have a lot to say about the dialogue.

I don't want to know what the post-credit scene is...part of the fun is being surprised.

I'm definitely going to see Kick Ass because it's going to do just that! I think Losers looks entertaining, too.

monkeyfoot 4/14/2010 10:13:06 AM

Green Hornet: I really wish Stephen Chow had stayed as director and co-star.

Avengers: I hope Whedon is up to it. He writes great scripts. But I'm not to sure about directing. And yes, I've seen Serenity. It's a good movie. He does great characters in there, but when he gets to action he seems to want to keep up heavy exposition and characterization when people should be just shooting. I'm just worried when The Avengers gets to scenes where stuff should just be "blowt up reel guud" will we be sidetracked with deep thoughts about each heroes anxieities and deep intellectual thoughts when he just should be kicking ass.   

agentkooper 4/14/2010 10:27:22 AM

gauleyboy - Totally with you on the Spectacular Spider-Man show.  Loved that one.

Stoked for Whedon.  This is good news.

And damn Millar is a douche.  Love some of his books, but there you go.

jfdavis 4/14/2010 10:31:50 AM

Avengers- Whedon will definitely have input on dialogue etc. and it'll be very good. I loved Serenity much more than Firefly.  I think Uwe Boll is pushing it but certainly William Shatner could direct Avengers and have it bring in the cash...

Losers and Jonah Hex- I haven't seen anything to suggest either film will suck. I'm guessing some studio executive, or maybe different ones, doesn't "get" them and therefore assumes no one else will...

Green Hornet- I can tell you right now my above comment is involved here.  Green Hornet done right will be a little campy. I guarantee they have never seen five minutes of the TV show. I'm also sure they don't even know there were shows broacast on radio prior to TV... Probably can't figure out rotary phones either...

Ultimate Spider-man- the Spider-man Unlimited cartoon had an alternate take and was a little too weird for my tastes.   I'd rather reboot Spider-man and his Amazing Friends. By the way, why is Spectacular Spider-man ending? I can't see this new show doing better in the ratings...

Darkknight2280 4/14/2010 10:33:18 AM

I think Whedon will be great he has written for marvel in the past he knows team dynamics fomr the comics and form dealing with multiple characters on his tv shows (Buffy, Angel and Firefly), hey just be glad Michael Bay isnt directing..lol

wessmith1966 4/14/2010 11:24:38 AM

jfdavis...Batman was camp in the 60s, too, but that doesn't mean it was the right way to do a Batman movie? Example: Schumaker's Batman vs. Nolan Batman. Which one is better? Nine times out of ten you'll Nolan will get the Nod.

Green Hornet should be almost noir-ish, with some comedic elements thrown in. Even Nolan's Batman has some dialogue designed to make you smile. Moviegoers in today's market expect more from a "super hero" movie. Do many people know more about Green Hornet than kato was played by Bruce Lee and it was similar in style to Batman? No, not really, but that doesn't mean that Rogen and the director can just make a camp movie. They have to look at what the pople who go to see "super hero" movies want to see, what they expect to see. And, they don't expect to see Rogen - who's had his 15 minutes already - make a joke out of the genre.

jedibanner 4/14/2010 11:28:01 AM

Whedon on Avengers....Meh.

Giving a large movie like this to the guy who's movies have always flopp, not a good idea. Sure he knows the ''fans'' and he's written some good Buffy or Angel but, it's a complete different ballgame to go from a good TV show to a large, important movie like Avengers.

Not too convinced about this ONE BIT.

jfdavis 4/14/2010 12:15:11 PM

@Wessmith1966 Yes, even I agree Nolan's take was better than either Burton or Schumacher's takes. And yes, I would have to say both Sam Raimi and even Kevin Smith would be higher on my list to shepherd the GH property. Maybe I imagined this, more than once mind you, but I could have sworn both Rogan and Gondry assured people this wasn't going to be a comedy.  Recently I saw a geopolitical thriller called Traitor with Don Cheadle. I was surprised to discover the story was written by Steve Martin. Yes, that Steve Martin.  Am I comparing Steve and Seth? Only slightly but my point is people shouldn't judge a book by it's cover and it's a proven fact studios like Sony and Fox don't really know what they're doing...  

ponyboy76 4/14/2010 12:51:12 PM

"Giving a large movie like this to the guy who's movies have always flopp"

JediBanner, what movies are you talking about ? He's directed one full length feature, Serenity, which was really good if you are a fan of Firefly and a good action flick on its own merits. I said this before on here, probably to you, but before Iron Man Favreau hadn't directed any big money features and look what happened.

Wiseguy, I'd go with Megan Fox for the blame too. I actually used to defend her, but then I watched Jennifer's Body. She is no Angelina Jolie as far as acting. I like Josh Brolin though. I think he'll do Jonah Hex some justice.

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