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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2014, 07:37:43 PM »

I found that video in the opening post rather hit or miss, and the majority of it was just broad generalizations more than anything.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2014, 11:03:21 PM »

I still say if DC wants to compete with Marvel, they should do live action TV shows.  They have, what five out already.  Have the TV market covered before Marvel gets its shows off the ground.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2014, 11:14:01 PM »

Hell Marvel HAS a show off the ground and most people are still talking about Flash, Arrow, and Constatine, despite Arrow being absolute shit.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2014, 01:29:56 PM »

If DC just took their time world building, instead of using the Supes/Bats movie to introduce a bunch of characters, i'd be more confident.

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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2014, 06:25:58 AM »

They're ebig smart to avoid marvel's well-crafted universe, which is way too embedded in pop culture to try to imitate at this point. When Fox and Sony do the same, it looks fairly weak. A Marvel post-credits scene is usually a HUGE deal. Days of Future Past, a great movie, was pretty meh in the post-credits. "X Men are going to fight a big, bad guy news at 11"

DC is (in theory ) taking the fact that their top 2 iconic characters (more if you count that several others are pretty iconic as well) don't need much backstory.

MoS was (I'm in the minority here) an excellent way to start the DC film U. It gave us all the  over-the-top action and set up a world full of consequences to shape a universe around. marvel is giving us the light hearted stuff and slowly showing us what terrible consequences can come off it.

    The video made a very good point on one thing. I don't think audiences will care much about details or Easter Egss as long at the basic template is followed

Superman is the moral backbone, inspiration and powerhouse

Batman is the hardcore bad ass who uses fear as opposed to inspiration

Wonder Woman is a femininst icon - by being a strong female character and not overly sexually objectified (she has a lot of potential)


etc......

If they leave this out then yes, its a failure.  I see promising signs in both directions. Having people in the film with comic book affiliations like Affleck. A visual guy like Snyfer and bringing in writers to shore up the weaknesses of the concept people like Goyer and bringing in Geoff Johns (he was brought in as an advisor or something or other) were all smart moves.

Cavill is IMO a great Superman if he is written correctly. he nailed everythhing they gave him, the script simply fizled at the very end but if the sequel has Cavill become morallly incorruptible as he has seen what he is capable of when he is Superman (and to be fair he isn't really Superman until the end of MoS) then we have a Superman who has saved the world and we can see him slowly show the world why he is Superman.

Dawn of Justice has a lot of good concepts to play with, albeit a lot of risky production and opportunities to mess up - it has the potential to be much better than people are expecting.

The theme of classic hero's as represented in the modern world is really good if you can pull it off. Jesse Eisenberg from the Facebook movie could absolutely pull off the malivious and modern lex we hate - whether he's up o the job and the script does the job is another question
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2014, 09:55:18 AM »

They're ebig smart to avoid marvel's well-crafted universe, which is way too embedded in pop culture to try to imitate at this point. When Fox and Sony do the same, it looks fairly weak. A Marvel post-credits scene is usually a HUGE deal. Days of Future Past, a great movie, was pretty meh in the post-credits. "X Men are going to fight a big, bad guy news at 11"

This is a sound argument and good examples too.
I'd say that by taking their time, they can prove their quality, overall/post credits.
Plus, in a few years Marvel's big names will be winding up their runs. Be a good time for DC to step in.
Marvel will not be taken down or anything, but DC'd be a lot less likely to be overshadowed.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2014, 01:49:00 AM »

Unless wonder woman appeals to men, and is overly sexualized, the movie wont do that well. Biology 101 over here. Give a dude a boner, he will pay you.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 02:01:52 AM »

I got a boner just from the pick and at least 3 quality FAP's, I think she'll do fine
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2014, 02:13:08 AM »

Doesn't / Isn't Wonder Woman (about to) have the main director from Breaking Bad attached?
That might be hella good news.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2014, 10:01:52 AM »

Hadnt heard that last bit of news. Could be good news.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2014, 12:35:08 AM »

I got a boner just from the pick and at least 3 quality FAP's, I think she'll do fine

2 minutes ago you said it was a feminist piece and isn't sexualized. What the nig fuck, guy?
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2014, 04:58:52 PM »

WW's director attached, it's

THIS PERSON I MENTIONED BEFORE
https://variety.com/2014/film/news/wonder-woman-director-michelle-maclaren-1201363900/
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2014, 03:56:10 PM »

Didn't Geoff Johns help with the Green Lantern movie?

From what I gather he had quite a lot of input and there was a story on Deadline that a few people at DC felt he had a fair part to play in the movie being such a failure.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2014, 08:10:26 PM »

Movie Hal was every bit as shit as his comic book Hal, so I can buy into that rumor.
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Re: Interesting Take On DC Movies
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2014, 09:56:09 PM »

Agreed
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