I'm emotionally invested in an arbitrary star rating someone on a video filtering site gave a movie I haven't even seen yet... A movie based on a comic series originally geared toward children.
*I'm emotionally invested in an arbitrary star rating someone on a video filtering site gave a TRAILER FOR a movie I haven't even seen yet... A movie based on a comic series originally geared toward children.
While being annoyed at star ratings is worth poking fun of, the "originally geared toward children" is utterly asinine.
Some of the best movies and literature were not only "originally geared toward children", but are still today written with them in mind. It's not like adults are prohibited from enjoying Pixar because there's not enough sex and swearing. And it's not like this film will be any less appropriate for adults than the dozen or action movies released around it that feature torture porn and tits.
So should we consider Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man actual movies or just commercials for this movie?
Every single character needs an "origin" movie it seems.
well to be fair, characters having an origin movie isn't bad...its when you pull a sony's amazing spiderman that its just horse shit, hell im actually kinda excited about the new superman movie, but wished they didn't have to rehash his origin, even if it takes up a small amount of the film. a
as for wether the movies should count as a commercial for this is really subjective, personally i was entertained and thought ironman, and especially thor, incredible hulk and caps movies were done well enough and enjoyable enough that i wouldn't consider them commercials. had they been of the first ghostrider movie caliber or daredevil and or elektra, even fantastic four level then i would totally agree.
Eh, maybe Thor, since that one seems to be the most focused on setting up the Avengers, and the others stand on their own as great films.
Either way, I'm not quite sure how the idea of several superhero movies to set up the grand nerd crossover that would have been unheard of a decade ago is a bad thing. It's like getting that extra season of Arrested Development as setup for the upcoming movie. Sure it won't live up to expectations, but I'm still glad they're trying.
They'd been planning this since Iron Man was in pre-production (there's a teaser for Avengers at the end of that film, after the credits.)
It just feels kind of cynical to me, I guess. I quite liked both Iron Mans, and Thor and Captain America were decent, but smooshing them all together seems to lessen each film somehow.
Star Wars was a commercial for The Empire Strikes Back, itself a commercial for Retur... wait, what?
"Iron Man" was a stand alone film, testing the waters for this. Marvel Studios came into being with "Iron Man". The Hulk's inclusion was questionable, since all previous Marvel based characters were licensed out to other studios (Sony: Spider-Man and Ghost Rider, Fox: X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil & Elektra (probably lapsed by now on the last two), Lionsgate: The Punisher and New Line: Blade (as well, probably lapsed). The Hulk was licensed to Universal, but since they have an agreement with Universal theme park's Marvel Land, it apparently worked out.
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where the fuck is Vision?
Where the fuck is Ant Man and Wasp?
word is, they're still working on doing an Ant Man movie with Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) directing
Tell you what, I'll let my inner 10-year old rate this one, and unleash my bitter cynicism on the next trailer that comes along.
comic book superhero movie
this one's totally different, it's in IMAX 3D.
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Ruffalo had better not fuck this up.
Is there a slow groundswell among trailer editors to use music from The Fragile? It worked pretty well for 300, but not so much for this.
Reznor "Gave Up" on Nine Inch Nails and is more interested in writing, remixing and resurrecting old music for movies now.
Johanssoncanrana alert at 1:24
Is it wrong that i want to see Punisher appearing at some point and just killing a bad guy with his rocket launcher?
The Wolverine cameo from X-Men: First Class would have worked great if they hadn't already done it.
My ideal cameo would be to see Tobey MaGuire tapdancing in a club right before it's utterly flattened in the middle of the Avengers grand battle.
Stiltman as one of the extras running from an explosion.
No, god damn you, no.
Something seems to have happened to me past the point of 30 that finds this deeply silly. Like this money could be used to feed starving orphans silly.
We don't feed orphans anymore. Orphans are liberals who are only poor and parentless because of their laziness and other shortcomings.
you think this is silly now? just wait and see how much money it ends up making.
Still waiting for a "Nexus in the Bowl-shaped World" movie.
Why is it despite bigger budgets and better special effects, modern movies are becoming more and more obvious in taking place on cramped sets?
Bad directors and finnicky actors are afraid of anything except green screens
Comic book movies are now actually comic books made into movies. I find this exciting.
This doesn't look bad. Against all my desires to one star it into hell itself, I enjoyed this trailer.
PLEASE have them fight Ultron.
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