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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
> 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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