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DONAR

Subj: Re: It took you this long to figure it out?
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 12:33:47 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: It took you this long to figure it out?
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 12:21:17 pm EDT

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> Howdy DONAR! \:\-\)
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> > I'm inclined to agree.
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> There is KRUST enough for all. \:\-D
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> > I mean kudos to UK for coming up with so much detail, but it was what...seven films or so?
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> Twelve.

Twelve. Right. My bad.

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> > No non-horror licensed property comes out in seven films and succeeds
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> James Bond,

OK, I admit I forgot Bond. Still, Moonraker was a bomb. Tim Dalton did for Bond what Ang Lee in a motion capture suit did for the Hulk. And Thor's no Bond. Even Jason Bourne only got a trilogy, and he kicks Bond's ass.

>Harry Potter,

Already covered it. See below.

>Godzilla
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Is Thor going to be twelve low budget Japanese monster movies now?
I'm clearly only talking about American cinema...and you saw what they did to big Green.


> > ...especially from a comic.
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> So you are saying there won't be a Batman Begins 3 (aka Batman #7)?

And here we go with the things I didn't say, but you heard nonetheless.

I'm not about to argue semantics here, but everything from Batman Begins on is dealt from a new deck. There's no batnipples or ice-puns to be seen. The Dark Knight is the second movie in a new franchise. To say otherwise is ignorant. Either that, or '7' is a conflicting prequel to '1' given that he's confronting the Joker for the first time...twice.
*gah*
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> > 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.
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> They were good space fantasy epic movies, if not reaching the dizzying heights of the original trilogy (as seen through the nostalgia tinged spectacles of youth). I didn't like Phantom Menace much myself but when they got rid of young Anakin (for the two sequels) the movies picked up.

Mannequin Skywalker aside, they weren't that good. Just my opinion.
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> > 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 come 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).
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> Your argument that it can't be done is illogical. It simply hasn't been done YET.

Prove me wrong.




> OK, I admit I forgot Bond. Still, Moonraker was a bomb. Tim Dalton did for Bond what Ang Lee in a motion capture suit did for the Hulk. And Thor's no Bond. Even Jason Bourne only got a trilogy, and he kicks Bond's ass.

In Defense of Krusty

I could see the Bourne movies being a franchise that could rival Bond if they would have stayed true to the source material. But they are so far from the books, I am surprised to see the Ludlum family allowed the use of name for the 2nd / 3rd ones. That, and I'm not sure Damon would stay on for more. There are only so many "Uber Spy wants to be left alone" stories that can be feasibly be made.

Thor
God of Storm




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