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Old 06-22-2008, 02:31 PM   #946
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What's with the James Stewart/Hitch love, YLB?

Did you have some kind of conversion experience?
"Vertigo" should convert anyone! It's an out-and-out masterpiece.
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:28 PM   #947
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The Incredible Hulk was a fucking travesty.

I would write up a review about how incoherent and illogical the script is, or how a cast of very talented people turn in completely forgettable to downright awful performances, or how it seemed like it was edited by a third-grader, or how it basically jumps from cribbing one film to the next "Oh look it's Spiderman, oh no wait, now it's The Bourne Ultimatum, no nevermind it's really the Fugitive, oh shit son, when the fuck did this become Cloverfield? Oh nevermind, it's Donkey Kong...."

I could write about all that, but then I remember that The Hulk is just simply one of the dumbest comic book heroes of all time, and no one will ever be able to make a compelling film with him. And I'll tell you what, I have a new-found appreciation for Ang Lee's Hulk after this... at least he tried some radical things there. You know, like characterization, continuity editing, cinematography, etc.

Best part about this new version was Robert Downy Jr. during the last 10 seconds. But fuck that, I'd rather be watching Iron Man in that case.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #948
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. . . or how it basically jumps from cribbing one film to the next "Oh look it's Spiderman, oh no wait, now it's The Bourne Ultimatum, no nevermind it's really the Fugitive, oh shit son, when the fuck did this become Cloverfield? Oh nevermind, it's Donkey Kong...."
Funny. This is exactly what I thought about "Iron Man".
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For me, Iron Man was pretty much just giving RDJ a venue for being a cocky billionaire smart-ass for 100 minutes or so, and I found it entertaining as such. Sure it was derivative, but I still felt it had a solid identity regardless, where Hulk seemed to jump all over the place, likely because it didn't have a single moment of inspiration or creativity throughout its entire duration.
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I haven't seen the new Hulk. And I did like "Iron Man" for the action and the humor, but I felt like it was a superhero movie I'd already seen (and enjoyed better) 100 times before. RDJ was good, but even he couldn't keep the cliched, done-to-death storyline from pulling me out of the film a bit.
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Agreed, though I do think it managed to pull off a proven plot better than a lot of superhero flicks we've seen recently. Just the same, I only give it a 7/10, as while I really enjoyed it, it didn't do anything particularly exciting or noteworthy.
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I haven't seen the new Hulk. And I did like "Iron Man" for the action and the humor, but I felt like it was a superhero movie I'd already seen (and enjoyed better) 100 times before. RDJ was good, but even he couldn't keep the cliched, done-to-death storyline from pulling me out of the film a bit.
I defy you to name 100 superhero movies.
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I defy you to name 100 superhero movies.
Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Batman Begins
Superman 1, 2, 3, 4
Spiderman 1, 2, 3
Hulk 1 and 2
X-Men 1, 2, 3
The Phantom
Captain America
Adventures of Captain Marvel
Supergirl
The Punisher
Swamp Thing
Dick Tracy
Blade 1, 2, 3
The Crow 1, 2
Fantastic 4 1, 2
Daredevil
Catwoman
Hellboy 1, 2
Ghostrider
The Incredibles

That adds up to 100 right? I was never good at math.
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Wasn't there a Spiderman movies made in the 80's as well?
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37, which is close.
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Wasn't there a Punisher film before the Tom Jane one?
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If you count animated features I bet you'd come pretty damn close to 100.
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What's with the James Stewart/Hitch love, YLB?

Did you have some kind of conversion experience?
I found them when I was sorting through my pictures and really dug them. No real reason other than that.
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Wasn't there a Punisher film before the Tom Jane one?
The Punisher (1989)

staring the one and only Dolph Lundgren...

If he dies, he dies.
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I remember when that came out. My friends and I would say to each other in the trailer guy voice: "Dolph Lundgren IS The Punisher!" That guy was a stiff.

There was also a Roger Corman-produced Fantastic Four that is out of print, but supposedly was one of the more wretched things ever committed to celluloid.

And do y'all know that in the late 80's/early 90's Terry Gilliam was attached to Watchmen?

I'm not saying it would have been good, but it's interesting to think about.
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