incidentally, i thought the first half of Iron-Man 2 was pretty good, but it really went downhill after that, they rushed the production through, that's why Jon Favereau left the stable. They seem to be trying to make up for it with Shane Black though, but the rest of the solo films seem to be on the same kind of rushed timetable, apparently that's why Branagh and Patty Jenkins jumped ship on Thor 2, which also comes out next year, but has not even announced any news on casting, never mind filming.[/QUOTE]
And I was one of them! LOL! I loved it. The b.s. rhetoric over ticket grosses is bizarre to me. I never realized it was taboo to like both companies' characters.
The first half of IM2 was indeed decent, but it came off the rails in the second half. It was a waste of what should have been a spectacular climactic battle. The singularly worst aspect for me was Rhodes' sudden dominating command of the Iron Man armor sans any sort of exposition. They blew the opportunity for a great War Machine movie-length story, and it looks like they won't be indulging Stark's descent into alcoholism. They want to keep it light 'n fluffy.
aye, Marvel studios do seem to be playing it safe with their films, apart from IM1. I wonder if that will remain their policy once they are raking in so much money they don't have the excuse of not wanting to gamble away the Avengers prospect, or if they will want to repeat formula due to the success.The first half of IM2 was indeed decent, but it came off the rails in the second half. It was a waste of what should have been a spectacular climactic battle. The singularly worst aspect for me was Rhodes' sudden dominating command of the Iron Man armor sans any sort of exposition. They blew the opportunity for a great War Machine movie-length story, and it looks like they won't be indulging Stark's descent into alcoholism. They want to keep it light 'n fluffy.
I dont think it will make as much as the avengers but its going to make a boat load of money. Avengers came out at the perfect time, no big blockbusters out right now, no other comic book movies out right now. When TDKR comes out, spiderman will be out, battleship and a few other big summer "blockbusters". but...then again...who knows. Oh and dont count out 3D ticket prices! IMAX 3D is not cheap
It's the same argument that "Star Wars" fans, "Lord Of The Rings" fans and even "The Matrix" fans all had ten years ago. Hell, you see it in comic sales and estimates threads. It's all a dick measuring contest.Originally Posted by verslibre
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yeah meant TA in 3D. that really does boost ticket sales.
So in July you will have Ice Age and Spiderman out. Might effect sales???
It's a bit dishonest to not make it clear it's merely your opinion, or just the opinion of your five drinking buddies. Just adding things like "it seems" would make it a bit more transparent that it's not a given fact that can be cited with credible sources.
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I think TDKR will be a financial success and maybe even a critical one. My only complaint has been the trailer especially when you have it attached to one of the biggest action pack movies in some time right along side a trailer for the new Spider-Man. You get a few shots of the character's anguish, the villain and Catwoman commenting on getting in the car with strange men between shots of black. So, what is the film about? I dunno. It just tells us its the conclusion. On the other hand with Spider-Man we get Spider-Man in action, the Lizard attacking twice I believe, Dr. Connors, something becoming the Lizard (and comic fans probably know who), Gwen in danger and the question of wanting to know about his parents. That's a nice little package of what that film will be dealing with. It seems TDKR is depending on people who saw TDK and everyone else to just don't bother because you didn't see what came before that needs concluding. I just think it was a terrible trailer which had a huge audience to introduce an upcoming film to.
Far, far too many trailers show you too much these days. Nolan does not.
Is a movie being dark means it will bomb? What is the definition of Dark? Explosions and deaths?
MS movies have plenty of explosions. Bay-formers grossed a high amount and it's crap with crapload of '
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Avengers could very well win the battle. As for the to dark factor the top five grossing comicbook movies are 1)TDK 2)Spider-Man 3)Spider-Man 2 4) Spider-Man 5)Iron Man. 4 of the top five were dark. 6-10 Iron Man 2, Batman(89) , MIB , X-Men 2 and Avengers and rising. So 60% of the top ten were dark movies. It is not a big deal.