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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 14 October 2019 at 9:02am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Mr. Byrne, I thought "Hancock" was a fantastic superhero movie, so I agree with you entirely. (I'm sure your day is made.)

"The Incredibles" is a superhero movie and I loved it.

I think "Superman the Movie" succeeds as a superhero transition from comic book to film. "Superman II" kind of does also... but it suffers from it awful changes.

Spider-Man really makes it for me in "Captain America: Civil War", and good ol' br'er Hawkeye starts showing up finally in that movie too. But neither Hawkeye nor (especially) Spider-Man are based on The Avengers book. Oh, maybe Hawkeye was at one time, long ago...

If we're discussing comic book to movie authenticity - then "Teen Titans Go to the Movies" is a very good transition.

I want to say that "Wonder Woman" made it, but it's been so long since I've read a WW comic book that I just don't know it's about anymore. But I quite enjoyed the movie. I think the same for the Aquaman movie... I just haven't read Aquaman recently enough.

My favorite Batman movie, "Mask of the Phantasm", does seem as if it were taken right from the comics. But the live action movies showed such a flawed human Batman is that I can't imagine a comic staying published using him. Batman is not Spider-Man.

Otherwise, I get the impression that too many movies - especially the MCU - have made their movies generally based on the characters, and then left the comics to catch up to the cinematic changes. That SURELY isn't the direction the changes should come from.




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JB: "If anyone had told me, when I was an avid Marvel
reader, that a day would come when movie theaters were
bursting with “adaptations” of my favorite characters,
and that I would not want to see any of them, I would
have laughed in his/her face.
Now I just weep quietly in the corner."
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I have that exact same thought every time a new
superhero movie is released....
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Posted: 14 October 2019 at 10:16am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I will say I'm impressed with the way the Marvel movies
have created a shared universe within their movies.
Something I never would've thought possible. Definitely
inspired by the Marvel Comics of the 60s I love so much.
It all takes place in an alternate world that sadly I
cannot enjoy...
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They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot.
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Posted: 14 October 2019 at 10:36am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

"The Incredibles" is a superhero movie and I loved it.

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A superhero movie where every action is driven by coincidence, and the laughs are at the expense of the characters.

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I am minded to disagree with you, Mr. Byrne. I just about have "The Incredibles" memorized, and I think the characters received a great deal of respect. The only laughs I recall are Lucius Best asking Honey where is his super suit, and a little of the canoodling between Bob and Helen. I guess there was some when Mr. Incredible originally lands on Nomanisan Island to try to find the Omnidroid and he's out of shape and takes a hit or two... but it's serious enough that he starts working out to lose that weight.

It seemed that much of the super hero action is, if treated as coincidence, still showing that the heroes DON'T fail; they succeed at what the try to do in style (e.g., Elasti-Girl breaking into Syndrome's base, or Mr. Incredible making jumps and leaps perfectly and landing them.)

I think that we saw different things in the same film... but I loved it and enjoyed its treatment of heroes.
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Posted: 14 October 2019 at 11:14am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

It pisses on capes.
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I will say I'm impressed with the way the Marvel movies
have created a shared universe within their movies.
Something I never would've thought possible. 
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I agree with you Joe, that has been the real game changer, but I do tend to go to the theatre almost expecting to be disappointed. The MCU movies are a really mixed bag. For me, it's just a shame that the biggest Marvel character has been furthest of all from the printed page iteration.
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Posted: 14 October 2019 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Lee and Kirby figured out pretty quickly that the Hulk did not belong in the Avengers. Pity Hollywood had to “fix” that.

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They legally aren't allowed to make any more HULK solo movies (because of the deal they made with Paramount), but they can put him in movies as a supporting character. It makes more sense if you look at him being in the Avengers movies as a way for Marvel to get Hulk on screen without making another movie. 
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They legally aren't allowed to make any more HULK solo movies (because of the deal they made with Paramount)

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Isn't that deal with Universal?
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You're right, it is with Universal. I got the two confused. 
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They legally aren't allowed to make any more HULK solo movies 
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Marvel (which is to say, Disney) can legally make as many solo Hulk movies as they want. Disney are stuck with the deal that means Universal would have to distribute them, however, rather than Disney. And Disney doesn't want that, so chooses not to make them.
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