One of the great mysteries in life is how Adam Sandler has a job in the movie business.
Having Carrey or Sandler would bring some star power to the Guardians (since they are an unknown property) but it'd seem like an odd choice. I don't think "superhero film" when I hear those names.
I think when he came on SNL back in the 90s, with Farley, Spade and Rock, he was a breath of fresh air to the show. Even Bob Odenkirk of Mr. Show (the best comedy sketch show since Monty Python) has admitted that.
I like some of his stuff, and other stuff is just pretty puerile.
But, when he breaks out and does other things (Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish, Funny People), he has shown he can take direction and turn out a performance that works.
I read nothing but the title of this thread, but I just have to say: these actors do not belong in superhero films. Jim proved this by playing The Riddler. I think these guys can both be great if given the right film, but Guardians of the Galaxy? Good lord no.
I'm at a crossroads with Adam Sandler. I remember being in grammar school and buying his "What The Hell Happened To Me?" cd and listening to it with friends..but lately his movies have been garbage. The movie where he plays his own twin? It destroyed a precious piece of my soul. I don't mean to say the guy can only do comedies, but he doesn't belong in any super hero film.
Last edited by Surtur; 01-28-2013 at 10:14 AM.
A woman can move a lot faster with her skirt up than a man can with his pants down.
But the fans WANT serious takes. That doesn't mean 110% serious, dark and gloomy, no room for humor of any kind. But the fans don't seem to want a comical Batman either. Which is what the old series was. Pure camp comedy. And Forever strayed just a bit too close to that camp humor. Riddler is meant to be funny, and that is what makes him scary. But funny twisted, not funny WTF.
There is nothing wrong with Batman Forever in that regard...hell, it was bright, wacky and fun. Kung Fu hanging of luandry? Who could hate that?
Plus the movie (and Batman and Robin) made money, so it was obvious the 'fans' weren't a factor.
Yes, movie attendance is FAR MORE than just the comics fans. But we aren't in a general public forum. We are in a comics forum discussing the movie. And as such, voicing what we the fans want is fine. We may not get what we want, but that doesn't keep us from expressing our opinions.