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Author Topic: Marvel Vs DC MOVIES  (Read 17983 times)
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2007, 10:23:19 PM »

The best comic book movie of all time though - Superman.
I firmly believe that. How did they get it so right? It just was perfect.

I'm with you on that one. I've seen the film several times, of course, and even with close to thirty years since I saw it first, it remains the best (if not the most faithful) comic book adaptation I can call to mind, with the first Spider-Man coming a close second. They hit the jackpot with the story, the effects and the casting - Margot Kidder was an inspired choice, for one.

Oh, if only Gene Hackman had worn the green and purple pyjamas in it!
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2007, 06:25:43 AM »


Marvel's had their share of duds--Daredevil and Hulk come to mind. But at least they are trying.

That's purely a matter of opinion; who's to say who is trying more than the other?
By "trying" I meant that we've seen more Marvel movies than DC movies of late. Marvel's had Spider-Man (x3), X-Men (x3), FF (x2), Daredevil, Hulk, Electra, and Ghost Rider. DC's had Superman, Batman, and Catwoman. It seems that Marvel is more interested in making movies than DC is.
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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2007, 07:38:01 PM »

Keep in mind that those X-Men movies wouldn't have happened without all those pre-Batman Begins Batman movies that everyone seems to have forgotten about.  And that it was the Christopher Reeve Superman movies that pretty much created the genre.  Also on DC's side was Steel and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta.
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2007, 07:54:17 PM »

Yup - and slightly off-topic, you also have Superman's TV series in the 50's creating the live action superhero genre as well.  Actually, you also have Superman to thank for reinventing TV Superhero live action genre's 2 times - Smallville being the most productive of the lot.

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« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2007, 12:42:14 AM »

Also on DC's side was Steel and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta.

Well, I haven't seen Steel, and I think I can do without it; as far as LOEG  and Vendetta go, talk about the films completely missing the point. The immortal Moore's work simply doesn't translate well to the screen, because it's too complex and political.

It's dreadful to think that when the Watchmen film comes out, I'll probably go and see it (or watch it, more appropriately), but I know it will be awful and I will hate it. And I will hate myself for seeing it. There's just no way to break this cycle of self-hatred.
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2007, 07:28:20 AM »

I think the Supes TV shows definitely count. The problem is that WB is kinda ghetto and while Smallville is entertaining. I can't help notice about how targeted towards teens it is. Not a bad thing but I am not a teen.

DC seems to favor its TV shows lately. WB in general seems to opt for the little screen first. Who knows, maybe its making them more money. Its just not as satisfying for the fans. IMHO.

Marvel has associated themselves with Universal and NBC. They seem to have more creative control. I think Stan Lee has made some shrewd decisions and put Marvel in a really good place to make the movies they want to. I wish the same was true for DC. With the right sponsorship they could really make some great movies and give Marvel a run for their money. Who knows, it might make the Marvel movies suck less.

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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2007, 07:35:27 AM »

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It's dreadful to think that when the Watchmen film comes out, I'll probably go and see it (or watch it, more appropriately), but I know it will be awful and I will hate it.

There's going to be a "Watchmen" film? That's ridiculous. How can that be? How will they separate the comic book story from the art? Where does one end and the other begin? "Watchmen" would be even more of a problem than other super-hero movies. It's only suited to the one medium.
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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2007, 07:39:37 AM »

"Watchmen" would be even more of a problem than other super-hero movies. It's only suited to the one medium.

That's exactly what Alan Moore said! His words were something to the effect that it's something you sit down to read in a comfortable arm chair with a steaming cup of coffee. I can't really see how you could do it either - there are so many details and you have to keep going back to check them, like the little substory with the sugar cubes.
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