"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
And before someone calls me shallow or whatever, Nolan's plots, chase scenes, Joker, Batman (not the suit), Batman's origin, casting choices, etc are all amazing. But when i go watch a Batman movie, i'd like it to take place in Gotham and not some bland American city, i'd like Batman to look like Batman, i'd like Catwoman to look like catwoman. I want to feel like i'm in Gotham the way the Arkham games make me feel.
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Still, i liked the suits, and i loved Sinestro. And since i mentioned him, wtf was that ending with the yellow ring? Why would he put it in? It made no sense, especially when a noob lantern vanquishes Parallax all alone and the Guardians told us that the yellow energy destroyed even one of their own. I guess Johns couldnt contain his fanboism.
Hopefully Man of Steel will do a lot better than Green Lantern does and hopefully that will open up the doors to other properties from the DC Universe. I thought Green Lantern would have done that and I had high hopes for the movie, but critics were really hard on it. I won't say it was a bad movie at all, but there were a lot of missed opportunities in it. The Flash has the potential to be a visually stunning movie and with the right director, script and star it could be amazing. The same goes for most all of DC's character, but we can only hope DCE will do the right thing with these characters. I am done rambling now
DC is only going to do this stuff if it makes decent dollars, and they don't want to limit the audience to just a portion of their comic book readers. (I think it's safe to say not all readers also want to invest in buying animated movies.) How much does it cost to make those suckers, any way? Then how much more would it cost to get publicity and theater commitments if they want more than just DVD sales, which I thought were also a dying market in these days of internet streaming and all?
Wizard magazine had an article about "Batman & Robin" back in 1997, before the film came out talking about this very subject. It was pointed out that a studio will appeal to a larger audience than the fanbase, because they can sell twice as many tickets to John Q. Public over the guy who has been a fan for most of his life. The studios thought that they could appeal to the fan community by showcasing a lot of their projects at SDCC and found that based on sales and ratings, it was a waste of their time and energy. That despite a strong, positive reaction when trailers are shown there, the larger picture is often much more disappointing. That's why they scaled back last year, for the first time in years.Originally Posted by MajorHoy
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I don't know if DC has a chance against Marvel! Zach Synder is not imo an inspired choice for directing Superman and Nolan's Batman doesn't play well with others, so they can't ever make a franchise of franchises like Avengers until he's done. I mean, it'd be amazing to get a JLA trailer that looks as amazing as The Avengers trailer, but I don't know that the people in charge of WB are capable of choosing really talented folk to do their films.
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My brother and sister of the atom.
We are the X-men, and we stand together
And wasn't the series itself (story-quality wise) a major improvement over the 1970's Fantastic Four cartoon (wasn't that Filmation for that?) which had H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot instead of the Human Torch?
(Granted, it wasn't as good as Batman: The Animated Series.)
Anyway, I hope DCE can make their franchises into successful movies that depict not only the major characters but lesser known ones as well. I say that we should get Flash, Wonder Woman, and Animal Man movies!!!
I'd give anything just to see the original director's cut of GL. I've no doubt the director's cut was better. Christopher Nolan has proven repeatedly that what WB needs is to hire top notch A list talent and then let them drive the moviemaking process. If Jeff Robinov wants to match or exceed Alan Horn's well-regarded and highly profitable stewardship of WB, he has got to let his creative talent drive the process. Robinov and his team should embrace the incredible talent available to them and to trust them. The edit of GL they did was visibly jarring onscreen by its stop/start quality which marred the flow of the story.
They have the talent. They just need to trust them a little bit more. I hope and pray they will be a little more hands-off with Man Of Steel given that production is being supervised by Christopher Nolan. I am optimistic that the hacking given to GL taught them to be more trusting with their talent and will lead to less heavyhanded oversight in the future (even if it means slightly lower budgets).