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Mek

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DONAR

Subj: Re: It took you this long to figure it out?
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 11:58:10 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: It took you this long to figure it out?
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 11:39:14 am EDT

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> > UK wants them to use his script(s).
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> Well, that's stating the obvious.
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> > From what I recall they are really well developed. Form a multi movie arc that could become a franchise. And not too surprisingly are meticulously planned.
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> His scripts/ideas would be far better suited for an animated series... and I'm being fairly kind in saying that too. Considering the questionable amount of "movies" he has planned, I'd say you'd be better off cutting them up into 26 episodes over at least 3-4 TV seasons.
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> To even think of them as being outright, Hollywood made movies is, I'm sorry, absolutely ridiculous.
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I'm inclined to agree.

I mean kudos to UK for coming up with so much detail, but it was what...seven films or so? No non-horror licensed property comes out in seven films and succeeds...especially from a comic. I mean, Star Wars is arguably the biggest fanboy movie franchise of all time, and the 3 prequels were nothing more than jumped up toy adverts.

The only exception that springs to mind is Harry Potter...and that was going to be a movie per book from the outset. Most of the time one film is made, the critics comment and the public have their say financially, then your chance for a sequel comes around (hence the tendency to leave the sequel as a cliffhanger and film two movies together to score extra $$ with a trilogy: Back to the Future, The Matrix, etc).

Spidey almost got through 3 films before collapsing into an emo whinefest. Superman...well, he and Bats got the Ultimate treatment, so they're starting from #1 again. The FF probably have one more movie in the works, maybe two. The Punisher's getting a sequel, minus Tom Jane. The Hulk's getting a remake of #1. Blade bit the dust after #2 financially. Thor? Well...we'll see if/how they screw that up soon enough.

I can't see Thor getting more than 3 movies. Period.

To be honest, with the info we have thus far? I don't think I'll even like the one film he is getting.




> I'm inclined to agree.

Why thanks, Donar!

> I mean kudos to UK for coming up with so much detail, but it was what...seven films or so? No non-horror licensed property comes out in seven films and succeeds...especially from a comic. I mean, Star Wars is arguably the biggest fanboy movie franchise of all time, and the 3 prequels were nothing more than jumped up toy adverts.

You're forgetting one movie franchise that's pretty much lasted forever: James Bond. Granted, the series has gotten a reboot with 'Casino Royale' (which, by the way, was awesome), but Bond is quite possibly the longest lasting movie series in cinematic history. It takes a ton of staying power, a devoted fan following and change to last for almost 40 years. One might argue that Bond is pretty much an old dinosaur, but they always find a way to keep him somewhat relevant to the times while keeping the essence of the character.

... But I digress!

> The only exception that springs to mind is Harry Potter...and that was going to be a movie per book from the outset. Most of the time one film is made, the critics comment and the public have their say financially, then your chance for a sequel comes around (hence the tendency to leave the sequel as a cliffhanger and film two movies together to score extra $$ with a trilogy: Back to the Future, The Matrix, etc).

Some of those movies mentioned didn't even need a sequel. Seriously, after watching 'Matrix Returns' and 'Revolutions', the parental units and I wanted to collectively vomit AND get our DVD money back. I think in some cases, sequels just shouldn't be necessary. Let 'expanded universe' stuff -such as TV series, cartoons, comics, ect. all- do the work and leave it at that.

> Spidey almost got through 3 films before collapsing into an emo whinefest. Superman...well, he and Bats got the Ultimate treatment, so they're starting from #1 again. The FF probably have one more movie in the works, maybe two. The Punisher's getting a sequel, minus Tom Jane. The Hulk's getting a remake of #1. Blade bit the dust after #2 financially. Thor? Well...we'll see if/how they screw that up soon enough.

SO 100% AGREED with Spidey. My older sister and I walked out of 'Spider-Man 2' and we agreed that we didn't feel sorry for Spidey at all and #3 was no different. I don't mind pathos and drama, but the ridiculously overblown emo crap just was so overwhelming and unbearable. I absolutely refuse to see 'Rise of the Silver Surfer' for personal reasons. Hulk was horrible beyond belief and it's a smart move to start over, even if it is a little too soon IMHO. Never saw Blade or Punisher, so I can't comment.

> I can't see Thor getting more than 3 movies. Period.

Hell, at this point in time we'll be lucky if we even get an animated series out of the deal. Or maybe a Lions Gate-produced animated sequel to the live action film that is essentially the Beta Ray Bill and Sutur sagas condensed into 90 minutes.

> To be honest, with the info we have thus far? I don't think I'll even like the one film he is getting.

I'm remaining cautiously optimistic until future notice.


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