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Subj: I think IM 2 gets alot of flack it does not deserve...
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 08:27:15 pm CST (Viewed 458 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Thor 2 director - Alan Taylor or Daniel Manahan, take your pick....
Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 09:41:34 am CST (Viewed 474 times)
Quote:Both have directed Game of Thrones, like Marvel Studio's first choice (Brian Kirk), so I suppose we know where they are going with the film.
It was not a bad movie at all. It was not as good as the first film but I consider that one of the best comic movies and movies to come out in quite a while so that does not surprise me. I think there were parts that could have been better about it but I do not think it is the mess that the other movies you listed are. They had tons of problems that frankly IM2 did not have at all. I would say Punisher War Zone is by far the worst film that Marvel has made on its own.
I find it a bit surprising that the producers of what one would anticipate to be an action film heavy on special effects would converge upon guys who, particularly in the case of Minahan, have worked almost exclusively in straightforward TV. Not that there's anything wrong with that. With that strategic direction, however, (sorry about the pun) I doubt a mega-budget will be attached to the project. That in turn really raises the ante on the screenplay - the story will have to carry most, if not all, of the weight. Once again, not that there's anything wrong with that (see: Spider Man II). But when it comes to comic-book movies that are reliant upon story...well, it's fair to state that Marvel has a spotty record (see: Electra, the FF films, Iron Man II, Daredevil, etc.)
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